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“Great food, kinda loud atmosphere!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
1605 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 774-3023
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Ranked #50 of 144 restaurants in Sevierville
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Great food, kinda loud atmosphere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

My fiancé and I ate here for the first time the other day. We both love food and seafood at that. The dish was great but the servers dancing right in front of us was a bit much. Request a table out of the dancing line if you are like me and have sensative hearing. The prices are a tad on the high side but the portions are pretty good for it. Also they have a full bar unlike most eating establishments in the area. Definitely worth another shot for us.

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Rockford
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Sea Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Went to Joe;s Crab Shack on Christmas break. The food was good and plenty of it but a little on the pricey side. Will still go back and try the crab legs for which they are famous for.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, Kentucky
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Disappointing Crab”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We anticipated the opening of the newest "Joe's" in Sevierville Tn thinking this would be another favorite place to dine. But we we're very disappointed twice. I have ate at aprox. 12 different Joe's Crab Shacks in several states and this one is by far the worst. save your money and time and go to Bubba Gumps in Gatlinburg. better yet grab some Captain D's or Long John Silvers, it will be better than this place. the service "SUCKS" and the tiny portions wouldn't feed a two year old. trust me on this one, avoid this place and dine across the street at Red Lobster, or go down the road to the Alamo and eat some real good food!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Morristown, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A Little Disappointed - mainly architecture and flow”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

We usually go RV camping with friends in the Sevierville / Pigeon Forge touristy area at least 3 times a year since we only live 45 miles away. The last time, we decided to give the newly built Joe's Crab Shack a try as we had watched on-going construction from our favorite frequented Olive Garden just across the highway. After a campground lunch and much shopping we opted, on a whim, to stop off for drinks and appetizers on a Monday afternoon. Now, the only other Joe's Crab Shack I had ever been to was in Birmingham, AL some 8 or 9 years ago and I was impressed then. Not so with this one. Mainly the architecture and layout were just not conducive to good times. We sat in the bar area. Very stark interior metal surroundings, bright windows with glaring sun reflections (put a tacky fishing net over them at least), useless t-shirt alcove in the front (that would sell better behind the bar), and just not the Disneyesque wood-like fishing shack of the open area Birmingham, bar / restaurant. So, my complaint is really only visual. On the other hand the drinks were good and appetizers excellent and a bit pricey, the bartender personable and the hourly (??) wait staff floor show entertaining, as far as we could judge to the very sparse crowd seated there. Hopefully, in time, this lively seafood place should offset the family-dull Red Lobster on the opposite corner. Might go back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Crab Orchard, Tennessee
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

after reading some of the other reviews, my wife and i had almost decided not to go there, but after shopping at the outlet mall that morning we decided just to go ahead and try it. i'm glad we did, we've been to 4 other joe's and always enjoyed them and this one is every bit as good as any other, in fact i was talking to my sister about it a few days later and she thinks it's actually a little better than some of the other joe's she's been to. anyway, if you've ever been to a joe's somewhere else i don't think you'll be disapointed with this one, and if you've never been i would highly recommend one of the steampots!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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