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Joe's Crab Shack

314 Harbor Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054
+1 760-722-1345
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (47 reviews)
“seafood” (44 reviews)
“steam pots” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
314 Harbor Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I have tried to come here a few times with each other and separately with friends. Unfortunately, if you are not white, you will not get good service or much service at all. Even if you are with a group of white...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Burberry76
Reviewed 5 days ago

Chain restaurant. Good food, but not anything so memorable we have to go back. Be prepared. They came around to take pix to try to sell to you after the meal. Between this and Rockin Baja, which is also at the harbor, I would choose...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 321gayleh
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great location, food choices are excellent and service was great. Unbelievable views of Oceanside harbor. Had wonderful service from Cheryl on selecting dinner and taste testing server all options too!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lennygee2015
Reviewed 4 October 2018

First of all, if you do not order the crab nachos, you are doing yourself a disservice. They are (where have you been all of my life) excellent and almost made our main course unneeded. The best part of the experience was when we had...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jamesbfishin1
Reviewed 28 September 2018

the atmosphere was festive..really put us in the mood to enjoy our seafood fest! :) loved the crab and clams.....our waitress went way out of her way to help us ...always our fave place when we lived there..must do place when we visit each year!...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark O
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

First off the food was phenomenal!!! We had a waitress, Patty, who truly made the entire evening such a memorable moment that we will talk about it for years to come. I informed her that my daughters as just turned one and we were celebrating...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Traveler825279
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

My husband doesn't really care for seafood, so for him to suggest Joe's was a shock. He did have a steak, and I had a steam bucket. The food and drinks were great, but the waitress made our meal fantastic! Her name is Tracy. She...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 784kth
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Friendly and welcoming staff. Waiter was very energetic, helpful with the vast menu, and he made a pleasant experience for us. We enjoyed the location, to see the various boats in the harbor, and the vast menu. We loved the crab cake as per Landry's...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Great selection and great prices. Service was good and will go back the next time in Oceanside. Location near hotels

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Cori0704
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous seaside location and view. Fabulous family-friendly menu. The crab pots are the BEST, a must-order item. Be prepared to get your hands dirty; no fancy dining here! So, delicious that our family goes to Joe’s again and again when we vacation to this locale.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Buffyanna
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13 August 2017|
Response from drlegner |
I did not have either, but the twin lobster tails are probably rock lobsters. Maine lobsters have claw meat as well as tail meat. Because they are more expensive than rock lobsters, and because their tails are smaller... More
13 August 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Harbor Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-722-1345
Joe's Crab Shack brings fresh seafood, authentic flavors and Southern coastal flair to locations all across America. Joe's menu features crab, fish, lobster, mussels, clams and shrimp.
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