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Joe's Crab Shack

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14025 E Evans Ave, Aurora, CO 80014-1450
303-306-7070
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good circus, average food

Joe's Crab Shack is a fun place to visit, but the seafood is just average. You'd think a seafood place would do better! But I guess Denver is a long way from the sea. Waitress was fun and helpful, but we won't go back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
RockyMtnfan
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Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Prague, Czech Republic
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It was my second visit to this Joe's Crab Shack. The first one was long ago and left a good impression. Not this time, unfortunately. First of all, get ready to use your hands, not fork and knife, and dress accordingly - it is a messy place overall and your table will get messy very soon too. But this is... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I love this place!! When I have the money... this is my restaurant of choice!! I hate Red Lobsters food!!! YUCK!! This place is off the chart with their BBQ Dungeness Crab!! I get the Bucket with the New Potatoes and Sweet Corn on The Cob!! YUMMY!! When asked where I would like to go for a holiday dinner... I... More 

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Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Joe's Crab Shack is a fun place to visit, but the seafood is just average. You'd think a seafood place would do better! But I guess Denver is a long way from the sea. Waitress was fun and helpful, but we won't go back.

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aurora co
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Asked if I ordered a dozen oysters, If I could get 6 one way and 6 another way, answer yes .Ordering by the dozen was cheaper.. Got charged as if I ordered by the half dozen. Was told next time I would know how to order.

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I ordered the 'queen crab' steamed, with corn and potatoes. Definitely good. The wait staff is adequate and the prices are high, but this is Denver, not the coast.

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Grand Junction Colorado
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The place is open till midnight so its a good place to go after a late work day. The staff was great and my food was terrific.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We are from a very landlocked NM with no really good seafood. Saw Joes from the freeway and decided to give it a try. One of the coldest nights in Colorado but inside Joe's it was toasty warm. The waiter suggested getting the Big Daddy feast with king, queen and snow crab with Old bay seasoning. Haven't had crab that... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This was my second visit to Joe's. The first time the food and service were great. Our visit today was very disappointing. The crab was moldy and the mussels were fishy. I couldn't and wouldn't eat either. The manager did the right thing and discounted the meal significantly. Unfortunately, I seriously doubt I will return.

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So. Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not crowded, seated right away. Food was cooked to order, waitress was responsive and johnny on the spot. When in Denver again, will be going back

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Los Angeles, California
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276 reviews 276 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We enjoyed our meal at Joe's. My family had everything from Dungeness crab to crab cakes to salmon to shrimp. All were well prepared. For dessert, we enjoyed the s'mores and the key lime pie. The staff was very friendly and efficient. I wish they had more non-Budweiser beers on draught. A fun restaurant, with good food and service. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14025 E Evans Ave, Aurora, CO 80014-1450
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: 303-306-7070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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