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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
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
best crab

Had the lobster, crab and shrimp boil. The shrimp were cooked perfectly, real Maine lobster and sweet meaty queen crab. Very casual atmosphere. Lots of fun & great food

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Chelsea, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Chelsea, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Had the lobster, crab and shrimp boil. The shrimp were cooked perfectly, real Maine lobster and sweet meaty queen crab. Very casual atmosphere. Lots of fun & great food

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Nova Scotia
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273 reviews 273 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Joe's Crab Shack for our first visit with friends. We went around 5:30 pm and were seated immediately. We ordered the Fish & Shrimp, and the Ragin Cajun Steampot. Both were very good and we left full. Our server was very attentive and friendly. I would suggest arriving early because when we left there was quite a... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We had four people in our group and was seated within the time frame the host had specified. After we sat we ordered a round of cocktails that took about 20 minutes to receive (the server complained about a large group, but other tables were having no problem receiving their drinks) my drink did not appear to have any alcohol... More 

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Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went to eat here the last night we stayed at Legacy Harbour. We generally try to avoid chains that we can get back home, but we were tired and didn't want to drive anywhere. Food was really good and the water was good. Only negative was that they didn't deliver our appetizers to us until after our meal arrived... More 

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Martell
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A wide menu of seafood set in a bar type atmosphere- a little loud...reasonably priced and good service...a family friendly restaurant.

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Vandalia, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Tried their new dish, which included grilled Mahi Mahi, grilled corn, grilled, bacon-wrapped shrimp & cheesy smashed potatoes. Everything was excellent. Fast, friendly service & a lively, fun atmosphere.

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Frystown, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Atmosphere was fantastic & the service was great. Food was delicious and decently priced. Really enjoyed the meal.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I visited this establishment because the Legacy Harbour Hotel and Suites' bar is not open except on Friday/Saturday. Luckily for me, Joe's Crab Shack was just next door. I sat at the bar and ordered "a martini" to see if the bartender knew what was what. She did. Well done.

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Oakville, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Our first chance to get back to Joe's Crab Shack this year, not as busy as previous years (more competition?) but the crabs are still very good and servers were fun and attentive. King, Queen and Snow Crab in one big pot, delicious.

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Sterling, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We loved Joe's and ate there 2 of our 3 nights in Fort Myers.Great seafood menu,large portions,and fair prices.Tuesdays offer several food,drink,and appetizer items for $2 a portion...

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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: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?