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Joe's Crab Shack

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212 College St Ste 100, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-271-9981
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful value and the chef prepared food for my special diet. Beautiful breeze and seating is open to the street but indoors.

Thank Rhonda K
McKinney, Texas, United States
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical Joe's Crab Shack located on the Riverwalk. Great bar top tables on the patio with people watching. Wait staff still breaks to dance at least once an hour. Food is always exceptional and tasty. Kids will love it, adults will like the cold beverage selections. A lot of variety on the menu, even if you do not like seafood.... More 

Thank Lisa_Recommends_This
Dubuque, Iowa
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286 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to be in a different layout of this chain. The Crab Dip is to die for, but the East Crab meal gives great selection of crab, oysters, shrimp and more. Great manager, picked up the load from overwhelmed waitress. Priced reasonable.

Thank Robert F
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106 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best Joe's. We had a variety of items and everything was great. We had 3 children and they ate everything on their plates. Will definitely go back.

Thank Lovetotravel2Texas
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I settled on Joe's Crab Shack when we wanted something simple. After having horrible customer service the night before at a different restaurant we were ready for the same here. Our Server was very busy, however he stopped by our table and said he would be right with us which is all we ask for. Alonso did... More 

Thank tksheb
Northern Virginia
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were leaving the next day and just wanted a light dinner in our unit. I ordered 2 cups of lobster bisque and the Classic Sampler appetizer plate. I sent my husband to pick it up. We got only one soup and the crab dip was missing. We were too tired and needed to pack so didn't go back but... More 

Thank lesleymn
Georgetown, TX
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246 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joe's serves you very good, but typical fare that you expect from a national chain seafood place. Nothing extraordinary, bu consistently very good. Alonzo our waiter was very good, took great care of us. Had a Sample Platter, Crab stuffing stuffed mushrooms, and 1 lb cold peel and eat shrimp. All three very good, especially the stuffed mushrooms. $36 for... More 

Thank Tom O
New Braunfels, Texas
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89 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I happened to be in the riverwalk area and popped into Joe's for lunch. It took at least 5 minutes at the door waiting to be noticed by staff. They were chatting and having fun. That's my only gripe. After we were seated everything was fine. We got a table right by the river, which was great.... More 

Thank moondog1961
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

So Joe's Crab Shack is a chain and you are going to get what you expect. We ate outside on the river for lunch and it was just a great experience. Our waitress was super nice and super prepared. We had a range of pots, salads, and fish and chips and each dish was on par with any other JCS.... More 

Thank Chris G
Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The only other steam pot I've had was out in Seattle and you might expect that out there it would be good. The Joe's Crab Shack in SA was on par with the one in WA! We had the Joe's Sam Adams traditional since we weren't sure about the spicier ones Tender snow crab and Dungeness crab with shrimp, corn,... More 

Thank Eric K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, 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: 212 College St Ste 100, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-271-9981

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?