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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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Over cooked, mediocre food.

My husband and I couldn't make our original reservation, so we decided to give Joe's a try. We arrived late around 9:30 pm. That didn't stop us though because this place stays open til 1 am on a Saturday night. We immediately ordered drinks and an appetizer. I ordered the hurricane and it was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
funtasticmomma
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Dayton, Ohio
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  • Families with children
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De Soto, Missouri
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241 reviews 241 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We ate here with our 2 boys for dinner. The view of the river was great, outside seating on patio available but closed due to weather, so we were giving a table with nice view. Great kids menu, nicely varied regular menu. Service was prompt and food was delicious. We had a very nice dinner and will definitely be back... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I couldn't make our original reservation, so we decided to give Joe's a try. We arrived late around 9:30 pm. That didn't stop us though because this place stays open til 1 am on a Saturday night. We immediately ordered drinks and an appetizer. I ordered the hurricane and it was strong and tasty if you like... More 

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Mexico City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This one I'm definitely going back to. The view of the city is spectacular, the service was very good, and the place is nice. But what makes it a jewel is the food: it couldn't be better. I was there with friends and we all ordered crab to share (four different pots), and they were all delicious. Hot steaming, well... More 

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Manchester
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393 reviews 393 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

After a few beers at 8 Ball Brewery over the road it was time for some carb heavy fare to soak up some of the beer. Joe's did just the job with the added bonus of giving us a great view of the Ohio river and impressive bridge spanning the water. It was pretty quiet for a late lunch but... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Good good, great service! The view of the city from the patio is beautiful! Great place to go during the summer to sit out and relax. Love their tie-dyed T-shirts too!!

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Hatfield
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had never been to a Joe's Crab Shack until this visit and now will not be going back. Maybe the staff was winding down for the evening, who knows? The restaurant was less than a third full on Sunday evening so we were seated quickly. First a server came to take our drink orders, but when we asked which... More 

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited here mainly to be seated outside with a river view during the nice summer weather. Upon arrival during lunch time hours noticed the restaurant was almost void of customers. We were seated within a few minutes (longer than I thought it should take). Limited and pricey lunch menu items from which to select. My companion ordered a burger with... More 

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Alexandria, Kentucky
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went here with the wife and 2 friends. We all had crab claws, a salad and drinks. The crab claws seemed to have been in the steamer a long time, as the meat was quite hard to get out. I have had fresh crab in other restaurants and the meat would often pull out whole when the shell was... More 

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Broken Arrow
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is good and view is lovely especially in the evening. Easy place to take the kids and service is quick and menu offers wide variety of items that should meet every ones desires. More for fun then for intimate dinning.

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Cincinnati, OH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Atmosphere is great! Relax and enjoy yourself -- service is excellent! Food was hot and plentiful. I had a combo of shrimp and Mahi Mahi -- server graciously substituted the coconut shrimp. Prices are reasonable and I had more than I could eat!! Highly recommends the coconut shrimp served with pineapple plum dipping sauce--yummy!! Mahi Mahi was a bit dry... 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?