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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 #817 of 4,094 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Red Deer Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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Hurricane, Utah
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The place was nearly empty. Several servers just looked our way and ignored us. After 10 minutes, someone came took our order. It took a while for the food to come out, we ran out of water during that time. It appeared that one server was doing everything while two others just ignored everything. This is not typical for the... More 

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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Such friendly staff here. Had more fun talking with our server and cracking crab legs. Food somewhat bland but very social time. Would try again with one of the other preparations....I just had steamed so was lacking excitement in taste.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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131 reviews 131 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We enjoyed the buckets of crab! Fresh, sweet and tasty! The staff was personable and efficient too. The prices were better than fair; I was surprised when I saw how inexpensive the place is!

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Imperial, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

San Diego is very well known for it seafood as well as many other great cuisines in the city and surrounding area. One of these place that we just keep going back to is JCS. We were in SD for a doctor's appt and got lost. While searching for his office we was the sign and decided to come back... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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436 reviews 436 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We ate at Joe's Crab Shack one night after taking in a movie nearby. The atmosphere in the restaurant wasn't the cleanest nor the most comfortable. Our seating was basically a Park bench indoors but once the food arrived none of that mattered anymore. The crab legs were hot, Sweet and delicious! They came with butter but were so tasty... More 

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Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is the place I love to take out of state and International visitors but the food and service is hit and miss. Two locations in San Diego have been troublesome. At the Oceanside location the ovens broke and we didn't get out of there for 3 hours. They didn't even comp us a coffee..... In the Pacific Beach location... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We always see commercials in Bakersfield on TV so we had to try it. A little expensive like all sea food restaurants are but worth every penny. From my sons Mac and cheese to my big daddy platter with two lobsters, clams, shrimp, corn on the Cobb and potatoes it was delicious.

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Westminster, Colorado, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The food is always delicious at Joe's! The service was great. We sampled a few of the fun drinks such as the Shark Bite and the Sailor Mai Tai. Both were worth the calories! We took home the plastic rendition of the Red Solo Cup used to serve our margarita too. You will pay for this dinner! Seafood, even on... More 

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Martin, SD
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

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