2000 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL | Directions 6017342.054387 -88.029877
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 11pm
A colorful seafood restaurant for kids of all ages--especially the younger ones. – In Short
Admittedly kitschy, unavoidably noisy, this Red Lobster for rug rats is like an oversized seaside shanty awash in oceanic memorabilia--fishing nets, souvenir trinkets, plastic flotsam and jetsam. Staffed with a lively crew of G-rated table-dancing servers, the family-friendly chain anchors its menu in all things crab: Crab balls, crab cakes, crab dip, crab gumbo. Finicky children opt for corndogs or hamburgers; shellfish-phobic adults dine on rib eye steak or mesquite-grilled chicken.
Don't Get Your Hopes Up – My wife and I visited the Schaumburg Joe's Crab Shack on Monday evening. There was no waiting and our waiter was minimally friendly. I say minimally because it was enough to get us seated and take our order. He wasn't rude at all, but minimally attentive. I ordered the Dungeness crab (1.25 lb) and my wife had the chicken sandwich. Her sandwich looked ok overall, but after eating one half, she couldn't eat anymore as it was very dry. My crab was pretty good, but it was definitely frozen. It tasted like it had been cooling for more than it should have before it was served. I admit some bias because I used to live pretty much on Puget Sound where Dungeness crab is readily available. The taste of the crab was decent, and filling. They served some sort of corn biscuits that were dry and somewhat greasy. Overall, this was below my expectations for a restaurant chain that came highly recommended by friends. I don't "not" recommend it, but I do suggest that people proceed with caution.
User review by JendyV – A good place to hangout on a Friday or weekend. They have good seafoods and best tasting calamari.
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