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Joe's Crab Shack

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230 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-2033
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great seafood.

The crab pot was great! Good food, good atmosphere. Make sure you wear a bib and prepare to get messy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
Redondo Beach, California
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit , the 1st bucket was too spicy and one of the claws tasted like ammonia , once the waitress replaced the bucket it was slightly better had to dip my crab in extra garlic butter sauce just to get some flavour

Thank Gavin G
Kansas City, Missouri
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though it was on the water I shouldn't have had high expectations for a chain. The crab cake dinner was not good at all.

Thank ButimeTraveler
Redondo Beach, California, United States
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Fun place for the family. Great food and view overlooking the harbor. They do a great job of making the little ones feel welcome.

Thank Steve M
Ayer, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Have eaten here a few times. It's a good, basic "go-to" spot for a quick bite when getting into town or just a lunch. It's fast food for fish. Not the best or worst.

Thank DonVic
Redondo Beach, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The crab pot was great! Good food, good atmosphere. Make sure you wear a bib and prepare to get messy!

Thank PaulE194984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Should have noticed the first red flag when we had to pay to park just to eat there, with no credit from restaurant. Experienced the chain on the east coast with good results but this location was dirty and staff seemed incompetent. Waitress "sold" us on the gift card special, promising we could use them towards our bill that same... More 

Thank heathermcandrew
Henderson, Nevada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The building inside and out unfortunately looks pretty dated and overall just dingy and old. We sat at very uncomfortable picnic table that felt very greasy and just overall not clean. All the employees we encountered we’re very friendly and accommodating. The food was not memorable but not horrible either. I don’t think I would go back as nice as... More 

Thank sdp5698
Redondo Beach, California
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

The food here is overpriced and soso but the drinks and patio are fun. It's quiet and relaxing outside on a nice day, you have a great view of redondo beach. Inside is loud and busy. I recommend happy hour outside. Try it you'll like it.

Thank MissBeachBee
Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I had never eaten here before but we didn't feel like driving and it was close. The view is great for a casual beach restaurant. The waiters were very nice. We ordered a steamed crab leg plate. It came with corn, potatoes and steamed crab legs and steamed clams. Ugh. The worst seafood I have had in a long time.... More 

Thank travel4w0rkandplay
Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Excellent value food in a lively atmosphere (don't come here for a romantic meal for two!). Lots of choice on the menu with BIG portions. Very tasty, very filling, very enjoyable, excellent service. Very good value all round.

Thank AdrianE556

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 230 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-2033
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redondo Beach
  • Phone Number: 310-406-1999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?