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Joe's Crab Shack

Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
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7610 Hazard Ctr Dr Ste 703, San Diego, CA 92108-4536
(619) 260-1111
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you like seafood in the rough...

then this is the placed to eat. Indoors, outdoors...it is all good! Buckets can be a little pricey, but there is certainly ample portions. There are plenty of other options too...I especially like the mussels and the Bloody Mary with the shrimp.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Lynne D
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Coventry, Connecticut
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  • Families with children
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Fresno, California
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Located in the back area of shopping mall not too good at night because of location. The steam buckets are very good, my son had one of those. I had a variety plate and some of the fish and crab were dark almost as if reheated. I would order the steam bucket if I went again as they seem to... More 

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Spruce Grove
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went to this location recently and based on the food and Service Quality, I will not be going back, Took 2 hrs the get our entree. Food was cold when it came out......

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Coventry, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

then this is the placed to eat. Indoors, outdoors...it is all good! Buckets can be a little pricey, but there is certainly ample portions. There are plenty of other options too...I especially like the mussels and the Bloody Mary with the shrimp.

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Coronado, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I ate here today with my Mother and daughter, and it was a huge disappointment. Our waitress Tasha was rude, dismissive, and argumentative. Twice, I had to approach her to get a drink refill. I am giving two stars because the food wasn't cooked terrible. Here in beautiful San Diego there are so many other options, my advice to anyone... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We bring all of our friends from Asia here, and all of us have a great time with great food. Enjoy, ExploreTraveler

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

To start off with Joe's crabshack is in a nice location. That's about the only thing nice I can say. My first hint that maybe this was not going to be a good experience was therestaurant only had 15 people in the whole place. That being said it still took my waiter almost 15 minutes just to bring me a... More 

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San Diego, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had the dungeness crab steam pots, which included a pretty large serving of crab legs, an ear of corn & some steamed red potatoes. Add a couple of margaritas, and the bill was $150 for three people. The food was good, but seemed pretty overpriced. We were there for a fundraiser, so I was happy to be there, but... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Thought this place was good, so finally went with 2 friends. We ordered crab-stuffed mushrooms, crab cake dinner, Caesar salad, stuffed shrimp dinner plus drinks of 2 beers and a soda. The "crab-stuffed mushrooms" had large pieces of some type of fish in them, obviously not crab. The "crab cakes" were quite bland, not much crab meat in them either,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A hole in the wall kind of place, very casual. Wouldn’t dine here otherwise but monumental hunger and their happy hour prices lured us in just in time. Service was good, we were pretty much the only people there. sat by the window watching the surfers while waiting for the clam strips and their giant bucket of all things crawfish... More 

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Red Deer Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My wife and I went to Joes Crab Shack for our anniversary dinner on the recommendation of a friend. We certainly were not led astray!!! The steam pots we had were delicious and the staff are excellent. The service was very upbeat and helpful in deciding what to have off the extensive menu. We had so much fun there we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7610 Hazard Ctr Dr Ste 703, San Diego, CA 92108-4536
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Neighborhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Phone Number: (619) 260-1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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