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“Seafood at the marina”
Review of Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
Ranked #32 of 409 Restaurants in Oceanside
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Been in business for several years at this location. Yelp has reviews going back to 2008.
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We were driving from the Bay Area to Escondido after the Thanksgiving holiday, and decided to stop in Oceanside for lunch. We found Joe's Crab Shack right on the marina and decided to give it a try for lunch, and I'm glad we did! The place was empty when we arrived (four or five other couples came in while we were eating). We sat overlooking the marina, although the view was slightly hindered by scaffolding. We ordered up a couple drinks and started out with Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, which were absolutely delicious! The large mushrooms were stuffed with homemade seafood stuffing, topped with monterey jack and alfredo. My lady also had Twin Lobster Tails, 2 grilled cold water lobster tails cut in half, served with white rice and broccoli. I had grilled 2 shrimp skewers (6 on each skewer), served over rice with broccoli. We both thoroughly enjoyed or meals.

Service was very good, and our server, Meriah. was very attentive to our needs. A great experience!

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Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

First of all, the restaurant is on the second floor of their building, so the view from the dining room is lovely -- Oceanside harbor, boats, sea birds, etc. Secondly, the food is well prepared and plentiful at a decent price. My husband and I each had a seafood platter with a crab cake, clam strips, fish, and bacon-wrapped stuffed shrimp, along with fries. Delicious! The service was very good (no hovering, but attentive to needs). This was an all-around pleasant experience for an early dinner.

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Thank M M
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Love the atmosphere and good food! Wanted crab and lobster and was able to order both! Fun restaurant!

Thank Stade1cm
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Typical Joe's. Nothing special about it. Server was friendly and prompt, no complaints there. Food was kind of bland and uninteresting, but ok for lunch I suppose. Guess I would go back again.

Thank poco01x
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We were in Oceanside for three nights and went to this place two times because our first visit was so great. Our suggestion is to go there around 5:00. After that it got quite busy!

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Thank Richard E
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