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5626 Northridge Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-4910
+1 847-662-4801
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service was slow, food was cold, fish was dry and the price was too high. We were disappointed in the menue selections. The corn came uncooked and the broccoli was over cooked and the Mahi was over cooked and so dry it was hard to swallow.

Thank Barbara S
North Suburbs, IL
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145 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joe's is just too expensive compared to other restaurant's. Although I love crab and shrimp, I can no longer afford their prices. I can get a much better meal at Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse or Timothy O'Toole's for less money. I've noticed that Joe's parking lot is never busy anymore so maybe other people can't afford it either. Unless you... More 

Thank Patti2
Grand Prairie, Texas
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there for dinner while visiting my family. The service was great and the food was excellent! I would recommend this place for the atmosphere and food.

Thank Cangrum
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a Thursday in October at 3 in the afternoon. So it probably was never going to be busy. Service was friendly and enthusiastic. The food was chain restaurant quality. Professional and well made(if not lacking in soul). Nice joint.

Thank Dan T
Saint Louis, Missouri
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Great way to end a day. We arrive and it's the first day of the return of $2 Tuesday! Exciting as it is I still order the lobster bisque and 1 of the specials. Good service and good eats!!

Thank RastaMermaid
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Always a fun place. Food is great and servers always fun. Downside the right side of the restaurant is always freezing so we now ask to be seated on the left side. For some reason it seems warmer on that side! Also, I personally feel it's a little over priced. I mean I get it if you order lobster, but... More 

Thank Niki H
Freeport, Illinois
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Joe's caters to a younger demographic than mine: loud music, theme drinks, t shirt shop, toys hanging from the ceiling, etc. Crab is featured heavily in the menu. I just wasn't in the mood to have to crack and dig for each bite, so I went with the fish and chips. It was quite good/ The waiter was pleasant. No... More 

Thank Barbara V
Green Bay
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was my first visit to a Joe's Crab Shack and I was very impressed! The food was really good and the atmosphere was fun! We had the fried shrimp with fries. I would definitely recommend going if you're near Great America or Gurnee Mills.

Thank Singer73170
Bayonne, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We came to Gurnee to see our son graduate from Navy boot camp, he treated us to our first time at Joes...have to say it was a wonderful meal! The appetizers were delicious, the entrees were huge! The seafood was very fresh and the seasoning was good..The place is very kid friendly, we traveled with 2 toddlers and they had... More 

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Caguas, Puerto Rico
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Joes in pour recent trip to Gurnee and it was as good as always. Service was excellent and we didn't have to wait for a table. We ordered the sampler as an appetizer and it was huge. I was full after the appetizer (big mistake). We had the steampod for 2 with queen crab in the signature... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
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: 5626 Northridge Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-4910
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 847-662-4801

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