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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 104
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  • 47
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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
Wanted to eat here before and it lived up to expectation...

You can tell a lot by how well a place cooks corn on the cob. This corn was as well cooked as I do it myself... it was not a soggy mess. Let's get my one beef out of the way and this is why I dropped one point off this place... it could do with being just a tiny... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
julian_bLondon
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Hollywood, Florida
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you like seafood, this is a great place. The service was great and the food was delicious! The grand kids liked their food, but were probably more thrilled with the playground in front and it kept them busy while were were waiting for our meal. The Steampots are huge with plenty to eat and share or take home. We... More 

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Houston, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Gave this place a try as it was nearby our hotel. After placing our orders and receiving an extremely watered down martini (difficult to water down, but they found a way) we waited for about 45 minutes to our food. Surprising, as the restaurant wasn't even full and there was no wait. When my fiancée's salmon arrived, it was raw.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had dinner here after spending day at park . Service was superb - atmosphere was vibrant - and the staff all danced at certain songs 😄😄😄 Food was amazing - everyone who had seafood loved it - I had a steak cooked to perfection and really tasty. Our appetisers were equally good and a good time was had by all.... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a disappointment. We used to visit this place several years ago when we had family visiting from out of town. We did not have the same experience this time. The service was incredibly slow - well over 30 minutes to get any food. The food when it arrived was disappointing to say the least. Overcooked and dry. We should... More 

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Food was consistent with what you would expect, it's the staff that made it an awesome meal. Very friendly very helpful and very attentive.Love the Claws for Cause benefit t-shirts!

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HULL
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The best food of the whole Holiday, so good we went twice! we were so supprised at how cheap it was for all 6 of us to eat, and have lobster & Crab! Really enjoyed every single Mouthful, also a Shark Attack cocktail is a must! they have offers on most nights so might be worth checking the website before... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

You can tell a lot by how well a place cooks corn on the cob. This corn was as well cooked as I do it myself... it was not a soggy mess. Let's get my one beef out of the way and this is why I dropped one point off this place... it could do with being just a tiny... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We went for an early dinner and had a great time. The waitress was really nice and friendly and even talked to the chef so we could order a variation of a steampot that was not on the menu. The crabs were well cooked and flavored and the portions very generous. The atmosphere and deco is ok but could use... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The crab dip is as good as they tell you! Try it! Tuesday has food and drink specials (crab dip, calamari, popcorn shrimp, nachos) which are $2 each.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The restaurant was very close to the Sheraton Hotel. The atmosphere was must better, the people friendlier, food much better and cheaper than the Sheraton. What I can say badly about the restaurant at the Sheraton is what I can say good about Joe's

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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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?