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Joes Crab Shack

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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 6
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  • 4
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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
Good Seafood at a decent price

I visit this Joe's every time I visit the area. It is in the Hoover/Chelsea area. The service is good, food is good and the atmosphere is good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
mrstacy2u
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Brooksville, Florida
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Brooksville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I visit this Joe's every time I visit the area. It is in the Hoover/Chelsea area. The service is good, food is good and the atmosphere is good.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The buckets are a great choice if you like crab legs. The staff was ok when we went in July 2015. Normally they are more friendly, and they dance and interact with the crowd. Some upgrades inside and outside would not hurt this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Of course the crabs, but the crab cakes were also divine. There's also a play area so little ones can entertain themselves while waiting on the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Been wanting to try Joe Crab shack for awhile now. Decided to make the 66 mile drive to Hoover, AL. I had the Joes Classic steam pot which was great. Service also was good and the wait time was about 20 minutes on Fathers Day which I think was very reasonable.

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Covington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The crabs were cooked to perfection, and I am a picky eater! The service was wonderful. My hostess kept checking on me. I felt spoiled because the atmosphere was awesome, and she was great! My cup of water was always full! It is a great place to eat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Joe's is just an AWESOME place to go. They have it all, great food, service, and atmosphere. My family and I love going to Joe's because we always get great service, good food, and entertainment. You can go wrong with any of the steam pots or the fisherman's platter. In the steam pot, they give you perfectly cooked crab/lobster and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 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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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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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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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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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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