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Joe's Crab Shack

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12011 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4001
+1 714-703-0505
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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions

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  • 159
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 57
    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
Crab Shack Fun

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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4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Elk Grove, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Elk Grove, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Garden Grove, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I am a local resident so we eat there often. Good family atmosphere with a playground for the grand kids. Popular place so you will have to wait for a table most times.

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Got here at 8 pm and had an hour wait. There were empty tables, but yet an hour wait? Waiter was friendly at first. Ordered calamari and it was rubber, yuk! Ran out of sauce and waited a while for more. Kids meal pizza was a frozen, not so great version of Schwann's. Coconut shrimp was excellent, but fries were... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food was ok, the staff was nice, but the thing that really upset me was when I received the receipt. The "suggested tip amounts" on the receipt were higher than they should have been. I was glad I added the tip percentage up prior to receiving the bill. Make sure you do your own math or you will end... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Food was great, staff were friendly and accommodating. Cocktails were average and a little overpriced but ate here twice from a food perspective.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Every spring break we check into our favorite hotel near Disneyland. We check in and walk for 2minutes to Joes Crab Shack (Garden Grove). We have had a wonderful dinner for two straight years. Be careful with the Hurricaine a cocktail that is very powerful. The ambience and the service is just as good.

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Provo, Utah
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were in the area for a family trip to Disneyland and staying in a hotel just across the parking lot from Joe's, so 7 (of 8) went for dinner and the group included 2 young children.We were treated so well from the start that I knew this would be a pleasant meal. One helpful thing would have been to... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?