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Joe's Crab Shack

$$ - $$$
Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
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7610 Hazard Center Dr Ste 703, San Diego, CA 92108-4536
+1 619-260-1111
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a lovely lunch. Had the boiled bucket of queen crabs. The seasoning was lovely and the sauce - garlic and spicy was super tasty. Staff are very polite and sweet.

Thank Dale H
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137 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here for a cocktail before hopping on the ferry to go to Coronado. We did not eat so I cannot comment on the food. However, our bartender, a female...wish I remembered her name, was delightful. She new we were on a time crunch and she did her best to get us in and out. The drinks were... More 

Thank RebeccaWCarmel
Emeryville CA
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

My hotel gave me a coupon for a free appetizer, so I thought I'd try this restaurant out. Not generally a big fan of large-scale chain restaurants, and this place did nothing to change that perspective. I had the crab-stuffed mushroom appetizer, and that was actually quite tasty! So it all started out very good. For my entree I had... More 

Thank ed_in_510
Victoria, Canada
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

This is in a great location right next to the ferry to Coronado Island and on the seawalk. It was busy when we were there and is quite large. However, greasy friend seafood is pretty much all that is on the menu. Not to my liking.

1 Thank BudgetTraveler010
Victoria, Canada
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210 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We saw this place while staying nearby and decided to try it out. An enjoyable experience! Lots of atmosphere. Friendly efficient waiters. The food seemed pricy but that seemed to be the case for everywhere in this area. The food was delicious. We shared a bucket of crab and added on some sides. Wine by the glass prices were steep... More 

1 Thank sixtysix66_66_66
Conyers, Georgia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The menu and decor were pretty much standard fare for Joe's, but the service was much better than most. The server was very good and there was an attentive manager on duty.

1 Thank JoFo2014
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here for dinner one night on our babymoon vacation and we enjoyed it. He got crab cakes with his dinner platter and they were to die for. That was our favorite part of both of our dinners. All in all good experience.

Thank Courtney H
Lewisville, Texas
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942 reviews
621 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

This is a fun place to go for average to very good sea food in a casual, fun, laid-back atmosphere. I have come here several times and the food and service are usually very good. We were a party of six, and our service was very good. They have a large selection of specialty, Caribbean-inspired cocktails, an average selection of... More 

Thank Mohsman
San Pablo, California
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We ordered for takeout and service was excellent. Order was ready as promised and they walked us through the order, gave us extra sauce and was asked if we needed anything else. The food was delish! We had jumbo shrimp, the fish and shrimp combo and the appetizer sampler. Everything was very good.

Thank TotooIto
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We hadn't been here in a while, and it seemed that it was rather expensive for entrees. That being said, I got a crab cake sandwich was excellent and I am very picky about crab cakes.

Thank Kathy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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 Center 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: +1 619-260-1111

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