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Joe's Crab Shack

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5626 Northridge Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-4910
+1 847-662-4801
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Shobonier, Illinois
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2015

Like all Joe's that I have been to, the food was good. Unfortunately, I think they were having an off night with service. Forgot place the order for one our appetizers for the group. Served the wrong meal to one of our group -- got mixed up on the order and served the same meal to both people when that... More 

Thank Steve H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have no complaints about my visit. Good crab, though not the warmest temperature wise and all other food was good. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Rhiannon F
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170 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went on a Saturday at noon and there were only 4 tables occupied- even when we left at 1, it was still not busy. The food was good- I had the crab nachos and my husband had the fish and chips. My nachos were good. The fish had too much batter according to him and it... More 

Thank kokopuffMichigan
Chicago, Illinois
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141 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2015

Went here because I was in the mood for crab legs. Had the tub of crab legs they were wonderful with a good kick of spice. The corn also had the kick also. Service was great waiters were super nice

Thank Christopher R
Cape Coral, Florida
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2015

I had Joe's crab pot for about $25. While it tasted good, there wasn't much there. As other reviewers have noted, it's a little pricey for the portion size. Service was good, staff was friendly.

1 Thank Bill L
gurnee, illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Prices high for little food. Red lobster is better.good atmosphere. Meals should include salads without the up charge.

1 Thank marilynkathryn
Joliet, Illinois, United States
1 review
Reviewed January 26, 2015

We ate at the location in Gurnee, Il. Close to Key Lime Cove. Sat night, 7:30. Had almost an hour wait with 2 little ones. Very chaotic place. Could hardly place my order without screaming at the server. Food was good, but expensive. Way too much commotion for me, but I was not in the decision making for this meal.

Thank Sandra S
Silver Lake, OH
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163 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were in Gurnee visiting some friends, and we wanted more than fast food for us and their 4 children. On Mondays-Thursdays, this place has a family deal that provides a TON of food for very reasonable prices. We got to choose an entree (battered fish, shrimp, calamari, etc.), and we enjoyed all of them and the plentiful side dishes.... More 

Thank alilodd80
Appleton, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2014

This place is all about the gimmicky image. The food is okay but the prices are high. If you are going to spend that much, I would go to a place that is a little more gourmet but that's just me. I just hate spending that much in a chain rather than a unique place.

2 Thank Kathryn C
Mequon, Wisconsin
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176 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2014

A great family place, high energy, food was really good, very friendly, but the entertainment felt overdone. The wait staff did not seem to really be into the required singing/dancing routine. The place would be fine without the entertainment.

Thank Joe G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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: 5626 Northridge Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-4910
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 847-662-4801

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?