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Joe's Crab Shack

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1340 N Peachtree Rd, Mesquite, TX 75149-1300
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Food was excellent!!!!

The staff was excellent. WE ordered their lobster special which was delicious BUT I felt a little skimped on the size of the lobster. All and all was a nice dining experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Waterloo, IL
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Waterloo, IL
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was excellent. WE ordered their lobster special which was delicious BUT I felt a little skimped on the size of the lobster. All and all was a nice dining experience.

Thank runfromthekids
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I ate here based on recommendations from friends who said this place was comparable to Red Lobster but cheaper. There's no comparison. I found the quality to be lacking. Don't get me wrong, the food is OK but I've had better seafood in most other seafood places.

Thank Tim O
Mesquite, Texas, United States
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We went last week with a group on Friday night. Place was full but we managed to get right in. Food was good, not great. My wife an I shared the lobster boil for Two. Two lobsters, clams, spiced sausage, red skin potatoes and one ear of corn. What are we supposed to do share bites? It would not break... More 

Thank Mark K
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I don't frequent franchise places as a rule, but Joe's Crab Shack, I do like. I like the steampot choices, and was here 3 times recently and they were very good. The staff is hit or miss, with some good and some so so, but generally they are good and the food is good, with no surprises.

Thank gliddle1
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We went in for an early supper. Food was up to expectations and service was great. Would return there again if in the area.

Thank Jennifer E
Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

August Family Birthday Celebration! Party of 5... We arrive at Joe's and there are 5 unmotivated, uninviting unfriendly hosts/servers leaning here and there near the entrance. One of them finally asked how many in our party?...We say......5. They all start looking around as if half the restaurant wasn't empty. One of the unmotivated female individuals says "I'll take it". Wow!... More 

1 Thank TravelingJenJen
Bryan, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Good food, great prices. The "pots" are usually big enough for two. Be patient as they seen to have lots of new staff that has not learned the menu as well as the customers. Two visits in three days and two new staff

1 Thank Dakotatex2013
Fort Worth, Texas
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

The food here is good but the secret to this place is the bar. E.T. will take care of you with unbelievable Tuesday specials. If you sit inside or outside, fun and a great time is to be had. The Godfather

Thank jim a
Mesquite, TX
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My granddaughter loves crab and loves the noisy, busy environment and has been here for several birthdays and donned the chicken hat and danced through the house. There's a lot of food for the price and its pretty good, but there are better seafood places around. For family dining, its very friendly with outdoor seating and a place for the... More 

Thank Safepilot
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Great food for my first visit. The waitress Rachelle was and is an awesome waitress. Will be back there again. Also the restaurant manager was very sweet and very attentive. I enjoyed it. - Gilbert

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1340 N Peachtree Rd, Mesquite, TX 75149-1300
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Mesquite
  • Phone Number: 972-329-7111

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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