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Joe's Crab Shack

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2024 W First St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3109
239-332-1881
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A fun spot to eat

The atmosphere here is good, with a view of the water out the large windows. The food is good; We had a plate with crab dip and artichoke dip for appetizers, both were very good. I had a plate with grilled shrimp skewers and blackened Maui Maui. The shrimp were good, the fish a little dry. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kim T
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Wildwood, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seafood platter was small and not good. I have had better at a fast food restaurant. Spice on crab legs was just dumped on top, unable to eat and was sent back. Worst meal I have had in Fort Myers.

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Wildwood, Missouri
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The atmosphere here is good, with a view of the water out the large windows. The food is good; We had a plate with crab dip and artichoke dip for appetizers, both were very good. I had a plate with grilled shrimp skewers and blackened Maui Maui. The shrimp were good, the fish a little dry. My husband had red... More 

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Thank Kim T
Grosse Ile, Michigan
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our third trip in 3 years, and we go back each time. Joe's is fun and the food is good. We went twice on this trip and the last time, we went for lunch and had fried clams. These were the best clams I ever had. They were tender and sweet and so good. The others in our... More 

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Thank momcop
N FT Myers
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47 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd like local seafood houses to use the local catch instead of crap from Taiwan. Shrimp was briny. Portions small for the price.

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Thank JerseyGirl12355
Labelle, FL
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113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had high expectations walking in the door for a meal that would be special. The staff, especially our waitress Molly were just great. However, the food was right down the middle of the road. I had the crab cake dinner with slaw and fries. Good thing I knew it was to be a crab cake because the taste was clear... More 

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Rawlings, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

10 of us spent an afternoon for drinks and light dinner. Had great service and good food. Only drawback is the chain format. Love this place and will come back. It is what you would expect from this place, good, fresh, exciting. Can't go wrong.

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Thank Mike M
Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here once before and have enjoyed it both times. good food at great prices. the staff was wonderful.

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Thank Jimmy42198
Knoxville, Tennessee
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From fried shrimp, fish and chips, to steam pots with lobster in it. If you like seafood this place is a must. Casual dining, great food, great service, and reasonable.

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Thank BJd1948
Fort Myers, Florida
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went yesterday for lunch and both ordered the $15 lobster special. It was $5 extra for 3 small microwaved hush puppies, 1 small cut up potato, and a ear of corn. The lobster was mushy. We do like Joe's and will go back but will never order the lobster.

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Thank Okigolfer
Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit at Joe's. Pretty cool place. The steampot was really nice. Delicious shrimp and crab legs. Crab dip didn't taste any crab, however.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2024 W First St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3109
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: 239-332-1881

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 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
11:00 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?