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“Good crab, beer, and service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
101 SE Columbia Wy, Vancouver, WA 98661
(360) 693-9211
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Ranked #145 of 606 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Brewer, Maine, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good crab, beer, and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great restaurant if your hunger for some great crab, and cold beer. Always fresh, fast, and very yummy.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Moses Lake, Washington
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fun Way to Eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We have eaten at other crab places but Joe's Crab Shack put some into the meal. It starts with an empty bucket in a hole in the middle of the table. That is where you get put all of your discarding's like, shells, napkins, etc. from your various food servings. They have a fun music/dance quip that the wait staff do periodically. Oh, by the way, the food happened to be very tasteful as well, we loved the spices that our couples meal was cooked it. You need to experience this.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Snohomish, Washington, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Always good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Joe's is always good. We took our nieces to Joe's when they were visiting us.

This was their first time eating crab and they loved it. Service was good and server was accommodating.

Visited August 2013
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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Perfect day on the deck”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

It's hard to say how great this would have been had it not been for the 70+ degrees and sunny day, watching the boat traffic. The atmosphere and service was great, the crab and shrimp were great, the cob of corn should not be served and the smoked sausage was so so. We had the crab pot for two which in itself was pretty awesome and plenty. I repeat - the crab and shrimp were great. Give it a try!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nevada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great views / great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Joe's was a great place for dinner. It's right on the river with lots of tables on the deck and lots of umbrellas. I had the fish and chips and enjoyed every bite. They had a very complete selection of beer on tap. The service was good too. All in all, setting, food and service made for a nice dinner.

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