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Joe's Crab Shack

131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
+1 502-568-1171
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“crab” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (44 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't say much bad about the place. Always enjoy the crab pots and service is always fine. Can get extremely busy at times. All and all and good choice for seafood in an very limited market of seafood choices. We will return in the future...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recent news reports have stated that a number of Joe's Crab Shacks are going out of business. Gee, when the place is nearly empty and the kitchen is slower than molasses plus greasy seafood to boot that explains it. To be fair, our server was...More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lobster tails were cooked perfectly - but, too salty. Fresh green beans - perfect. Rice needed more spices. coleslaw - standard. Dungeness crab pot was great, except crab legs salty. basic salad. On the water front. Outdoor seating overlooking the water is available. $3.00...More

Thank yvonne p
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Crab nachos are awesome. Spent $106 for dinner for 3 people. White fish was good even though it was batter dipped.

Thank Kathy1602
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I finally found my way to the restaurant but to park the fee was $3.00. Did I have the $3.00, yes I did but it's the principal of the thing. I went to Red Lobster instead.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had a larger group for a party. everyone got what they orders and the waitress was every good satisfying everyone's needs.

Thank Ilene B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

While touring Louisville, KY., we saw Joe's Crab Shack off Interstate 64 and decided to go there for dinner our last night visiting this wonderful city. It was a little difficult finding out how to get to the location due to some road construction but...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were visiting family in Louisville and our son-in-law remarked that he wanted to try Joe's Crab Shack for dinner one evening, so we did. We sat on the deck over-looking the river on a beautiful, warm summer evening. After ordering drinks (the bloody mary...More

Thank bwats2017
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Today is my niece Ellie Boldrick and Brandon Malek's wedding- such a gorgeous day! We decided to take advantage of the day and come downtown to eat at Joe's. Husband is having Joe's Classic Pot and I'm doing clam strips with fries - both delicious....More

Thank Marlene152
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Food was similar to a Red Lobster. Service was good, views are beautiful. Don't expect much and you won't be disappointed :)

Thank bigbeliever
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22 August 2016|
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Response from RiverGuy2015 | Reviewed this property |
According the company website, Joe's Crab Shack has locations in 32 states, with many states having multiple Shacks. I did not try to count them all. I could find no information about special packages for any holidays. So... More
12 May 2016|
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Response from Kayceyky | Reviewed this property |
I find it is always best to make a reservation if you have a large party. If it is just the two of you, you might be able to get away without having a reservation. They do have an indoor bar area where you can eat. On... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-568-1171
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