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Joe's Crab Shack

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25 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue, KY 41073-1036
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 1 week ago via mobile

The food is a mix of fried options or steamed crab bowls with corn & potatoes. They also have red fish topped with a delicious lobster sauce. The meals are good and so are the views of Cincinnati and the Ohio River.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Lansing, Michigan
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick and friendly service; I had the stuffed shrimp. The shrimp were really small and the "stuffing" was a tiny bit of something between the shrimp and the bacon wrapped around the shrimp. It was tasty, but most of the credit goes to the bacon. A big disappointment for what I expected. The steamed vegetables were good, but the rice... More 

Thank EricandVal
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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149 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to eating here as the Joe's Crab Shack in our city closed 10+ years ago. For starters, they had recently changed their menu and have probably half or less the entrees that they had before with one of my favorites (popcorn shrimp) being removed even though they have it for kids meals. The service was... More 

Thank Wayne B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great server, but the food wasn't that great for the money. I don't think we will be visiting this place again. It's overpriced..

Thank Gerald A
Morehead, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good here. However, the servers were quite busy with few guests. They were quit to wait our table initially but, it took about twenty minutes after we were finished eating before they brought our bill. All of the tourism decorations were wonderful.

Thank 12948832001
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had friends from AZ in town and they really loved the seafood selections! I had a wonderful Crab cake Chipotle salad that I would order again. Great place to take pictures of Cincinnati skyline! We sat outdoors and very comfortable. Service was good. Much better than my last experience at this location.

Thank Mary A
Athens, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Services and food was excellent. A little pricey but remember it is seafood. Aaron was our waitress and she did a great job taking care of us. I would recommend joes for good quality food and services.

Thank jerryp818
Cincinnati, Ohio
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232 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The Seafood here is pretty good, I still prefer Red Lobster, but it was a nice Change, Shrimp and crab legs were good, we got a platter with a variety and it huge and everything was pretty good, service was good, nice clean place, parking was rough as it's near other nice places and the lots are full, it's a... More 

Thank Rspene s
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Our server was very attentive and helpful. You can eat either outside or inside. We chose to eat inside but asked for a table near the window so that we could enjoy the beautiful Cincinnati skyline and the Ohio river. I ordered the crab legs meal which comes with corn and potatoes. My husband ordered the sampler as an appetizer... More 

Thank emachall
Burlington, Kentucky
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Love this place, give my husband and I a night out before we go to our event of painting. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the river scene. It was a beautiful day and we had the perfect view. The food is very good and doesn't disappoint

Thank flwest99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, 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: 25 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue, KY 41073-1036
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bellevue
  • Phone Number: 859-581-6333

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