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Joe's Crab Shack

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12124 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6801
(407) 465-1895
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We want here one evening after I have eaten in one in Louisville and it lived up to everything I remember. Great crab bucket and good food for the kids, if you want crab and nice food make this a place to go.

Thank Monkeyman2010uk
Cape Canaveral, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been wanting Joe's Crabshack forever and finally get to go to only be very disappointed! The menu doesn't have the meal we used to love and the platters are smaller. My husband and I always share a platter and now the platters are more French fries then anything else. Plus you could tell our food was over fried and... More 

Thank tinamnorris
South Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to visit here every time we go to Disney. It's close to the Disney hotels. We have always had excellent service at this Joe's. The staff is friendly and our food is always well cooked. (We have a Joe's near our home, and it's good, but not as good as this location.) We always have a lot of... More 

Thank Becca927
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten at other Crab Shacks in Illinois and this one is yucky! The crab cake had pieces of shell in it and it was unpleasant to try to chew and swallow. The coconut shrimp was good. My daughter had the kids pizza which was ok.

Thank Shirley A
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a disgusting grease filled disappointment!!!!! The service was beyond horrible!!!!! Joshua was my waiter and he disappeared. We were literally sitting there forever alone waiting. I sent my food back the appetizer back my husband was ok with his food. The pina collada was good though it came in an ugly cup and no pineapple?!?! Ugh I guess New... More 

Thank Stephanie B
Panhandle Florida
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154 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My waitress was great, excellent service. I was there for lunch but it was my first meal of the day since I'd driven over from a business trip to Tampa. So I arrived starving. I've eaten at other Joe's, but first time at this location. I'm actually not that big a fan of Joe's so not sure why I picked... More 

Thank Taylorcat2us
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited mid June for lunch with my family, I enjoyed my Mahi, but my other half was less enthused with her shrimp. Have heard that the places comes alive for dinner, so perhaps we need to try that out. On the whole not bad for a light lunch.

Thank stevenpaulatkinson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This recent trip we stopped in for an appetizer because it was late at night and were craving the crab nachos. I have been to Joe's several times before and the food has always been very good, as were the crab nachos this time. It's a great place to go because they never disappoint.

Thank Kevin D
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I came here this afternoon with my mum for lunch. The restaurant looks a little dated and is quite dark inside. We was seated straight away and was greeted by our server, who was very polite and professional. We chose our meals and drinks which came in good time. We was really pleased with our choices, fish, shrimp and fries.... More 

Thank mdm90210
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Service was decent. I had the red fish which was great. The fest was so so except for the Shrimp and crab cakes. The queen crab portion was tiny just one small hand. Bathrooms smelled terrible both times.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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: 12124 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836-6801
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: (407) 465-1895

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?