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Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner
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APPETIZERS
1/2 Pound 9.99
1 Pound 18.99
Peel 'N Eat Shrimp
A Joe's classic with Old Bay® Seasoning
9.29
Voodoo Chicken Bites
Cajun flavored, hand breaded all white meat chicken bites, fries and ranch
9.59
Crazy Good Crab Dip
Loaded with crab meat, cream cheese and parmesan
8.69
Crispy Calamari
Hand breaded calamari with marinara
9.99
Garlicky Mussels
Served in a garlic butter sauce with toasted garlic bread
8.49
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Loaded with homemade seafood stuffing, topped with monterey jack and alfredo
8.29
Great Balls of Fire
Scratch made with crab, seafood, cream cheese and jalapeños. With ranch
9.99
Clam Strips
Crispy clam strips served with tartar sauce and fries
12.59
Classic Sampler
Crazy Good Crab Dip, Great Balls of Fire and Crispy Calamari
10.79
Old Bay® Wings
Crispy wings seasoned with Old Bay®, served with celery sticks and ranch
SOUPS + SALADS
9.99
Add Shrimp or Chicken (Grilled or Blackened) 11.99
Joe's Chopped
Lettuce, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, cheese and house made croutons. Choice of dressing
Cup 3.89
Bowl 5.79
New England Clam Chowder
9.99
Add Shrimp or Chicken (Grilled or Blackened) 11.99
Classic Caesar
Romaine, house made croutons and shaved parmesan cheese with caesar dressing
Cup 3.89
Bowl 5.79
Seafood Gumbo
Cup 3.89
Bowl 5.79
Soup of the Day
SHRIMP AND LOTS OF IT
Add a side salad for $1.25
16.29
Southern Stuffed
Grilled bacon wrapped shrimp filled with seafood stuffing. Served over dirty rice
14.99
Crispy
Hand breaded shrimp served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies
15.29
Coconut
Shrimp hand dipped in shredded coconut with pineapple plum sauce. Served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies
14.69
Shrimp and Fish
Golden jumbo shrimp and fish fillets. Served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies
11.79
Popcorn
Hand breaded popcorn shrimp served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies
16.79
Sampler
Crispy, Coconut and Popcorn Shrimp served with hushpuppies, fries and coleslaw
MAIN CATCH
All main catch entrées are served with your choice of 2 sides. Add a side salad for $1.25
18.29
Cedar Roasted Salmon*
Cedar plank roasted salmon fillet
18.29
Fisherman's Choice*
Your choice of mahi, salmon or redfish blackened or simply grilled. Served over white rice or dirty rice. Ask about our daily offerings
11.79
Grilled Skewers
Two shrimp skewers, served over white rice
19.99
Redfish 'N Lobster
Seared redfish topped with creamy lobster sauce loaded with spinach and mushrooms. Served over dirty rice
20.49
Twin Lobster Tails
Two grilled cold water lobster tails, served over white rice
CRAB OUT
Wild Caught, Naturally. Our menu features all wild caught crab and lobster from oceans around the world, from the Pacific Northwest to the Bering Sea to the icy waters of the North Atlantic
CRAB BUCKETS
All crab buckets are served with fresh corn and new potatoes. Add a side salad for $1.25. Flavor it up with your choice of seasoning: old bay® (0 cal), spicy (0 cal), garlic (0 cal), sunset fire grilled (50 cal), joe's famous BBQ (0 cal)
34.49
Dungeness
Mild and tender
31.49
Queen
Sweet, meaty and large
33.49
Lobster Daddy Feast
Snow crab and a whole Maine lobster
29.49
Snow
Super sweet, flaky meat
35.99
King
Firm, sweet and hearty
36.99
Crab Daddy Feast
Snow, dungeness and king crab
CRAB OUT - ADD CLUSTERS AND MORE
10
Snow Crab
11
Dungeness Crab
9
Crab Cake
9
1/2 Pound Shrimp
6
1 Pound Mussels
6
1 Pound Clams
STEAMPOTS
All steampots are served with fresh corn and new potatoes. Add a side salad for $1.25
22.99
The Orleans
Pound of crawfish, shrimp and andouille sausage, all spiced up
29.49
Ragin' Cajun
Pacific dungeness crab, queen crab, shrimp and andouille sausage
28.49
Samuel Adams
Sweet snow crab, pound of clams, cold water lobster tail and smoked sausage, all in Samuel Adams Lager
43.99
Beantown Bake
Two whole Maine lobsters, a pound of clams, and shrimp and smoked sausage seasoned with Old Bay®
29.49
Joe's Classic
Dungeness crab, sweet snow crab, shrimp and smoked sausage
21.99
The Steamer
Pound of mussels, pound of clams and half pound of shrimp in garlic seasoning. Served with garlic toast
32.49
Arctic Bay
Snow crab, shrimp, a whole Maine lobster and smoked sausage cooked in garlic butter and topped with Old Bay®
For Two 51.49
Share your Steampot
Order Joe's Classic
FAVORITES
Add a side salad for $1.25
19.79
Crab Cake Dinner
Scratch made jumbo lump meat crab cake with hushpuppies, fries, coleslaw and remoulade
13.59
Fish and Chip
Flaky white fish hand dipped in a classic batter. Served with fries and coleslaw
19.69
East Coast Platter
Scratch made jumbo lump meat Crab Cake, Southern Stuffed Shrimp, Fish and Chips, and Clam Strips. Served with fries and coleslaw
15.29
Pasta Alfredo
Shrimp tossed with penne pasta in creamy alfredo sauce. Substitute chicken (1240 cal) or crab (1190 cal)
MAINLAND
Served with your choice of 2 sides. Add a side salad for $1.25
16.49
Joe's Steak Deal*
8oz. USDA choice top sirloin
13.49
Herb Chicken
Grilled chicken breast
24.99
Ribeye*
12oz. USDA ribeye grilled to order
13.49
Homestyle Tenders
Hand breaded white meat chicken
Sponsored by: Joe's Crab Shack

