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“Fun family place” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
601 2nd St Ste 5, Kemah, TX 77565-2829
(281) 334-2881
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Ranked #31 of 64 restaurants in Kemah
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner
Houston, Texas
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33 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fun family place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is as expensive as Red Lobster but it is a more family friendly atmosphere. The food wasnt bad but I was the only person that liked it in my family. The waiters are friendly and even do a song and dance. I liked it and would like to return.

Visited February 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Kemah, TX
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Have a Great Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Good seafood served in a 'party' atmosphere...don't be surprised at the noise.GOOD FUN TIME. Best location in Kemah,TX at the boardwalk.

Visited June 2012
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Houston, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“the shrimp was prepared perfectly.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

we went on weekday afternoon so we avoided the crowds I have heard about. the view of the bay was enjoyable. the waitress was attentive and informative. the batter or my shrimp was the way it really should be on seafood--very light and not at all greasy. the coleslaw also was prepared well.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Will NEVER go again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Bad food. RUDE Waitstaff. LOUD LOUD LOUD! The server jumped on top of our table and danced...while we had food there. The manager couldn't beleive when I got up and stormed out after the waiter stepped in my meal. Come on!

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Dallas, Texas
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“The atmosphere is the high point here”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

If you can get a table out on the patio, you can watch the boats going in and out. Lots of sail boats. We had a large party for dinner and they had no trouble seating us.

I found the food to be average. The crab balls were kind of mushy. Not real flavorful. My husband had fish and he said it was just so so.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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