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Joe's Crab Shack

1340 N Peachtree Rd, Mesquite, TX 75149-1300
972-329-7111
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Ranked #42 of 226 Restaurants in Mesquite
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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English first
Dallas Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I am not one to look for the negative or to let a few little things spoil a good time. My son chose Joe's Crab Shack as a place to celebrate the night we were there because he was moving to college the next day. We live in a large metroplex and had eaten at another location many times but... More

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Dallas, Texas
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227 reviews 227 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We got the king crab bucket and although it was tasty, it was obvious that the crab had been frozen. The quantity appears to have shrunk since the last time we were here. They seem to do something to their draft beers to make them really carbonated.

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Kinston, North Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Awesome food. Price Ok. Great staff. Clean. Fast. Fun. Wonderful for the family. Nothing bad to say about this place.

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Dallas, Texas
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378 reviews 378 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stopped here for some seafood. The mushroom appetizer we ordered was so gooey, I could hardly eat it. My crunchy shrimp was okay, but the plate was pretty skimpy for the price. My daughter ordered one of the seafood pots. She had no complaints. The drinks are good here. My hurricane, although it was good, had way too much... More

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Dallas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Joe's is one of our go-to restaurants and we eat there when we're in the mood for good seafood. It's loud and kitschy, but the food is reliably good. My daughter and I like to get a combo platter and share, both because neither of us can finish off the huge portions and because the platters give us a variety... More

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Dallas, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I would have given the restaurant a 1 or 0 if it had not been for the jalapeno poppers with cream cheese. They were actually good. My wife had been to a Joe's Crab Shack quite a few years ago and said the food was terrible. I should have heeded her warning. We went there for my birthday. I ordered... More

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Garland, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We come here often. They always have great food! My fave is the the crab steam pots! Add a beer to it and there you have a great meal! We love the atmosphere! Its a fun place to go.

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Snyder, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We had a bucket for 2 which was filling & time consuming(crab legs)! Love this food though you also pay for the fun staff & seafaring décor!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The fisherman platter was very tasty. I love seafood so for me this was no brainer. The service was average. I liked the atmosphere and the food was delicious. There was a delay or wait for the food but other than that--good experience.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We have been with small groups, and big groups and really like the service here. We usually call ahead and let them know we are coming with a big group so we don't have to wait too long. It seems to run smooth and we love it when they sing. We have had a few birthday parties here and we... More

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