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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 #11 of 380 Restaurants in Garden Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
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Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We were at the restaurant a little earlier than most as we had little kids. Meant we had our pick of seats and staff fighting (pleasantly) over us. The food was a great quality, the drinks were great. The atmosphere was cool in a dorky kind of way. Loved it and would go back again and again.

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Chicagoland, IL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visited the Joe's in Garden Grove while visiting Disneyland this summer. We went there later in the evening after a long day touring and really had a good time. The server was very attentive, and friendly. Very helpful with suggestions. She also kept the drinks filled and was very friendly. Our food was excellent, and priced fair for the quality... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Close walk from our hotel. Food was so good. Service was amazing. Everything was reasonably priced for the quality and quantity that we got. Kids desert of "painting their crab rice crispy square" is one of the most creative things I have seen in a long time.

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phoenix
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Went here with a friend following a RunDisney race, the service was prompt and the food was what I expect from a Joe's Crab Shack.

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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We just happened to pop in for dinner...very crowded, but worth the wait!!!!! Excellent atmosphere, excellent service, excellent food and great drinks! It was so much fun when the all start to dance to the music! Was so glad we stumbled onto this place! Highly highly recommend!

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It's not going to be cheap, but you get what you pay for. If you like seafood, this is a must have. The Classic Seafood Pot that I had included crab, shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes and sausage. Everything was excellent and tasted great. Atmosphere is fun and great for families, couples or business. Fun and friendly Staff. Go... More

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Delano, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It was good for what it is, I was expecting something bigger when i ordered my basket. people that we were with enjoyed them self's I enjoyed the people and food, I'd come back to eat again and try the different things on the menu.

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Rachel M, Brand Ambassador at Joe's Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to hear that you will be visiting us again, and when you do, we recommend our NEW Mahi Rockefeller. A pan seared fillet topped with rich Rockefeller sauce made with shrimp and spinach. Served with orzo and seasonal veggies. See you soon! More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Food was great and so was the service! Crab legs and lobster with all the fixings. Everyone was so friendly. I will be back again!!!

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Rachel M, Brand Ambassador at Joe's Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience! We are glad you had a great time here at Joe's Crab Shack, Garden Grove! We hope to see you again soon for more craveable shack fun! More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I started with a bucket of crabs, cold bottle of New Castle beer and found a very friendly staff, great food and really enjoyed our visit. We clapped along as the staff danced and left very satisfied with the quality of the seafood and fun atmosphere. Will stop by again next time we are in the Anaheim area. It's definitely... More

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Rachel M, Brand Ambassador at Joe's Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you had a craveable shack experience, and we can't wait to see you back in here again soon! More

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Joe's Crab Shack - three more visits between June 23rd and June 29th 2014 (last 3 visits in June 2013) This is the third year my wife, myself, and our daughter (6 y/o this year) made our journey to So. California and for the past four years we've stayed at the Homewood Suites Anaheim - Main Gate Area (Garden Grove)... More

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