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“so sad that the food is awful and the location is great”
Review of Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Don't go for the food. Have a drink and watch the sunset, but don't expect good food. It isn't here. It's a shame that it isn't better because the location is so good.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Joe's reminded me of vacations at Disney World- loud and over the top with smoke and mirrors.
Having lived my entire life in Florida, I can tell the difference between a real seafood place and one full of fluff.
The crab dip appetizer was terrible and the snow crab and shrimp were over cooked (and I have no idea what they served us when we asked for butter. It looked like oil and water with a yellow tinge).
Sad to say but the best part of the meal was the ear of corn that came with the meal.

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Thank Ron C
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

If you like seafood, you'll enjoy it. Good selection; reasonable prices and good food. Location was right on the ocean with a great view while dining.

Thank Cheryl H
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We visited my brother in Jacksonville, and wanted to experience some great sea food - we weren't to be disappointing at Joes - my wife had Snow Crab legs, and i had a bucket of shrimps - literally served in a bucket. Big beers and cocktails served in jam jards were also the order of the day - the waitress was somewhat surprised at how many beers i put away - she clearly wasn't acquainted with the British drinking capabilities! Overall a superb meal sat out in the sunshine - no better way to dine in Florida!

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Thank JamesDCairns999
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

If you love steamed seafood, this is the restaurant for you. It's on the beach with fantastic views of the ocean. The staff is super happy to please and there is constant music, dancing and celebrating. There are specialty drinks for your choosing, bibs to wear for the seafood specialties (lobster, crab (of course), clams, etc). This is definitely not for those wanting a quiet, peaceful experience. It was great fun being there. Be ready to do a happy dance if it's your birthday!

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Thank Diane R
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