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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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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank travel-bitten-shark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Miche P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their seafood tastes good, the barman was nice and talkative, and they have good beers. The prices were ok. Maybe we just came on the wrong day but they were really short on staff, we got told to wait 30mn, although the restaurant didn't even look that full. We were only three and there was a big line of people... More 

Thank Raefearless
Perth, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from Australia 🇦🇺 we have great seafood but we pay such a high price. We could not get over the great prices for everything on the menu. The cocktails were equally fabulous. I loved the Piña Colada it came out in a pineapple 🍍. You can choose from a jumbo shrimp, Maine Lobster and the best Clam Chowder ever.... More 

Thank Spencer28
Singapore, Singapore
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The typical lively American dining establishment, with good seafood! I recommend the crab and lobster combination or the snow crab only option. Did not really find the king and queen crab meat that sweet. The corn and potatoes that came alongside were good too! We had a nice complimentary photo taken here too which was a nice touch added to... More 

Thank sherskey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was recommended to me by a friend. The service was good. But! We ordered one king crab basket and one snow crab with lobster basket. All of them, are dry and not fresh at all! You can tasted that they are dead weeks ago. And the lobster was almost empty!!! After we complain the waiter offered to serve a... More 

Thank Dennis Z

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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, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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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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