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Joe's Crab Shack

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12124 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6801
(407) 465-1895
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 248
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  • 214
    Very good
  • 107
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We have been here many times over our years of visiting and have never been disappointed. The food, service and atmosphere have always been consistently good, so can't wait for our next visit in September.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We have been here many times over our years of visiting and have never been disappointed. The food, service and atmosphere have always been consistently good, so can't wait for our next visit in September.

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nyc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The food at this place was mediocre and not cheap. They didn't have enough servers for the crowd so you waited.. and waited,, and waited. Finally, they bring the crab which is overcooked. We tried to crack it open but the shells were so soft that you couldn't crack it open. I was so annoyed because my favorite thing to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Of the 5 of us, several selected different seafood choices from the menu and all enjoyed. The crab legs were great as well as the side items! Employees were courteous and responsive to our requests.

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Our family of four enjoyed our first visit to Joe's Crab Shack.....it was layer back, fun staff and the steam pot for two was fantastic. We all loved it.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had never tried a Joe's before and thought we would try on our vacation. The exterior looks dumpy compared to others I've seen. Interior was OK. The food was very good with the exception of the chicken tenders for my son. The seemed over done and breading was odd. Overall not bad but I wouldn't need to go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A lot of fun. Crab served in bucket. Great atmosphere. quite pricey for the crab meals but very good

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was a great choice. The atmosphere is very fun and nautical. Our waitress was great. The Crab was very good and fresh we had a great time

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Hubby's fish was rubbery and inedible and the staff were like ..what's is wrong with it,it was even sent back to the chef and he came out and almost failed to see what the problem was.!!!.Really ruined it for us,after other reviews and checking out the menu we were really looking forward to it but was really disappointed with their... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Fantastic experience! What a great "crab shack" atmosphere and the staff is lively, friendly and energetic. The food was so fresh and the portions were of great value. We sat outside and had a great time. The lobsters were so good. Our server, Rajan Murphy was so good at making our special night fun for our family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Our first visit here and we had a great time. My daughter shared big daddy platter, I won't make that mistake again. She'll be having her own the next time we visit. Eric the server made our evening, attentive and very funny. Cocktails were also good.

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