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Joe's Crab Shack

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12011 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4001
+1 714-703-0505
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11:00 am - 10:00 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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As usual, went there for the steaming pot of crabs and other seafood. They didn't disappoint! Had a mason jar of bloody mary with my pot. Messy with all that crab to crack and eat, but oh so wonderful!

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Thank Peter H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a pleasant, reasonably priced lunch, everything we've come to know and appreciate about Joe's Crab Shacks!

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Vacaville, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service at Joe's was great. We went there for our Christmas dinner. They have a photographer that will take your picture with your family. It was such a nice touch. We now have great photos of all of us to remember that special dinner. There are not that many places open on Christmas for dinner and it was nice... More 

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Thank lanismom
Norwich, Connecticut
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

stopped at joes crab shack had a great meal I ordered the east coast platter everything was delicious it came with fish and chips . crunchy shrimp .crab cake and southern stuffed shrimp then I tried some cocktails the tko punch was my favorite also had a few pina colada served in a frozen pineapple which was a nice presentation... More 

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Thank donthegangsta
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited late one evening just by chance after spending the day at Disney. There were 3 adults and 2 Children, we decided to order the Steaming bucket with a side of Calamari to share. Our 7 yr old just wanted a burger and fries but as soon as the bucket arrived his burger and fries were discarded. We were given... More 

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Thank Paula T
California
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten at this location 3 times and for some reason it's just ok. We have eaten at other Joe's Crab shacks that were better. Very loud and food was pretty bland.

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Thank Tululahh
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good party atmosphere,delicious seafood, great cocktails and good service would recommend .Great decor.

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Thank Lindavanessahill
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have seen Joe's Crab Shacks in a number of cities that we've traveled to. This time it was next door to our hotel and we were doing guided tours so we didn't have a car. What could be more convenient that the restaurant next door? They are definitely a seafood restaurant, as you would expect, and the specialty is crab.... More 

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Thank stoja17
Unionville, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing crab, great portions, well priced, heated outdoor patio & playground for the kids. crab cakes weren't to my liking but that's personal preference. bucket of crab legs was awesome.

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Thank Dawife7878
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was served by Kilee. Her service was very good and she was very attentive to our needs. The establishment was clean and had plenty of sitting space. The food is some what different from what I have tried before so I can only say that the spicy crabs are a bit too spicy for me to really enjoy the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?