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Joe's Crab Shack

2288 North Garden Street, Boise, ID 83706
208-336-9370
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Ranked #56 of 660 restaurants in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Fun atmosphere on Boise River great service. We enjoyed drinks and food there. It was a full service with outdoor seating also.

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Santa Clara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Open late. Nice stroll across a bridge along the Boise river walk way was awesome. The staff was super friendly and the food was excellent.

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Auburn, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We came for happy hour and were disappointed that the happy hour food menu was no more. That said, Andy, the bartender, took great care of our happy hour drink order, above and beyond the expected. We moved to the riverfront patio for dinner, and received excellent service from our server Lindsay. She was very attentive, very friendly, and took... More

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Twin Falls, Idaho
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I was in town for a conference...thought I would try Joe's again (wasn't impressed the first time). I ordered the crab-stuffed shrimp. It was okay, but for the cost, I was very disappointed. I suppose this establishment survives because of the location and atmosphere, however, I couldn't care less about all the dust traps on the walls and the river... More

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Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went there with my daughter and we were not disappointed. Had heard the one in Vancouver Washington was good and so when we moved to Boise we thought we would try it....will go again

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went to Joe's crab shack because my friends wanted to meet there and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the food I ordered a garlic bake that was on special it was delicious cooked very well, and if you like garlic it does not get much better.

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St Petersburg, FL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Informal setting on the river. You can sit outside or in. Noisy. Good place for families. I had the hot shrimp in the shell appetizer as my heal. They gave me a free piece of pineapple upside down cake on honor of Mother's Day. Delicious.

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Garden City, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Joe's food is typical. Afterall, it is a chain. However, it you want a fantastic riverfront setting for a patio meal, this is it. Some upscale restaurants downtown Boise claim to be "on the river", but you can't really see the river...just trees. This is right on the river, with spectacular views.

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Mountain Home, Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I brought our families here for Veterans Day. They do not have veterans specials but we thought it sounded good anyways. Our waiter did not wish is happy Veterans Day after we mentioned that as the reason for our visit. He actually barely spoke to us. We were the only ones in the restaurant and could not... More

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Boise, Idaho
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Came here with my husband to try the crab. We normally go to another restaurant for the seafood, but I decided we should venture out and try to find even better crab. Big mistake. I ordered the most expensive crab; the king crab legs. Oh my goodness, it was as if they had been soaked in salt water for months.... More

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