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Joe's Crab Shack

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12011 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4001
+1 714-703-0505
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very Fun Atmosphere at Joes, the Staff was Friendly, and the Food was just Great, as everyone in our party Loved this place. the portions were nice, my Seafood selection was just Flavorful and making me want to return to this place again I believe they have more Locations, but this is the only one we have... More 

Thank Ritchie H
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Here on a business trip, and decided to try Joes. I had the cajun steam pot. It was delicious and the wait was not long at all for a Sunday.

Thank David G
Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly attentive staff, relaxed atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed the Lobster, Snow Crab, Corn Cob and potatoes. All served in a alumium bucket accompanied with paper neck bib, drinks served in glass jars. (Very reasonably priced!) Great place to share a meal with family or friends. Would definitely eat here again when next in the states.

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63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very relaxed environment. It's a good choice for gatherings of family and friends. I ordered a dish with a WHOLE lobster, crab legs, shrimps and potatoes etc. for about $30 plus tax. Very reasonable. My only regret was I forgot to take a picture of the dish until I was half way through eating. Maybe next time.

Thank OregonTraveler9999
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in after a trip to Disney with family and ere staying at the Sheraton near by. It was fun the staff was young and energetic. I think someone was having a birthday so there was lots of singing. My kid thought it was great. Will come back when we are back that way!

Thank willielockhart619
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is typical fast-food seafood style - but the room is always a party. The Lobster bisque is tasty, the food is not great, but not bad. The servers are always dancing, clapping, singing, or something outrageous. They also make people conga dance, yell for their drinks (something about a shark!?), and it's just crazy in there! We will... More 

Thank Michelle W
San Diego, CA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the ubiquitousness of this chain, I haven't ever eaten here before but staying at the Wyndham in Garden Grove to go to Disneyland, it was closest (walking distance across the street) so we did. The food is pretty good if you're not at all picky and like everything fried. The staff however, specifically the hostess, are in need of... More 

Thank Moknop
Bicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone curious to try the Crab shack & it proved a little adventure in itself. 3 of the 4 of us chose to try the snow crab and the final member of the party chose shrimp. The crab arrived with several implements to crack open & access the crab. Messy but tasty work. Worth a visit for the experience. Waiter... More 

Thank Carly190
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was okay. My dinner companion had the bucket of lobster and really enjoyed it. My shrimp were tough.

Thank Diana B
Santa Fe
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service. The food was good and the drinks were great! Loved it! They had a little playground for the kids. Very cute. I'm very particular with my alcoholic drinks and they didn't disappoint. Very tasty. The mussels were excellent, Alfredo with shrimp was excellent too.

Thank Vanessa M

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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
Average prices
American, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12011 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Garden Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 714-703-0505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?