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Joe's Crab Shack

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314 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1036
+1 760-722-1345
11:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved it! We wanted to do something different so we ordered several pounds of snow crab as an appetizer. It was fun! All the entrees were great, including coconut shrimp, popcorn shrimp, and a boil entree with mussels, shrimp, clams, and more. Really fun and the whole family had a blast. Thank you!

Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always go to Joes when we visit Oceanside. we decided to go to Oceanside Broiler just to try something new. Joes...... we will be back. Much better buy and every bit as good food. Much more choices..... they are doing some kind of remodeling, so thought we would try something different..... Sorry we did!!!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The server was really nice but the service was so slow. We ordered all you can eat shrimp and by the time you would get them they would be cold and forget if you are ready to order another round. Unless we wanted to spend another hour there we just decided to get our check and go.

Thank lroz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were strolling around Oceanside harbor and I was being so indecisive choosing a restaurant for my bday dinner. I finally decided on crab legs at Joe's because it seemed like a cool location overlooking the harbor. But I knew better...We have a Joe's Crab shack in Colorado and it's never good. This one might have been worse. The atmosphere... More 

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Lake Oswego
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great view of the ocean, friendly service and lots of good seafood choices. The key lime pie was the best I've had ince I had some in Florida 6 years ago. Prices are reasonable and portions are generous.

Thank 579janam
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We didn't have great service here - had to ask for things multiple times before they came and they didn't seem busy enough for slow service. Also the building is in desperate need of a good cleaning and updating. The elevator to get to the restaurant from the ground level was seriously disgusting and the bathrooms were the same. The... More 

Thank Lauren A
Azusa, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We were staying in a timeshare condo about two blocks from Joe's Crab Shack and we are very excited to go because we have been two other ones and they were really good two of us ordered the bucket shrimp and lobster and crab and it was fishy the view is nice I had no problems with any of the... More 

1 Thank Mechele W
Moose Jaw, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Why does a LOUD family will young children always get seated next to my husband and I, there were plenty of other seats. The food was good, server mostly absent.

Thank Cindy-Lou306
Peoria, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I travel to Oceanside every year and I always manage to have at least one meal here. Food is great, albeit on the mid-range to expensive side. Service is impeccable and the atmosphere is quite enjoyable.

Thank Patrick C
Oceanside, California
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

By far the best thing about Joe's is the view. Even on a winter day, the waterfront location brings me back time and time again. I would suggest the bar area for drinks and appetizers over a lunch or dinner, but we did have lunch on this particular visit and it was good. The service was a little slow (nobody... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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: 314 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-722-1345
Been in business for several years at this location. Yelp has reviews going back to 2008.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?