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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
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good - better than the local joints

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Holly K
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Midland, Texas
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  • Families with children
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Midland, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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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129 reviews 129 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Washington, DC
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43 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Corpus Christi has abundant seafood possibilities but Joe's is a terrific choice for fast, quality food in a family type atmosphere. They have all the usual selections but try the fish tacos which are simply divine.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Have been here before and enjoyed the meal. This time the service was not good. A Sunday evening early. Manager was called by wait staff as two meals that were delivered were incomplete. That is so unacceptable. Expediting is one of the most important restaurant positions. Two other tables while we were there had the exact same problem. Appetizer of... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It was a pretty day, warm and breezy, so we opted fort eh outside seating. The prices are on the high side, but you gets tons of food, and the service is outstanding. The place sells tee shirts that play off their name ("got crabs?" etc.). The pace is fast, but not frantic, but that is just the wait staff.... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I enjoyed the meal but I think that I would've ordered something with less fried items in it. Drinks and service was good.

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San Antonio, TX
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We enjoyed a nice dinner with 4 of 7 people ordering crab leg meals. I found it to be plentiful although a little more flavor or spice could make the dish outstanding! A taste of the coconut shrimp was delicious! The desserts were pricey although with good flavor including the chocolate cake and berry cobbler. May return another time while... More 

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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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