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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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 55
    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
Most recent review
It was ok

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Collin P
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Avon, Indiana
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Avon, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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14 reviews 14 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
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 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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French Lick
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My hubby picked me up at the airport and we decided a river view would be nice for dinner Not crowded- was seated immediately Ordered appetizers After about 10 minutes, a big crowd came in and was seated by window where we were facing- no big deal All the servers said hello to the group so we figured coworkers/ friends... More 

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Circleville, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was so fun to eat on a boat while on the river. I love crab and yet this was my first time at joe's. It made me love crab even more! The atmosphere was so much fun!!

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The view was to die for. We ate a late dinner here and it was so nice. Kids never asked for electronic devices which never happens. The food was average but the atmosphere and service was up and beyond!

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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?