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Joe's Crab Shack

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110 SW Water St, Peoria, IL 61602-1329
309-671-2223
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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, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 30
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
alot of cash for average food

I got the sea food platter that included a plank of fish, scallops and some shrimp. I really feel the food was just fair. nothing seriously wrong, just kind of bland. everything had the same flavor. I just feel its a tad pricey for the quality of the food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
zack z
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Canton, Illinois
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Canton, Illinois
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I got the sea food platter that included a plank of fish, scallops and some shrimp. I really feel the food was just fair. nothing seriously wrong, just kind of bland. everything had the same flavor. I just feel its a tad pricey for the quality of the food.

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Thank zack z
Port Byron, Illinois
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Joe's Crab Shack has a great view of the Illinois River, a very friendly wait staff, and a very good menu with specials for almost every day. We went on a Thursday and had a $15 whole lobster and very good $2 Margaritas.

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Thank Lawrence B
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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160 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited Joes Crab Shack. We have been in before and the menu is really changing from the steampots to the "baskets". Don't get me wrong, they are equally enticing with various crab and even lobster selections. The prices are still around $30plus so be prepared. My husband and son were very happy with their meals. I enjoyed the Asian... More 

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Thank Reyna Y
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time at Joe's Crab Shack and we were not disappointed. The food was absolutely wonderful, the dessert we fantastic and the staff was so friendly and helpful.

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Thank Shawn K
Bolton, Vermont, United States
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127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Fun outdoor seating with attentive staff. This place has great seafood options for being a chain and the chef's cook the seafood perfectly.

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Thank Ethan B
Danvers, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Love the steam pots!! Really feels like you are in new England at a sea side coastal shack. Especially if you sit on the patio. Can't in March, but have other times. Only down side is parking.

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Thank Ginger R
Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Overall, I enjoy eating at Joe's Crab Shack. I love to be able to sit outside and take in the views of the Riverfront. I absolutely love their drinks, my favorite being the Southern Spiked Tea. I always enjoy getting crab legs while at Joe's and 9/10 my meal is wonderful. However, there was one time that I went to... More 

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Thank Amy M
Roseville, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Dosn't get any better, riverfront seating, great crab, and friendly service. Everything is 20% less than Calif.

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Thank Tom M
Wisconsin
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We were on a motorcycle trip and someone suggested stopping here for lunch. It was such a nice day we decided to stop, enjoy the weather and the view. We were not disappointed. The food was great as we expected. We sat outside and had an awesome view of the river. Had we not had to hit the road to... More 

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Thank DMGWisconsin
West Chester, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

There were not many people at the restaurant. Food was average. Staff was very attentive. It was nice to sit outside on the river.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 SW Water St, Peoria, IL 61602-1329
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: 309-671-2223

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, 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?