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Joe's Crab Shack

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131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
502-568-1171
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Fun place to eat right on the river. I wish our server had shown us the easy way to eat crab legs at the beginning of our meal. We were going hungry trying to figure out how to crack those legs. We don't eat them that often. There are drinks on the menu that have a limit of 2 because... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Linda F
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London, Canada
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Rockfield, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went there for my birthday,they do interesting things,they may have you to put fairy wings on and dance around!!!So look out!!

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fun place to eat right on the river. I wish our server had shown us the easy way to eat crab legs at the beginning of our meal. We were going hungry trying to figure out how to crack those legs. We don't eat them that often. There are drinks on the menu that have a limit of 2 because... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I love upscale restaurants. Where the waiters address you by your last name, the table cloths are pristine white, and the entree is always "a la carte". And then sometimes I like to put on my jeans, rool up my sleeves and eat food with my hands...like I am at a clam bake in some beach...and if it gets messy... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great view right on the river, the staff is very nice and accommodating, it started raining while there, and had to move around a couple times, and they were there to assist.

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Lexington, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The best seafood I've ever had! Kinda pricey, but good for a special outing. $3 to park. Great service. Friendly staff. I can't wait for a reason to go back!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The wife and I stopped in here for a few drinks and some appetizers. We ordered several different mixed drinks. All were good and a few were really strong. We also ordered the shrimp bucket appetizer and the combo appetizer. All was good. We sat out on the deck and enjoyed the view while indulging in our food and drinks.... More 

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Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place has such potential, but falls short on appearance and cleanliness. dirty floors, carpets, numerous tables left dirty although it was not crowded. Awesome overlook of the Ohio river. Crab legs and shrimp were good. waitress very nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I've ate at a few different Joe's Crab Shacks over the last few years. It's not by any means a favorite restaurant of mine. We went with some family and this is where they wanted to go. The food is good and Its pricy. The visit we had a terrible experience with our server. The girl, I didn't get her... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Good food served quickly. Fun staff. We ate here before attending a concert at the KFC Yum Center, which is within walking distance. We had a great time at Joe's!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was my first try of a Joe's crab shack. I usually cook my own crab legs, but I was on vacation and just really wanted some crab legs. Me & mom went here. Started with the crab stuffed mushrooms- they were amazing! Next came my queen crab leg bucket with corn on the cob & fries. I usually buy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 502-568-1171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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 - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?