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Joe's Crab Shack - S Padre Island Dr

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5025 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4205
+1 361-980-0023
11:00 - 00:00
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Richland, Washington
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385 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice staff, very attentive to details. The food was good and the background music being played was great. Very clean. My only complaint was the Clam Chowder, a Crab shack should have great clam chowder, what they serve is thin and watery from a can. Crab place should have good think chowder.

Thank Ranbud
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158 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love seafood...and this place should really review its menu and the way of cooking. Nothing to say about the location and the service but the food...too oily, so greasy that you can't tast the seafood... a big no no...

Thank Alessandro S
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We sat outdoors and my daughter played most of the evening on the playground. We enjoyed the happy hour. $3 drafts and margaritas and $5 appetizers. The rest of the food was average - nothing great and pretty pricey. The main dinner for my husband, daughter, and I (2 adult meals and 1 kid) was over $60 which seemed high... More 

Thank Travelbecca
Golden, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Apparently comma the menus of all locations across the u.s. have just been changed. They have drastically reduced the number and variety of choices

Thank Robert W
Corpus Christi, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Ordered the " sea side platter " paid about $17 plus , I got 4 shrimps , 2 scallops and 1 piece of fish half the size of my palm with fries , that's robbery in my opinion . My husband ordered the "east coast platter " which is $2 more and also so disappointed ! It's a big platter... More 

Thank Traveller17956
Johnson City, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Nice wait staff. Slow w cocktails. Lobster tender and succulent. Nachos were terrible. Calamari was overcooked-fried rubber bands.

Thank honestreply
Corpus Christi, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Well, we were seated promptly and our waiter came over and took our drink order. He only had one 2 other tables besides ours (which was 2 people). He came back got us our drinks and I ordered a dozen oysters as an appetizer. While he is taking another tables order, another waitress drops off our oysters and I ask... More 

Thank VacationJunkie18
Palm Beach, Florida
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332 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

I was looking forward to some good seafood, but this was not the place for it. The seafood appeared to have been frozen, my shrimp were small and dry, the broccoli overcooked. The prices are too high for the quality of food they serve, but they do pour a very generous glass of wine.

Thank Ms_R33480
San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

What felt like a long wait on a busy Saturday night (holiday weekend) actually wasn't bad (about 25 minutes) after all. As it turned out the wait was worth it as the food was very good. Seafood sampler, and fish & chips were our entrees. The only complaint was my wife's salad was a little skimpy on lettuce, but the... More 

Thank JefffromSA
New Braunfels, Texas
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the food quality of this chain restaurant. The service was great and we will try this chain again in our home area.

Thank Cindi61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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: 5025 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: +1 361-980-0023

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