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Joe's Crab Shack

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2757 E 80th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5762
219-942-4554
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food

We were hungry for seafood and landed at Joe's. Very kid friendly and the staff entertained us all night. Food was good and quick to the table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Josh B
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Bellville, Ohio
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  • Families with children
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Bellville, Ohio
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were hungry for seafood and landed at Joe's. Very kid friendly and the staff entertained us all night. Food was good and quick to the table.

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Lansing, Michigan
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

our waitress was very nice and friendly. she didn't waste anytime with getting your drinks and making sure food was hot. Kristy is a very good people person. Excellent waitress.

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Chicago
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have ate here for lunch. It's kind of fun in the summer with the play set for the kids. The food is good as well.

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Merrillville, Indiana
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

I took a close friend to lunch and our experience was very pleasant! The food was great and tasty! The atmosphere and the staff was very warm!

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Demotte, Indiana
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had a short wait. The place isn't very big, so larger parties have to wait for one of their few tables available. Waitress was friendly. We didn't have to wait too long for our food. The food was good. The mahi tacos are awesome, and kids had fish strips which were a good size portion.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited this restaurant on a Sunday at about 4:30pm. There was already a pretty good crowd while other places around it were fairly empty. We don't frequent Joe's Crab Shack and were looking for a change of pace. The servers were friendly, the food was good, and the prices were great compared to most seafood places around here. We... More 

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Osceola
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Ordered a steam bucket of lobster and shrimp and corn and potatoes. I split this with my girlfriend and got about 6 halfs of a very small potatoes. Oh yeah I forgot the sausage, only got 3 crab legs and I was truly disappointed because I asked our waitress if it was enough for two. We had a free appetizer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were hesitant to come here based on some of the reviews, but were pleased overall with our dining experience. It was not crowded and our waitress was very good at keeping drinks filled and attending us and our 3 children. The serving sizes for our food were large and filled all of us. We ordered dessert and the portions... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

First off, I have to commend Raul for doing a fantastic job!! He is exactly what I wish for in a server - polite, friendly and on top of drinks and food without being annoying.(A note to Joe's - you need to keep him around!! He is the reason I'll be back... not the food) I was here on a... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We have gone here a few times over the years but since our last visit the place has really become dated. There use to be lots of wall decoration hanging all over the place but most have been removed. We only had the peel and eat shrimp which certainly lived up to their name. Our bartender Raul was great and... More 

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Additional Information about Joe's Crab Shack

Address: 2757 E 80th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5762
Phone Number: 219-942-4554
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
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
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2757 E 80th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5762
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: 219-942-4554

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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?