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Joe's Crab Shack

Central Business District
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131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Pinckney, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are in Louisville each summer for a livestock show so this has become our annual stop. One night we head down to Joe's to have some fabulous seafood and get some fun balloon art. Of course the food is over abundance but always good. Calamari is a staple when we stop. Our group ate everything from Fish & Chips... More 

Thank Cristi W
Richmond, Kentucky
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155 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here several times and enjoy it a lot. The food is always very good. I had steak. They were out of the cut I ordered and they gave me the next best cut for the same price. Everyone else had seafood and was extremely pleased. You can't go wrong in Louisville at Joe's!

Thank Lady_Land_0711
Arlington, Texas
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107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view of the river is nice. The service was slow and almost non existent. We ordered appetizers and the cheese sticks seems barely cook because cheese was very solid not gooey. Wife ordered lobster and was not that impressed. My son and I order fish and chips which were ok but nothing to write home about. We needed refills... More 

Thank John K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a group of 11 to eat at 5 PM on a Sunday Afternoon and the service was spectacular. All meals were correct, served hot and within minutes of each other. The waitress was very nice and capable. It re-enforced my high opinion of the Joe's Crab Shack Chain.

Thank Terry K
Glasgow, Kentucky
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The worst place to eat in Louisville with family. Waitress was not very friendly just putting on show. Order cheeseburger for my child and when waiter brought it out it did not have cheese asked to bring slice of cheese out, he rolled his eyes and popped his knuckles and then grabbed plate and when it came back out it... More 

Thank mdcrumpton
Owensboro, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most people know whether or not they like Joe's. They're loud, crazy decor, and a chain. I'll say that this location on Louisville's riverfront is great for many reasons. Location, friendly staff, and available outdoor seating if you're looking for something a bit more quiet.

Thank Josh G
New Milford
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This restaurant seems like a great place for just about any event. My wife and I saw birthday parties being enjoyed, couples of all ages and families just out for time together. The staff is attentive and very friendly and really hustles. We had crispy calamari and jumbo coconut shrimp as entrees, together with cole slaw and fries -- all... More 

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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
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view
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?