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Joe's Crab Shack

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101 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661-3800
+1 360-693-9211
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Spokane, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were visiting for a dance convention. The kids had a great time. A magician entertained us while we waited for our food. (we did tip him). The food was a little over seasoned but still good.

Thank Kelly S
Port Alberni, Canada
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322 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids love this place. It's not cheap by any stretch but my kids love the atmosphere so we like coming here. The s'mores dessert is great as are the drinks.

Thank helena218
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137 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This turned out to be your standard corporate fish house pretending to be a local fresh seafood establishment. A crab is a crab, for the most part, wherever you but it. Price and freshness are the only determining factors. Joe's stands among the rest of the mediocrity on both these criteria. Pair this with a criminally overpriced trout dish that... More 

Thank Old P
Satellite Beach, Florida, United States
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited mid afternoon and were met with a very casual attitude regarding service. We weren't in a hurry and didn't mind the long delays due to employee changes and needs but our patience was rewarded with an aloofness that was not offset by good food. Our stuffed mushroom appetizer was the best item we ordered. It was frustrating to... More 

Thank Gea58
Saint Helens, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought my two kids and I here for dinner. I am from Texas, where we have originally been to Joes Crab Shack. The atmosphere is usually very lively, music can heard at a fun level, drinks are typically really great. NOT at the Joes Crab Shack in Vancouver! My kids were happy with what they ordered (cheese pizza for... More 

Thank JusticeandLiberty
Houston, Texas
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480 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, the wait was ridiculously long; more than 40 minutes. Then we waited another 15 before anyone greeted us at the table. Wait...except the magician. Having a magician says one of 2 things: you think it's cool to have a magician or you know you're so slow you need something to fill the wait time. It was weird and we... More 

Thank KendraDawnRN
Kelso, Washington
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch. Upon entering, the smell was overpowering - horrible fishy smell mixed with chemical cleanser. We took a booth in the bar, hoping the smell was just in the entryway, but did not even make it to look at the menu before deciding to leave due to the smell. We had eaten here in the past... More 

Thank Janet F
Port Orchard, Washington
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Busy Saturday Night, waited about 25 minutes, then went to the Bar and ended up eating there. The hostess wasn't aware that other couples were using the open tables in the bar area to sit and order, although she did say that the wait was about the same for bar and dining room. selected the crayfish steamer, wife had the... More 

Thank WestSidePugetSound
Spokane Valley, Washington
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I had seen the adds and heard the comments, been wanting to go for a long time. Finally was visiting Vancouver, WA and just had to go. I was left wanting. The food was ok, but not special. I had the "East Coast Platter". Was told this is one of their most popular items. I do have to say the... More 

Thank alexreynol
Kirkland, Washington
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful sunny Sunday on the Columbia. Sat at window counter in bar. Bartender took our order for 1 bowl clam chowder and 1 order of crab nachos. After waiting over 30 minutes, the order came 1 crab DIP with a CUP of chowder. Waiters were all asking where can i help, what can i do for you- to each other.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, 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: 101 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661-3800
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 360-693-9211

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