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Joe's Crab Shack

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14055 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3337
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Chickamauga, Georgia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we were there in late july, about 5:00 pm. no one there, we had to wait until they cleaned off a table. Again, no one waiting, but we had to wait. the service was horrible, our waitress seemed to be on something, she was spacey and did a really bad job, a few people around us were also complaining about... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here for lunch. Ordered Lobster Bisque Soup - below average and Crab Cake Dinner ($21), which had 2 crab cakes, french fries and coleslaw - average. Food was average and overpriced, even for a tourist area. Service was good. Will not be back; Much better places to eat in this area.

Thank webdarter
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was not good and the service was very slow. We had ordered drinks from the bar, still not had when finished eating so I canceled them. Then after ticket was brought to pay had to finally take it to the lady who was greeting people coming in to take to our waiter. Still waited almost 10min after that for... More 

Thank Deborah R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the FWB/Destin area about once a year and really enjoy all the local seafood spots, but found ourselves in Destin between lunch and dinner. Knowing we were going to join some friends for a late dinner we wanted something to carry us over and Joe's Crab Shack was the next crossover on busy highway 98. The chains/franchise spots... More 

Thank Mary S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Java was our server, and he was great! We brought our large dog and everyone catered to us! Gulliver was brought out a huge pot of water, and Java (and a hostess) even wanted pictures with Gulliver (our dog). The food was good too, but the friendliness of the staff was the best part of our visit!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter was great...brought our baby a toy but he couldn't make up for the long wait and the bad food. The shrimp tasted like dirt and the lobster bisque was edible but not good.

Thank Sarah B
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were on vacation in Destin and I was dying for some Joes. Food was awesome and Hannah was great and patient.

Thank Toni F
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to Joe's every year in Destin. Usually service is great, but I'm guessing it was just a bad day. It was super chaotic. However the food and drinks were very good.

Thank Leigh B
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we got to the restaurant the girl greeting us was very rude and acted like she didn't want us to be there. She asked for our name and our phone number and put it in and told us our wait time, and asked us if we were sure we wanted to wait that long. We left and didn't give... More 

Thank Bailey H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When the best part of the experience was the hostess getting you a table despite there being a wait what more can be said. The food was terrible and the service even worse. They had to discount my bill since the food took forever and they even compt the booze we had and gave complimentary dessert. All of that still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
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
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14055 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3337
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: 850-650-1882

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?