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Joe's Crab Shack

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
+1 502-568-1171
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Medora, Indiana
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to eat at Joe's! The food is excellent and the service is wonderful. The seafood is perfectly seasoned and there are so many options. Joe's is one of the few places that always have Dungeness crab on the menu. I think that Dungeness crab has a better flavor than King or Snow crab. Sometimes the music is a... More 

Thank Robin47260
Sellersburg, Indiana
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342 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views of the river are great, especially since Joe's is elevated above the riverbank. While the food here is good, it's not to die for. We basically had fish & shrimp, both fried, with fries and hush puppies. Like of side choices didn't help either. Atmosphere here was good, though. And our server, Jenni, was very good to us.

Thank ManningAvenger
Brooklyn, USA
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Food is good, service friendly. Nice views over the Ohio River, but ultimately very pricey for what you get...

Thank BrooklynGarcon
Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

A great place to stop when you're exploring Louisville's Waterfront Park. We sat on the the deck to enjoy the great view of the river and enjoyed a delicious appetizer and coffee.

Thank heytoto
Owatonna, Minnesota
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a very good visit. Tony, our waiter was great with our seating, menu suggestions and overall service. The shrimp in our bake were overcooked, but the lobster was great! Sitting on the outdoor patio affords you a great view of the Ohio River while dining, which added to our great visit to this restaurant.

Thank R G
Owatonna, Minnesota
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great service! Lobster and shrimp were a bit overdone but the crab was succulent! We sat outside and had a nice night view of the river.

Thank ladygilormini
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

a friend took me to Joe's crab Shack for my birthday, the view of the river from the outdoor deck is amazing, the bridges are lit up and watching the river go by was really a great atmosphere while eating dinner, our waitress was very attentive and had many suggestions on favorites on the menu, It truly was a Birthday... More 

Thank mrdr1961
Bloomington, Indiana
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had a great meal and a fantastic server. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and offered good advice...she even offered to take a picture for us ! I recommend eating outside on the deck if the weather's nice. You'll be right on the Ohio River with gorgeous scenery and also will get to watch the jets fly overhead... More 

Thank MissPersonality
Pinellas Park, Florida
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74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

For a change, I ordered shrimp. Jumbo shrimp was tasteless, french fries were limp, coleslaw was pretty mediocre. The hush puppies, however, were good. Our service was good and the view was nice. I wouldn't discourage people from going here if they want crabs because those who were eating them seemed to be enjoying them.

Thank JGW33782
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156 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We've dined here several times. It's a nice place to enjoy a river view while feasting on crab legs, one of my favorite foods. It tends to be rather busy and loud most of the time and service can be a bit slow, but we still go and leave content. Prices are what you'd expect for having a nice view... More 

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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, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Pub
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?