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1.7 miles from Beach at Daytona Beach
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Joe's Crab Shack offers a variety of favorites from all parts of the sea and shore. From its extensive menu, guests can choose from buckets of seasonal seafood, fried shrimp platters and fish dishes, as well as options from the "mainland" that include steak, sandwiches, and chicken. Guests can indulge in over-sized and creative cocktails, such as the Shark Bite which is playfully garnished with a shark toy. Since its inception, Joe's popularity has stemmed not only from its menu, but also its retail store. With various pieces of merchandise for purchase, including the ever-popular tie-dye T-shirt with the phrase "Peace, Love and Crabs," Joe's has become synonymous with the word "fun."
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Can’t tell you if the food was good, waited 45 minutes for a table, were sat and then waited another 20 before we gave up and left. Our friends who live in Daytona said this is the norm...too bad because the location is perfect.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted some good seafood with a view and that's what we got! It is on the pricier side but what do you expect? We had a great dinner and service was great. The voodoo chicken, fried pickles, clam strips, and shrimp were among our...favorites. Take advantage of the happy hour if you can!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 23, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I were extremely disappointed with the Joe's C.S. location @ Savannah, GA. We had a terrible experience with the quality of our food and decided to never step into one ever again. Welp! We decided to give them a second chance and...I'm glad we did. This location is simply AMAZING! Not only the restaurant has great views of the shore and sunset, the service we received is outstanding! There was a 40+min wait and it was totally worth it. The restaurant is super clean and everyone (servers) was wearing a mask. Some of the servers were not wearing it properly, just under their chin. They were super busy but not for one second they compromised service for speed. What an art! This experience changed our perception of this chain. Our food was delicious! Let me tell you about LISA! Good Lord she is amazing! Her customer service comes so natural. She was super friendly and so much fun to talk to. Lisa always made sure our cups were full and that were enjoying our food. She made excellent plate recommendations. I just can say enough about her, she is a superstar! Lisa spoke to us about the Landry's Select Club. Her explanation was so easy to understand (also her sales skills were top notch!). We've been offered this before at Bubba Gump City Walk. The explanation they offered us there was not the best and we decided to not join. Lisa made the difference and really made us understand the value of this membership, so we joined! I highly recommend you join too! Lisa thank you so much for making this night a memorable one! The host working PM today Sept 23rd (I didn't catch her name) was super friendly as well! There were several people waiting in line, her friendliness made the 45min wait time seem not too bad! I saw her engaging with different customers and making sure they're having a fun time as well. She also provided a joyful greeting. Thank you for making it right! Now that I realized that there's a location 5 min away from home in Orlando, I will probably visit more often.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 9, 2020 via mobile

Really great fish, coconut shrimp and nachos! Server was prompt and friendly. This is a great pier location with both inside and outside seating. They’re using permanent menus which isn’t great in light of covid situation.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 4, 2020 via mobile

I had a great birthday celebration with the family. Great service, although they did not have any birthday specials. My kids loved the shark drink that they have and it was great to hear people join in when they poured the drink for my kids.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 28, 2020

We have been to Joe's before and looked forward to it. When my wife ordered the shrimp sampler she was told they were out of things. The server worked with my wife to make there own sampler by adjusting things. All worked out well and...was very good.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 24, 2020 via mobile

Good food but The dessert is not that good. I order an apple pie to celebrate my birthday, they didn't decorate the plate, it was just plain, it was a little bit disappointed. The staff is great, they really did a party to sing Happy...Birthday to me. They have a platter with crab dip, calamari and small fish croquettes that is very good. Beautiful ocean view.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 21, 2020 via mobile

We arrived at about 6:30 on a Thursday night. Given changes in volume due to cauvet 19 the crowd was moderate. We were greeted promptly and shown a table. We had an appetizer called great balls of fire. This was spicy greasy and extremely tasty....I would call it a signature item and worth skipping the usual stuff. We followed with a low country boil for 2. We took the standard seasoning. I should have asked for Cajun or something spicier. They did Set you up with bibs shell crushers and a special plastic fork to dig out the meat. The service was fair don't recall a water refill. Wait staff wearing masks and appearing concerned about the virus. There was no happy hour. The place is a reasonable walk from several hotels. It was better than a 3 star maybe not quite a 4 star we would eat there again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 16, 2020

So I live 3 hours away and had family coming down to Daytona to visit. We were trying to find somewhere to eat. My husband suggested Joe's. I called ahead of time and explained I would be driving 3 hours to get there and asked...if my very small dog could come with us. They said yes that they had outdoor seating and that would not be a problem. Got there, no parking except far away in a parking lot that you pay either $10 or one a little closer for $20. Called to ask where we should park. Sara the same girl who told me it was fine to bring dog tells me if i don't want to pay for parking look on the street and hope to get lucky finding a spot. Then we go to restaurant and their outdoor seating we are told is sandwiches only. We didn't drive 3 hours for sandwiches. So we eat inside. They tell us dog can't come in. I argue with them and explain i called ahead blah blah blah. They allow dog in but give us a hard time because she is sitting on my husband's lap. She is petrified and shaking like a leaf because they are screaming something about a shark every 2 minutes when they deliver drinks to tables. Our dog didn't make a sound or do anything wrong. So after they complained my husband took her outside then they refused to let him re enter when he tried to saying she isn't a service dog. He sat out in the hot sun while we all ate our dinner. Rude and ignorant staff. Don't go there. I'll never go to a Joe's again and will be sure to warn everyone I know never to give them their business either. There are plenty of dining establishments that welcome my baby girl and appreciate our business.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 21, 2020

Worth going for the view and service. As for the food, the crab was probably the best I have ever had - everything else was good but nothing special for the money.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Teresa H
October 4, 2018|
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Response from jrbcsb390 | Reviewed this property |
You can not make reservations and there is always a long wait BUT you can sign up for a table and walk around town which has lots of shops and things to do with kids. It is a fun place to visit and if you're lucky you may... More
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PaidDaily
September 14, 2018|
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Response from Chalres D | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't :(
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daltonray
September 8, 2018|
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Response from Rhonda N | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they take reservations. However, we didn't have any wait period or problem getting seated.
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