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Joe's Crab Shack

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1340 N Peachtree Rd, Mesquite, TX 75149-1300
972-329-7111
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Its a favorite of my Granddaughter, not mine

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Mesquite, TX
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Mesquite, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The last time we ate here my son got sick, he got the king crab bucket. I thought I smelled something that just didn't smell right. Service was slow too. Will not come back here again.

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Mesquite, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Noisy. Skillet paella was nothing like paella. It was jambalaya and was just okay. Fish entree was a much smaller portion than appeared on the menu. Wait staff was overall too young and not well trained. Youth at the host stand was preoccupied with texting on personal cell phone vs. performing any work related task.

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Dallas Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 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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301 reviews 301 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Top Contributor
359 reviews 359 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?