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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fort Irwin, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife had a grilled chicken sammich. I had chicken alfredo pasta and the kids had somethings off the kids menu. Nothing was great. First time at this chain. Probably the won't go back.

Thank Sonofaparrothead
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sheik was my waiter, super friendly and nice to talk to. I had the all you can eat shrimp and it was very good. Highly recommended!

Thank DarrenKyle
Los Angeles, California
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692 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joe's Crab Shack is right next to Hyatt Regency OC and Wyndham hotel. I felt like some late night snack and what better than a lobster for that it was steamed perfectly

Thank daikin
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu, great location, fast service. There are many restaurants around this location but the wait time was minimal, the service was fast and friendly.

Thank Stuart M
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super busy restaurant but the service was still good. It was also loud, but was convenient for my stay at the Wyndham. Always love the fun decor of Joe's Crab Shack! 🦀

Thank aggiecardinal2014
Pune, India
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit. Must eat Especially the steam buckets. Not cheap by any means but it's good sea food. Crabs, lobsters, clams, shrimps. Tasted it all.....

Thank BharatDaga
Brookings, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was across the street from our hotel and we were needing some refueling in between our morning and even visit at Disneyland for the day. We went at 4:30 pm and it was nice and slow. The happy hour was going on and margaritas and beer was $2.00! Food was very good and our waitress was awesome. Definitely... More 

Thank gabbacabb12
Red Deer, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food with great staff in a fun atmosphere! Try the lump crab cakes...YUM! If you get a chance to influence the music in the restaurant, get them to play "Cotton Eye Joe" the staff instantly spring to action with a crazy line dance we can't stop smiling about.

Thank toddthetherapist
Bartow, Florida
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I ate at Joe's Crab Shack twice while I stayed in Garden Grove. I had shrimp and crab and both were cooked very well and were tasty. The service was good. The convenience to the hotel was nice since I could just walk across the parking lot to get to it. There are a lot of options on the menu... More 

Thank Ladygator12
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Had King Snow Crab one night and Salmon the next. Ok but nothing to write home about. I felt wine was expensive at $11 a glass, had a great wine at a really nice restaurant looking the ocean for only $6 the day before.

Thank Sarah N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?