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Joe's Crab Shack

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25 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue, KY 41073-1036
+1 859-581-6333
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food, drinks and atmosphere were great. Good selection of seafood and cooked just right and portions were great, Good for children also. You can relax and have fun. Server was very attentive and knowledgeable. Would not hesitate to return

Thank George K
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The service is consistently horrible. The food is overpriced and served cold (if you receive it at all). Go for drinks and the view only. Even the management is below standard. Not worth it.

Thank OkGal5150
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had a party of eight and showed up a little before dinner rush. We didn't have to wait on a table, we had an excellent waitress, everything came out in a timely manner, but the food.. my burger and fries were really dry and lacked taste. Others in my party really enjoyed their meals. It was also a little... More 

Thank bumpii_
Cincinnati, Ohio
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Love the location. ..seafood can't be beat! I do wish it looked more like the pictures! Lots of seating asking the outside to enjoy the river view.

Thank CostaRicaTravelGuru
Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The food was okay, nothing special, but the view was lovely, especially as the sun was setting over the Cincinnati skyline.

Thank vbarshis
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a chain, and the quality and pricing are consistent. The menu has a good selection, and the food is good. It sells itself as a family style crabs hack, and it's what you get. There is no pretentiousness, nor do you want it. You get what you at for, and the service is good.

Thank Michael F
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839 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The food is a mix of fried options or steamed crab bowls with corn & potatoes. They also have red fish topped with a delicious lobster sauce. The meals are good and so are the views of Cincinnati and the Ohio River.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Lansing, Michigan
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Quick and friendly service; I had the stuffed shrimp. The shrimp were really small and the "stuffing" was a tiny bit of something between the shrimp and the bacon wrapped around the shrimp. It was tasty, but most of the credit goes to the bacon. A big disappointment for what I expected. The steamed vegetables were good, but the rice... More 

Thank EricandVal
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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161 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I was really looking forward to eating here as the Joe's Crab Shack in our city closed 10+ years ago. For starters, they had recently changed their menu and have probably half or less the entrees that they had before with one of my favorites (popcorn shrimp) being removed even though they have it for kids meals. The service was... More 

Thank Wayne B
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great server, but the food wasn't that great for the money. I don't think we will be visiting this place again. It's overpriced..

Thank Gerald A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
View, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue, KY 41073-1036
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bellevue
  • Phone Number: +1 859-581-6333

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