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Joe's Crab Shack

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14055 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3337
+1 850-650-1882
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I dont eat crab, went with a group of 8 other people. They all ordered the expensive stuff, so the waitress naturally catered to them hand and foot. I had the GREASIEST piece of fish and the WORST fries I ever gagged on. Told the waitress, she could have cared less. After all, the rest of our party... More 

Thank Larry T
Destin, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Their service was good and fast. The restaurant was always busy which was a good sign that the food was very good.

1 Thank katemike6594
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Just finished appetizers and cocktails had good service Darlene was knowledgeable and friendly made the evening great.

1 Thank Diana C
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

First no one was waiting at 6pm on a Monday night. The place was not busy at all. Hostess: Very rude, had the nerve to tell ME that she texted me 3 minutes ago to be seated, we were 5 feet away from her! She practically threw the menus at us and complained when we asked for kids menus. I... More 

Thank 4tolove
Pensacola, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We had a date day and stopped by to get a late lunch. Wasn't busy at all. But had to wait on our server for about 10 minutes to get our drink orders, but by that time we gave her our food order as well. We all had something different and got to try each other's food. Fish was heavily... More 

Thank Paula G
Columbus, Georgia
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740 reviews
504 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Stopped in for lunch before the trip home - place was almost empty! Destin must be slow to wake up on September mornings. I had the east coast platter and it was very good. The Southern Stuffed Shrimp were very tasty and the buttery Tabasco sauce was perfect accompaniment. The crab cake was better than I expect and was not... More 

Thank Ge0rgiaPil0t
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Second time a Joe's in Destin. Friendly service and good food. Our server was delightful! We typically have long and difficult orders because we are picky. "No problem" was the response each time.

Thank COE_Traveler
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I grow up on the coastline of the East Coast, so I am very snobby when it comes to seafood. I was out voted on our dinner spot by my girlfriends however, Joe's did not let me down. I had the Crab Pot with Shrimp and Snow Crab legs. I ended up giving must of my food away, because there... More 

Thank FindingWater
Lincoln, Nebraska
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153 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Wish I would have read the reviews before we stopped here. We like the joe's in our home state, this one is gross. We ordered the King crab pots. Beyond horrible! As soon as I cracked open one leg an overwhelming stench of ammonia filled the entire table and took my breath away. That's Way past just being old, must... More 

Thank Lisa K
Thomasville, Georgia
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213 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Joe's was a big disappointment. We went to several local restaurants but found there was 1 1/2 hour waiting so we ended up trying Joe's. It is strictly a chain type restaurant and has poor choices for entrees. We got the lobster bisque for appetizers and it was only slightly warm. The waiter, Sean, who was very nice asked if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
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: 14055 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3337
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-650-1882

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?