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Joe's Crab Shack

130 S Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266-8271
+1 515-226-9966
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good33%
  • Average29%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“crab” (14 reviews)
“steampot” (8 reviews)
“seafood” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 S Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266-8271
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit from out of town and was very pleased with the service at the bar. I ordered the Crab Daddy and all crab broke crisply and was delicious. I will be back on my next visit for sure.

Thank racertempo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had several drinks at the bar and they are what you would expect. We then ordered the catfish plate and shrimp talks. The tacos make out still with tails and the food on both plates were cold. Spoke to the manger, she told us...More

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Absolutely the worst food I have ever experienced - the mananger needs to be fired. Crab cakes were pitiful, Clams were bunt hard. Fish was overcooked. Shrimp was spicy and burned - not as ordered. Cost was extremely high for dog food.

Thank Karl K
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I love date night at Joe's. We enjoy a drink with cold peel and eat shrimp, then share the fish and shrimp dinner. We are not large eaters but certainly enough for us. Waitress was friendly and attentive, beer was cold and...More

Thank Molly V
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I love eating at Joe's! Not only good food, but great customer service! Very friendly server--Marissah. (I think that's the spelling.) The fish was awesome! So tasty! Left quite full and satisfied!

Thank Darci F
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy a meal here. Fun atmosphere. Love the large menu with something for everyone. Great drink selection too.

Thank srgauger
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I generally stay off the chain restaurants and Joe's is pretty good when you want crab at a decent price. The crab was good but the fried shrimp, fish and chicken all had the same breading and not to my liking. Good attentive service and...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 8 October 2017

My husband and I each ordered the steampot special. Our kids ordered a steampot off the kids menu. Other than the fact that we adults got a full size ear of corn vs. the half the kids got, the kids got more food than we...More

Thank Peanut977
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Still good food, but it's getting quite expensive. We had the best waitress (Vannah), though! We asked that she turn the music down (WHY do these places think we want to hear music over conversation???), and she did the best she could, which helped quite...More

Thank Candee S
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I didn't have a bad experience but it used to be better. The pots had more crab and my crab was very dry. Server was decent and I did enjoy the crab cakes. Like I said it wasn't a bad experience but I would have...More

Thank Ike R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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: 130 S Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266-8271
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-226-9966
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