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Joe's Crab Shack

Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
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7610 Hazard Ctr Dr Ste 703, San Diego, CA 92108-4536
(619) 260-1111
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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San Diego, California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I was treated to Joe's Crab Shack by my daughter for Father's Day. Even though I live nearby, this was my first visit and I can't believe I waited so long. If you are a seafood lover, especially crustaceans and don't mind wearing a bib while you crack open your crab legs and lobster, this is the place for you.... More 

Cochrane, Canada
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365 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

This is an absolutely outstanding spot! The ambience is really fun, the service was outstanding and the food was even better! Fantastic food and some really great drink choices! Very highly recommended!

Thank Mark D
Gaborone, Botswana
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Had the garlicky mussels which were really good. Also the calamari and shrimp, finished it off with a Bahama mama. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Matshediso K
San Marcos, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

The food was terrible me and my wife sent our food back twice my daughter got served rotten potatoes. The service was great though and manager took care of check. Wish it could have been both great service and great food, I don't mind paying for a good meal

Thank jasonbb1301
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a quick no wait experience tonight. A lady came to the table took our picture for a postcard,the up sold us for $10 on an additional photo. Our food was great! We had a strawberry mango freeze drink, non alcoholic drink. Very good choice. Our food was awesome,we had the East Cost Platter which was really good,and the... More 

Thank piper a
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The food was good as well as the service. I had the classic pot. I was not in the mood for the potatoes, but wanted to corn on the cob. Both ended up being very tasty.

Thank k9andPchee
San Diego, California
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376 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

If you like eating at restaurants that offer something different in the way of ambience, you'll love Joe's Crab Shack! It's a place where you feel that you can "come as you are", and just let your hair down. Service is friendly and the food is good (not great). I do find their crab cakes a wee bit overcooked, but... More 

Thank traveltoforeignlands
Bolton, Connecticut
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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Realizing this is a chain, we long ago learned that Joe's does not serve the type of crab Marylanders and those on the eastern shore would expect. Nevertheless, the seafood is usually pretty good. We were disappointed this trip. Ordering their fried seafood platter, the meal was really disappointing. The onion rings appeared to be little more than fried crumblies,... More 

Thank Ted L
Fresno, California
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Located in the back area of shopping mall not too good at night because of location. The steam buckets are very good, my son had one of those. I had a variety plate and some of the fish and crab were dark almost as if reheated. I would order the steam bucket if I went again as they seem to... More 

Thank Linda B
Spruce Grove
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went to this location recently and based on the food and Service Quality, I will not be going back, Took 2 hrs the get our entree. Food was cold when it came out......

Thank sfranco4223

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, 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 - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7610 Hazard Ctr Dr Ste 703, San Diego, CA 92108-4536
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Neighborhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Phone Number: (619) 260-1111

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