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Reviewed March 1, 2021

I placed an order to go inside of the restaurant crab cake dinner and I'm sure it's going to taste good but first appearance was not good at all and I did not drop this before I got home but this is how it looked...straight out of the restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed December 16, 2020

I've always enjoyed Joe's. Until today. Asked for oysters on the half, didn't see on the menu,assumed a reasonable price. I swear, I could hawk loogies bigger than most of these oysters. So, ordered a 2nd, same thing. Then got blindsided with a $43 bill,...before tip! My fault for assumptions, but wont be back.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed August 23, 2020

My wife ordered cedar roasted salmon. I ordered shrimp & fish. We also had calamari. The calamari was quite good. Our meals were also good. I feel that they are overpriced and not conducive for frequent return visits. We waited 30 minutes to be seated...on a Wednesday night.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020

My recent visit here was for a birthday dinner. Crab is a favorite treat, one seldom had so far away from an ocean. However, this dinner did not disappoint. The calamari was tender and well fried, the only improvement would be an Asian inspired dipping...sauce to highlight the natural sweetness of the squid. The various crab species we had were all well preserved for their long journey one assumes by flash freezing soon after harvest. Repeaded cycles of freezing and thawing or being held for time at non deep freeze temperatures make for waterlogged meat, but there was little evidence of this here. Better quality than we've seen on some seaside dinners. We recommend Joe's for landlocked crab fans.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Food was pretty good. Our server was attentive. We remember the servings being larger for some reason. Bathroom and restaurant were clean.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020 via mobile

Food was awesome and Dominic was on top of it gave me great service good explanations of menu item very attentive he is an asset to your company also Joe the manager came out was very polite and attentive as well I believe these two...gentlemen will do great things for this company Thank you both I will be returning when in Lubbock hope to see both of your smiling facesMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 23, 2020

Used to be my favorite place to eat when I visited Lubbock. Each time I’ve visited I’ve experienced a gradual decline in quantity and freshness of seafood served. Prices are same or increased. Quality decreased.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 24, 2019

I had been disappointed in the food & service in the past, but this last visit was very pleasing. Crab was really good and service this time was fantastic.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

The fish was just so-so with crab meat sprinkled on--hard to find any crab. The waitress was always talking to a person at a nearby table. Not up to any other Crab Shack I have visited. Try other places.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 2, 2019

I always liked Joe's Crab Shack but I had not seen one in years. Lubbock still has one, still looks like they all did back in the day. Menu? Pretty much unchanged as well. Still a bit pricey, and this one just looked tired.

Date of visit: September 2019
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April 19, 2016|
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Response from xuanlocdoc | Reviewed this property |
I did not have a steam pot so cannot comment on the price difference. Frankly, I was not impressed with the food at this restaurant.
dante m
October 3, 2015|
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I called and they said yes. I hope you get better service than I did. Good luck!
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Yes, Joe's Crab Shack offers takeout services.

Joe's Crab Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3