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Joe's Crab Shack

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601 2nd St Ste 5, Kemah, TX 77565-2829
(281) 334-2881
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thsi place is not cheap but they have some deals sometimes where you can afford to eat crab and good seafood here, the drinks are cold and the service sometimes could be slow but that does not stop you from enjoying the great food.

Thank bryanmantezoni
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Very fun atmosphere. Good food I would defiantly recommend trying it at least once. Quality of food for the price is fair. Combine that with the atmosphere you get a good value there.

Thank Jimmie T
Alexandria, Louisiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

Well my food was great!! its not Joe's Crab Shack any more !!! it okay we ate good. My waiter was wonderful. we will come back!

Thank 1980Ken1974
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Sorry. I stopped in here for dinner one night and it was their dollar special night. I ordered 3 dishes and perhaps I am just not into all fried food. But I was so sick that night. I won't be returning.

Thank Sue-Ann S
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Great place when it was there on the boardwalk. I guess bubba gump took its place. It had a great atomsphere I sure wish it was still there.

Thank Justin V
Seabrook, Texas
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

Joe's is gone on Kemah Boardwalk, replaced by Bubba Gump Shrimp. I higher priced, less diverse menu but good food and service.

1 Thank Garyhender
Houston, Texas
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2015

We love our crab & the Crab Shack knows how to serve it up hot & delicious. Yes it's messy but so worth it! And I am the Queen of Crab Picking!!!

Thank Diana D
Kemah, Texas, United States
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2015

Sorry but this is not the way quality seafood is served. Hit your local grocer or seafood house and do it yourself at home for a much more pleasurable experience.

Thank BuckBeasley
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2014

I felt un-satiated leaving this place. I saw more plate than food... :( The food I did see seemed dry and dehydrated. I didn't realize crab jerky existed...

Thank rAcErCoSmO
Kemah, Texas
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2014

So Glad this place no longer belongs to the Landry Chain, at least not this one. This was the worst place at Kemah Boardwalk. Service, food, just no professional people working there at all. Glad it is now a Forrest Gump eating place.

Thank ed l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 2nd St Ste 5, Kemah, TX 77565-2829
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Kemah
  • Phone Number: (281) 334-2881

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