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Joe's Crab Shack

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1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
916-553-4249
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 91
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  • 129
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  • 90
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  • 44
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fun and consistent

We have been to several different Joe's. They are always a fun place to dine. You can also count on the consistency of the food. If you like seafood and a good time, you should visit Joe's crab shack. They do have other options on the menu, just in case you're not a seafood, lover.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Tracy P
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We have been to several different Joe's. They are always a fun place to dine. You can also count on the consistency of the food. If you like seafood and a good time, you should visit Joe's crab shack. They do have other options on the menu, just in case you're not a seafood, lover.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Reservations aren't taken on the day - reserve it the day before on weekends or you will be waiting a long time in the evening. The food was good - crab legs, crab cakes, etc.

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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have only been there one time and a few years ago. It was loud and fun; however, it took so long to get the food that the servers provide line-dancing entertainment and encourage the guests to participate. Haven't been back since then. I prefer dinner to waiting forever for food. DK

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Our family has been to other Joe's Crap Shacks and received a descent meal not here. The wait was very long but it was a beautiful day & we didn't mind. Once called to our table the hostess went to seat us at a table right by the bar. I notice a table for 4 by the windows & asked... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were greeted with overwhelming welcome and eager to please. Once we got to our table it changed. Our server seemed not with it the day we came in for lunch. just an okay experience like we've had in the past sorry to say.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It is in the heart of old town right on the Sacramento River so the views are nice. The food is pretty good though they use little seasoning. It is really noisy and that takes away from the experience. On the high side as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Went on my birthday and had a wonderful dinner! Food was fresh and very good! Wait was pretty long to get seated and resturant is very loud.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On many occasions, I have enjoyed this restaurant and it's unique style! I like the entertainment and I cant count how many times I gave laughed at the "fools" they made up of my friends on whatever we partying about!

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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a location for tourist. The food presentation is great, but a presentation is all that it is. It's in a prime location with a beautiful view. They should have a real seafood establishment. The crab shack is overpriced for what you get. The crab is a rip off. Hardly any crab meat in the shell. They give you... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've eaten here a few times over the years and almost always disappointed. The food is OK but nothing special. Service is similar. The ambiance is kind of fun and the location is great. But definitely don't go for the food. Very overrated!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 916-553-4249

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?