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Joe's Crab Shack

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601 2nd St Ste 5, Kemah, TX 77565-2829
(281) 334-2881
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
You can do better at home

Sorry but this is not the way quality seafood is served. Hit your local grocer or seafood house and do it yourself at home for a much more pleasurable experience.

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
BuckBeasley
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Kemah, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dinner
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kemah, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Sorry but this is not the way quality seafood is served. Hit your local grocer or seafood house and do it yourself at home for a much more pleasurable experience.

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Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I felt un-satiated leaving this place. I saw more plate than food... :( The food I did see seemed dry and dehydrated. I didn't realize crab jerky existed...

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Kemah, Texas
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

So Glad this place no longer belongs to the Landry Chain, at least not this one. This was the worst place at Kemah Boardwalk. Service, food, just no professional people working there at all. Glad it is now a Forrest Gump eating place.

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Katy, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great place to eat as always - has changed to Bubba Gumps Shrimp. We looked forward to eating here whenever we went to Kemah. Now sure how Bubba Gumps compares. Will have to try it out next time.

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Houston
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Just like all the restaurants on the boardwalk, Joe's started out strong and has gone downhill ever since the boardwalk started getting popular and crowded. Food was awful for the price they now charge.

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Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Joes On Kemah Boardwalk Is Now Bubba Gump Shrimp Company...Fyi, Please Update Listing Because I Trusted Ta To Find DinnerFor My Family, very disappointed

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Mississauga, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Lovely food, fresh, scenic view, and ambience was good, music too - washrooms clean and basically good price for your food.. found it cheaper than the others.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is as expensive as Red Lobster but it is a more family friendly atmosphere. The food wasnt bad but I was the only person that liked it in my family. The waiters are friendly and even do a song and dance. I liked it and would like to return.

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Kemah, TX
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Good seafood served in a 'party' atmosphere...don't be surprised at the noise.GOOD FUN TIME. Best location in Kemah,TX at the boardwalk.

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

we went on weekday afternoon so we avoided the crowds I have heard about. the view of the bay was enjoyable. the waitress was attentive and informative. the batter or my shrimp was the way it really should be on seafood--very light and not at all greasy. the coleslaw also was prepared well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 2nd St Ste 5, Kemah, TX 77565-2829
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Kemah
  • Phone Number: (281) 334-2881

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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