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Joe's Crab Shack

2607 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4708
+1 949-650-1818
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab” (30 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
“potatoes” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2607 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4708
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were seated quickly. Our waitress was sweet. Service was good. Our meals were good and big portions. We had the stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer. They were good. Food temp was good. My teen son didn't care for the rice that came with the...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago

On water and a cheaper alterantive to expensive restaurants nearby. Informal but good fish menus and food is better than most overpriced chains like Bubba Gumps.

1  Thank richard s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a last minute call for us and the food was fine- casual place with a great selection of seafood - but the service was a little slow and haphazard. Not overly reasonable (and no prices on the drinks menu which is annoying) There...More

1  Thank bobbyrs
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Waterfront crabs in a well-run, friendly casual atmosphere,colorful and beachy. Well run, D the General Manager greeted guests and made sure everything ran seamlessly. The food was fast and good value for the price. Great for groups, families, or a fun date night.

1  Thank lewisjacquie
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Food was good for a "crab shack". The kids loved it there. It was a relaxed atmosphere so that was really nice. Our bill for 4 people (2 adults and 2 kids) was over $140 before tip. Each of us got an entree. My husband...More

1  Thank humann4
Reviewed 31 March 2017

It nice to eat sea food there as it is different from seafood restaurants in Europe. You eat in a bucket but the crabs and lobster are excellent. Good fun for a diner between friends

1  Thank Didier C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great atmosphere for tourists but the food does not match the excitement. The place was packed and the staff was amped but that will be my last time there. Too expensive for what you get.

1  Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Drinks were liberal with alcohol. Oysters not as meaty as some we've had but generally ok. The fish combo platter my husband got included grilled shrimp, crab, fried clams, and fish and chips. All were good, but I especially enjoyed nabbing the fried clams as...More

Thank travelernottourist
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We went to park and we found out that's only valet parking. We had to park on the street. We were welcomed by the manager at the door and he opened the door. Restaurant wasn't too busy on Friday night. Our Server was friendly and...More

Thank Smalaniuk
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The sign said the place was open but they were already mopping floors when I arrived. I ate by myself and the food was typical Crab Shack food. I don't think i ever got a bill even charged to my card even though they billed...More

Thank mrpar3pro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2607 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-650-1818
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