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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 #716 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
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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Martin, SD
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were taken here as the out of town guests but quickly realized even the regulars have an unpredictable good time here! From the funny inappropriate names written by the waitstaff in your bibs (mine was I love sharing crabs) to the dance breakdowns by the staff at random intervals, this was a great time. Pretty fairly priced for what... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

In town on business and took my daughter here for dinner while in town. Did not know what to expect. Friendly and fun staff was eager to explain all about the food service. We settled on the bucket of crab for two with a couple of margaritas. Plenty of food brought to the table pretty quickly. While I have had... More

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I like to come to Joe's Crab Shack as it's pretty close to where we live. We like their crab buckets and steam pots. And it's always an experience to get a little messy!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Worked all day and returned to the Doubletree late without dinner. Joe's was welcoming, and all appetizers were half price after 9 pm. Excellent find.

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Yoncalla
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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431 reviews 431 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant 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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