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Joe's Crab Shack

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314 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1036
+1 760-722-1345
11:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really wanted to like this place. It's in a great location in the harbor and most tables have a great view. I was really disappointed. I felt sorry for our server. He apologized for the food coming out slow, one of our orders was wrong, I complained about the corn being cold and when we ordered more all you... More 

Thank John C
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it's something about eating seafood at the Harbor that inappropriately get's your brain geared up for the fresh catch of the day, but that's not the case. The food here is what you would expect from any of their chain restaurants. In hind site, I wish I had tried one of the other seafood restaurants on the harbor. JCS... More 

Thank ElaineMinor
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173 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Same as the other's Joe's restaurants around the country. Pricy corporate style deep fried offerings and avoidable other entrees. some good seating. Go find a local eatery and put the money you save to better use.

Thank Old P
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Took the family there for the first time. I do not love seafood but the family does. The food was Great and the Staff were helpful and very efficient. We had a beautiful view of the Harbor area and of the fishing boats returning for the day. Overall an Great Experience.

Thank O3797BYvictors
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We have never been to a Joes Crab Shack and heard good things, so we tried this on in Oceanside. It was being renovated so all the windows had plastic on them, bummer as we could have had a great view. I ordered the appetizer sampler and it was very good, well prepared. My husband ordered the oyster poor boy... More 

Thank Lisa K
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Staff was fun and very fast. Crab was very good but expensive. Shrimp taste amazing! The mix drinks were also very good.

Thank Norbert V
Corona, CA
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is my 2nd favorite Joe's. My favorite is Long Beach off PCH. The one in Newport is good, but needs some love. Employees are very friendly and it looks like they love working there. Old Bay seasoning on the crab always makes my kids and I smile!

Thank vinniesanchez
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162 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Been here for a week and this was our favorite meal. The food is good, but our server Zach was incredible. He had our whole family entertained throughout the meal, even my 3 kids were into it. I highly recommend one of the Cajun seasoned boils, with the traditional sampler to start. Additionally, don't miss their great cocktails and get... More 

Thank Ajenm A
Riverside, California
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1,073 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We had dined at other Joe's Crab Shacks in the past and enjoyed our meals. This restaurant wasn't up the the Joe's standard. Short pours on drinks, semi-cold food, greasy and tasteless. sad

Thank Chuck8700
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6 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant smelled humid and fishy when we walked in. Poor ventilation And service was not very good upon walk in. They sat us down in the middle of the bar and walk way. We never had a waiter or waitress until we asked. One came over And seemed very busy and got our food order wrong. She seemed upset... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, 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: 314 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-722-1345
Been in business for several years at this location. Yelp has reviews going back to 2008.

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