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12011 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4001
+1 714-703-0505
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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

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  • 171
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    Very good
  • 66
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  • 28
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good

Great choice in cocktails, I had a shark bite which means the wait staff shout "everybody out of the water there's a shark in the water!" And I got to keep the little shark which was part of the drink. Food had plenty of flavour, and staff were really friendly and helpful with helping you make your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Kirstie R
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting place. Looks and feels a bit on the grubby side but the food was OK and the service good. Don't think we would go back. It was handy to our hotel so was convenient.

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South Jordan, Utah
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The staff was very friendly, the server was excellent. he worked within our multiple food allergies. The manager came over to make sure that our allergies were taken care of correctly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great choice in cocktails, I had a shark bite which means the wait staff shout "everybody out of the water there's a shark in the water!" And I got to keep the little shark which was part of the drink. Food had plenty of flavour, and staff were really friendly and helpful with helping you make your choice

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here and were seated at a table by the bar, the bartender was our server and didn't do a very good job. When we needed something she avoided eye contact so my husband had to stand at the bar and wait to get her attention. My sons food came out without the corn and potatoes and we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We live eating at Joes, but we have never been to this location. Normally at my local Joe's you have to make a reservation on the weekend and even some weekdays. This place was very lonely during lunch on a Sunday, that should have been the first clue. The next clue should've been that the bartender was also our waiter,... More 

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

You know what you are getting. It's a dependable chain. But it certainly won't give you any sense of the area if you are just visiting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We ordered a ton of food for three adults and three kids. The serving sizes were very small for the prices paid. Service was just so so. The meals arrived without plates for all of us and we had to wait a while for them. Some of the food arrived cold.

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Broadlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited with our large family group. Wide selection of seafood offerings, which were done nicely. Wait staff is very friendly and attentive. All in all a nice and convenient place to dine if you're in the area.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

With a chain you at least know what you are getting. We always love Joe's and this time was no exception. Their kids meals truly impress me, for less than $6 kids get a drink, fish, shrimp, mozzarella stick and fries. They get their own little "pot". It is one of the better places in the area to feed the... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Corporate restaurants train peppy knowledgeable servers, Joe's was no different. A friendly well-trained staff eager to help when asked. Corporate restaurants produce high volume, mediocre quality meals. Joe's was no different. My meal was served quickly and at the correct temperature, but lacked much flavor or texture. The fries were soggy and the crabcake very fishy tasting and smelling. You... More 

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Additional Information about Joe's Crab Shack

Address: 12011 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4001
Phone Number: +1 714-703-0505
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Garden Grove
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
Average Prices: USD $30
Cuisine: Seafood

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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?