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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome crab pots

We haven't been there in awhile but the food is great, service is great. The steamed crab pots are the bomb, we went to one in St Louis & it was just as good as the one in Aurora! Looking forward to the next visit sometime.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Len T
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  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We haven't been there in awhile but the food is great, service is great. The steamed crab pots are the bomb, we went to one in St Louis & it was just as good as the one in Aurora! Looking forward to the next visit sometime.

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Aurora, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

When you eat crab you expect it to be fresh. Especially for the price. Overpriced for the taste frankly. Service was alright but waiter did not come chck on us for almost 20 minutes. Food was not worth the price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Went in for a late lunch-330ish. Every year we visit this place and its a fun hopping place to be. Not so much this time. Barely saw our waiter...no dancing or singing anymore???? Except for someone birthday...all we got were screaming kids and good crab. Miss the manager who used to run this establishment....he kept people happy, visited tables and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Service was a 4. For the price paid the food was 1.5 at best. My corn on the cob looked like it had been miniaturized, the crab was way over cooked, the least costly item in the meal the 3 slices of potato was very good although not satisfying i'm sure that a few slices of potato would not bankrupt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Before I start, let me tell y'all.... Saturday is hella busy.....proceed with caution...... Now that I got that off my chest.... WE went on a Sunday eve... No waiting at all.. the place filled up later on with birthday parties and people who were there to eat and the peeps wanting to drink Sharkbites........ No matter what bucket.... no matter... More 

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AURORA COLORADO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Its been almost a year.. all things have gone considerably up in cost and price.. however having grown up in Long Beach in Los Angeles I love the décor and delightful steamed crab.. My family adores the buckets of potato, corn on cob, and crab legs..this is a nice place to sit country style meaning.. just relax hang and shuck... More 

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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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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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?