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Fun Atmosphere & Dancing
1. Fun Atmosphere & Dancing
"excellent service and food"
JJBr0wn
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2. Crab Legs & Steampots
2. Crab Legs & Steampots
"Food was amazing and fresh, service was excellent"
itsteethatsme
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3. Delicious Cocktails
3. Delicious Cocktails
"Great service and great food!"
12review34
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About
Joe's Crab Shack brings fresh seafood, authentic flavors and Southern coastal flair to locations all across America. Joe's menu features crab, fish, lobster, mussels, clams and shrimp.
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family visited in the afternoon, and there were only a few tables that were occupied. We ordered a few of the appetizer items and a few drinks. The drinks did come quickly, however, they didn't bring water for two of the people at the...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Food was amazing and fresh, service was excellent and vibe was really nice I will be back when I’m craving seafood again.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank itsteethatsme
Reviewed September 11, 2019 via mobile

We had a party of 7, service was great and food was delicious. I had the Shrimp Sampler, it was wonderful but more than I could eat.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank SharonKrac
Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

We were in Oceanside for a family trip, so a group of 8 had dinner here. We have been to Joe’s Crab Shack in different locations several times over the years. Good location for us which was a big factor in picking Joe’s. Made a...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank H1839WBdavidb
Reviewed September 6, 2019

Good food; great drinks. Service okay, though not great. Enjoyed my time there. Great location, albeit, a bit of a challenge to get there if you're new to the area. Lots to choose from on the menu

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank jhalcon
Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

Just left this location after waiting for 45 minutes for a table of 6. There were several parties of 4 that were seated AFTER us. After 45 minutes I asked the hostess how much longer and her reply was that she needed to clean and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank LumberDevil
Reviewed August 29, 2019

Joe's Crab Shack is a large, open-air restaurant with great harbor views, excellent service and food. Our Server Sheryl was amaaazing! Always stopping as she passed our table to see if we needed anything. And, always with the biggest smile on her face. I ordered...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank JJBr0wn
Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

OK, I don't like crabs, so keep that in mind! This is a casual restaurant, upstairs, (there is an elevator) with a great views of Oceanside Harbor/marina. I really like their fish and chips. They have a bar. Not a place for intimate conversations, noisy....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 502terrih
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

Fun place to go for lunch or dinner! Great view of the harbor! Crab was great! The gift shop has some cute clothes! The waiters dance through the restaurant on occasion which adds to the atmosphere! Great serves!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 606sierram
Reviewed June 16, 2019

We had just arrived in Oceanside for the last part of our vacation and decided to eat at Joe's as we were craving seafood and wanted to go somewhere we knew about and could expect a certain level of consistency of food. The food and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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timesharetraveler11
March 20, 2019|
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Response from Bookworms2010 | Reviewed this property |
THere are lots on both sides of the restaurant and another one nearby... very handy and we never paid or were charged
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August 12, 2017|
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Response from drlegner |
I did not have either, but the twin lobster tails are probably rock lobsters. Maine lobsters have claw meat as well as tail meat. Because they are more expensive than rock lobsters, and because their tails are smaller... More
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