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Joe's Crab Shack

245 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1105
+1 415-673-2266
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“crab” (135 reviews)
“seafood” (90 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
245 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1105
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1 - 10 of 570 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Our food was not great at all. Long wait and food was sub-par. If you want to hear drunk people yelling because they got the drink every five minutes this place is for you. Sad because I used to love this place

Thank BrendaM1969
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took quite a while to get a table but it was 4th of July week, so kind of expected that! Food was fantastic and service was great! Really happy!

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointing service on a Tuesday afternoon. Place was huge and empty maybe 10 tables was filled. Ordered only the crab nacho and garlicky clams. Nacho came like in 5 mins time but sadly not sure why the clams needed 33mins Yes I was counting...More

Thank Isaac976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tasty crabs. We visited this place with my friend in April 2017 to taste local crabs. But did not understand this tactic, when the photographer took a picture with us at the beginning and offered to buy TWO photos for ~40-50$... But in common,...More

Thank Nikita N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good sea food ,very friendly staff ,great drinks,great happy hour.have to go up stairs but well worth it.

Thank UsaHawkeye44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They make a killer Bloody Mary and the steamed mussels are pretty good too. And yes, ask for a window table. It is worth the wait because the people watching is fantastic!

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hands down worst service I have received at a crab shack. We arrived after the dinner rush. Waited 10 mins for a "hello", 30 mins for our rood, which arrived cold. I attempted to order a second drink, but, it took the waitress so long...More

Thank 951_travelerj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joe's Crab Shack is conveniently located on Fisherman's Wharf not far from the Red and White Fleet tour boat dock. Having just arrived late evening after a long cross-country flight, my wife and I just wanted a quick meal. Joe's Crab Shack CRAB CALE SANDWICH...More

Thank carriagehouse37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No matter what restaurants are close by this is always my hubby's first choice! We actually ate here twice...the hostess were not the friendliest but we were told we could eat at the bar and the bartender was AWESOME! Both nights we ate at the...More

Thank LaurenV633
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We first went to Joe's Crab Shack in 2006 as a family of four. We then took a family friend there in 2012, then another friend in 2013 and yet again another friend in 2016. This restaurant has great food, good service a fun atmosphere,...More

Thank George M
Nearby
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone
at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-2266
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