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Joe’s Crab Shack

$$ - $$$
Uptown Broadway
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255 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209-8336
+1 210-930-1736
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 steamboat of crab and shrimps. Both good sized portions of well cooked food. Finished off... More 

Thank johnw046
San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 came and said she'd go ahead and help us. We waited over an hour for... More 

Thank ssborrow
Nevada, Missouri
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
San Antonio
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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 of the food is not like it used to be. We wanted to go to... More 

Thank Gloria W
Paris, Tennessee
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63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 longer the food was delicious. It was some of the best shrimp I have had.

Thank Drfoodlover2
San Antonio, Texas
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We dropped by on our way to a play downtown. The service was good and the seafood was hot and tasty. Not fine dining, but very tasty and good value. Recommend as a nice place for a family dinner.

Thank James P
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I had been dieing to have me some Joe's since i dont have one in my hometown,UNFORTUNATELY CAME TO THIS JOE'S. It just wasn't the same. I'm not sure if the menu changed at all locations but last time i had it was in December 2015 and it was great. Here the menu seemed tiny, food was cold and just... More 

Thank tones915
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632 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Joe's was a find for me. A seafood restaurant with no fancy pretentions. Trash buckets and roll of paper towels on the tables. We had the Margarita special for $5 and a two pound peel and eat shrimp steam pot with corn and potatoes for $22. Tasty and well prepared. Add a little hot sauce for a kick. Served by... More 

Thank frugalarnie
San Antonio, Texas
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406 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I hate writing negative reviews but this place needs something. Not to say anything about the employees, who seem to be trying to do their best with what they have. BUT if you own this place or have any say-so, do something. Invest some money, change it up, update it. Do something. Very tired. Would not visit again unless serious... More 

Thank Ldominici
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

First, let me say that we've been eating at Joes Crab Shack for well over a decade. Despite some of the reviews I've read, the food keeps us coming back. We have eaten at several "Joes" lately and none of them seem to have the exciting, fun loving vibe of years past. Part of that can be attributed to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?