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Joe's Crab Shack

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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4846 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5353
+1 843-272-5900
11:00 - 00:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We all love the food at Joe's Crab Shack - be it Crab legs, catch of the day ,Orleans steam pot, chicken voodoo bites, clam chowder .. But this one at Barefoot landing has amazing service as well. The chef Billy went out of his way to give us a sample of the Orleans spice and the server Matthew provided... More 

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Gretna, Virginia
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First off, ask to sit in Justin's sections! He's fabulous! He gave us great suggestions, was very attentive to our likes and we had a wonderful fun meal! Food was excellent, staff were all cheerful and I would definitely go back again! Justin we loved you!

Thank mommapiep175
Thomasville, North Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had reservation for 27 people at 5'oclock on Saturday March 4th. They did a great job with two girls looking after us and one was training. The food was great and fast service for that many people.

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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always gone to Joe's at the end of our conference and have had excellent service and great food. This year the service was slow, bills were messed up, and the food was mediocre. I hope it was just a bad night. My crab cakes were very dry and I have never had that experience there before. Hopefully next... More 

Thank Nth22
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

I love, love, love Joe's Crab Shack. I am from Charleston where we can get fresh seafood anytime but we do not have a Joe's there so EVERY time I visit MB, I eat at Joe's.

Thank Wes703
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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93 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Never been here so decided to try. Crab bucket was tasty and fun. All you can eat shrimp great too. Waiter was terrific and atmosphere great as well.

Thank Laurie C
Unicoi, Tennessee
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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We have trouble finding gluten free items but Joe's had a good selection. I know it sounds like common sense but if you don't like seafood don't go. My wife does not but thought we would go cause the kids wanted to try it. I love Joe's Crab Shack. She ordered chicken tenders and she said they tasted fishy. Great... More 

Thank Drcalain
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Joe's has great specialty drinks and appetizers, both of which we enjoyed after walking around and shopping. The relaxed atmosphere and attentive service was great. The crab nachos are so delicious, especially paired with a Category 5 Hurricane cocktail.

Thank Golfing_Girl076
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

JCS is a fun place to dine in a casual beach like atmosphere. The food is always delicious and the service is great. Excellent drink selection.

Thank Ronni S
Dayton, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We capped off an afternoon of shopping at Barefoot Landing with a quick dinner at Joe's. They had a nice selection of cocktails for the grown-ups and a nice kiddie menu for the little ones. The service was fast, accurate and friendly. Our dinners were delicious and generous in their portion sizes. It was a good place to fill up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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: 4846 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5353
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  North Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-272-5900

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