Columbus >Food & Dining > Joe's Crab Shack
4155 Morse Xing, Columbus, OH | Directions 4321940.055172 -82.918460
Neighborhoods: Northeast Columbus, Easton
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.
Fun joint reminiscent of the caribbean – The casual atmosphere of this restaurant is a nice change of pace -- diners pop in after a day of golf, swimming, anything goes, especially on the pleasant outdoor patio. The ambience is reminiscent of the fun seafood joints in the caribbean, one easily forgets he's just outside of the Easton crowd.
With fishing paraphernalia hanging from the wall and ceilings, their motto 'peace, love and crabs' is well deserving..Just go have a good time, hang out and try the dungeness crab legs, it's a great chance to have seafood without the fluff.
One last point - our server was great, well attentive (we wouldn't accept otherwise). It's all a matter of personal circumstance.
worst experience – Everything that could have gone wrong during my visit did. They delivered the calamari app. with no silverware or plates (we had to get from bar along with our second round of drinks, kids included). Forgot the soup, dinner delivered before calamari then same dinner delivered cold. Got the manager and he did get us brand new dinners. App. was deducted from the bill but it was still wrong. The soup they forgot was still was on the bill. When we told the waitress, pulling her away from her friends at another table, she argued about how it was not her fault and how busy she was. They did end up correcting the bill without even an apology. What a difference a waitress can make. I expect a little better quality of service than I receive at a fast food establishment.
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