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Joe's Crab Shack - CLOSED

567 San Jon Rd, Ventura, CA 93001-3752
+1 805-643-3725
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good20%
  • Average30%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible8%
Sep 26, 2015
“love the view !”
Sep 11, 2015
“Great View, Good Food and Friendly Service - but not always Consistent”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
567 San Jon Rd, Ventura, CA 93001-3752
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Reviewed September 26, 2015

i went for lunch with my family and i celebrated my birthday! The service is kind of slow but the food is spectacular! best of the best !Great ambiance too. highly recommended!

Thank Basma B
Reviewed September 11, 2015

I have eaten here 3.5 times within the last month and a half. First time was during a Paint Nite event, and I ordered an appetizer of a bucket of shrimp. The picture showed a bucket piled/overflowing with reasonably sized shrimp - what came was...More

Thank oxnarddragonlady
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Popped in to Joe's after a bike ride on the beach with my sister-in-law. We split the steam pot that contained lobster, crab, shrimp, corn and potatoes. It had clams in it too but we didn't want those, so substituted scallops. Scallops were to be...More

Thank 982BarbaraS
Reviewed August 4, 2015

If you love fried food, then this is your place. I like clean, fresh food. The availability of fresh grilled was about 2% I ordered the grilled shrimp and they not only over-cooked it, they burnt it. The waiter never came by to see how...More

Thank rstronti
Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

I love Joe's Crab Shack food! This place in particular was slow, and the tables were sticky. We made reservations to sit by the window and we ended up at the window overlooking the playground. The server was very friendly but she was way too...More

Thank Cheese_Taco
Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was possibly the worst restaurant experience I have ever had. We called and said we had a party 0f 11 and were told it would be about 30 minutes for in doors. We show up in 25 minutes and they tell us that our...More

Thank pitter22
Reviewed June 23, 2015

We came here figuring an hour's wait must mean it is really good. Not so. The pluses are there is a playground for kids and the bartender gave us full glasses of wine. The food, however, was terrible. The clam chowder arrived cool enough that...More

Thank lfodea
Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Price was good, food was ok. The best part was being so close to the beach. Waiter forgot us mutilple times :/

Thank Ameliasmom7
Reviewed February 21, 2015

I made reservations (lol) for this place for my parents' anniversary. I thought it would be a fun spot given the view & the fact that we had a child with us. I'm local & should have known better. I checked in with the hostess...More

1  Thank TiffyHe
Reviewed January 28, 2015

We love this restaurant and are always pleased with the fresh seafood. It is a little pricey but good for a once in a while splurge!

Thank Staci L
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 567 San Jon Rd, Ventura, CA 93001-3752
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-643-3725
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