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Joe's Crab Shack

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3502 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8846
+1 409-766-1515
11:00 - 00:00
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Burkburnett, Texas
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went in Galveston for a wedding. We had party of 25 eating outside. WE got waited on pretty quick but waited over 45 for our food. Ok, I know I ordered a steak at a seafood place But my steak was non eatable, So grizzly and fat. Pretty much what i would expect from a gas station dinner. They... More 

Thank sschelter
The Woodlands, Texas
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there during spring break. I know the staff was beat but they made it fun. Every time a good song came on they would start dancing! Props to them. And food was great.

Thank angie77373
Chatham, Canada
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we waited a while for our table - the dining experience was well worth the wait. We order the "build your own boil" and enjoyed a dinner of crab, shrimp and lobster. Everything was delicious. The drinks were also amazing! Our waitress was really friendly and was quick and efficient. We were a large party of nine, but this... More 

Thank Katie D
North Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here after Mardi Gras parade, drinks were awesome, the kids were busy outside playing. Food was delicious, service was great which was amazing as the place was PACKED/BUSY.

Thank fruffysgrl
Copake, New York
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went for lunch with the family. Good menu and good choices. Food was good and service was fairly quick.

Thank Kim L
Beaumont, Texas
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156 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit here. We were seated promptly and sat outside on the covered patio which has a nice view of the ocean. We ordered a shrimp po-boy ($10.99), popcorn shrimp dinner ($11.69), coke ($2.79) and a drink special of a hurricane ($5.00). The food was good and the drink was a good value. The speed of food... More 

Thank 1027rm
Kansas City, Missouri
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have always enjoyed Joe's Crab Shack when in Houston and Kemah, Tx. This is the first time that we tried the one on Galveston seawall--NEVER AGAIN. Even though it was lunch time and there was hardly anyone in the restaurant, service was extremely slow and we had to repeatedly ask where our food was or for them to bring... More 

Thank Donna E
Austin, Texas
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received great service on a night when it could have been terrible. When we arrived it was very slow, but midway through our dinner, a large group of kids came in (it was Mardi Gras weekend). Our waiter (I believe his name was Joseph) made sure he checked in with us before taking their order and before bringing their... More 

Thank amymanor
Lowell, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place across from the pier with good apps and drinks. Nice outside seating on the balcony, stop by.

Thank B B
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Ate at Joe's during Mardi Gras. They were very busy and the service was great. We were promptly greeted and shown to our table, Waitress Maranda was very friendly and helpful. We did have a small issue with our order but she did a great job taking care of the issue. Timing of the food and service was good from... 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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?