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Joe's Crab Shack

314 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1036
+1 760-722-1345
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab” (45 reviews)
“seafood” (40 reviews)
“pineapple” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
314 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1036
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our waitress was also the bartender so not truly her fault the service was slow. The food was mediocre and not worth the money. The worst part was they had a lady working there that was going around taking pictures of every table. She looked...More

Thank Rene B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoy a trip to Joe's when visiting the area. Good food right on the water. Price is average but food portions are large. Our friends enjoy the mixed drinks and say they have a great selection

Thank elizabethjF2411RU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I want to Joe’s for the first time. We had a bowl ofseafood jumbo and the mahi-mahi tacos. Both were excellent.

Thank TRB
Reviewed 17 January 2018

My husband and I were staying in Carlsbad, but decided to drive to Oceanside for supper. We were not disappointed! The restaurant was clean, our server was friendly and efficient and the food came to our table hot (a plus for me). We had a...More

Thank BeachGrandmax4
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Always friendly service. A must visit whenever I'm in Oceanside. A nice view of the harbor, and an elevator for anyone unable to manage the stairs.

Thank zooladyxxx
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We were driving from the Bay Area to Escondido after the Thanksgiving holiday, and decided to stop in Oceanside for lunch. We found Joe's Crab Shack right on the marina and decided to give it a try for lunch, and I'm glad we did! The...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 13 October 2017

First of all, the restaurant is on the second floor of their building, so the view from the dining room is lovely -- Oceanside harbor, boats, sea birds, etc. Secondly, the food is well prepared and plentiful at a decent price. My husband and I...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Love the atmosphere and good food! Wanted crab and lobster and was able to order both! Fun restaurant!

Thank Stade1cm
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Typical Joe's. Nothing special about it. Server was friendly and prompt, no complaints there. Food was kind of bland and uninteresting, but ok for lunch I suppose. Guess I would go back again.

Thank poco01x
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We were in Oceanside for three nights and went to this place two times because our first visit was so great. Our suggestion is to go there around 5:00. After that it got quite busy!

Thank Richard E
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Questions & Answers
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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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