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Joe's Crab Shack

#702 of 3,242 Restaurants in Austin
₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1326
+1 512-441-1010
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (18 reviews)
“clams” (8 reviews)
“crab legs” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
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600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1326
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We where here for vacation and we knew Joe’s Crab Shack from a visit in Galvaston. We had a wonderful time here. The fish was delicious, the server really nice and friendly and the price was worth it. We will come again Wir waren hier...More

Thank NadelImHeuhaufen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my family to Joe's in Austin in May, 2018 and was really disappointed. Snow crab legs were mush and a strange brown color I had never seen before. I'm not sure if my margarita had any alcohol in it all. The portions were small...More

Thank GordoMatt
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

What the xxxxx was that. So much opportunity and failure in all ways. Over rated. Poor service. And if that was fresh seafood I am a squirrel. While walking the river trails in Austin, this restaurant just stood out, let's try it. Bad mistake. I...More

Thank archfor
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We will not be back - My wife ask me where I wanted to go eat for my 70th Birthday - immediately I said I was ready for some King Crab so opted to go to Joe's Crab Shack on Riverside in Austin. I use...More

Thank Hugh S
Reviewed 17 February 2018

noted that they have good teamwork from the hostess named Shannon who was friendly and seated me promptly to a great view of townlake ..yes the view was gorgeous as I dined there. The manager named Andrew was knowledgeable about the menu and was able...More

Thank arlene b
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

On a not very crowded Saturday night, the restaurant could not get the food and certainly the service anywhere near right. How’s this? Ask server for the fish broiled, and she answers that it only comes fried. Wrong. She forgets included items and when reminded...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Used to love this restaurant.... Went last weekend and the steamer was full of rubbery seafood. While their was a nice size lobster in the pot, it was flavorless, and I had the Sam Adams version! Service wasn't great. Had to flag someone down just...More

Thank Scubagirl1329
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I brought my son here for his birthday. He had a dungeness crab basket that he thoroughly enjoyed. I decidedly, wrongly I now realize, to have blackened redfish. The reason I didn't have crabs is I just didn't feel like getting all messy. It was...More

Thank crazyAustin
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We ate here a few days ago and just returned for lunch today! You can bring your pets and eat outside which was great since parents' home flooded and they had to evacuate with their dog. King Crab is a little pricey but when you...More

1  Thank AttyVette
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Last night on our 59th anniversary, we again went to Joe's Crab Shack on Riverside Dr., across from downtown Austin. The service was attentive and careful to explain the differences between the offered crab buckets. The crabs were excellent and the skyline view is maybe...More

1  Thank fritz p
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-441-1010
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