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Joe's Crab Shack

2024 W First St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3109
239-332-1881
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Ranked #162 of 650 restaurants in Fort Myers
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Johnston, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I visited Joe's with friends last year and had fantastic snow crab in a combo meal with steak. I will say the steak was HORRIBLE but I couldn't wait to go back for the crab!! I went my back in June with my friend and had fantastic scrumptious 1 lb bucket of Snow Crab! Joe's is a... More

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Chatsworth, Georgia, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is good but the view of the water is AWESOME! Waterfront dining with a friendly atmosphere.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Don't know if Deano will remember us, but we are the couple from England that that came in on Saturday at the end of June. The service was exceptional and the atmosphere in the restaurant was amazing and we loved the random dancing. The food was also amazing when we're back will be back!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We choose Joe's over Pincher's everyday of the week. The food is better, price is better, portion size is better, service is better. It beats all other crab houses in the area. The lobster bisque is delicious, served creamy and hot. The steamer pots, crab legs, and cajun dishes are all flavorful and we tend to gravitate to these menu... More

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Erving, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fun lunch and great atmosphere. Food portions substantial and tasty. Easy access for disabled but needs more parking.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went here about a week ago for dinner for a friends birthday. I've been here a few times before with great experiences. The location is amazing, right on the water and the view from the huge restaurant windows is awesome. The food has always been great too. This visit, however, was disappointing. I ordered a plate that included stuffed clam... More

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South Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Pretty disappointing experience that manager tried to rectify by comp-ing the meals. Fried Calamari appetizer was small portion and just okay. The "big" fried platter was pretty sad looking : one piece of mediocre fish; some small, greasy scallops; shrimp; skimpy amount French fries. The platter was huge - the amount of food not. Definitely not worth the price. Fries... More

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North Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

When I'm in Florida and I want seafood I go to Joes. I have ate at several locations in the Fort Myers area and it has always been first class! From king crab to fettuccini style. A1

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Venice, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The experience we had at this particular restaurant was the worst ever. The place looked dirty when we walked in but we overlooked it because we had heard it was very good. The waitress appeared and seemed totally disinterested in taking our order she did not write anything down. She brought our drinks and seemed to be looking around the... More

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SWFL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I absolutely love this place to eat! Any time or date, always a beautiful view of our harbor and eat in a casual atmosphere. The have the BEST steamer pots always full of yummy seafood. The service is usually great and it is fun for a night out on the town with friends and family~

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