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Joe's Crab Shack

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1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
916-553-4249
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10:00 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: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 132
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  • 185
    Very good
  • 126
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  • 56
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  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, less than average service

We celebrate my birthday at Joe's Crab Shack and it was our first visit. Not sure if we will return. There was a wait when we arrived. We were told it was about a 35 minute wait and they would text us when our table was ready. We walked up the river to take some photos of Tower Bridge and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stacy F
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Virginia City, Nevada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to have lunch here our first day in town It was lunch time but we were seated fast. Requested a window set on the river. Was nice Our server was excellent and very attentive helpful It was a Wednesday so the had the all you can eat crab $30. Well with it The oysters on the half shell were... More 

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Thank Truckerswife18
San Francisco, California
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure this place is for some people. I found it expensive, annoying environment, and poor quality of food. The sing and dance but I wish they focused on the food and service.

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Thank LoganTame
Virginia City, Nevada
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrate my birthday at Joe's Crab Shack and it was our first visit. Not sure if we will return. There was a wait when we arrived. We were told it was about a 35 minute wait and they would text us when our table was ready. We walked up the river to take some photos of Tower Bridge and... More 

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Thank Stacy F
Porterville
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for dinner after show and the wait was not to long......very friendly staff and great location.....once we were seated service was great and food was good too.

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Thank jeffsmusiccenter
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

some things good (apps and salad) some average (entrée). You know what your are getting so no big deal, perhaps I'm a snob from having such fresh seafood in the PNW. Great location and staff was very friendly.

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Thank GavinHenry
Stoneville, Mississippi
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was loud, but that was ok. The service wasn't fast, but that was ok. And the food was ok too. Maybe we should have gotten crab because the shrimp was sub-par.

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Thank judith7712
Los Angeles, California
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179 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always crowded, service is slow very slow. But the food is out of this world. So bring toys for the kids to keep them busy and get ready for some great shell fish.

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Thank csimmamps
Nebraska
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was part of a large group and everyone commented on the good food although there were various entrees ordered. My shrimp dish was excellent. The waitresses were engaging and attentive.

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Thank MDValueSeekers
Yuba City, California, United States
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although not a place I would (could) afford on a regular basis, we had a going away luncheon at this facility and it was very lively and very pleasant place for a sendoff into retirement for our staff. Food was excellent and waiters appeared to be having fun while providing us service. Again, fun place to visit.

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Thank Joel K
oakland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Crabs are good; specials are good; waiters and waitresses are friendly and helpful. Things I don't understand: why I couldn't order a side of mac n cheese to supplement my 5 yr old's supper - he was still hungry when he'd finished. Why did I have to order a whole new meal in order to get this side? Why I... More 

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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: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?