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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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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 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, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 198
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  • 149
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 31
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  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good service (as usual)

I've been to a few of Joe's places across the county including the ones on the beaches in Florida and I have to say, I'm impressed with the consistency of the product. On this visit we ate on the deck in the warmth of the February sun in So Cal. My wife had the crab nachos and was overwhelmed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Paul A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to a few of Joe's places across the county including the ones on the beaches in Florida and I have to say, I'm impressed with the consistency of the product. On this visit we ate on the deck in the warmth of the February sun in So Cal. My wife had the crab nachos and was overwhelmed by... More 

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Thank Paul A
Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food at reasonable prices. 3 adults shared 2 pots of crab with corn on the cob, potatoes & sausages, delicious! Really nice, friendly atmosphere!

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Thank jp1202
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful family dinner @ Joe's Crab Shack and great service, friendly environment, phenomenal food. Our waiter Austin was very personable and very sweet.

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Thank Alannah C
Sacramento, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were served by Austin and had fun all night long! He was funny and efficient, her made recommendations on the menu, kept the kids happy, drinks filled and everything was just great. We loved our evening at this location and recommend it to others who are ready to laugh and rela after a long day at the convention center.

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Thank b5orange
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend recommended this restaurant for the delicious food, We found besides the food, the excellent service and the value made the food even better. A not to miss place for food.

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Thank xvhuynh
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this restaurant is in the parking lot of the hotels we usually stay at. It is a great place to go for a quick dinner if you want to eat outside the parks. We have never had to wait very long and I love crab legs. Plus they have Red Trolly and Tower 10 from Carl Strauss... More 

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Thank Lynette H
Chino Hills, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was good. The food was fast and it was right in front of my hotel which made it easy for us to get drinks and not have to drive!

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Thank diane j
Honolulu
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248 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 552 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying At the Hyatt Garden Groove we visited Joes Crab Shack two times in a week. The first time was on a Wednesday night and we were seated promptly. Now let me start by saying this is just a crab shack, plain and simple. Nothing fancy. With that said our food was tastey and everyone in the group of... More 

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Thank relax808
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a place to go if in the area - you may get dirty, but the food was great! Cheery atmosphere.

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Thank mofoandmofo
Shoreline, Washington
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

My family and I stopped in after a morning at Disneyland. The restaurant was empty and our waitress was very nice and friendly. The breading on the popcorn shrimp was falling off and the shrimp was overlooked. I expected better quality.

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Thank Scrappingbee

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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 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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