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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 #10 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
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Portland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Our service was pretty average. The waitress wasn't bad, wasn't good, just adequate. Especially compared to the service at several of the other area restaurants. Food was average. I had fish and chips, they were ok. I was hoping they would be a little better from a seafood restaurant. Our kids had the kids crab meals and liked them. I... More

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Sussex
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

`The food is good, the service efficient - but they have the notion that 'singing' every ten minutes adds something. It does - a headache if you are located near the loudspeakers. The first night we tried to eat there we were driven out by the noise levels when we wanted to have a conversation. Outside is a little quieter... More

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El Dorado Hls
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Good food and good service. They have a large variety of seafood, with a full bar. Not the place if you're looking for quiet atmosphere.

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Tulare, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Huge steaming crab pots that are large enough to share. Joes sampler appetizer is a must. Our favorite is Joes Crab Dip. On a budget no worries. Mon- Fri they offer lunch specials. Fun and great for seafood loving families.

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

We do not have a joe's crab shack where we live. We were so pleased with the service and food. My husband's steak was not cooked as he liked but did not want to say anything our waitress noticed right away and took it back to be fixed the manager even sent out a whole new steak that he personally... More

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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is by far the most fun experience one can have as a couple or with a family. The food is great and the service impeccable. The staff is very helpful.

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Moreno Valley, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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