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Joe's Crab Shack

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2288 North Garden Street, Boise, ID 83706
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Great food

Just love their seafood platters and view. A go-to place anytime. We had lobsters, king crab legs, crayfish and sausages. Can't wait to go back. Definitely a must in Boise.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Lynnwood, Washington
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner with a couple of family friends while I was attending a conference at the adjacent Riverside Hotel. The menu had a lot of variety and options for the budget or no-budget consumer as well as many menu options. We had a good visit while enjoying the good views at tables adjacent to the river. I would go... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to eat here often when it was The Charthouse. This was our first time under the Joes ownership. The view is great by the windows, but we were stuck back in the back of the restaurant. And there we sat....and sat...and sat. We had menus and drinks....but no waiter. After 30 minutes, and not having even seen a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Just love their seafood platters and view. A go-to place anytime. We had lobsters, king crab legs, crayfish and sausages. Can't wait to go back. Definitely a must in Boise.

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st. paul
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77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Good food, good service and sitting outside on the patio by the river...what could be better? crabcake sandwich was good but service for drinks was a little slow.

Thank radmerm
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Located next to the Boise river greenbelt in Garden City. Very reasonably priced and quality seafood. Staff are pleasant and prompt. Get there early or you will have a wait. It fills up fast. If you are ion Boise it is a wonderful treat!

Thank Idaho5443
Olympia, Washington
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I was one of three people in our group having lunch at Joe's on a weekday.We were attending a conference at the hotel next door and had a generous amount of time for lunch. We arrived around 11:45 and there were a couple of people inside and about three groups seated outside. We ordered salads and sandwiches and it took... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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157 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Last year we stopped here for dinner while at the Boise Dog Show. I was disappointed because it seemed to me, then, that everything was fried with the exception of the crab. THIS TIME, I was able to study the menu better and find foods that are not fried. We had an excellent meal, including the 11 year old who... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

My friends and I and all our Standard Poodles has a great dinner outside right on the river. It was a 90 degree day and we needed to have our dogs with us. They were more than welcomed. We had a fantastic meal and with wonderful service.

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Nampa, Idaho
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

If you have the chance, you must try the patio at Joe's on a fall afternoon or evening. The beautiful Boise river and fall foliage make for a wonderful backdrop to the tasty seafood selections provided by the attentive servers! From the crab cakes to the seafood salad to the crab buckets, all of our choices were perfectly prepared, served... More 

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Murray, Utah
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

While I am one not to recommend fish places this far from the ocean, Joe's is one that I fee safe eating at.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2288 North Garden Street, Boise, ID 83706
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: 208-336-9370

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?