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20 Meadowview Drive, Hoover, AL 35242
(205) 981-2999
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love me some crabs!

I just absolutely love crab legs. They were very good even though I asked for hushpuppies and fries and got corn and potatoes. The waiter did fix it and give me cole slaw that I asked for instead.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
NOLA14
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In the South
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We go there a lot and generally have a great server.Our food is always hot and out in a timely manner. =)

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In the South
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I just absolutely love crab legs. They were very good even though I asked for hushpuppies and fries and got corn and potatoes. The waiter did fix it and give me cole slaw that I asked for instead.

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Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Bless them, they seem to have one seasoning idea for almost everything. And if it isn't Old Bay it's garlic....on and in everything. The only thing I've found that tastes remotely like the fish under the seasoning is the Southern Catfish. Tables are basically picnic tables and there is so much stuff on the tables there is barely room for... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The wait was very short, considering it was dinner time on a Saturday. My wife and I were trying to decide on an appetizer, when our waitress recommended the crab nachos. What a great recommendation. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed them, along with the rest of our meal. Our waitress was perfect, attending to us very promptly and courteously,... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you like sea food then Joes Crab Shack in Hoover, AL is the place for you. The food is prepared to perfection and the portions are very, very large. I have had the Shrimp Boil and Crab Boil and I highly recommend both. The food is soutstanding and the service is the same. Oh by the way, the prices... More 

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Valley, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Had the fire grill steam pot, lots of crabs, shrimp, corn on the cob and potatoes. It was DELICIOUS!!!!! Thank you Meg for the suggestions and great service!

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Sparks
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Go for the pots (boils). I had the Cajun with shrimp, crawfish!, andouille sausage, corn and red potatoes. Tons of food!!

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Thomasville, North Carolina, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I'll agree with Abconnor2 that the crab cake was overseasoned (in spots) and not fried enough. There were portions of the cake that were very spicy and other spots where there was no seasoning. The portions are big and my spouse enjoyed his fish. Service was good.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Service was a little slow but she was nice and food was good. The mac-n-cheese was really good! They didn't stop and do the dance in the middle, but sang Happy Birthday to a few people who were there.

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Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I got my meal to go and it was hot and had all the good stuff in the package. The staff at the bar where you pick-up your order made sure we had everything we needed. Thanks

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Meadowview Drive, Hoover, AL 35242
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
  • Phone Number: (205) 981-2999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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