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8250 Dean Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46240-4907
+1 317-849-4133
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurants no tipping with tipping included in price is a complete failure. I did not see a single server smile the entire time. The servers act like it is a chore to have to wait on the table, much less refill drinks. The menu continues to get more and more limited as the prices are now ridiculously high due... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was good, but the service was poor. I'm guessing they are under-staffed for servers and bartenders. The bartender, who was slow as molasses, but very nice, had been working all day. Our server at the table, kept rushing us and it was 8:00 p.m. We probably would have stayed longer and bought another round, but he seemed rushed... More 

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Thank Kim F
Brownsburg, Indiana
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296 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Josh was our server and he was very helpful with the menu. My wife had eaten crawfish as a young girl and asked Josh if he could provide a small sample so she could decide if she'd like to order some. He returned from the kitchen with two so that each of us could sample one. While the crawfish was... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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176 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Took a friend from out of the country who wanted some good fish. Disappointed in the selection, mostly shrimp dishes. She orders the salmon and I got fish and shrimp. We waited a very long time for our food. The waiter hasn't checked on us in a long time either. I finally went looking for him; he apologized saying the... More 

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Thank Joan W
Kempton, IN
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We actually visites twice over two weeks time. We haven't been to Joe's for literally years, partially because we live 1 hr away, but other reasons too. We have been missing out! Very family friendly. Our 3 year old triplets loved it, as well as our teenagera and our parents! Great service and food.

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Thank Kevin V
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I go to Joe's Crab Shack for Dungeness crab in the shell. It's a West Coast crab that is difficult to find in landlocked Indianapolis. The crabs are usually cooked nicely, and although it's somewhat expensive, it's still an affordable treat and worth it to us. Just saying, though, it's expensive, so if you want fried shrimp, go to Red... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Joe's tonight after being away for some time. My wife had fish and chips with a soft drink. I had a crab cake sandwich and a small beer. We split a piece of Key Lime pie. Everything tasted good. The price was $45 which I thought was about $10 too high.

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Peru, United States
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

If you tip for service, this is not the place. After I was seated, my waitress came by for my drink order. 10 minutes later, she brought my drink and took my food order. Once I got my food (15 minutes later), it was lukewarm at best. She brought me a second drink and then disappeared for the next 20... More 

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Thank Brice H
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was my first visit to a Joe's Crab Shack. We went during lunch time on a Friday and it was not busy at all. Our waiter told us that they had been very busy for lunch and dinner the previous day due to a convention that was in town. The lunch menu was not as extensive as the dinner... More 

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Thank Laurel V
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121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I visited there with my wife recently. The condition of the menus should have need a leading indicator they have need handled by thousands and very tattered. The food is average at best and that is generous. Maybe if you go you can sit on the deck overlooking the lake, have an appetizer then go someone where else for a... More 

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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
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
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: 8250 Dean Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46240-4907
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-849-4133

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