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Joe's Crab Shack

1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
916-553-4249
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Ranked #150 of 1,753 Restaurants in Sacramento
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Long line to be seated and the foods took a long time waited almost 30 minutes. I tips 20 in cash and the meal cost 50 they charge my credit account 70. Who the he'll gonna tips 20 extra. . Next time im not tips any service. .

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Winters, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We celebrated a friend's birthday here with a very large party. It was a lot of fun! The food and service were great. The servers have a lot of fun working here with their occasional break out dances around the restaurant. It was noisy and celebratory so if you don't like that kind of atmosphere, don't eat here. Everyone liked... More

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Indio, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We've been to Joe's before in other cities and this is no different. The place was packed in the evening and they had great drink specials. The food was good but I was a little disappointed in my 'Steam Pot'...not spicy at all. We had a great time nonetheless..

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Citrus Heights, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our grandkids wanted to go here. The noise and atmosphere were what we expected but the food was only average and we had dirty glasses and plates (not just minor smudge-FILTHY! Not going there again and would not recommend it to anyone. Waitress seemed to have forgotten us when we order desert for grandson.

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Santa Rosa, California
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31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Its a chain so not much unoquie about the place. Very fun for the kids and the food is good. I always get the fried bucket of assorted fishes. This location does not have a playground for the kids like other locations due to space limitations. The best part is eating outside, looking at the river, on a warm summer... More

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Modesto, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had to try this restaurant as we have heard only good reviews and it lived up to all the good reviews plus. We had apps and dinner and both were fantastic, served quickly and waitress was happy and helpful. Of course we had seafood and it was fresh and prepared just right.

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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The title says it all! They must have forgotten us, because that is the only possible excuse for the slowest service in years. People around us got their water, drinks, and food while we got nothing. And it wasn't like we waited in silence. When they finally did take our order everything was still slow. There were 4 of us,... More

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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a fun place to eat. The servers do little dances and try to stir up some fun. The food is good and the service is an average good and the atmosphere is casual and loud. Good for families and looks out over the river. I have eaten here a few times and have always been satisfied. Love to... More

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Sacramento, California
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79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Joe's is a place where you go for both the fun and the fun. The seafood is very good, especially the crab legs. You can order from several types of crab, with various seasonings. All are very nice. They have plenty of other seafood options, as well. During this visit, we had a group of 5. We all ordered something... More

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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We called hours in advance for a party of 12 and still waited 15 minutes although they were not busy on a weekday early evening. I was aware of the thing they do about every 20-30 minutes by playing some loud music and the waitresses dance. It's cheesy to me but some of the kids appear to get a kick.... More

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