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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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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fish and chips on the river

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Howellsey
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Manchester
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  • Families with children
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Manchester
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377 reviews 377 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 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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Norton, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We walked right in and were seated with no waiting. Our waitress was new, but explained the menu in full detail and was very helpful. Our meals were HUGE! If you go away hungry, it's your own fault. We all enjoyed seafood and had plenty of finger licking food. We sat outside on the deck over looked the river. What... More 

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New Jersey
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193 reviews 193 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I've eaten in this Joe's Crab Shack several years ago and it wasn't bad. I don't know what's going on with this chain but food and service is so uneven in each one. We were seated at a table and order 2 draft beers. They came in chilled glasses. We started to drink when suddenly my bf puts the glass... More 

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Salinas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This place is right on the Ohio river, and if you get an outside table on the deck, that can be your view. The food was good, I had the scallops, crab, and clams steampot, and it was yummy. The price of the food was okay, but just on point with value, maybe a little expensive. I also had the... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?