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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
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have dined here several times and everytime its a disappointment. The food is mediocre at its best (Mmm chewy lobster) and the staff seems disinterested and a little annoyed at times. If your from out of town I suggest you go in get your t-shirt and then eat somewhere else.

Thank Hayden T
West Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had popcorn shrimp that was wonderfully done with a tasty sauce. Very attentive and fast staff. Great views of the Sac River and the Riverwalk in West Sac.

Thank chucktodd75
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Oh, whenever we go to Joe's Crab Shack, I always come out satisfied of the food they serve. The friendliness of the people working there is fantastic! The best place to eat while watching the river. It is wonderful!

Thank Amy S
Rockville, MD
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for crab legs, and strongly recommend going for the 1.25 lb $29.99 order of queen crab over the ala carte $9.49 1/2 lb snow crab legs.

Thank vlwhipp
Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If only the company were as good as the food. Wonderful crab cakes and clam chowder. The entertainment doesn't hurt, either.

Thank Karin B
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an opportunity to go to Joe's Crab Shack in Sacramento for my parents anniversary. It was fun, but the wait was somewhat long although the server did what she can to expedite the process. In any case, the food was good and if you like crab, then some are great. If you have a big group, by all... More 

Thank Archman61
Roseville, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Too loud. Food was subpar. I was looking forward to eating there and had to defend it to the family to get there. Then I was totally let down and THe food quality as well as the service was not good. Bummer. I expected much more from such a well none brand.

Thank Kohn D
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been at this location several times. Great service and the food was amazing. Worth the extra drive to Sacramento. Do NOT go to the one in San Francisco. So, anytime in Old Town Sacramento, this is the place for Seafood.

Thank Lucille S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good is always 5 star the manager is always on the floor helping his staff good and drinks great always affordable .

Thank Carolyn M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got the classic sampler and loved the great balls of fire! The calamari and crab dip were good. The restaurant has a chill atmosphere that I liked and the service was good as well. I love how the employees wear the "Got Crabs? We do" tshirt.

Thank Janice R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
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, Families with children, Bar scene, 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?