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“Joe's Crab Shack Oceanside, California” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Joes Crab Shack

Joes Crab Shack
3555 Long Beach Rd., Oceanside, NY 11572
516-255-3705
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Ranked #18 of 75 Restaurants in Oceanside
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Fresno, California
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“Joe's Crab Shack Oceanside, California”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was our first experience dinning with Joe's Crab Shack and the food was great.
The location is wonderful, JOE’S is in the Oceanside Harbor area next to a cute light house, quaint shops, novelty shops, and plenty and free parking across the street from Joe’s. There are diverse restaurants in the harbor where you can get from a hot dog to a bucket of crab or maybe you’re looking for Steak and Malibu Shrimp at Joe’s.
If you like to trek, the opportunity is yours, you may be interested in the short walk from Joe’s and tour the harbor area or walk a bit farther to the beach. In the harbor, there are plenty of wonderful sights to see and it’s free. The complete loop from Joes to the beach then to the north end of the harbor then back to Joes is about three quarters of a mile.
In my review of Joe’s.., I did short Joes one star in my rating because during my dinning adventure with Joe’s the wait-staff seemed to be more interested in getting their duty chores completed so they could go home then to pour me a first or worst a second cup of coffee: Regardless of my review, I rate Joes location, food and price FOUR STAR.
“Keep On Adventuring”
CoCoMoe 2014

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Came out to Oceanside with a group of 8 after a different Joe's Crab Shack gave us a 1 1/2 hour wait time. We called ahead to this one and they said we could be seated right away. Upon arriving we actually had to wait a few minutes but that was nothing major - much better than waiting 90 minutes! Our table was actually a large picnic table in what might be an outdoor seating area in good weather - at first cold from the AC but it eventually warmed up. Our servers (1 being a trainee) were attentive and enthusiastic. At least on that night, you got the feeling that the servers enjoyed their job.

The food was outrageously good. You might have to wait longer than you typically do in a different restaurant, but perhaps that depends on what you order and how many people you have - there were two classic steampots among our orders. The classic steampot is filled with crab (2 kinds), corn, baby potatoes, and sausage - all seasoned, delicious, and fresh. I had not had fresh Dungeness crab since visiting San Francisco 9 years ago - tasting it out of the steampot took me right back. It was that good. You might have to or want to take some home in a bag.

Prices might be a little high, but again, it depends on what you order. I would just come anticipating spending a little more than usual.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Crabs! Crabs! and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ahhh amazing. Thank you for opening in NY. Just can't beat the great taste of fresh seafood. Service was great. The waitress was very understanding with our order. Also got a free glass :)

Visited March 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Service from hell”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I made reservations for abday party.. on a Tuesday it was not packed good.. but the wattriss was a mess no silver waer no straws no bibs.. drinks was poor.. she was slow on top of not asking us how we were.. food was over cooked.. then its time to sing happy bday table was not cleared off.just not the Service we get when go. 8 people 300 dollar bill... not my idea of money well spent.. go to new joes they just opened they got all the great service oceanside once had..

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“crustation attack in oceanside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

this place has great food and decent service,i had the steam bucket and it was de-lish,the only draw back is that it gets really crowded...............................................................................

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