2607 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA | Directions 9266333.602596 -117.873245
Sun-Thurs: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am-12am
Neighborhoods: Corona Del Mar
EXCELLENT FUN – When you dine at Joe's Crab Shack, you leave giggly and excited. LOVE the dance numbers and the casual feel of it. So personable that if you went alone you would not feel alone. There is no way you could not love this place unless you are a stuffy snob! WILL GO AGAIN AND AGAIN!!!!!
bad management! – Very bad experience. Manager Amber Rider was rude. Won't ever go back again. Atmosphere like a freak show, stop to sing/dance every 15 min, had fake bride and groom ceremony etc. Creepy! Crab Nachos were soggy so we asked to have them taken off our bill and ordered a more expensive item ($30 crab bucket) in its place since since my son was still hungry. The manager Amber Rider refused to take nachos off and would only give me half credit for the nachos stating it was their corporate policy. So I canceled the crab bucket and went to In and Out Burger. My first clue should have been that Crab Shack parking lot and restaurant was empty on a Friday night and the restaurants next to it (Rusty Pelican , Chart house etc) were packed! Our tab was $90 for 4 of us, apparently they would rather loose a customer over $10 and aren't interested in making their customers happy. Spend your money some where else!!
Different... ok... – This place is ok... it was great when I was younger... but now, it's a little hectic. most of the food is fried - too much for me. For people who like fried food, it's a good place to go... it's VERY heavy food. If you have people in town, it's a good place to take them because it's different... but... they don't take reservations... so you'll have to wait.
Gone Way Down Hill – A few years ago this place had a great menu, good food and was lots of fun. Went last week and will never go back. It's no better than Chuckie Cheese.
Never Again! – We went to Joe's Crab Shack for a birthday party recently. I had one of the worst dining experiences of my life. People in our party received their food any where from 8pm (first) to 9:15 (last). The food was lousy, except for the crab which was o.k. The service was a joke. Our waiter, Andrew, actually tried to flirt with a couple attractive women in our party who were there with their husbands. At 10 pm I gratefully exited this tacky, loud establishment and took a breath of much needed fresh air. I would not eat there again if you paid me to.
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.
Great views, good bar, ok food, poor service – We went to Joe's with another family and had a nice time on a busy Friday night. The setting is good for kids and the views are outstanding with the harbor steps away. Our cocktails were excellent, the food ok and the service poor. All were in line with the expections that we had going in. Good spot for a busy family type dinner with kids.
noisy and kitchy but i love it! – i went here with a group for the 4th of july and it was amazing. so much fun, servers were loud and friendly. great place!
User review by itzdabebeh – The staff is very friendly and accomodating. Great value and great location! Yes, it is a bit noisy, but it's a family restaurant. If you want fine dining, elegance, peace and quiet, go elsewhere! We enjoy bringing visiting family and friends here and they all loved it!
Fun restaurant – Joe's crab shack is a lot of fun to dine at. The food is very good. Crab is their specialty and it is good. The service is pretty good. They get really busy at night so the service can get a little bogged down at times, but they always have a great attitude. It's a great place to go with your friends and have a few drinks. It's good food for a good price.
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