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Joe's Crab Shack

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1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Reno, Nevada
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The atmosphere was alright. We ordered the "Classic Steampot." There was not enough crab in o u r 3 pots combined to feed even one of us. The crab legs were so small and squishy. The meat was full of water. We will not visit this shack again. It was a waste of $120. The waitress was good! We had... More 

Thank David L
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went with a groip of friends and ate outside on the deck. Nice view of the river great food fun atmosphere We enjoyed it our waitress was gun good service nice place to go

Thank JBrownVA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went in for a late afternoon lunch at Joe's Crab Shack in 'Old Town' Sacramento and had a blast! Enjoyed some great seafood in a frantic and funny ambiance where the staff got customers involved in the party atmosphere as much as possible. Asked to be seated outdoors on a sunny day overlooking the river. Pleasure boats of all sizes... More 

Thank Trevor M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant after exploring the old town. We were promptly served, and our orders taken. Me and my wife had the crab cakes, and were excellent, full of flavour. My son had the redfish and lobster, which included crab rice, and said it was delicious. We will have to visit again when we are back in Sacramento.

Thank GrumpyReviewsUK
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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142 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We love seafood! If you like simple seafood in a casual fun atmosphere, this is the place to go. We chose the bucket of crab legs and were not disappointed. Ask for the drawn butter on the side. I really didn't like the noise level but the seafood made up for it. Wait staff were all very friendly.

Thank toobusytoday
Sacramento, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If your looking for a good seafood meal, go to Joe's If you enjoy riverside dining, go to Joe's If you like a stroll through Old Town Sacramento, go to Joe's If your celebrating an adult birthday, go to Joe's a lot of fun If you young and love dancing and music while dining, you'll love it at Joe's

Thank Stephanie H
Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a three year gap, my friends and I decided to try Joe's Crab Shack once again. My expectations were low because I had experienced really poor service and mediocre food the last time I had eaten there. This time my friends and I had a much better experience. While the food was still clearly average at best ( it... More 

Thank Jacki1011
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am fairly certain that Joe's Crab Shack does a good job on their crab buckets. Can not be so certain of other items on menu. I ordered the shrimp & fish.. Almost no flavor in fish & breading was equally flavorless. The fries were cold & no flavor. The small cup of slaw was average.. Not bad... Not wonderful.... More 

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Emmett, Idaho
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I normally try to avoid chain restaurants while traveling but we were in the mood for sea food, and the seating by the windows or on the back deck give a nice view of the river and the Tower Bridge. I was pleasantly surprised. We were told a 20 minute wait and that they would text us when the table... More 

Thank UptownRanch
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18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first restaurant that I went to in Sacramento when I first visited 4 years ago. Since then I ate here once a year but I feel that every time I go the quality is less attractive than my first visit. On my last visit I experienced the restaurant to be too cold. Temperature in Sacramento is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
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: 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?