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“Mediocre Dining Experience”

Joe's Crab Shack - S Padre Island Dr
Ranked #287 of 705 Restaurants in Corpus Christi
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Had the Alaskan steam pot. The crab legs, shrimp and lobster had very little flavor. The corn was tough and flavorless. The only two items with decent flavor was the sausage and the red potatoes.

Based on this one experience I will not revisit.

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

We were visiting Corpus for a Winter Get Away. We have eaten at this Joe's before and had an okay experience. This time was a TOTALLY different thing. We went during the cold blitz that hit Texas-and the whole country really- in December... The restaurant was COLD inside, people were eating with their coats on! While the restaurant was not crowded by any measure, the wait-staff took about 10 minutes to introduce his self and get our drink order. The atmosphere was rather dreary. After my son started to complain that he was cold (this is a HOT BLOODED kiddo who never gets cold) we made the decision to leave. When we told our waiter we would pay for the drinks but we were going to go-- he seemed like this was a pretty regular occurrence, not shocked in the least. We eat at Joe's in our home town pretty reguarlarly-- after this experience, I'm not sure whether we will be back, even in our home town... it was THAT bad.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Very good food, though somewhat expensive. We ordered three different items, and they all were very good. Service is fast and attentive.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We recently visited Joe's Crab Shack in Corpus Christi Texas. It was about 8:30 on a Thursday night. The food was fresh, hot and delicious. We were surprised since it was a little later in the evening. The fried shrimp was some of the best ever. The fish was fried crisp with a little bit of a heavy batter. The cole slaw was cold and fresh but rather a small serving. The fries were very good. The hush puppies were good. I felt that it was a little pricey.

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Thank JoyfulEddy
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Enjoyed eating on the water, great atmosphere, nice staff and clean facility. Love the steam pots, great even on the children's menu! Overall great time with the whole family!

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Thank Crystal G
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