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Joe's Crab Shack - S Padre Island Dr

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5025 S Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4205
(361) 980-0023
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great fresh seafood

We were pleasantly surprised by the food quality of this chain restaurant. The service was great and we will try this chain again in our home area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Cindi61
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New Braunfels, Texas
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  • Families with children
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New Braunfels, Texas
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the food quality of this chain restaurant. The service was great and we will try this chain again in our home area.

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Billings, Montana
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We came here for a late dinner, I was not very hungry so we ordered one steam pot to share. The server brought us one, but charged us for two on our ticket. I don't know if it's because we were "sharing", but we did not get double the food. Nor were we informed on this double billing. Our waitress... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Joe's isn't the world's best seafood but it does the job. I had the coconut shrimp and crab nachos while I was there, the staff is entertaining they like to dance which makes the atmosphere fun while your there. it's not too expensive which is a good drink and they have some pretty good drinks too.

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Pasco, Washington
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I always enjoy eating at Joe's Crab Shack. Food is always good and the wait staff are polite. I will return in the future.

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Meh... Not a big fan. If you like seafood you might like this place however I won't return. Would like to see more surf and turf options. Location is convenient, right along South Padre Island Drive (SPID) Typical chain restaurant, busy menu, loud. The food I had was well prepared, staff was OK but obviously busy and not very attentive.

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Midland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Strangely, the chains in the Corpus area are better than the local places. They aren't any more expensive, and the food is BETTER. Our server was very helpful, since it was our first time at a Joe's Crab Shack. The decor was lively and fun. Spouse got the boils (that sounds bad, but hold on) - where they boil up... More 

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Aransas Pass, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Been to several Joe's Crab Shacks and this one is the WORST SERVICE, or rather the most NON-SERVICE restaurant I've ever been to. We were seated with menus then forgotten about even though we were right at the ramp and every server had to walk past us...and they did...over and over. After about 15 minutes my husband asked a server... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

be careful paying with you debit or credit card, after eating in this place my debit card was hacked.

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Georgetown, TX
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78 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

In a seaport town like Corpus, a chain seafood place just can;t compete with the locals on flavor or variety. The food was very good, service from Joey was great, and if I craved good seafood when inland, I would go to a Joe's Crab Shack. But if you're near local seafood places, it just can't compare.

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Frisco, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I always enjoy Joe's Crabshack since there is nothing else like it, this one in Corpus Christie has a 2nd floor with a fantastic view of the marina and bay.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5025 S Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: (361) 980-0023

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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