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Joe's Crab Shack

131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
+1 502-568-1171
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
“steam pots” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was excited to come here with my son as the nearest Joe's to me has closed down. We got crab legs which came with potatoes and corn. My husband got lobster tails and shrimp. I was happy that he was able to get lobster...More

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was 1st visit...Never again. Food was disgusting. Crab legs hard to break, potatoes very dry and corn just plain nasty. The portion of crablegs that you get is highly overpriced. One cluster and was told that was the portion of the meal at almost $40....More

Thank pdmellenbruch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was wary after reading previous reviews but we had a great experience. Service was fast even though they were busy. Food was delicious. Crab was on the small side as previously stated in other reviews. We had the southern stuffed which was awesome! Husband...More

Thank etrimble888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service is friendly and fast. it is very casual and kind of like going to a picnic. The food is reasonably priced.

Thank betagirl67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for an early dinner. Jost was awkward when we asked to be seated by the river. We ordered king crab legs-they were ok...a little on the small side and difficult to eat. The potatoes were very dry and flavorless...and the corn cobs were...More

Thank LuvaNurse443
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

It took so long for us to get our food. It took us a hour to just get a seat, and took another hour for the waiter to take our order. In all fairness there was a party of 70, but who does that? We...More

Thank ff f
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Their food is good, but not 5 star as their price makes them out to be. Service was excellent though. It was $68 for 2 of us with 1 appetizer, 2 entrees with added crab legs, and 1 alcoholic drink.

Thank Goofy173
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at Joe's during Thunder Over Louisville. Being from PA, this was our second visit to Joe's. The staff were extra friendly & our waitress Lisa made our visit extra special! The food & drinks were great, prices are reasonable & I...More

Thank Poppop646
Reviewed April 30, 2018

A chain of disappointing restaurants-- food barely palatable. People not nice and place dirty. Save you money and go to one of the many good restaurants in Louisville. If you want fish go to Lennigs or Fish House on Barrett.

Thank thomas S
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely great!!! We purchased seats at Joe's for Thunder over Louisville, and it was awesome!! The manager's name is Courtney and she was awesome!! Our bartender was Clay, he did a great job..there was a girl helping him behind the bar also l can't remember...More

Thank TammyCouch
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August 22, 2016|
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Response from RiverGuy2015 | Reviewed this property |
According the company website, Joe's Crab Shack has locations in 32 states, with many states having multiple Shacks. I did not try to count them all. I could find no information about special packages for any holidays. So... More
May 11, 2016|
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Response from Kayceyky | Reviewed this property |
I find it is always best to make a reservation if you have a large party. If it is just the two of you, you might be able to get away without having a reservation. They do have an indoor bar area where you can eat. On... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-568-1171
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