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Joe's Crab Shack

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1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
916-553-4249
Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 106
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  • 145
    Very good
  • 105
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  • 49
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It's good

I had never been here before but I have been to crab shack's before in Washington state. I was in the mood for fish so I gave it a go. My meal wasn't bad it was ok. I can't recommend it when I know there are better places to get a good fish meal.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Brookfieldsfan
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Rocklin, California
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  • Families with children
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Rocklin, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had never been here before but I have been to crab shack's before in Washington state. I was in the mood for fish so I gave it a go. My meal wasn't bad it was ok. I can't recommend it when I know there are better places to get a good fish meal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went with a bunch of girlfriends and was disappointed. The food was just o.k. and the service was very slow. A very over rated restaurant. There was 6 of us and we could not hear the other person speaking across the table. If you like loud busy restaurants then this is your place

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Volcano, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Everyone loved their food and drinks and view, but they were out of crabbed stuffed mushroom appetizers, (it's a crab shack right?) Forgot the hushpuppies on one order, changed servers right in the middle of lunch rush. Replacement server lacked energy and gusto. You pay for the view.

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Apple Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We have been to Joe's before...the location is great. Right on the river. The service was so-so. The Caesar salad was very good. I had the Plank Salmon...I have had better. The Plank was served very burnt. The Salmon was too dry. I would eat there for the atmosphere but stay away from the Salmon

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Tuesday. Not too busy right? It wasn't. First, the hostess gave our table to a party that arrived after us. Hostess said sorry we will get you to the next table. They did. Ordered a crab pot and waiter said butter would be right out so I started cracking my crab and put it on a dish... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Over priced, noisy, surprisingly dirty. Disinterested server who gave us our final bill without asking if we would like more drinks or desert. Shame really as it was very busy so I guess we were just unlucky.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Just a fun place in old town to have lunch. Busy and mostly young. My seafood basket of a shell fish was ok and my company had excellent grilled fish. The wait staff were fun as well as entertaining.

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Coalinga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Colorful, busy and tasty! Great food and service but if you're ADD, it might be a bit much without a hat to hide under!

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Joe's is a fun place to eat. The menu has lots of choices and this location is right on the Sacramento River. It's usually quite lively and very busy on the weekends. The food is good, but a bit pricey, the portions are large, and the staff is friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Fantastic !!!! Never disappointed with Joe's !!!!! Better than what we had at Pier 39 in San Francisco.

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Additional Information about Joe's Crab Shack

Address: 1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
Phone Number: 916-553-4249
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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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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