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Joe's Crab Shack

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25 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue, KY 41073-1036
859-581-6333
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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, Lunch

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Shrimp and a view

I stopped into Joe's Crab shack recently with my sister for lunch after visiting the party store across the street from there. We were looking for a place with a nice view, and for seafood. The food and view were great. I had the fried shrimp and their hush puppies.Both were cooked and seasoned... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
mmramz
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Columbus, Ohio
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  • Families with children
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Hertford, North Carolina
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a fun place to eat and the food is delicious. Our hotel supplied us with a coupon for a free appetizer. We chose the fried clam strips and they were great. I had the jumbo coconut shrimp which were outstanding. The cocktails are half price on Thursday so we enjoyed a margarita in a mason jar. It was... More 

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Ohio
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We arrived on a Wednesday evening at about 4:30. I think four tables had customers. Ordered sweet tea, received unsweet tea. Didn't see our server again until she brought our food, even though we tried to get her attention. Food was not worth the $$ that we paid for it. French fries were hard. Hush puppies were burnt so they... More 

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Cincinnati
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This restaurant needs much improvement. The food was not good. The food was overcooked. We sent it back and the new food was just the same! (They did comp the bad meals) The rest rooms were dirty and the tile on the sink was shattered and falling off in pointed sections. Dangerous! It was uncomfortably hot inside the dining room.... More 

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Covington
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It was my father's 89th Birthday and he wanted to go Joe's Crab Shack. The service was dreadful, and it was if they didn't want to serve us. Folks around us were being served, we weren't. We waited 15 minutes for a server. After another 45 minutes, I wanted to speak to a manager, so I waited. The manager never... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Cold, over cooked and greasey food. Awesome location but the food is horrible. Saw several people come and go complaing about their food while I was here sadly it was after I already ordered. Fast food would've been better.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had a bad first impression with the hostess. Asked to speak to the manager. She took care of the issue and we were seated within 15 minutes. Food was excellent. Pricey but you get what you pay for. We had a great dinner with a party of 8. Fun to sit on the patio overlooking the Ohio river!

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I stopped into Joe's Crab shack recently with my sister for lunch after visiting the party store across the street from there. We were looking for a place with a nice view, and for seafood. The food and view were great. I had the fried shrimp and their hush puppies.Both were cooked and seasoned perfectly. I would give this place... More 

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Crittenden, Kentucky
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time to this franchise.It's a lot more laid back than I imagined-- people in shorts and flip flops,no decor to mention,but the food was very good as was the service.It was lunchtime.No crowds or wait time.We were seated immediately and the waiter was right over with the drink order and then to take our order.I had... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I am a crab addict! The Queen Crab Steambucket and the Crazy Good Crab Dip are my go-to choices! The people are friendly, the restaurant's clean, and the food is DELICIOUS!

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We drove about a hour just for crab legs I think this was sunday may 17 around 5ish. Should of went down the street to red lobster. We got seated took a while for the Alexxa the waitress to come by she didn't offer us the info that the other table next to us got about the crab leg specials... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue, KY 41073-1036
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bellevue
  • Phone Number: 859-581-6333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • 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?