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Joe's Crab Shack

#535 of 3,243 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 231
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  • 100
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  • 42
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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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590 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I remember Joe's as all fried food when they were in our hometown, but we visited Joe's on vacation and wow were we surprised. Great service and food. Crab legs and shrimp were fantastic.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Lobster was poor . No flavour and over cooked . The crab was great and what made the evening was the great staff and the atmosphere.

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Michigan
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

went into here at 6:30pm, 8:30 we finally got our food, waiter was around 2 times was waiting on other tables just totally forgot about us,we had 2 children and 1 baby with us, I was ready to walk out, people who came in after us had gotten there food and were leaving! Asked to speak to manager, she was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for a late dinner. The restaurant was fairly empty but we waited 20 minutes for a table. It took a fairly long time for the food to be prepared. We were satisfied with the meal just a bit disappointed it took so long to cook.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It wasn't bad. It wasn't awesome either. We sat outside because it smelled like they skipped out on mopping the floor the night before. They had a playground for the kids. Some lame-o redneck came unglued when some guy tried to stop his little snowflake from throwing rocks at the other kids. Hey, free entertainment! Decent apps. Got the combo... More 

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mass
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Comfortable seating indoors and outdoors. Good service,excellent food and reasonable price for the quantity provided.

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Austin, TX
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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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

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