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Joe's Crab Shack

#504 of 3,233 Restaurants in Orlando
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12124 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6801
(407) 465-1895
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 228
    Excellent
  • 197
    Very good
  • 96
    Average
  • 42
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always good

Went here with my son while visiting disney. Good crabs and experience if a little generic, after all this is a chain. A little expensive for what you get really.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
crazyAustin
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Austin, TX
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Austin, TX
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Went here with my son while visiting disney. Good crabs and experience if a little generic, after all this is a chain. A little expensive for what you get really.

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Cross City, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

While visiting Disney we have stopped twice now at Joe's. It is always a lively and delicious experience. Wait staff is quick and friendly and the atmosphere is fun. My kids and husband all enjoy it. The only complaint is the longer than average wait for food, but once it arrives it is awesome!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I had no idea that eat kings crab would be so good. The crabs are big, very big, what makes it easy to grab and enjoy the meat.

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Newmarket, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We came. We ate crab. We left full. Started with the Crab Nachos and the Crazy Good Crab Dip. Lots of crab in them thar plates. The nachos were piled with a good amount of crab mixed with veggies and cheese. It was very good but the Dip was even better. Creamy, cheesy and two scoops of dip. We almost... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

So we have gone to this spot for crab atleast a dozen times over the last 5 years. Always the some. Great food if you like crab.....rest of food is very so-so (and I've tried several different items). Service always seems to suck to the point where it can ruin the whole experience. Just went with our excited family to... More 

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MICHIGAN
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had heard about Joe's Crab Shack and decided to give them a try. We came away disappointed about the quality of the food. Tried a bucket of Peel and Eat Shrimp and it was tough and chewy. Fish dishes were served luke warm at best. The service was indifferent. The atmosphere of the dining area was messy and not... More 

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Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very disappointing evening, My family had never ate at a Joe's Crab Shack so based on my past experiences eating at other locations I thought this would be a great experience for them. Wow was I wrong. The evening started well as we were seated within the first 5 minutes of walking in the door. Unfortunately it went down hill... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Went here with family and 3 toddlers I might add and this place was fantastic. Service was great and the food even better. The atmosphere is for sure family friendly and at one point all the servers lined up and started dancing. Great place and I will be back.

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Strongsville, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

1 st time at the restaurant, The clam chowder was Great , our dinners were very good and large , we managed to finish every thing except the fries.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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 

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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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?