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Joe's Crab Shack

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131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
+1 502-568-1171
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (43 reviews)
“steam pots” (3 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
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Reviewed December 13, 2015

We really enjoyed the food at this Crab Shack location. Our server was excellent and my son said he would love to return for his birthday, he liked it that much! The food is expensive but for a special trip it was worth it. We...More

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We walked from our hotel to Joe's OK Cajun for dinner. The staff was very friendly and we were seated immediately on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It was not a busy night. Camden was our bartender and waiter. We had excellent strong Long Island Ice...More

Thank Worldtraveler6191
Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you're into chain joints like Hardrock and Rainforest cafe, then this place is for you. If you're looking for real seafood..........well, you're in the wrong city. ;)

Thank wanderlust0506
Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We were recently in Louisville on an outing and wanted to eat at another restsurant on the River which we found was closed. We found Joes Crab Shack also on the River so we decided to dine there. We had been to another Joes and...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Joe's Crab Shack had always been one place that I wanted to try, but not had the chance. My family and I were Louisville for a family trip and we decided to give it a try for dinner. The restaurant itself is situated right along...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed October 18, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on the recommendations we read on Tripadvisor. The reviews are accurate in that all the food offered is fried, so we were prepared for that. We do not agree with other aspects, since our experience was not a great one....More

Thank PokeyPaddler
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great food and drinks. However, if you get there at night on a weekend, be prepared to wait. But once you get in and get a table it will all be worth it. The food was great and the drinks were awesome. For it being...More

Thank mike6969692015
Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We have a tough time getting our son to eat a variety of food. Crab legs here are something that he loves. We try to go to Joe's when we can. This restaurant was like other Joe's we have visited in the past.

Thank BigDaveBo
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Good margheritas to kick off the evening. My companions both decided to have the fish tacos - and both bemoaned the fact that there was very little fish in the taco. I had one of the "steaming pots" which included clams, crab, lobster, sausage &...More

Reviewed September 28, 2015

My daughter requested going here for her 16th birthday lunch while we were visiting Louisville. She wanted to find a popular geocache (which we did not find) and get a t-shirt. We did not get the crab legs or steam pot because of the cost,...More

Thank Lori O
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
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: +1 502-568-1171
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