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Joe's Crab Shack

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2757 E 80th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5762
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

I thought it was a fairly nice restaurant. The food was good but I think it belongs down by the lake or by water - beach! Doesn't seem appropriate where it is.

Thank bronxgirl2016
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Stopped on our way through town. We had the crab cake sandwich and grilled shrimp. Both were very good. Our server took very good care of us. Glad we stopped

Thank Marcia B
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

The food was really great. There was a long wait, but we were there at 6pm on a Saturday. The staff was great and very friendly. I would very much recommend this place to anyone wanting seafood!

Thank catsandguitars
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing with a reasonable price. The location is perfect . The mall is nearby. You can shop then go to a movie theater and eat your favorite seafood. The people who works there are awesome. They come to your table and make sure everything is fine The place is also clean . I just didn't really the... More 

Thank c m
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Dinning on a budget and want some good Old Crab? Joes Crab Shack is for you....I love crab and when I can't get to Angry Crab I settle for Joes....never disappoint!

Thank Suggababy
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I loved it , it's always good ,it's my #1 spot ,it's good for family events there's a playground for the kids ,my kids love their steam pots and desert

Thank Kenyatta M
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Centrally located with a large patio. Service is good ,menu is slow/fast food . Cold draft beer . Don't expect no cuisine. Extremely casual, pijamas are allowed

Thank Jose A
Merrillville, Indiana
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

As soon as I walk inside, I feel like l'm on vacation. The decor makes me feel like I'm at a restaurant on the beach. The food is great and reasonably priced. My kids also enjoy the atmosphere here. It's a fun place

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117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Fun place to eat. The wait staff is very lively and really try to make things fun. Food is great too!

Thank Renee E
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My husband and I came here after our visit to Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. It was for our 1st anniversary. We both LOVE seafood. He had never been here so I really wanted him to experience the fun atmosphere. I'm very happy that we came here. It was incredibly entertaining and our waitress, Ashley, was very nice & took good... More 

Thank Chelsea A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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: 2757 E 80th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5762
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: 219-942-4554

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