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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wait was worth it

What felt like a long wait on a busy Saturday night (holiday weekend) actually wasn't bad (about 25 minutes) after all. As it turned out the wait was worth it as the food was very good. Seafood sampler, and fish & chips were our entrees. The only complaint was my wife's salad was a little skimpy on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
JefffromSA
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San Antonio, Texas
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Palm Beach, Florida
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I was looking forward to some good seafood, but this was not the place for it. The seafood appeared to have been frozen, my shrimp were small and dry, the broccoli overcooked. The prices are too high for the quality of food they serve, but they do pour a very generous glass of wine.

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Thank Ms_R33480
San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

What felt like a long wait on a busy Saturday night (holiday weekend) actually wasn't bad (about 25 minutes) after all. As it turned out the wait was worth it as the food was very good. Seafood sampler, and fish & chips were our entrees. The only complaint was my wife's salad was a little skimpy on lettuce, but the... More 

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Thank JefffromSA
New Braunfels, Texas
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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Thank Cindi61
Billings, Montana
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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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Thank Lovetink23
Corpus Christi, Texas
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137 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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Thank poppazo
Pasco, Washington
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank TravelingEngineer56
Texas
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140 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Thank Holly K
Aransas Pass, Texas
1 review
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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Thank noncents2015
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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