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Joe's Crab Shack

) #260 of 686 Restaurants in Arlington $$ - $$$ American, Seafood,
1520 Nolan Ryan Expy, Arlington, TX 76011-4925
+1 817-261-4696
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (11 reviews)
“calamari” (2 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar
$$ - $$$
1520 Nolan Ryan Expy, Arlington, TX 76011-4925
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1 - 10 of 115 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joes Crab Shack is the go-to restaurant for our family. We search for them every where we get together. On our last mini family reunion in Texas we were excited to see one close to our hotel. Our excitement lasted until the food came. They...More

Thank MadelynBlakely
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I've never paid $11.00 for a beer in my life let alone a domestic beer. Who charges 11 bucks for a Shiner in Texas, Joe's that's who. Ridiculous. It took away my whole experience just looking at the bill for 3 beers at $33.00!!

1  Thank rogerscott013
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My first visit to a Joe's Crab Shack. Great Food, great service, great location. We sat on the deck and enjoyed the weather.

Thank James M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Our first time to visit this location. Patio was clean, service was good, food was accurate and good. Specialty mixed drinks were good and reasonably priced. We'd go back.

Thank ginar281
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Husband and I had dinner there for my birthday, lobster was way over cooked and rubbery. And apparently indigestible. Was sick for 3 days. Will never eat there again.

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Thank Linda W
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Least you would probably have better luck. We've dined at Joe's many times but back home, shout out Lubbock TX! We expected the same service but that was not what we got, we were quickly seated, but the menu was so different, food was over...More

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We stopped on our way back from South Padre Island and are so glad we did! This place is nothing fancy but the food was amazing. The ceviche was perfect and the oysters in the half shell were the largest we have ever eaten! Our...More

Thank BrenJ2012
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I've given Joe's Crab Shack several tries and they have not passed any of those times. The service was slovenly as well as slow, the food barely passable and I don't believe I'll try the one in Arlington again.

Thank V5005WObarbarac
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We went on a Friday early evening and got a seat right away. Had poor service with sticky tables. Place looks in need of some up keep. Outside area looks terrible. Ordered a beer on tap and it was good then they said they ran...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

the service was really good the waitress was really paying attention, food was good and my kids like it a lot with the playground outside

Thank JLRendon
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Kathryn M
Does Joe's Crab Shack serve carry-out orders? I can't find it anywhere on their menu.
27 August 2016|
Response from dancinggoats | Reviewed this property |
I believe I have seen people do this, and I know I have ordered to go orders to take home to family members that couldn't join me during a meal. I would recommend you simply call the restaurant and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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: 1520 Nolan Ryan Expy, Arlington, TX 76011-4925
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 817-261-4696
  • E-mail
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