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Joe's Crab Shack

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212 College St Ste 100, San Antonio, TX 78205-2244
+1 210-271-9981
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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47 reviews
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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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114 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was exceptionally good. The deep fried prawns and the prawns in pasta were outstanding. Great spot right on the river also has an upstairs when it's busy.

Thank Stuart M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Beautiful setting on the waters edge. Friendly staff and good service. The food is tasty. My one critic is that they over batter the shrimp. Had an amazing Banana Cocktail.Worth a visit.

Thank Dawn P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The place offers 2.storey of casual dining... Food is great as usual... currently have good offers with Lobster, Shrimp, and Dungeness crabs... For party of 8, it's a nice place to eat with ur bare hands if that's what you are looking for. Overall, not bad for the price...

Thank Ferdinand R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We travel to San Antonio a couple of times a year. My husband usually chooses Joe's Crab Shack for one of our meals. He really enjoys their crab legs and buckets of food. I, on the other hand, prefer good ol' fish and chips. Never been disappointed! Since this restaurant is located on the Riverwalk, wait time can be long,... More 

Thank TexasLibraryLady
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Joe's Crab Shack, never disappoints. Our server was excellent, she was corky, just like the Shack. The food was delicious, I always order the lobster.

Thank Laura C
Burkburnett, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Very good drinks and the seafood was excellent. All you can eat crab legs on Tuesday was a good value. Sam was an excellent server and she took very good care of our party of 4.

Thank Ron B
Fulton, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very nice experience. Good food and serving size was excellent. We were very surprised by the quality of their sea food. We have eaten in many restaurants of this type and food has always been ok...but priced on the high side. Joe's did not reflect what we have seen in the others.

Thank Pat S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had intended to go to Landry's seafood nearby, but their wait list was entirely too long. So we walked just a little further on the riverwalk and we saw Joe's. There was no wait to be seated, but it turned out to be a time consuming ordeal for our large family. They got one of our party's order wrong.... More 

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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
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 78205-2244
  • 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?