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Joe's Crab Shack

600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1326
+1 512-441-1010
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (18 reviews)
“clams” (8 reviews)
“crab legs” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1326
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What the xxxxx was that. So much opportunity and failure in all ways. Over rated. Poor service. And if that was fresh seafood I am a squirrel. While walking the river trails in Austin, this restaurant just stood out, let's try it. Bad mistake. I...More

Thank archfor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We will not be back - My wife ask me where I wanted to go eat for my 70th Birthday - immediately I said I was ready for some King Crab so opted to go to Joe's Crab Shack on Riverside in Austin. I use...More

Thank Hugh S
Reviewed 17 February 2018

noted that they have good teamwork from the hostess named Shannon who was friendly and seated me promptly to a great view of townlake ..yes the view was gorgeous as I dined there. The manager named Andrew was knowledgeable about the menu and was able...More

Thank arlene b
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

On a not very crowded Saturday night, the restaurant could not get the food and certainly the service anywhere near right. How’s this? Ask server for the fish broiled, and she answers that it only comes fried. Wrong. She forgets included items and when reminded...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Used to love this restaurant.... Went last weekend and the steamer was full of rubbery seafood. While their was a nice size lobster in the pot, it was flavorless, and I had the Sam Adams version! Service wasn't great. Had to flag someone down just...More

Thank Scubagirl1329
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I brought my son here for his birthday. He had a dungeness crab basket that he thoroughly enjoyed. I decidedly, wrongly I now realize, to have blackened redfish. The reason I didn't have crabs is I just didn't feel like getting all messy. It was...More

Thank crazyAustin
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We ate here a few days ago and just returned for lunch today! You can bring your pets and eat outside which was great since parents' home flooded and they had to evacuate with their dog. King Crab is a little pricey but when you...More

1  Thank AttyVette
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Last night on our 59th anniversary, we again went to Joe's Crab Shack on Riverside Dr., across from downtown Austin. The service was attentive and careful to explain the differences between the offered crab buckets. The crabs were excellent and the skyline view is maybe...More

1  Thank fritz p
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The positives have been said previously- great setting. Amazing view and huge menu. We dined this Sunday and the place was starting to get quiet yet despite only 1/3rd of the tables seated- our wait was long. The welcome was friendly and flawless to be...More

Thank CarricktoRome
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We came for dinner on the Fourth of July and were told there would be a 45 minute wait. We sat at the bar and they showed us to our table 15 minutes later! We wanted to be outside because they shoot off fireworks nearby....More

Thank Tony S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-441-1010
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