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“Truly a crab fest ...”
Review of Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
Ranked #31 of 388 Restaurants in Oceanside
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Been in business for several years at this location. Yelp has reviews going back to 2008.
Vancouver, BC, CAD
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Truly a crab fest ...”
Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

We were seated at our choice table out on the balcony. Steve served our table, knew the menu well, made informed suggestions and went the extra mile to make our experience a wonderful one. We had 'Joe's classic' for two, carribean platter and the lobster steam pot. I recommend this restaurant.

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Vancouver, WA
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108 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great location but little else to offer.”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Joe's Crab Shack in Oceanside is in a good location on the harbor in a well designed facility. The employees were friendly and helpful but it ends there. We waited what seemed like forever to get our food so we flagged down a manager who then went back to the kitchen to crack the whip. To make up for it, he gave us a free dessert and a coupon for a free appetizer next time we came in. The food (we ordered a Caribbean platter) was just okay. The dessert, a smores concoction, even though it was complimentary, wasn't very good. What we really found annoying was the dancing waitresses. About every fifteen minutes, the music would get really loud and the servers would start dancing. It was really pathetic.

  • Visited January 2014
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Columbia,IL
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657 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Fine Service”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

We walked in hungry but left full and happy. The service is very good and the manager Abdi stopped by several times to make sure the food was what we expected and the service good. This man was on top of his game, so very pleasant and made recommadations on what to do in the area.

  • Visited January 2014
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Oceanside, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“No.”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We have been here twice and each time the food was tasteless and over done. Also, my friend got a lobster with eggs in it so that was pretty disgusting. Not much you can do about that though. Service was good though so there's that.

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Liberal
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101 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great food, better atmosphere”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We took our group of 20 to Joe's for dinner and had a great time. Food came out quick and was very good. Waiters and waitresses were friendly and made it a nice night.

Visited December 2013
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