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Joe's Crab Shack

5802 W Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79424-1127
806-797-8600
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Ranked #126 of 495 restaurants in Lubbock
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Midland, TX
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Joe's Crab Shack in Lubbock offered up some very good seafood during our stop for lunch. The staff was very friendly and even performed a dance to "YMCA". They offer a nice variety of seafood choices and everything that I have tried has been very good. Try the Spiked Ice Tea for a cool refreshing adult beverage.

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Graham, Texas
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Had dinner here last night. It was busy but we were seated quickly and service was great. The food was the same as any other Joe's Crab Shack, which to me is a good thing.

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Albuquerque, NM
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Went on a Saturday evening and the kids entertained themselves at the playground area while we waited for our table. We had the calamari appetizer and Sunset Fire Grilled Steam Pot for 2 and several children's selections. Everything was tasty and service was friendly. Not a quiet restaurant by any means but that was fine by us.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Delicious, fast services, wonderful atmosphere. I would recommend going here for sure. The crab is the best I have found.

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Lubbock, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Short and to the point...the only reason this restaurant got a 2 rating (instead if a 1 rating) was because the beer was cold! Do yourself a favor, go somewhere else.

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Lubbock, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Service was awful, from Hostess, that acted like she didn't care if we went somewhere else or not. The food should not have been served. Coconut Shrimp was greasy and stuffed shrimp was not cooked thoroughly.

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San Angelo, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

All he eats is chicken but he asked to go back again the next day because he liked it so much. great service.

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Longview, Texas, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

we both ordered the steam pot with the lobster and queen crab and shrimp. the lobster was very tough and not very seasoned. crab was good,shrimp,potatoes,corn and sausage all tough. we both got sick to our stomach and running to the restroom (Tmi maybe ,but wanted to be honest) within 30 min after leaving . we had the appetizer with... More

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Red River, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

One can tell this is a college town, all of the staff were friendly and eager to help make our dining experience FUN!

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NM
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I went with my mom and grandparents. As always the atmosphere was good, but the food wasn't. When we got the food, it was cold. When I go to any Joe's Crab Shack, both the atmosphere and food are great. The atmosphere is always fun. But this past trip, the food wasn't. Maybe it was an off night? This Joe's... More

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