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Joe's Crab Shack

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131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
502-568-1171
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 30
    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
Great for a birthday celebration!

We went there for my bonus daughters 16th birthday. We had a party of 13. I read some not so good reviews - but thought we try it anyway since the birthday girl requested crap legs. First they sat our party at 2 different tables, even though there was plenty of space for one long one. The hostess... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
DawnShip
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went there for my bonus daughters 16th birthday. We had a party of 13. I read some not so good reviews - but thought we try it anyway since the birthday girl requested crap legs. First they sat our party at 2 different tables, even though there was plenty of space for one long one. The hostess was NOT... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I like the location on the Ohio River. Parking can be a little troublesome on busy nights. The food was very good and the wait staff did a very good job.

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Harrisville, West Virginia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We love seafood and this place does not disappoint. The food is great and being able to walk from downtown is a plus. Being on the river is a nice advantage of this place. I love it.

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Avon, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have never been to a Joe's Crab Shack before this. The waiter was really nice and knowledgeable. His name was Alex. We took his recommendations for the appetizer and for the crab we got. I don't think that the appetizer was worth 10 dollars nor the crab 26. The service was really good and I would like to go... More 

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Mount Carmel, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We decided to go to Louisville with friends for the weekend. On the way, it was decided that we would eat at Joe's Crab Shack. We called ahead for seating. It was a good thing! Other patrons were being told there was a 90-minute wait. We arrived and went to the bar for a drink, waiting our estimated 10-15 minutes.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We are mainers and fussy about seafood. At joes the food is always good, service is friendly and attentive. Weve been to joes in all 4 seasons and never tire of the river view. We like the atmosphere, its a real feel good place.

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Columbus, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Wife and are took the day to shop for a Harley..... we found one and were hungry so joes crab shack was where we celebrated. Great food....and the service was great to.... and the view of the river is amazing. This place is amazing.....do not miss out on everything.

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Randolph, Vermont
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My daughter suggested this restaurant while I was visiting over the holidays so we drove from Lexington to Louisville to check it out. First surprise was the $3 parking charge in the lot around the restaurant and being told it was OK to park in the handicapped space since nothing else was available as a result of the Kentucky/Louisville basketball... More 

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chandler, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Celebrated a birthday here, and had a great meal. We had never visited a JCS before, but have heard all good things about it from friends and family. Everything we ordered was delicious, and the service was great, but it did seem a tad overpriced. We planned it so that we would go at an off-time (between lunch and dinner),... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Our Factory Rep Brian Canfield has taken us here many times over the years continue to be fun and relaxing place for a large gang

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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?