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“Do NOT sit on deck after dark”
Review of Joe's Crab Shack - CLOSED

Joe's Crab Shack
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
DECATUR
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Do NOT sit on deck after dark”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband & I enjoyed the food but made the mistake of sitting out on the deck........it was light when we got there so all was well as the sun went down however there were TONS of uninvited guests.......SPIDERS.......and not little ones. Finally when the HUGE one over my head began to descend we had to move inside. The food & service were good though.

Visited August 2014
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Thank STEPHANIE J
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Saturday night at Joe's!”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

4 of us last night had the classic boil pot of King crab, corn, sausage and shrimp. It was delicious, had the best breaded clam strips as appetizer, great views of the river while dining!

Visited August 2014
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Thank Harold B
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Meh”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

I've never had great experiences here. The food is always 'meh'. There is nothing special about it, and it's never been fresh. There are better places to get decent seafood.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Shannon T
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Roscoe, Illinois
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Go next door.”
Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We spent a day on the river and wanted to eat something. We pulled up to the pubic dock and went to o Joe's. There were 5 of us. The place was only half full, we asked for a table and were told it would be 45 mins. They were expecting several large groups we were told. 30 mins later the place was still only half full, yet were were still standing waiting for a table. We even offered to sit at two tables if they could not accommodate all of us. We left after almost an hour and had the best time and meal at The New Amsterdam next door.

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2 Thank seanrafferty
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Albany, Georgia
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147 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Awesome Food & Service”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and myself ALWAYS stop at Joe's Crab Shack no matter what city we are in simply because of the awesome seafood! This place is no exception, and the service was great too. I had to Lobster Daddy Bucket and she tried the new Steam Pot Daddy spicy/sweet. It was delivered to us fast and fresh. We sat inside, but there was a outside deck that over looked the water. The only weird side to everything was the parking lot below the restaurant looked kind of shady but other then that great place...

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank 19KingFifty84
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