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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 101
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  • 138
    Very good
  • 97
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  • 46
    Poor
  • 37
    Terrible
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
great seafood super delicious

I always have so much fun here!!! Amazing food!!! great music and entertainment. Might be a little loud for some, but I love it!!! The sea food is great! My son who is 11 years old also loves this place. They also have a good variety on the menu for those who don't like seafood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Mandymhicks
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I always have so much fun here!!! Amazing food!!! great music and entertainment. Might be a little loud for some, but I love it!!! The sea food is great! My son who is 11 years old also loves this place. They also have a good variety on the menu for those who don't like seafood. Overall we had a great... More 

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I love the food, but it's so loud in there that you can hardly hear the people sitting at your own table. It's almost as bad as a club! Last time we sat outside, but it was just as noisy.

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Tuscola, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We waited for quite awhile before a waitress showed up at our table. She asked if we had been helped, and said she would find out waitress. She ended up coming back and taking care of us herself. It took awhile to get our food, and my steak wasn't very warm and was overcooked. It clearly sat too long. We... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The location is nice in Old Town, Sacramento. The location is lively and the food is very good. The garlic crab was so tasty. It's a little pricey but the food is worth it. Another benefit is it being in Old Town Sac as well. Plenty to do and see.

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is very busy with lots of children and very noisy. Crabs were good but all the fried food was very average.

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Redding, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant on the Sacramento River has a varied seafood menu. You chose which kind you want and what sauce you want on it. My daughter and I had a bucket of crab with French fries, country potatoes and corn on the cob. Ummmmmm. Delicious! The place sits next to the Railroad tracks which is used on weekends by the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is horrible. Noisy. Chaotic. Huge wait. It is good if you are looking for a goofy meal but otherwise, just skip it and eat elsewhere.

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West Sacramento, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The wait staff were very prompt and cordial. Food was good and the people there were awesome. We made friends with 2 couples we still communicate with!!

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Twentynine Palms, California
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46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My wife and I ate here while traveling through Sacramento. We enjoyed the bright, if a bit loud, atmosphere. I ordered crab and clams she had the big lobster bucket. Both were quite good and hot. The service was good although we watched our waitress take two breaks during our time there, leaving us in the capable hands of other... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We went here on the 2nd of May 2014. The atmosphere was loud but fun. Service wasn't great but not bad enough to warrant a review. The reason I'm motivated to write this is my wife and I got good poisoning after eating here. We both had carb cake sandwiches. We are very glad we didn't give any to our... 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: 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?