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“Friendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
3020 Lohr Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9585
734-662-7091
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Ranked #152 of 517 Restaurants in Ann Arbor
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
Michigan
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Staff was very friendly. Service was great. Food was good- crab dip, crab nachos, and Fried Seafood Platter. Cold beer on tap. Overall good experience.

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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very Good Food/Fair Prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Joe's Crab Shack is a chain restaurant that specializes in steam pots with Crabs, lobster, and assorted variety of shell fish. They also have a excellent appetizer selection and their fish & chips (or with straw onions) is delicious and a great value. Bar is pretty good for mixed drinks, but lacks good craft beers. Wine selection drinkable, but nothing special. They have an excellent clam chowder and several clam appetizers that are great. Overall the fish is usually very fresh and the kitchen does a decent cooking even when they are very busy. Overall it is hard to beat Joe's for very good quality at reasonable prices.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Food was just ok”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Had the crab nachos for the appetizer and the KJ steam pot for the entree. The nachos were good. The crab was cold and the serving was small for $25. Service was ok but waitress sat down most of the time we were there.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Time There”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We wanted to find a decent seafood restaurant during our golf trip. Joe's crab shack was the best option. Great service! Our waiter kept making sure that we were okay. Get the Dungeness crab. They are large and meaty.

Visited September 2013
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“Menu looked good, food wasn't”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Been a return patron to the "Shack" after a few years. The food and service are normally good, however, during my last trip there, the service was good, but the food was poor quality, and tasteless. I had the lobster bits, all breading, and very little lobster. I will return one more time to see if it was just a "bad" night.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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