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Joe's Crab Shack

12011 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4001
714-703-0505
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Ranked #11 of 378 restaurants in Garden Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Fast service, food was nice. The calamari entree was great, my boyfriend hates seafood but he loved it. The Sangria was yummy too, loved the mason jar.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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103 reviews 103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This dinner was so much fun! The guys & girls dancing to the song Car Wash. Really made for a fun & entertaining night. Our waitress was the sweetest and as I was trying to decide on a drink she suggested the Patio Punch. She was right. Delicious & refreshing! Food was great! Service was great! Atmosphere fun & clean... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The atmosphere was fun. The crab legs were delicious. I love the yellow plastic tool that helps split the crab legs. Made getting all that delicious meat much easier.

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Orange, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Have been to this restaurant twice, at the pleading of a relative. The food has always been overcooked and overpriced. Last time, we had to share two shell cracking tools for our table of 6 people because they said they didn't have any more. What? Maybe they get stolen for souvenirs. It's loud, making the atmosphere seem frantic. When we... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had dinner at JCS last night and it was my first time dining at this restaurant. Food was good, happy hour prices are excellent and the service was great. Even the fellow loud, obnoxious patrons were tolerable...we had just come back from Disneyland so it was nothing compared. However, the smell throughout the whole restaurant was too much. It... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I have tried Joe's in several cities and they are all great. This one surprised me because we went when it was a cold night and the place was packed. We were offered a table outside and they pointed out there were heaters out there. We took a chance and were warm and comfortable the whole time! The food was... More

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Calgary
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We enjoyed the ambience...all of us wearing our bibs. We had a coupon for a free appetizer by joining their online newsletter...we had the crab dip which was really tasty. We both had crab combos: mine with prawns and sausage, my hubby had clams and sausage. We both really enjoyed our dinners and our server.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

While I've driven past a few of them, this was the first time I had actually ever eaten in a Joe's Crab Shack. What I thought was going to perhaps a bit better than Red Lobster was actually alot worse. This was one of 3 restaurants right next to our hotel (the other 2 being Outback and Red Robin) so... More

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California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Let's start with this - I hate crab. I was dragged here by my wife but ended up loving it. The food was excellent, the service was excellent, the atmosphere was fun, the prices were reasonable. We stayed at Homewood Inn and Suites which is a few steps away. It was very convenient.

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Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

After 4 days in LA we finally ventured across road form the hotel for some crab. We highly recommend it. The mussels in KJ sauce were to die for.

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