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Joe's Crab Shack

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212 College St Ste 100, San Antonio, TX 78205-2244
+1 210-271-9981
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11:00 - 00:00
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Commerce, MI
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

it's joes. good place to grab a beer and some shrimp. got half pound of shrimp and a couple beers. perfect about. nice staff. i'd stop in again.

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Detroit, Michigan
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate lunch on a busy St. Paddy's day. Instead of waiting 45 minutes for a table, we ate at the bar. Our meals came quickly and were delicious.

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Pleasanton
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Order 2 beers & appetizers. Waitress unfamiliar with specials. The Shiner was nasty so ordered a Ziegen Bock which was nasty also. Manager said they cleaned the lines today so there was probably still chemicals in the line! Great! Waited 10+ minutes for a fork...got no plate to put appetizer on. Planned to eat dinner but decided to go elsewhere.... More 

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Thank Beth P
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135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted crab. Joe's is a good standard to pick up a decent crab leg meal so we stopped. The good was good, the service good, the price was high, but what do you expect for crab legs? My wife enjoyed her crab cakes. It was nice with a view of the River Walk.

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1 Thank Michael E
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Didn't realise this was a chain! Situated along Riverwalk I was expecting some fresh crab, hence the name. Being solo and on a business budget I didn't want a bucket so opted for a medley. It was nice but everything on my plate was fried. Service was reasonable and fairly quick. Would try somewhere else next time

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Thank PurpleJules
Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Excellent dinner spot on the San Antonio River Walk. Great food and great service and good spot to experience "Category 5 Hurricane".

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1 Thank Rain21az
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had a great meal at Joe's - the cocktails were good, the soup very filling and the fish / shrimp excellent portions. The place has a good buzz about it and the staff very friendly. A must to return for more crab!

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Thank David S
Goodyear
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

My son and I are both fans of Joes and our visit this week to the San Antonio riverwalk location did not disappoint. Decent seafood at fair prices and friendly and helpful staff. Our only complaint would be the limited beer selection.

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Tillsonburg, Canada
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Hard to go wrong with a bib on, a cold beer handy and your hands covered in melted butter with fresh crab, shrimps, clams and more... soooooooo good but you pay for what you get!

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Greenbrier, Arkansas
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74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Tourist trap with poor food... How can you need up a lobster and crab that bad? Mind boggling... Not worth the money or time...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 College St Ste 100, San Antonio, TX 78205-2244
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-271-9981

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?