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12011 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4001
+1 714-703-0505
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 175
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 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
Great seafood

We went for a family trip to Disneyland but wanted some seafood on our off day. We tried Joe's and were happy enough with the experience, not blown away happy but happy enough.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Peter Y
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Three Hills, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was in an ideal location right near to our hotel. Food absolutely delicious and amazing service. Our daughter and my husband loved the snow crab!

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Three Hills, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went for a family trip to Disneyland but wanted some seafood on our off day. We tried Joe's and were happy enough with the experience, not blown away happy but happy enough.

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Santa Ynez, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

There are three restaurants right next to each other and we weren't sure which one to go to. I am thrilled that we picked this one. We were on a Family Disneyland Vacation and staying at a nearby hotel. This restaurant has a playground attached to the back patio which gave the adults some much needed adult time. We had... More 

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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A family favorite!! We ate here more than once on our trip. We had the exquisite service from Austin and Marissa. They made the evening fun, helped with birthday celebrations and dancing. The food here is consistently good - and more importantly - the one time it wasnt the manager did a great job handling it. We have eaten at... More 

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Fairfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were in the mood for some seafood before hitting the parks and this restaurant looked good from the exterior. I assumed that it would be something like Bubba Shrimp style. Our server Roger, was not in the mood to work that day, so the experience was not very impressive from the get go. The food arrived almost cold and... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We have visited several locations and they are always delicious! We sat outside and it was right next to the playground area for the kids so that kept them occupied while we enjoyed a cocktail and a great meal.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

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