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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 33
    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
First night's supper after arriving for convention

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
GirlTurtle
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Nortonville, Kentucky
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Nortonville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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11 reviews
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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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12 reviews
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 reviews
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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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Dothan, Alabama
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232 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A wonderful restaurant with appealing flair to stimulate your seafood desires. Wow, what a perfect location to enjoy a crab dish and the scenery of the rive flowing by. I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the wonderful wait staff. The food is good here!

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Kingman, Arizona
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153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Food is always good at Joe's. We had a large group and our waiter was very attentive but when the food was brought out by someone else that person was confused which crab bucket was what so I don't think any of us got what we ordered. All in all it was a good location and the food was good... More 

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Bluffton, Indiana
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The location on the river is one of the best in town. The view and deck are great. The service was good. The waitress was friendly. But the food was not good at all. Go for drinks on the deck but not for dinner.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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28 reviews
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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
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?