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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 35
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  • 17
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Red Lobster has forever lost a customer!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

If you've been to Joe's you know what to expect. Bar and grill type of food, kinda pricey if you want crab legs/lobster, about $25/plate. There is a $3 parking charge here. My biggest gripe is that it was hot in there. The windows give you a great view of the river, but they also make it hot when the... More 

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Milwaukee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A bit hard to get to - didn't really expect to pay $3 to park at a restaurant. The Sam Adam's Lager on tap was great. The menu was a bit of a surprise. Each item showed the number of calories. Astounding - several of the items were over 2000 calories. With that in mind, I went with the 12... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you love lobster or crab you can't go wrong. It is definitely a bit pricy but for a special occasion it is worth the money.

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Our meal was fantastic. The ambiance made it unforgettable. Service was awesome and the parking lot is close enough to stroll by the YUM Center, Ali Center, 4th Street Live, which is full of retailers and other restaurants. Joe's is also only a 15 minute (max) walk to an air conditioned Trolley. There is massive history in the area and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We walked and thirsty. First, in the way that it was dropped. At first, it seemed so deserted that we thought we do not have open. We went in and were shocked. Many dozens of tables are fully booked and found. The design of equipment and ports - in other carriages. But a planned and not be back. And especially... More 

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Nortonville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The waitress did not give us very much attention. We had to wait and try to spot where she was located. All of my group agreed that the food was good, but pricey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I love sitting on the riverfront and enjoying Joe's crab legs. The staff are friendly and the food is consistently delicious.

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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We shared some appetizers for lunch and had a couple of drinks. Place wasn't too busy but it was also after the lunch hour rush. Wait staff were OK. Food was great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Haven't been there in about a year, but they have some of the best crab around. You can tell the crab is fresh. It has a very clean tasty and doesn't have any of that foul fishy taste. We will be going back soon and I can't wait :)

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Additional Information about Joe's Crab Shack

Address: 131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
Phone Number: 502-568-1171
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood

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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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