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Joe's Crab Shack

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2607 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4708
+1 949-650-1818
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waterfront crabs in a well-run, friendly casual atmosphere,colorful and beachy. Well run, D the General Manager greeted guests and made sure everything ran seamlessly. The food was fast and good value for the price. Great for groups, families, or a fun date night.

Thank lewisjacquie
amityville, ny
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Food was good for a "crab shack". The kids loved it there. It was a relaxed atmosphere so that was really nice. Our bill for 4 people (2 adults and 2 kids) was over $140 before tip. Each of us got an entree. My husband and I both got a drink. Valet was $6. I think they should serve bread... More 

Thank humann4
Lambesc, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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156 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

It nice to eat sea food there as it is different from seafood restaurants in Europe. You eat in a bucket but the crabs and lobster are excellent. Good fun for a diner between friends

Thank Didier C
Newport Beach, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great atmosphere for tourists but the food does not match the excitement. The place was packed and the staff was amped but that will be my last time there. Too expensive for what you get.

1 Thank Jeff E
Mission Viejo, California
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291 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Drinks were liberal with alcohol. Oysters not as meaty as some we've had but generally ok. The fish combo platter my husband got included grilled shrimp, crab, fried clams, and fish and chips. All were good, but I especially enjoyed nabbing the fried clams as quite rare to get them here on West Coast. I had a special crab boil... More 

Thank travelernottourist
Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We went to park and we found out that's only valet parking. We had to park on the street. We were welcomed by the manager at the door and he opened the door. Restaurant wasn't too busy on Friday night. Our Server was friendly and fast. My kids and husband really enjoyed the food. I was disappointed with the mussels... More 

Thank Smalaniuk
Medina, Ohio
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The sign said the place was open but they were already mopping floors when I arrived. I ate by myself and the food was typical Crab Shack food. I don't think i ever got a bill even charged to my card even though they billed me for being there. It obviously was not their prime time but the weather was... More 

Thank mrpar3pro
Cedar City, Utah
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good atmosphere, located on a marina, service was good and fast, food was decent but portion was kind of small for the price.

Thank Sum1sRZRs
Delta, Canada
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155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We have dined here before a couple of times in the last 8 years so we were looking forward to another crab feast. We each ordered a large crab basket and the quantity as always is plentiful. Prices seem to have gone up a bit.... perhaps The Deadliest Catch Crew raised their prices for King Crab. But considering the wonderful... More 

Thank Ken L
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Good value for money. Crab is amazing and portions are big. Good variety of drinks and overall amazing family experience. Probably the best in the area for crab. A must do on your list

Thank Adriaan G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 30
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 2607 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-650-1818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?