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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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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Not that tasty

I guess it's a fun place to go when you're in Old Sac, but I was disappointed this time. The food was just so so. There's not much taste. Service was awesome though and it's a good time to go early lunch like 11:30 , because you beat the crowd. Get the table near the window , then you get... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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  • Families with children
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Davis, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We have brought family from out of town twice in the past two months and have been extremely disappointed! This week we had the appetizer sampler which was so so and the fish and chips were fine, but the coconut shrimp had absolutely no flavor, was quite rubbery and all of us got cold fries. Not luke warm, actually cold.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I guess it's a fun place to go when you're in Old Sac, but I was disappointed this time. The food was just so so. There's not much taste. Service was awesome though and it's a good time to go early lunch like 11:30 , because you beat the crowd. Get the table near the window , then you get... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

So, when you want a lively experience, and you want some amazing food, and maybe, you might need a little love shack baby! This is what you can come to expect but coming to Joe's Crab Shack! What a great way, if you have something stressful coming up, to unwind, bang on the table, eat some great seafood, have some... More 

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shingle springs
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have eaten here a few times for birthday gatherings. We always sit outside because we love the view of the river. Very casual picnic tables and bench seating. Great for the whole family... Kids love it on the deck. The employees come out and do some dancing every now and then. My daughter got up and danced with them... More 

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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place.. Great food.... Definitely recommend for people to go.. Park at the garage and get your ticket validated

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoy eating here, love the dancing the staff do. I enjoying going and jumping in their dance routine...so fun.

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Halifax, Canada
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A number of us, as family, had lunch here one hot and sultry afternoon. We were seated quickly, although there were people waiting before us. The server, Danielle, was efficient, friendly and was always ready with a laugh. Drinks were Margarita, Shark Bite, Category 5 Hurricane, Titanic Tea, Tropical Tranquilizer and Orchard Cider, Some just had water. We were all... More 

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I was not at all happy with the food or service. I went here with some friends and ordered one of their steampots - The bean town bake. The lobster was overcooked as well as the shrimp. Very disappointed. When I mentioned it to the waiter. He said, "sorry" I have no control of that.

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visalia, california
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We visited old town Sacramento and had lunch here. It was super busy, about a 20 min wait. We probably would have not chosen to eat here as it is a chain restaurant. Our youn grandson really wanted to eat here because according to him, they have the best chicken strip and fries!! The location is great. We sat outside... More 

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Folsom, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Ambience needs attention along with food and service. Food was cold and service a bit cool to the touch. Restaurant ok for a night out with friends to have a few drinks and get busy eating crabs.

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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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