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“Excellent Lobster Pot Pie!”
Review of Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
Ranked #112 of 602 Restaurants in Lubbock
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent Lobster Pot Pie!”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Excellent service from Lindsey. The margaritas were awesome! The manager came out of see how I enjoyed the meal. Nice touch!

Visited January 2013
1 Thank M B
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  • English first
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English first
Clovis, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best place for seafood in the High Plains”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We've never had bad food here, although the service was not always impressive. The only time they truly angered me, we requested a table on the patio, so our kids could keep playing, and they put us inside. After a 2-hour drive, that's the last place two active kids want to be. But we all love seafood, and prefer to make the drive to Lubbock over going to Red Lobster in Clovis. To us, it's more and better food at Joe's than Red Lobster.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Mrs_K_Kramer
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Roswell, NM
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Open until Midnight on a Thursday!”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

The food is fine. Just chain seafood, not a lot different than a Red Lobster. However....hubby and I pulled into town after a 3 hour drive and an hours time change and were ready to find dinner at 10:00. To our delight, when we called they said open until Midnight! Beats Taco Villa any day!!
So the food is average, but the late night hours was a huge bonus for us and also our server was AWESOME!

Visited October 2012
Thank ks0831
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Texas, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“twice is enough, never again”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

we have dined at this Joe's on two separate occasions.
First time: left without eating - we never, never do this (but we did this time). staff very ineffectual and slow. appetizer was cold and bland - sauce was clumpy! thought perhaps entree will be better. No. We asked for our ticket and the manager. Paid for drinks and appetizer. Left disgusted and completely out of the mood for seafood or even really for trying to "dine" at all. Think we settled for a quick fast-food bite.

Second time: Decided to give them another try. . .anyone can have an off day, right? Walking in the place smelled of dirty mop-water. The smell seemed to pervade the entire restaurant. I did not say anything to the hostess but i thought, "can they not all smell this? have they grown immune?!" Different waiter, same poor service. Same disgusting excuse for food.

joe's crab shack - or atleast this location- is an idea and seafood gimmick that has run it's course. and it's overpriced.

twice is enough.
never again.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank 510jana
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Lubbock, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2012

It's very rare that we go to Joe's, but it was a good experience. We had a good server, Carly and she made the visit fun and exciting. Although a bit pricey, we were able to find a little something for everyone in our party. The Crab Nachos are really good as well as the Crab Pots. It's nice to see that they still sell Tye-Dye shirts.

  • Visited September 2012
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