We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Noisy, choatic, small portions, smokey”
Review of Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
Ranked #68 of 200 Restaurants in Saint Peters
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Missouri
Level Contributor
36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Noisy, choatic, small portions, smokey”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

This is supposed to be a "fun"/quirky place. But its exceedingly noisy, chaotic, and menu prices were higher than it seems like they should be. While the fish/shrimp/etc. was good (i.e. better/fresher than fast food), side dishes were disappointing. Never before seen a restaurant where the fries were skimpy (usually you get a big pile of them as filler, right?). Coleslaw portions were basically a dixie cup. Smoke crept into the non-smoking section.

I do give the waitstaff a lot of credit (except for our waitress, who never came back with my credit card. We eventually flagged her down and she had to go find it...). They run around like crazy, work hard, and somehow manage keep from running into one another. But it is pretty much chaos you pay to be a part of. Not a pleasant dining experience.

  • Visited July 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Traveler1234Missouri
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

53 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    18
    11
    13
    4
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Sun City West, Arizona
Level Contributor
127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Really bad”
Reviewed September 5, 2011

Had never been to a Joe's before as there is not one in my home town, so I was excited to try one on a recent business trip. Maybe I should have done a little more research, but I found out quickly this is a restaurant that is not about the food, it is about the kids! Absolutely the loudest restaurant I have ever been in. The waitress had to scream so I could hear her! The decor is the cheezyist crap I have ever seen and the food was ok - not great, just ok - and there wasn't enough of it. Really bad experience - will never go back.

  • Visited August 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Freddy62
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
“Food's good, kinda corny”
Reviewed March 13, 2008

Food's good, kinda corny

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint Charles, Missouri
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Too bad. It could be so...”
Reviewed December 2, 2007

Too bad. It could be so much better...

Helpful?
Thank kelranji
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Joe's Crab Shack also viewed

 

Been to Joe's Crab Shack? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing