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Joe’s Crab Shack

) #2,315 of 4,048 Restaurants in San Antonio $$ - $$$ American, Seafood,
255 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209-8336
+1 210-930-1736
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible19%
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“crab” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
“corns” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
255 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209-8336
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Friday evening and had the best service a person could ask for. The waiter was great and made sure we were happy. The crab pot was good, and the drinks actually had alcohol in them. Will differently return again.

Thank Slinginglead
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I have been to three Crabshacks in the last two months and each one was a let down. What's happened? In Boise, Idaho the food was mediocre, the size of the clams in the build yourself pot were minuscule, so no points there. The one...More

Thank Yolanda R
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We got a table on the 2nd floor patio during St. Patrick's Day and has an amazing experience eating the lobster boil with a side of mud bugs. The place was packed but we still got good service. The seating we got was a perfect...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I had the peel and eat shrimp with was only average....and my wife had the fried fish with chips or maybe it was fries?......The fried fish was horrible and covered with thick breading and not much fish. My wife could hardly eat it so I...More

Thank darmar71
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Tried the crawfish boil first. The mudbugs were plain boiled then powdered with the seasoning afterwards. They were small. This is seafood season. No reason for them to be so small. The fish and shrimp was overlooked and small as well. And finally. We have...More

Thank RockyEquus
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Would recommend this place, great setting, good food and served by Aide who had a great knowledge of the food and menu. ( hopefully spelt her name correctly). She was very efficient and friendly throughout the meal We went for a coconut shrimp and a...More

Thank johnw046
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was nearly empty, and I can totally see why. Service was horrible. Wait staff argued about who would help us. Initial waiter went to watch tv at the bar. We had to literally get up to ask who our waitress was. Finally one...More

Thank ssborrow
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Joe's is always good! No matter where you are!! Great wait staff great prices. I had the lobster bisque and my husband had the queen crab pot. Both excellent!

Thank Beth F
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We have been to this location several times since it opened and had a good dining experience with service and quality of food.. I ordered fish and shrimp, which was greasy. Seems like the plates have more French fries than anything..small portion of coleslaw..the quality...More

Thank gloriaw259
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Enjoyed a family lunch at Joes. The service was fine, the facility was clean, and the food was great. I heard all good comments about the food at our table. I had stuffed shrimp, and even though the bacon could have been cooked a little...More

Thank Drfoodlover2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209-8336
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Uptown Broadway
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown Broadway
  • Phone Number: +1 210-930-1736
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