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Joe's Crab Shack

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6 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-6813
904-249-6160
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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
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hopping place on a Saturday night

Sat at the bar as there was a 1.5 hr wait on a Saturday night but it was wonderful. You really have to want seafood but that is to be expected if you are going to a place called Crab Shack. The bar area overlooks the ocean and the patrons were all very friendly so we had a chance to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
TravelingGolf
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Connecticut
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Somerville, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Sorry but the food was terrible and the service was average. The crab was bitter and strong. The overall quality was terrible. The only good item was the mixed drink and it was over priced.

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Connecticut
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Sat at the bar as there was a 1.5 hr wait on a Saturday night but it was wonderful. You really have to want seafood but that is to be expected if you are going to a place called Crab Shack. The bar area overlooks the ocean and the patrons were all very friendly so we had a chance to... More 

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Tonsberg, Norway
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17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Just next door to our hotel right on the beach, this was an easy choise. However the foodmwas just fantastic fresh and good. Hghly recommended

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I visited Joe's with a group of friends between NCAA March Madness basketball games played in the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville. It has an ideal location--right on the ocean---and has an extensive menu with the usual crab, oysters, shrimp, boil pots-----but the very best item on the menu by far is the FISH AND CHIPS!!! The pieces of fish... More 

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Grand Bend
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74 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

One of my most favorite restaurants has a similar name. It is located at the south end of my Miami Beach. As such, I did not expect much from this establishment, as I considered it a "play on names." It is in a dynamic location, right in the heart of Jax Beach. When we entered the facility, we were taken... More 

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LINCOLN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My bucket of food was awesome. Drinks were great. Husbands fish was very tasty, yes we spent $100 for lunch but we were on vacation. Plus we had a hamburger for supper. The clam chowder wasn't the best but overall a great experience.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A beautiful Sunday afternoon at the beach and off to Joe's for a cold beer and yummiest garlic muscles ..what a treat the view of the beach a great crowd fun music and the best snack stop at the beach ..give it a try ...so much to choose from all was delish..stop in and tell them the PALMERS sent you

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iheartadam
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I grabbed a parking spot down the beach from Joe's. After a long drive and walking along the shore we decided to have a few beers and appetizers. The wait was crazy busy, but they allowed us to sit at the bar with no wait! We ordered huge beers, which were not the coldest, and a basket... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I took our two year old grandson and we had appetizers, burgers, Mac/cheese , and drinks. I have provided my concerns to the corporate contacts which was a waste of time. The food was deplorable. I would not visit this place again and I live here.

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Kitchener, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It was a very cold and dark winter night when we ate at Joe's in Jacksonville Beach - there was absolutely no one out on the deck this evening. However, inside, was a different story: just as we arrived someone held the door open so we could scurry inside from the strong wind coming off the water. A highlight for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-6813
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville Beach
  • Phone Number: 904-249-6160

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?