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Joe's Crab Shack

314 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1036
+1 760-722-1345
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab” (43 reviews)
“seafood” (33 reviews)
“corns” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
314 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1036
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had 30 people for dinner, was fast service. Great servers and no issues with the food, flavors or quality. Would highly recommend.

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thirty years ago, my husband and I used to eat at Simply Delicious at the coast of Oceanside which opened our eyes to steamed seafood of crabs, shrimps, mussels, corns, potatoes and Andouille sausages, originated from France which influenced Louisiana's creole cuisine in their seafood...More

Thank blau1948
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and family live in Oceanside and. our little granddaughter's favorite food is CRAB! The 7 of use saved 3 steam pots, and opted for Joe's Classic. The pot contained 2 types of crab, I.e. Snow and Dungeness, shrimp, sausage corn on the Cobb...More

Thank Bickman50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joe's Crab Shack is a seafood theme restaurant chain operating across much of the USA. They are a basic, family style, comfort food, nautical theme / decor venue. At this location, free off street parking is available. The main seating area is up one flight...More

Thank ChiefGuru
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and son took me to Joes for my Birthday. We had an early lunch on a Sunday, sit on the patio, enjoyed the view and service. The food was very good and portions were large. The servers were attentive and knew the menu...More

Thank bushfamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could always depend on Joe's Crab Shack for great crab legs and friendly service. A must after a boat ride

Thank irosenbeck
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a big bomb for our trip. It was hot and humid inside - the hostess was no where to be found for more than 5 minutes of us waiting at the front AND no one approached us, although a zillions waiters passed by....More

Thank Jenn B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

First time here. Nothing fancy . Staff was friendly. Service was good. Nice view of harbor on the open air deck area. Food was good and plenty of it. Prices are fine for what you get. Will go again for sure.

Thank dulovi
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Joe's Crab Shack has a young, fun vibe that even we older diners can appreciate. The restaurant in Oceanside also has an unparalleled view of a beautiful harbor and lovely pleasure boats. On a good day (and our visit was on a very good day),...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We had lunch and drinks and everything was great! Great service and freshly prepared fish. The seafood sampler was delicious. My only gripe is that the outside tables need to be cleaned, they have a greasy film on them. Overall I would return and recommend...More

Thank Lionel P
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
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11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-722-1345
Been in business for several years at this location. Yelp has reviews going back to 2008.
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