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Joe's Crab Shack

7610 Hazard Ctr Dr Ste 703, San Diego, CA 92108-4536 (Mission Valley / Hotel Circle)
(619) 260-1111
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Ranked #688 of 3,981 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
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Yoncalla
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I ordered the seafood paella it was a mountain of rice with a few small shells of fish. I had to eat some of my husbands meal, the Caribbean seafood platter in order to get full. AND we had garlic muscles for appetizer. The appetizer in garlic were th best thing, although I think they were frozen too. Staff wqs... More

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Palm Desert, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Ate lunch at Joe's. Nice service, good salad and soup, reasonable price. Only complaint was the very loud music. But I would go there again.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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406 reviews 406 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely worst lobster I have ever eaten. The lobster daddy feast advertised a Maine lobster and crab. I am from New England and have cooked hundreds of lobsters in my life, I know how long it takes. Mine should have arrived in about 16 minutes. It was out in about 6. Hmmm... I wondered if I had gotten someone else's... More

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Tampa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

As much as I love crab, they serve so much that I always have leftovers, which is normally a good thing but I didn't have a fridge in my hotel room. So I ordered the salmon instead. The service and food did not disappoint. Since we don't have a Joe's Crab Shack near where I live, I always try to... More

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California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The place was kind of torn up when we went. The waitress said they were in the middle of a remodel. Half the tables were missing and there was nothing on the walls. I hope they finish soon, it was like dining in a construction zone. The food was good and we'll be back another time when they're done.

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Modesto, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

So my husband and I gave this place a try cuz we were hungry and wanted to eat somewhere close to the beach but service it's slow they have only one person by the bar making drinks and taking orders,besides that the food and drinks were great,they should have more waiters taking orders and bringing the food a little faster...I... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Our Server Gail B was top notch She handled our party of 7 (including 4 kids) with professionalism and fun! She made great recommendations for appetizers and desserts. Food was yummy. Fun atmosphere. Service was 5 stars!!

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Wroclaw, Poland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I was watching this place few days before decided to visit it. I spent my conference stay in SD in nearby Marriott so I had a good window view on this restaurant. Finally I was off. Place is definitely not glamorous - young people's and workers one I would say. Waiters were nice and friendly - helping a lot with... More

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Arizona
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151 reviews 151 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I had the Southern Coastal Catch, one of their specials, and it was almost inedible - fish was overdone and shrimp was too spicy. The crabcake was the only edible part of this meal. I stopped eating long before hubby, who got the KJ Steampot. He thought everything was good even though it was obvious that the seafood, particularly the... More

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Indio, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

When we arrived we were greeted by a very "perky" friendly young lady. She greeted us, thanked us for coming, and led us to our table. By the time we got there, we were in a very good mood and were glad we braved the traffic to get there. My husband and I both had the Coconut Shrimp and it... More

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