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Joe's Crab Shack

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5802 W Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79424-1127
+1 806-797-8600
11:00 - 00:00
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have not been back to Joe's Crab Shack for about 2 years due to a really bad experience. But my friend wanted to have drinks before a movie. It was early, after 5pm, so there wasn't very many people. We sat close to the bar. We had Clamatos (beer, Lime, salt and tomato juice). I was pleasantly surprised since... More 

Thank Michelle P
Corpus Christi, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its always a treat when we bring my daughter to lubbock its a tradition to go a week after christmas and we love it best food ever great friendly environment...

Thank RaelynnMatthews
Durango, Colorado
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Very small portions that taste bad. Every meal at our table drew the same complaint, way too salty. The food tasted like it had been kept under a food lamp. Drinks were also very weak and too expensive. Could not recommend to anyone.

Thank crxft
Odessa, Texas
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

When traveling with our daughter or Grandson, we usually have to Eat at Joe's, so we have visited numerous locations, and this one is one of the best. Joe's food is usually pretty standard across all locations, but the difference is with the staff. Our server was friendly, attentive, and funny. She made our visit very fun.

Thank barrythill50
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Service was good, however I have eaten at oter locations of this chain where there appeared to be better VALUE in terms of atmosphere, food quality and price

Thank Bill V
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife and I went to this restaurant which was located just a short walk from our hotel. The food was very good and the service was good as well. the atmosphere is cheerful and very friendly, the staff was warm and welcoming.

Thank CADLAC54
Hurst, Texas, United States
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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I sat at the bar. The bar tenders were great. On the weekends they had some steam pot deals. That is what I had and it was very good. My crabs were cooked perfect. I will be coming back.

Thank Scott D
Lamesa, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It had been over 2 years since I ate at Joe's; but what great food and service we received! I described what my family likes and our server suggested a Bucket to match our likes! It was heavenly! Snow crab, shrimp, oyster, clams, potatoes, and corn! My son loved it all! Highly recommend!

Thank 46stephanyr
Roswell, New Mexico
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My daughter and I were in Lubbock visiting and were trying to find a place other than Joe's to have crab legs because we felt Joe's would be more generic. We did not have any luck finding another place but boy were we pleasantly surprised! It was delicious! They allowed us to substitute the potatoes and corn for salad which... More 

Thank MrsBailey3030
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

All ten of us, ages 2 to 65, arrived without a reservation and we were seated fast and served quickly. Everyone had something different and everyone was pleased with the quality and quantity of the food. I had one of the seafood pots with two types of crab, shrimp, corn, and sausage, it was delicious.

Thank Namron2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, 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 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5802 W Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79424-1127
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 806-797-8600

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