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Joe's Crab Shack

3502 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8846
+1 409-766-1515
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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“crab” (34 reviews)
“steampot” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (37 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3502 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8846
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our lunch at Joe’s. The crab nachos were very good and such a large serving! We ordered the plank salmon and a gumbo to share. Wow, both were great, but the salmon was the best we have ever had!...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We keep going back for the great seafood but gosh their wait staff are unfriendly and slow. Every time! There is some serious training needed in that area as well as supervision of servers, who seem to group together and chat in a corner instead...More

Thank IiM100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a Sunday night.. We sat outside. Good view, but we have been to other Joe's before. This food was definitely not the best food from Joe's I've had. I hate leaving bad reviews. But we spent $88 and regretted it. The drinks...More

Thank TheParkers86
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Took a good 10 minutes for our server to acknowledge us. Took order and finally showed up 30 minutes later with salads and lukewarm food. Drinks sat empty for most of the meal. They were not busy at all. Needless to say boyfriend didn't tip...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I showed up at 3 pm and asked to be seated in the bar area. We were having a late lunch but wanted to take advantage of the happy hour prices on drinks. The hostess told us we could select any booth...More

Thank john l
Reviewed 30 April 2018

If you go to Joe's Crab house you need to get the Queen Crab, they were fantastic. We took the trolley from Moody Gardens there, just tell the drive were you are going and they will tell you when to get off and were to...More

Thank amuchnick1
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We shared the steam pot it was delicious. Our waiter was Joseph, very attentive and polite went above and beyond. He was great. Wish I could say the same about the hostess, two of them. Didn’t greet, they only ask how many and leave. Many...More

Thank Badillo
Reviewed 14 March 2018

So disappointed about visit tonight to Joe's Crab Shack on the seawall in Galveston, Texas.The service provided by most employees was shockingly disrespectful and dismissive of our party of 3 and the other party who arrived earlier of 4. We arrived at 9:45 p.m., clearly...More

1  Thank Dr Johnny E B
Reviewed 14 March 2018

the manger at this site on March 13, 2018 was the worst, lied to the guest and plan rude! Worst ever Crab Shack!

Thank T P
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Not my cup of tea, but popular with many who are looking for the consistency of a Fertita establishment. All Joe's Crab Shacks are pretty much the same. Limited menu, not too imaginative. Cute place to take kids.

Thank islandtexan .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3502 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8846
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-766-1515
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