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2730 Gulf To Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33759-3903
+1 727-799-8530
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Central Florida, Florida
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent server, (Brandon, a.k.a. Peanut) which contributed to our enjoyment. Food was good, but seemed overpriced since salads had to be ordered as an add-on. For the cost of the East Coast Platter, I was expecting more seafood, not a heap of french fries and onion 'strings.' One piece of fish, 3 stuffed shrimp, and a crab... More 

Thank BarefootEmmy
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I really enjoy eating crab and especially appreciate Joe's Crab Shacks when we're eating out. We went this trio to Joe's with a large group with a reservation on a Friday night. The servers were kind and attentive but our food came out in spurts, some of our food wasn't warm some of us sitting at the... More 

Thank Trina D
Reading, Pennsylvania
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226 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were hungry and ready for a good meal, when we headed to our destination on Sand Key. We decided to pull in at Joe's Crab Shack, had heard a lot about there franchise, but never had the chance to try one. My husband and I ordered a steampot to share and my grandson ordered a shrimp po'boy. The server... More 

Thank Sally G
Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to this restaurant like we have in the past and we had possibly the best waitress we have ever had. If anyone goes there after reading this please request Ashleigh as your server. She was funny and she was on top of our needs throughout dinner. We will be dining there often with Ashleigh as... More 

Thank llupo90093
Spring Hill, Florida
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Revisited Joe's this past week and what a change. The food was terrible. The lobster they brought the fist time tastes rotten. Had a very off putting flavor. The manager came voer and recook the Lobster himself. It was filled with water and no meat. The claw barely had any meat in them at all the crabs were ok but... More 

1 Thank Defirstaid
Palm City, Florida
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It was really slow when we ate here and now I know why. Firstly, the waitress was awful. It took forever for her to realize we were seated in her station. She took our drink and dinner orders at the same time, brought out our drinks, and then we didn't see her again until the very end. A food runner... More 

1 Thank Heather S
Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a casual restaurant and the seafood is very good. Prices, in my opinion, were a bit high. I'd go back, but would want a coupon or groupon to help save $$.

Thank 1MsSharon
Clearwater, Florida
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335 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Joe's Crab Shack is located on a very busy stretch of Gulf To Bay Blvd close to U.S. Highway 19. My impression overall is that the restaurant is a little run down. Some of the lights in their sign were out and I noticed that furnishings inside looked pretty worn. The menu is typical of many restaurants in the area... More 

Thank AldebaranFlorida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Our waitress, kelsie was awesome. Very personable, knowledgeable, and helpful while choosing what to get & drink. The food was great, fast and we didn't have to wait for our table. She wrote on our bibs and it was hilarious what she came up with.

Thank Katilyn K
Sainte Agathe des Monts, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had to leave because it was too noisy, music too loud. Food looked great but there was a party table and too much noise. Couldn't have a nice supper.

Thank Claudette C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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: 2730 Gulf To Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33759-3903
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-799-8530

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