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Joes Crab Shack

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20 Meadowview Drive, Hoover, AL 35242
(205) 981-2999
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Lander, Wyoming
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place had great service! The service personnel went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time at dinner, fantastic!

Thank Blewis44
Saraland, Alabama
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was as great as I remember. We had about a 30 minute wait, but it was 7:00 pm a Saturday night. Food was great, entertainment was funny. One of our group ate the Shrimp Alfredo and said it was very good. Our server was Ariel and she was on top of our every need.

Thank Ladye A
Tupelo, Mississippi
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my wife, daughter and two grandchildren. Everything we ordered was excellent. My favorites were the shrimp and Dungeness Crab. Super family atmosphere. Can't go wrong.

Thank EPearson1
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love crab legs. This place has great crab legs. If by chance you are anywhere near the Birmingham location on a Wednesday - it is all you can eat crab leg day.

Thank Leslie C
Starkville, Mississippi
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The food was good. My husband and I shared a platter because it was so much food. The waitress was nice and very pleasant. The restaurant was clean also.

Thank Angelique B
Athens, Alabama
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We chose Joes because it was farely close to our hotel plus we enjoy seafood. We decided to sit outside to let our child play, however seating was odd and it was just some worn out picnic tables. When we sat down there was only one other family outside, by the time we left probably about 7 familys; the waiters... More 

Thank gobama20
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

after seeing advertisements for oysters being in season and featured at Joe's Crab Shack I visited the location and ordered a dozen oysters. First they said they had no horseradish because they had missed a delivery. Second when the oysters arrived they were very small and had almost no taste. The calamari appetizer was very good and my friends shrimp... More 

1 Thank SAM S
Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

I went to Joe's on lunch one day and there was a family emergency for one waiter that did not show up. I was very patient. 1 1/2 hours later my food still was not on the table so I went in to hunt my waitress and get my ticket (another 15-20 min) and got it to go. And with... More 

1 Thank maggie y
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

One word to describe the food I was served here is TERRIBLE. Some of the absolute worst seafood I have had in years. Crab cake cold and flavorless, fish filet underwhelming, crab legs small and bland, shrimp, mushy and barely warm, the list goes on and on. Service was decent, thank god. Manager never came over to apologize for the... More 

1 Thank pianoeight
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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119 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Not bad, but not great. It was close to the hotel for take out, so that helped, but when one orders the Caesar side salad, one expects Caesar dressing, NOT RANCH!!! Like I said, it's a Joe's, and as all chains go, it's hit or miss. This time they missed more than hit.

Thank Greg A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
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: 20 Meadowview Drive, Hoover, AL 35242
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
  • Phone Number: (205) 981-2999

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