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Joe's Crab Shack

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

Service was friendly but the food was just ok. Shrimp very over cooked in my dinner. One dinner was horribly late. I would not go back.

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Thank Beanie333
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food at Joe's crab shack was unexpectedly good. The Dungeness crab, with shrimp seasoned with old Bay was delicious. The blackened Mahi Mahi was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. I was not expecting the food to be any good but everything was great. Service was OK, waitress was tiered, could have been more attentive.

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Thank ChicagoTrish_D
Mount Pleasant
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Service was good. Food was cold, over done, and dry. The manager was very nice. He reduced all our bills.

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Thank Alice H
Gurnee
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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.

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Thank Barbara S
North Suburbs, IL
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159 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 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 

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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.

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Thank Cangrum
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14 reviews
11 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.

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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!!

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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 

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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 

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Thank Barbara V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
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
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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?