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Joe's Crab Shack

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
+1 502-568-1171
11:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We usually go here as a treat every year and it takes about 45min to get here from our house. By the time we arrive, we are starving!! This time we were pretty disappointed. We ordered calamari but it was on the verge of overdone. It took longer than usual for our entrees to arrive and my husbands food was... More 

Thank Jessica n
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never had such amazing seafood. In my opinion puts Red Lobster to shame. Highly recommend the crab daddy feast👌

Thank hope r
Westbrook, Maine
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is on the shore of the Ohio river. The view is beautiful with some local history. The food is great for a chain restaurant I really enjoy the stuffed shrimp and crab legs. The wait staff is wonderful very attentive and available.

Thank fernaldr2
Louisville, Kentucky
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes getting the Crabs at Joe's Crab Shack can be a fun time and a good meal. They accommodate one with all that is needed for such a experience. All though it is a bit messy but yummy. Crab's are well prepared and served in a timely manner. A little costly so not a kid meal. The sides or very... More 

Thank perrymrmom
Lowmansville, Kentucky
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent lunch. Friendly and efficient staff. Grilled oysters were delicious and my lunch of grilled shrimp skewers was perfect. Would highly recommend the kettle chips with old bay seasoning. Wonderful view of the river at this location.

Thank khwebb1992
Medora, Indiana
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I love to eat at Joe's! The food is excellent and the service is wonderful. The seafood is perfectly seasoned and there are so many options. Joe's is one of the few places that always have Dungeness crab on the menu. I think that Dungeness crab has a better flavor than King or Snow crab. Sometimes the music is a... More 

Thank Robin47260
Sellersburg, Indiana
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355 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The views of the river are great, especially since Joe's is elevated above the riverbank. While the food here is good, it's not to die for. We basically had fish & shrimp, both fried, with fries and hush puppies. Like of side choices didn't help either. Atmosphere here was good, though. And our server, Jenni, was very good to us.

Thank ManningAvenger
Brooklyn, USA
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Food is good, service friendly. Nice views over the Ohio River, but ultimately very pricey for what you get...

Thank BrooklynGarcon
Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

A great place to stop when you're exploring Louisville's Waterfront Park. We sat on the the deck to enjoy the great view of the river and enjoyed a delicious appetizer and coffee.

Thank heytoto
Owatonna, Minnesota
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a very good visit. Tony, our waiter was great with our seating, menu suggestions and overall service. The shrimp in our bake were overcooked, but the lobster was great! Sitting on the outdoor patio affords you a great view of the Ohio River while dining, which added to our great visit to this restaurant.

Thank R G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-568-1171

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Detroit, Michigan
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?