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Crabby Joe's Tap & Grill

££ - £££
Bar, Canadian, American, Seafood, Grill, Pub
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65 University Ave E, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2V9, Canada
+1 519-725-9041
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Waterloo, Canada
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165 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the big TV's for watching the game. We had great service and the chicken wings were good. Lots of parking too.

Thank JeffGingerich
Waterloo, Canada
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This restaurant has a great atmosphere. The food can be a little expensive for what you get, but it's always hot and tastes good. Popular with university students.

Thank Laura V
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Your average pub fare; was expecting more based on the decor (very open and nice). Dinner salad was surprisingly small with chicken overcooked and cold. No one in the establishment knew how to pour draft beer or they've been instructed to save the pub money by serving beer with ridiculously large "heads". Several tables (including ours) were complaining that we... More 

Thank TheLDClan
Windsor, Canada
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171 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Tried Crabby Joe's Tap & Grill in Waterloo for dinner. Decent pub-style menu with a wing special on Tuesday nights. Great friendly service and good food. Good selection of domestic beers on tap. Will try again!

1 Thank drummerhill
London, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Just moved to the area and was looking for a bar / pub and found this place. Not much of a beer selection but reasonably priced and cold. Menu is normal for this type of place. I had beef dip and was ok. I found the menu to be a bit pricey and imagination. Service was very good.

Thank Mike C
Calgary, Canada
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I ordered French onion soup and cheese bread for lunch , the soup looked like deep dish mud and tasted like it too.other wise the Service was excellent the hostess was so friendly .

Thank elvis97
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We popped in for a late supper, the place was rocking and packed due to Game 7 for Raptors and Heat, it looked like a long wait, it was a tiny bit for seating, but once seated the service was great, the waiting was minimal and the food was excellent.

Thank cdnspeedy
Barrie, Canada
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Went in for dinner while in Waterloo for business. Was close to my hotel, within walking distance. Service was great and food was excellent.

Thank dh1535
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

First of all let me start off by saying the bad service this afternoon has prompted me to sign up on here just to write about it. The waitress serving us seemed to have little knowledge of what the restaurant served, ineffectively communicated, showed little interest in her job, provided false information when asked questions about items, forgot orders, and... More 

Thank EEddie-Spaghettii
Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This place has the worst service! It took longer for my drink to arrive (which claimed could not be made until a fresh glass was clean?) than my food which came shortly after. The waitress did not check on us once until our plates no longer had food on it. She came rushing over as if the place was packed... More 

Thank 6ShS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Bar, Canadian, American, Seafood, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 University Ave E, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2V9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 519-725-9041
Crabby Joe's Tap & Grill offers a casual, relaxed family friendly restaurant and bar experience and a menu with something for everyone. Good Food... Good Fun... Bad Temper!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?