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Joe's Crab Shack

12011 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4001
+1 714-703-0505
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Ranked #12 of 379 Restaurants in Garden Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Moreno Valley, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This was my third time visiting Joe's Crab Shack but the first time at this particular one. I thought that the food was excellent and the service adequate. I ordered the classic steampot and was not disappointed. As an added bonus, I ordered a cocktail and it came in a free glass! The Joe's Crab Shack in Garden Grove has... More

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Spokane, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I can't say enough positive about the food, very fresh, very tasty, perfectly prepared. Service on the other hand was a total nightmare. Our server didn't know what beers were on tap and also didn't offer to find out. After we ordered beers she didn't bring them for over 20 minutes. When she brought the food 2 of the 4... More

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Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Food was good (of course, this is a chain)... The place was very slow, despite it being a Saturday night in tourist central. Seemed to cut too many staff though, and not leave themselves enough servers for the tables that were there. Service very spotty and sssslllllooooowwwwww. Manager was nice, though didn't apologize for the slowness. Just played if off... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The service was fast, we were able to share our breakfast since the portion was so large. Clean and friendly atmosphere.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The food was good, the service great. Seems like a fun place to bring the kids after Disneyland. The drinks are fantastic and good thing close to the hotel so we could walk. The staff does a dance every 45 minutes that is cute.

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Smokey Point, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were looking for a good place to grab lunch after our week in Disneyland on our way to the airport. I found a Red Robin on my phone and we headed there, but saw Joe's Crab Shack. Yeah, we made the decision to go there! I haven't been to one in years and loved the place. They had a... More

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Anaheim, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Service was great and food came as specified. Portions are reasonable sizes .Cocktails were pricey for size.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved this restaurant. Atmosphere was great, service was awesome. Meals were lovely. Great cocktails too!

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were at the restaurant a little earlier than most as we had little kids. Meant we had our pick of seats and staff fighting (pleasantly) over us. The food was a great quality, the drinks were great. The atmosphere was cool in a dorky kind of way. Loved it and would go back again and again.

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Chicagoland, IL
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visited the Joe's in Garden Grove while visiting Disneyland this summer. We went there later in the evening after a long day touring and really had a good time. The server was very attentive, and friendly. Very helpful with suggestions. She also kept the drinks filled and was very friendly. Our food was excellent, and priced fair for the quality... More

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