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Joe's Crab Shack

££ - £££
Fisherman’s Wharf
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245 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1105
+1 415-673-2266
11:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only really went in for a couple of cocktails. We sat at the bar and were quite happy just drinking our drinks and people watching, as the place is really lively and fun. Ended up sharing some crab nachos to go with our drinks which were really nice. I had a shark bite cocktail which came complete with plastic... More 

Thank brummie_chris
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

simply steamed/boiled the way seafood to be made! just a nice place on pier39 to sit and enjoy seafood!

Thank mm5c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They make a solid product but it is way overpriced and reflective of being in a tourist area. There are better places.

Thank Alzor S
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great saturday night meal here! Yes, its loud and crowded and a bit rambunctious at times... so what! That is what we were looking for! Good was standard... drinks were hilarious and bartender was a fantastic entertainer.

Thank divechka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I came as a last minute "What the heck" let's get some dinner decision. The wait was minimal and the people fairly pleasant. The crowd was younger - Millennials mostly - and mainly there for the noise and the drinks. There's lots of staff participation when certain shots are poured, birthdays, songs that incite dance and so... More 

Thank Brian M
Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We visited Joe's as a family in Oct 2016. We were really looking forward to some good food and a nice atmosphere with tidy surroundings as we had visited Joes in Orlando which was fantastic. Our experience in San Fran was really disappointing, we asked for wine and received two soda glasses by a totally inexperienced server. I actually had... More 

Thank AisAoife
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Best crab cakes we've had in San Francisco so far! You can really see the crab meat and not some minced up stuff you can't identify. Crab bucket was really fresh, though a little salty for our taste. It has a hippie/ Caribbean vibe which was nice for a change. Also, there was a lady from the adjacent souvenir shop... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Good food, good ambiance.... is pretty consistent with all my visits in Orlando and Miami.. good to visit!

Thank Miche P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is not a quite place, in a good way! Very upbeat, party time. Great for families with children. Diverse menu, but the crab is so good and plenty of it!!

Thank Carolyn B
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

1year ago i came here for lunch and raved how fantastic the place was. We got here around 2pm and the place was half empty we waited for 25minutes found out due to not enough staff they shut down half of the restaurant. What a disappointment cause we had to go on our alcatraz tour we left and got a... More 

Thank Tania T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-2266

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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