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Joe's Crab Shack

$$ - $$$
South Austin
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1326
+1 512-441-1010
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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210 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

On the plus side, we arrived at 11pm and they were willing to seat us. The view is stunning, would love to see it in daylight. My friend enjoyed her pasta dish. Servers were friendly. On the down side, the lady who seated us told us they served catfish, (which is really what we wanted and got us all excited),... More 

Thank petraAbuDhabi_Uae
Missouri City, Texas
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Joes crab shacks before but this one seemed to have worse quality food and very slow service. I ordered the salmon and it tasted old and had a weird seasoning . My son ordered the fried fish and it was very greasy and mostly batter .

Thank tmach41
1 review
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Great food. ..very tasty and friendly staff. Couldn't ask for a better location right off the Austin boardwalk. Definitely recommend the shark bite drink.

Thank Manny F
Plano, Tx
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190 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Had dinner at Joe's this June and the food was very good. I don't go to Joe's much because the menu is heavy on fried entrees. I had the fried shrimp and cat fish which was very good. Not as heavy as this can be. Service was also very good. The location was very nice overlooking the river.

Thank jimandbevh
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398 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016

In Austin for 10 days visiting my son. He took us to Joe's Crab Shack for the spectacular view. You have to go and sit on the Patio which is right near the river and watch Austin come to life as it gets dark. Yes, Joe's Crab Shack is a chain and some are better than others, but it is... More 

Thank PITTparent
Lyford, Texas
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

4th of July dinner with family. We pulled into the first place we saw open and not crowded. We have a Joe's Crab Shack in our area but we've never visited one. We opted to eat in the outdoor patio where we enjoyed a beautiful night view of downtown and the board walk. I also didn't feel so guilty about... More 

Thank CarolinaKiaraOctavio
Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We waited for 30 minutes for appetizers. The food came out less than five minutes later so they virtually went to waste. The fried food was soggy and service was slow.

Thank travelingtennessean
Cherrybrook, Australia
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2016

We all know that Joe's Crab Shack is a big chain and are likely to be quite familiar with the food they provide. We have been to several of their places across Texas because seafood is always nice. The night we visited the Austin branch it was a nice Friday evening so I expected it to be busy and having... More 

Thank JRNSydney_Australia
North Newton, Kansas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016

Food was excellent and our waiter Sean was very attentive and always checking on us. Our whole family really enjoyed the food. Will definitely go back

Thank Andrew P
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2016

We had drinks & appetizers. Very nice view. Good Service. We had a table on the Deck right by the River.

Thank vnarf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighborhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-441-1010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?