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Joe's Crab Shack

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101 SE Columbia Wy, Vancouver, WA 98661
+1 360-693-9211
11:00 - 00:00
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Roseburg, Oregon
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall the experience at Joe's was a disappointment. The service we had was good. The manager stopped by our table to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. The food itself is pretty good and it is a fun experience. The issue is, it was fun for the first little bit then was just tedious. I knew what I was getting... More 

Thank Vince R
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food. We had a coupon for a free appetizer and chose the crab dip. It was very good. My husband had a steak and I had the creat your own boil with the crab legs, corn & potatoes. Since it was Valentines night it was a little slow to get the appetizer but gave us plenty of time for... More 

Thank Amanda W
Penang Island, Malaysia
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111 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here multiple times and the food does not disappoint. Service are either excellent or good, no complaints so far. The view across the Columbia river is magnificent especially at sun down.

Thank GrOmit-y
Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If U enjoy sea food then this is the place to go. Great for birthday parties. Bring your Mate or that hot Date. We never have room left for desert!

Thank Singlelarity
Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun atmosphere, good energy. Food was very good. My son and I split the boil pot that included potatos, corn, crab. We added shrimp, snow crab. Very good, but be prepared to fork over some serious money. This place is very expensive. Not somewhere I would go all the time due to price, but very good food.

Thank dksmith64
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and can be messy. That is the culture. Higher end pricing on food and cocktails. They do a good job with service in a very casual setting. A lot going on with birthdays and singing. Very active joint and loud. We expect that when we go so it's fine. Not the best date night place but good to... More 

Thank ResturantJake
Grandview, Washington
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176 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, wonderful staff, and scenic setting on the river. The only fault I find with the place, and it's probably because I'm an "old guy," is the bar scene and noise can get pretty loud. It makes it difficult to enjoy a conversation with table mates without yelling. My solution? Go earlier before the bar crowd shows up!

Thank I82X73
Portland, Oregon
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115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...are a must! You must at some point in your life try the crab nachos on the appetizer list. They are MASSIVE and loaded with toppings. This place is a bit kitschy, and definitely has chain restaurant style food, but you really can't argue with the location. Patio seating is a must during the warmer months as you get the... More 

Thank knepbra
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We tried this restaurant 2 times. Both times the quality of the food was fishy, like it was going bad. The interior of the restaurant is dirty. Dust festoons all the kitschy decorations that adorn the ceilings and walls. Looks like it has never been cleaned since it opened. Service was okay. Location is nice and if you get a... More 

Thank Ani K
Vancouver, Washington
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Was there a few years ago but haven't been back. Good food but I guess I wasn't impressed enough to go back.. Didn't seem to have a lot of variety on the menu, but maybe that's improved since I've been there.

Thank 720dee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 SE Columbia Wy, Vancouver, WA 98661
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 360-693-9211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?