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Joe's Crab Shack

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1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
+1 916-553-4249
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sacramento, California
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was mediocre at best, but have to admit many people seemed to enjoy drinks and tons of food mid-day - so don't want to rain on their parade.

Thank sabbaticalplanner958
Sacramento, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The waiting time at this place was horrendous. We waited almost 4 hours to be seated and another hour to be served. We choose this place to show around Sacramento our nephew and nieces from out of town. The food was so, so. The only redeeming point is that it is by the Sacramento River.

Thank Preetpink
Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The wait can be well worth it. Joe's is always full of fun people. The crab is excellent, the presentation is great and the atmosphere is just plain fun. Wait Staff dances regularly in the aisles. If there is a problem with any of the food, they more than make up for the errors. Great place to celebrate a birthday.

Thank CJ A
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a good option when you are in Old Sac. Looks better now that they took down all the toys from the ceiling! The staff used to break out in dance but I didn't see it last visit. Food is still tasty and reasonably priced.

Thank Ana S
Southampton Parish, Bermuda
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait was extensive for my take out, but the Manager waived the charge, thanks. I will be back for my favourite Crab cakes.

Thank Ngria
Cheraw, South Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My drink arrived (Maragrita Coronita) warm and not as depicted on menu. My appetizer arrived after a 30 min wait. My main dish was not warm and hardly seasoned.

Thank BlackRN
Campbell, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought a group of 20 (17 children under the age of 12) and 3 adults here for dinner on a Thursday at 7 pm. Crazy right? This was an overnight school field trip we were on and we had just spent the afternoon touring Old Sacramento. We called in ahead with our orders from the kid's menu for the... More 

Thank bcuellar1
Yreka, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So the staff beyond super friendly. The staff was truly amazing. The food was good. The only down side was the waiting. Lunch was a little wait but then we ordered the deserts and that had taken 56 min to get to us. The manager came over and explained what happened. I am going to try them again and see... More 

Thank sammy27272
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had another great dinner at Joes Crab Shack.We had the steamer combo,with steamed garlic mussels, clams and shrimp.It was not only delicious food,the customer service was absolutely incredible. We rarely walk into a restaurant where from start to finish we are treated with complete respect,friendliness,and attentiveness.Our waiter Chris,went out of his way to way to make... More 

Thank P L
Sacramento, California
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58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great and it is fun to watch boats on the river. The patio is nice if not too hot. Sometimes long waits when special events in Old Sacramento. Memorial weekend is the music festival and Labor Day weekend is the Old West festival and those days have super long waits I love the old west festival. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-553-4249

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?