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Joe's Crab Shack

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1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
+1 916-553-4249
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Prepare to wait an hour. Service is friendly although not altogether efficient. If you can get by these items it's a good place to drop in for drinks and dinner. $50/person. Sharpen your elbows if planning to stay in the bar

Thank johndcbuilder
Roseville, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good crab, great crowd pleasing place, very high energy staff, seems like everyone is having a birthday song sang to them! Intermittently, the staff breaks out in song during your meal. I had a crab bucket with corn and other fixin's...the crab is fresh and delicious.

Thank BonnieAlli
Antelope, California
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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just meh. Food...okay. Atmosphere....waaaaay to loud and frenetic. Service.......nothing special. If lucky enough to be seated by a window, the view of the river.....lovely.

Thank Kiyatoo
San Jose, California
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really excited when I found out that we would be going to Old Town in Sacramento because we would have a chance to go to Joe's Crab Shack. I keep seeing the commercials on TV, so I was looking forward to it. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad, it just wasn't nearly as good as I was... More 

Thank John S
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is right on the river which is a really nice for ambiance. The food is delicious. It is usually crowded and there is usually a wait time. It's worth it.

Thank Loree B
Dixon, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a Monday night and our family was looking for a good meal and a place that was showing Monday Night Football. We were getting to dinner late, so we were all very hungry and Joe's was the first place we thought of. We had been here previously when you could not find a seat, and it was a lively... More 

Thank Vaughn4
Sacramento, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This downtown 'Old Sac' restaurant is known for it's buckets of crab and other shell fish items. What's not known is its out of season mealy, starchy corn on the cob or 2 hour plus wait times on the weekends and some other nights too. If you just HAVE to eat a crab feast than this is probably the most... More 

Thank PNCEngineering
West Sacramento, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love to dine out on the deck and watch the boats and jet skiers on the Sacramento River. Their food is just ok - I go more for the ambience than the food. It's very difficult to find vegan options, which you think wouldn't be hard in this day and age. Their service can be slow at times....not coming... More 

Thank CaitySue55
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Other than the view, I would not recommend Joe's for locals. Food was overpriced, service was very slow and the waitress was mostly disinterested. We visited there several years ago and I hoped it had improved. Kids might like it, as they make a big fuss over birthdays. My wife and I won't be going back soon.

Thank Patrick D
Carson City, Nevada
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant is just too much fun, All the waiters are friendly and dance and sing songs. The food is abundant and yummy. Worth every penny.

Thank bassngal1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-553-4249

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?