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“Bad, bad, bad”
Review of Joe's Crab Shack - CLOSED

Joe's Crab Shack
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Had their crab cakes, which at several different locations have been great. These looked like over fried very thin tasteless crap. There was no taste, just very dry and burned and ultra thin. Don't ever contact Joe's Crab Shack as they NEVER responded. I's not like they were busy either. There were only 6 other people at two different tables. Plus, it was 2pm . Will never go to another Joe's agan as the customer service stinks. Way to go!

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Thank Barbara C
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Food was great, service was just ok. We have eaten here many times and this was the first time we had mediocre service. Every place has one bad server once in a while, so we will most certainly be back. Tasty food and we sat out on the patio with the ocean practically in our laps. It was a great lunch. Joe's is consistently good.

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Thank cmills
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

We were supposed to go to the World Famous but there was a one hour wait for a table and we were starving. A little disapointed we kept walking around the bay and found Joes Crab Shack. It was a great experience, buckets full of crab, lobster, corn...waiters dancing around...so much fun. Great service, our waitress had recently moved from DC and was very helpful. The only thing that I believe they could improve, its the fact the the seafood is not fresh. We were expecting to see one of those aquariums with live lobster and crabs, but no. Still we had a great time!

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Thank Fernando M
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Our server Gail B She was a top notch professional. She handled our party of 7 (with 4 kids) like a pro. Made great suggestions for appetizers and desserts. Crab was delish, views of the ocean were great. Fun atmosphere. Our service made all the difference, and Gail would have us coming back again and again!

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Thank C S
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Spent the day at Catamaran resort (that's another story) and decided to head out in search of lunch. My wife not being much of a seafood lover but a fantastically open minded person agreed that as long as they offered a burger I could endulge in all the steamed crustaceans I liked.
The servers were all very young and very friendly. I have since read reviews about how loud the place is...yep it's pretty loud so we went into the bar where there is no music and we had the place to our selves. Our bartender/server was Jenn who was very upbeat and friendly. She made recomendations from the menu without having to be asked. Product knowledge is important.
The food wasn't fantastic but it was good and because it's seafood is a bit pricey but all in all i enjoyed my visit to Joe's in PB.

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2  Thank sirkevin1967
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