We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Joe's Crab Shack

#461 of 3,213 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
12124 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6801
(407) 465-1895
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 573 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 225
    Excellent
  • 194
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Nice food & informal atmosphere

Good fresh ingredients here. Large portions & we'll cooked. Crab meals around $30, given portion sizes you don't need an entree but we had some fresh mussels & they were fantastic - huge, plump & perfectly seasoned. In comparison to UK fish is really expensive but that's everywhere in florida not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
LouiseNE
,
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

573 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Good fresh ingredients here. Large portions & we'll cooked. Crab meals around $30, given portion sizes you don't need an entree but we had some fresh mussels & they were fantastic - huge, plump & perfectly seasoned. In comparison to UK fish is really expensive but that's everywhere in florida not just here. Take your camera to catch the funny... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Vermont
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A really great first crab experience for my kids. They loved it, as did I! Fun, laid back atmosphere and delicious food, what more could you ask for :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naperville, Illinois
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

They said they were short scheduled, but we certainly didn't notice when they seated us in under 5 minutes, and our severer appeared almost immediately. I had the crab legs & whole Maine lobster special with fries and hush puppies - WONDERFUL! My husband enjoyed with red fish with rice and beans which he found equally enjoyable. This may be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Groton, Connecticut
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I know my kids have eaten here before and that it is a nationwide chain. Showed up for lunch and only 2 other parties were there. We ordered Garlicky Mussels, Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, & a Joe's Classic Steampot - - all were ok but the mussels were very salty. The steampot was a bit salty but still ok. Mushrooms were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Have been before when we were last in Orlando & had enjoyed it so came back. Had another good meal which was fresh & hot & arrived promptly. Nate looked after us really well & everywhere was clean. We went mid afternoon and it wasn't busy but if you go later, especially on a weekend, it does get popular so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Good service but poor food. Our server was really attentive and really wanted us to enjoy our meal but the food quality was really low. I think that my husband and I are giving up on this franchise because this is not the only one that seems to be going downhill.

Was this review helpful? Yes
CHAMPAIGN
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice choices and a way to try some new things. Everything was hot and fresh! We were the only people in the restaurant at lunch time! Odd, old smell inside. No complaints about the service or the food. (should be good and fresh since we were the only customers!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hillsboro, Ohio
Top Contributor
306 reviews 306 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The place was not good for the food but the service is really good I like how they danced I would Come and give the places another try

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The menu is pretty small, not much in fish choices. It really is basically a crab place, not seafood place. I was willing to try the crabdip and spinach dip appetizer. The crabdip was actually very good. The spinach dip was the worse I ever had. The server was polite but unattentive. We had to try to "catch" her if... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bydgoszcz
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had a great time and food there:) First of all there was a playground so Igi was pleased. He also got a drawing, caryons and a menu in one. Each of us got a special apron woth our new nicknames.I was "hot legs":) We ordered mussels with garlic. But the best came after that. two big, huge crabs with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Joe's Crab Shack also viewed

Orlando, Central Florida
Orlando, Central Florida
 

Been to Joe's Crab Shack? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12124 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6801
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: (407) 465-1895

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Joe's Crab Shack staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?