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Joe's Crab Shack

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Joe's Crab Shack
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12011 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4001
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12011 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4001
+1 714-703-0505
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, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food was very good - atmoshere very funky

Their signature crab dishes were very good albiet a bit expensive. If you like seafood, you can't go wrong here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
Mark T
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Their signature crab dishes were very good albiet a bit expensive. If you like seafood, you can't go wrong here.

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Milton, WV
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Overall this place was good. Went during happy hour and they have some really good specials. $5 appetizers, $3 off drafts and patron drinks. I had the fish tacos which were good, by no means the best I have ever had, but good. The service was very good and the bartenders were engaging.

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Spokane, Washington
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60 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Relative quiet for a Monday night with a football game on the TV. Food was very good. The cedar plank salmon was suggested by the waiter over the mahi mahi, I am very glad I went with his suggestion. The crab looked good at the other tables but I just wasn't in the mode for crab that night. Located across... More 

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Cameron Park, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had lunch here while staying at Embassy Suites Anaheim, South.... Close walking distance... Great menu options, salads are excellent-- fresh, lots of shrimp.... Can sit inside or outside - both have very good service... Staff are well trained!

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Buckeye, Arizona
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

We are there on vacation. We have a joes back home and enjoy it. This joes was average. We tried a new appetizer the lobster cakes, not much lobster meat though. We had the sunset grille for two. Tasted great!

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Staff were friendly and having fun at work. At one point the wait staff were all dancing and several customers joined it. The food was really good, fresh and the portions were nice size. Good value for the price. There is an outdoor patio so you can sit outside as well.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I went to this restaurant last night with my family and we were not impressed... The appetizers were okay, we ate them... the crab steam pot that my husband got was pretty good but i tried a dish that had a creamy brandy sauce on it and it tasted like a shot of brandy with seafood floating in it. I... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

this was a fun place to eat. the staff sing to you on your birthday. there is plenty of choice on the menu but the American waitress had a lot of trouble understanding our Australian accents which we found odd. Good food and that's what counts

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Clovis, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went here with family and friends and we had a great time. Restaurant is loud... as it should be...it is Joe's Crab Shack and it has an energy. Service was very good and the food tasty. Price point seemed very appropriate for both the quality of food and the portion size. Beers were cold and waitress kept bringing them as... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was our first time at Joe's Crab Shack and we loved it!! Great food, the waitstaff danced in the aisles, and they even had an outdoor play area for our kids... which to be honest, was worth it's weight in gold!! Love love love it! Will definitely be back!

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?