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Joe's Crab Shack

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131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good crab legs. Good variety on the menu. Try the garlic mussel appetizer.👍🏻 Prices were ok. Good food isn't cheap, cheap food usually isn't good. Lunch on the deck overlooking the river was fantastic in the late August sun.

Thank Bart A
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fun place to eat with excellent food. Impressed with the size of the lobster and overall presentation of our food. We happened to be there to catch fireworks over the river while we were eating. Good times.

Thank mamabear00000
Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to go for seafood and just have a little fun. The server's are awesome, and the food is great! Would have given a better grade, but they recently downsized the menu. I brought this up with one of the servers, and she said that NOBODY was happy about it. She believed is was an effort to save... More 

Thank Niteriders
Nelson, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The meals were great. The service was excellent . Pleasant outlook over the river. Great selection of cocktails and great beer .

Thank camaro1626
Greensboro, North Carolina
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best crabs we've had for a while. Place was crowded and noisy but service was fast and the food was good. We were by a window and could easily see the river and its traffic.This is definitely the place to be, lots of young adults and many families were there. Afterward walk along the water to the nearby park was... More 

Thank Dave M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was pretty good and the service was great. They were very friendly and efficient. They work hard to make your visit as best as possible. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Ty R
Kingdom City, Missouri
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere outside was really neat but the food was so disappointing. The menu was subpar and the food lacked presentation and taste, not to mention it was cold when it arrived.

Thank Lettalynne
Pinckney, Michigan
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227 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice location on the river. Fun atmosphere. Food was ok, service was so-so. Seemed a bit disorganized. Plenty of large groups seemed to be having a good time.

Thank DrSandyD
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

In the melting heat of Louisville this on the river spot for lunch was just right. East Coast Platter was delicious and the bacon wrapped grilled shrimp was amazing. Will visit again before returning home.

Thank Sandie T
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Great atmosphere and great food. Eat here every time in Louisville. Don't have one in Evansville. Will continue to come back time and time again.

Thank David E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
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 - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 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: 502-568-1171

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