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Joe's Crab Shack

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2607 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4708
+1 949-650-1818
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab” (30 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
“potatoes” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2607 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4708
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was excellent. There was no crowd on a Sunday eve which was strange. Food was average, am not happy with the grilled shrimp - it was not cleaned well at all. Hope they read the reviews and improve things because our family likes going...More

1  Thank deborahsapp8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a fun time here @ Joes. Our waiter Jesse took great care of us. We come here every summer when on vacation. My husband is a big fan of the build your own boiling pot. Coconut Shrimp is great too. You'd be silly to...More

Thank espiri2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated quickly. Our waitress was sweet. Service was good. Our meals were good and big portions. We had the stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer. They were good. Food temp was good. My teen son didn't care for the rice that came with the...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed June 13, 2017

On water and a cheaper alterantive to expensive restaurants nearby. Informal but good fish menus and food is better than most overpriced chains like Bubba Gumps.

1  Thank richard s
Reviewed June 1, 2017

This was a last minute call for us and the food was fine- casual place with a great selection of seafood - but the service was a little slow and haphazard. Not overly reasonable (and no prices on the drinks menu which is annoying) There...More

1  Thank bobbyrs
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Waterfront crabs in a well-run, friendly casual atmosphere,colorful and beachy. Well run, D the General Manager greeted guests and made sure everything ran seamlessly. The food was fast and good value for the price. Great for groups, families, or a fun date night.

1  Thank lewisjacquie
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Food was good for a "crab shack". The kids loved it there. It was a relaxed atmosphere so that was really nice. Our bill for 4 people (2 adults and 2 kids) was over $140 before tip. Each of us got an entree. My husband...More

1  Thank humann4
Reviewed March 30, 2017

It nice to eat sea food there as it is different from seafood restaurants in Europe. You eat in a bucket but the crabs and lobster are excellent. Good fun for a diner between friends

1  Thank Didier C
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Great atmosphere for tourists but the food does not match the excitement. The place was packed and the staff was amped but that will be my last time there. Too expensive for what you get.

1  Thank Jeff E
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Drinks were liberal with alcohol. Oysters not as meaty as some we've had but generally ok. The fish combo platter my husband got included grilled shrimp, crab, fried clams, and fish and chips. All were good, but I especially enjoyed nabbing the fried clams as...More

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July 2, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2607 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-650-1818
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