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Joe's Crab Shack

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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25 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue, KY 41073-1036
+1 859-581-6333
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great time. We had a table on the outside deck overlooking the Ohio River. Great view and good food.

Thank Jerry M
Cincinnati, OH
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son recommended this place because he had been on a summer evening with friends. However, the great view and fun servers do not make up for what Joe's is lacking. We went with 5 people on a slow Sunday morning at 11:30 am. The server was great but the kitchen could not get things out properly - half our... More 

Thank debbieleeg
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having stopped by the aquarium on the Levee earlier this afternoon, my family and I like to get seafood for dinner. We typically head to Mitchell's or Brio, and do not think to go to Joe's. So glad we did. It was not difficult to get a table on the window. Our server Mitchell was friendly, attentive, and told us... More 

Thank Tara H
Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cincinnati doesn't have many places where you can sit down and eat late during the week. Joe's Crab Shack is a pleasant, relaxed choice. The food isn't great, but the beer is cold and the food is acceptable.

Thank Sandy M
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We went here to celebrate our daughter in law Birthday! Gilbert was our waiter was great from the start, loved joking and having common interest in the military. Drinks was good loved the sharks! Our food was great I tried crawfish not a fan, loved the shrimp it was great. we had a huge surprise at the end of Dinner,... More 

Thank 01molly
Bellevue, Kentucky
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Location is great...great views especially from deck....food ok....Crab is excellent but everything else I've had was so so or bad... service was good...but unless ordering crab don't bother...not worth the prices.

Thank ddaudistel
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Fun place to eat. Sits overlooking the Ohio River.The décor is inviting and conducive to a rollicking good time. I had the Garlicky Mussels and boy were they garlicky! I loved them. The mussels were plump, juicy and tender, not a bit chewy. They came with a toasted garlic bread to soak up the garlic butter. The best Mussels I... More 

Thank picky307
Kenton, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

While are food was okay/good. Standard for Joe's the water/view was nice. Came during lunch with two other tables there before we arrived. Yet took over 40minutes to get our food. While other tables were getting their that arrived after us. Waitress just kept disappearing to the back. Yet other server was busy getting her tables what they needed. We... More 

Thank fitmom22
Independence, Kentucky
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

My girlfriend and I visited this location twice in the last month. Partly because we had a coupon for free appetizers on the second visit, plus $1 oysters all through December. The outdoor seating that overlooks the Ohio River is really where it's at, but since we came here at night and during the winter the last couple times, that... More 

Thank Jeremy D
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Food, drinks and atmosphere were great. Good selection of seafood and cooked just right and portions were great, Good for children also. You can relax and have fun. Server was very attentive and knowledgeable. Would not hesitate to return

Thank George K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, 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: 25 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue, KY 41073-1036
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bellevue
  • Phone Number: +1 859-581-6333

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