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“Good Food, Good Service, Why No Prices On The Drink Menu?”
Review of Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
Ranked #45 of 454 Restaurants in McAllen
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
McAllen, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Service, Why No Prices On The Drink Menu?”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Recently, we stopped in for an early dinner. It was about 6:30 pm. We started looking at the bar menu first. We weren't sure if we wanted a margarita, a glass of wine, or a beer. The first thing we noticed was there were no prices listed with the drinks. Our waitress said she could help us with that, just tell her what we wanted and she could tell us the price. Wrong! Each time we would ask for the price of a particular drink or wine, she would have to trot over to the bar, get the price, trot back, and relay the information to us. The drinks were a little too pricey, in my opinion. We finally decided to each get a beer. We told our waitress that we had heard good things about Blue Moon. She said that was a good choice. A little while later, she had to come back and let us know they didn't have Blue Moon beer, even though it's listed in the drink menu. We asked about Shiner Bock, which is not listed in the drink menu. Well, of course, they had Shiner! Go figure... All in all, the meal was very good and the prices of the food were quite reasonable.

  • Visited August 2013
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ernestoc
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Joes is Joes.... not bad for this chain.”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

The food is not bad and the few times I have had a meal here Ive enjoyed it. Service has been good for an early meal. For a good seafood pot...come on in and pull up chair in a casual family friendly place. It a kids playgroud on the side and oldies music plays good and load.

  • Visited April 2013
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NE Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Never again”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice older building but filthy on the inside. Needs a complete update or a good d-greasing. We spent a lot of money on lobster that was barely edible. I'll never go there again.

Visited February 2013
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Thank bogeNEIowa
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Southern MN
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food but a bit expensive”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

On the day we went there wasn't too many people, so you would think that our food would have arrived sooner than we got it. However, the food tasted great but I felt it was overprice a bit.

Visited March 2013
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Thank treasurehunter4
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KC
Level 6 Contributor
408 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Great service, standard Joe's seafood”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

We had great service at this restaurant. The food was also good - your basic "Joe's" seafood fare. Lots of winter snowbirds enjoy meals and take home the rest!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank gabi_kansas
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