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Joe's Crab Shack

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12011 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4001
+1 714-703-0505
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions

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  • 161
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service!

I usually don't dine in chain restaurants but this is the place the client picked so here I went. We were greeted as soon as we walked in with a friendly face, as soon as we were seated our server was over and asking what he could bring us. The food was better than expected. We had these shrimp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
adam-kelley
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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395 reviews 395 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I usually don't dine in chain restaurants but this is the place the client picked so here I went. We were greeted as soon as we walked in with a friendly face, as soon as we were seated our server was over and asking what he could bring us. The food was better than expected. We had these shrimp balls... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The service was great the staff smiling and efficient. The food was nice and generous servings but the taste was nothing extraordinary.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were here with family and friends for a great time, which we had. Yes the restaurant is loud, just like a popular family restaurant should be. This is Joe's Crab Shack with all its energy. Service was very good and the food tasty. Price was appropriate for both the quality of food and the portion size. drinks were cold... More 

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Seattle area
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Busy place! We came here on a Sunday night, and we were told the wait would be 40 minutes. All surrounding restaurants (Red Robin, Outback, etc.) seemed equally busy. We were pleased when they texted us only 16 minutes later to tell us our table was ready. My husband and I each got side salads, and we shared the Bairdi... More 

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Edmonton
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were able to walk here from our hotel and it was great! We were seated outside and the heat lamps were on, not that we needed them because the weather was awesome. The staff was super friendly and on the ball at all times. They even danced. Hilarious. The fishbowl drinks with a limit of two were tasty and... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited twice, and the service was great both times. At one point the servers all started to dance. It was weird, but entertaining! We tried the Reel Big Catch platter to split between two on our first visit and weren't fans, it was a lot greasier than we expected. Too heavy after a long day, but the flavor of... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Left Disneyland early one night to get a little rest from 12 hours in the park every day for a week and saw Joe's Crab Shack was close to my hotel. Took family in for dinner and was treated to good service and great Crab. Would go again.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

They have a nice outside area to eat which I enjoyed more than inside. Staff was nice, crab legs were good, drinks were made strong.

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Birmingham, AL
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206 reviews 206 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Diner here several times while working in the area. Steamers were good option, tried the fresh oysters twice...I'll stick to the East Coast for those. Service was adequate. Will definitely eat here again on future visits.

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Portland, OR
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It was pretty standard as far as the chain goes, but the staff was nice and the food was yummy. The wine was reasonable too. It was a little loud, but that is too be expected. It was a fun choice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12011 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Garden Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 714-703-0505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?