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Joe's Crab Shack

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5802 W Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79424-1127
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Good seafood

Ate at the one in Florida. This one did not have quite the selection as Florida but the food was good and fresh. Would go again

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
Big Rock, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Love this place when visiting Lubbock. Anyone leaving here hungry its their fault. It is a good restaurant to meet friends have a cold beer and fantastic seafood.

Thank Richard L
Hobbs, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

After 25 min's, I almost had to go get my appatizer. Then when the food finally got there about the same time, it was barely warm.! ! shirts were over 30 dollars ! !

Thank Byron P
Big Rock, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Ate at the one in Florida. This one did not have quite the selection as Florida but the food was good and fresh. Would go again

Thank xuanlocdoc
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

We visited here on a Saturday night, it was extremely busy but we had fast, excellent service, the shrimp is the best we have ever eaten. Where we live there are several expensive seafood places, none of them come close to the great food at Joe's.

Thank greengardener314
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

When we go to Lubbock, this is one of the main reasons. Being from Abilene, Tx. where we don't have one, we love love it. Much better than other seafood restaurants, unnamed, their food is great and we always have a great time. This time our car broke down just as we were leaving, 5 pm, and they recommended a... More 

Thank Carrie R
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

When we first moved to Lubbock in the spring we ate here and the food was not very good. The service was GREAT, but the food was less than desirable. I tried it again on 8/22 in hopes it was an off day, and the food was not very good again. But again, the service was great. For the cost,... More 

Thank Staci F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Love coming here. Waitress we had was friendly, had a great sense of humor. We loved the food and even got desert before we head out of Lubbock after a great weekend. Youngest daughter always asking to go here. WE have no problem telling her yes.

Thank Bohica30
Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I would stay away from the steak and fish and just stick to the steam pots bc they are amazing RAJIN CAJUN is what we order our flavor

Thank Mari N
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

If you have a seafood allergy, don't come here. It is a shared kitchen and heaven forbid you bring something in. Totally rude manager. My kids love eating at Joe's but manager is very unaccomodating to customers with allergies so we won't be back here. Other Joe's Crab shacks have never been this unaccomodating.

Thank Gayle Croswell S
Ankeny, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Didn't feel like eating fish so I had the steak and it was horrible. The crab cake was tolerable. The service was at least ok.

Thank cropsclone

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5802 W Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79424-1127
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: 806-797-8600

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?