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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wanted crab. Joe's is a good standard to pick up a decent crab leg meal so we stopped. The good was good, the service good, the price was high, but what do you expect for crab legs? My wife enjoyed her crab cakes. It was nice with a view of the River Walk.

1 Thank Michael E
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't realise this was a chain! Situated along Riverwalk I was expecting some fresh crab, hence the name. Being solo and on a business budget I didn't want a bucket so opted for a medley. It was nice but everything on my plate was fried. Service was reasonable and fairly quick. Would try somewhere else next time

Thank PurpleJules
Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent dinner spot on the San Antonio River Walk. Great food and great service and good spot to experience "Category 5 Hurricane".

1 Thank Rain21az
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal at Joe's - the cocktails were good, the soup very filling and the fish / shrimp excellent portions. The place has a good buzz about it and the staff very friendly. A must to return for more crab!

Thank David S
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I are both fans of Joes and our visit this week to the San Antonio riverwalk location did not disappoint. Decent seafood at fair prices and friendly and helpful staff. Our only complaint would be the limited beer selection.

1 Thank Mike B
Tillsonburg, Canada
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to go wrong with a bib on, a cold beer handy and your hands covered in melted butter with fresh crab, shrimps, clams and more... soooooooo good but you pay for what you get!

1 Thank Ian A
Greenbrier, Arkansas
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74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tourist trap with poor food... How can you need up a lobster and crab that bad? Mind boggling... Not worth the money or time...

Thank gaige1212
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

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

1 Thank Rhonda K
McKinney, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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 

1 Thank Lisa_Recommends_This
Dubuque, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 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.

1 Thank Robert F

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, 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
  • 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?