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Joe's Crab Shack

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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 235
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  • 204
    Very good
  • 103
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  • 44
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  • 22
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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
Lunch stop on vacation

First stop on vacation. We ordered a delicious Crab Queso and a bottle of Moscato wine that brought out the flavor of the dip. Our waitress Ann was very friendly and helpful with the menu. The restaurant and bathroom were very clean. Only complaint was the bathroom had a very foul order like a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
susann w
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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North Dighton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This is a place to eat with family an friends with a great laid back feel. The themeing fits the food and is also fun. The food was really great and we had to take some back to our resort with us. Lots of choices and I wish there was one around us so I could go back. The wait... More 

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Homer, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Something for everyone to eat. Great wait staff. Prices were good. Food was great too. Great place to take the whole family or just the two of us.

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gold caost
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Average, my crab was ok, kids meals ((prawns, rice and brocolli) was bad and dry....thought would be better food based on others reviews.... Can't forget that the place had a really unpleasant smell as well.

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Tampa, Florida
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220 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

First stop on vacation. We ordered a delicious Crab Queso and a bottle of Moscato wine that brought out the flavor of the dip. Our waitress Ann was very friendly and helpful with the menu. The restaurant and bathroom were very clean. Only complaint was the bathroom had a very foul order like a sewer.

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Three Rivers, Michigan
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

My hubby doesn't get seafood much since I'm allergic, but we went to Joe's Crab Shack last night. He loved it! He had the Crab feast which had 3 different types of crab in it. I had the cheesy Chicken minus the seafood sauce. It was very good as well. They also got the cheesy crab dip appetizer which my... More 

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Cantonment, Florida
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137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had dinner at Joe's Crab Shack on May 6th and really enjoyed our visit. We started with the crab dip which is my favorite. I ordered fried shrimp and my friend ordered a seafood plate. The decor is casual and relaxing in all Joe's Crab Shack Restaurants. It is a great place to come and enjoy a good meal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Where else can you get this quantity of crab at a good price? For a chain restaurant this place provides a good volume of food for a fair price. Not by any means fancy or exciting decor and a bit noisy (sitting outside is better). Prepare for a messy time eating all that crab...

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noordwijk
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108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The place is noisy and very plain with nothing special when it comes to decor and atmosphere. There is an outside veranda, with simple picnic style tables and chairs. The staff was friendly, however the service coming from the kitchen was very slow. We arrived at 7pm, we left after 9pm. The food was fine for most of the group... More 

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Wokingham
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I have always liked Joes Crab Shack having visited a number in Texas and in California. Being a Brit we don't have quite a comparable seafood experience. Door to table time quick - prompt service by the waitress , a bit of a wait for the food and some folks seemed to be waiting ages but ours was ok. Quality... More 

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Lady Lake, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

we went to Joe's for seafood, I ordered Sam Adams steam pot, when it came out I gave my corn on the cob to my husband. we were all digging in when my husband was eating the corn he bit in to the corn and a very long hair was wrapped around the cob and entered his mouth! yuck, it... More 

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Additional Information about Joe's Crab Shack

Address: 12124 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6801
Phone Number: (407) 465-1895
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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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: Large groups, Families with children
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?