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Joe's Crab Shack

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202
+1 502-568-1171
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab” (38 reviews)
“seafood” (47 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

99% of the visit was great Service was good only a slight mixup on the bill. Food was great as usual and did not have a very long wait.

Thank 893karas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Louisville and I have wanted to go to Joe’s crab shack for the last five years. We finally decided to go this week on my birthday. The view was amazing. Even though it was raining outside, we could watch the boats go...More

Thank debmink
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I both had crab and shrimp steam pots. The food was good, but by the time you crack the crab and get to the shrimp and sausage, most of it is no longer warm. The appetizer, calamari, was hot and delicious.

Thank Dawna Leigh W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got Crab appetizer it was delicious! Fried shrimp and boils shrimp was excellent as well. Lobster and crab legs were cooked way to long. Over all was good but tell them not to cook the legs and lobster to long

Thank cdoublin7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Joe’s dinner. However our server Larry was great. Fixed a messed up order, very personable. If I come back it’s because of his service - that’s worth a second trip.

Thank 711melanieh
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Prices are too high for eating here too often but food tasted really good on this visit. Two of us got a steam pot and everything was cooked perfectly. The crab came out of the shells in one piece. The appetizer sampler was delicious. One...More

Thank on_the_moove
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Considering the prices, I was expecting really good seafood. This was average at best. Some of the crab in the bucket was flavorful and good. Some of it was flavorless. This was super disappointing given the effort to get the crab out of the claws....More

Thank dragonbythetail
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Food was great, service was exceptional, one of our party had a birthday and the waitresses serenaded her and made her special.

Thank Jerry150
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

From the moment we sat down I was not liking it at all.First it was extremely loud, then the waitress sits down at our table like she is one of the family taken our order,that did not sit well with us.The food was average,but will...More

Thank BBofKY941
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Really wanted fish and was excited to eat at a seafood joint. I ordered a salmon dish with veggies and rice and while the food was tasty it was overpriced for the dish. Fish was seasoned well and rice was herb infused. Veggies were tasty...More

Thank JenniferJ1
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22 August 2016|
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Response from RiverGuy2015 | Reviewed this property |
According the company website, Joe's Crab Shack has locations in 32 states, with many states having multiple Shacks. I did not try to count them all. I could find no information about special packages for any holidays. So... More
12 May 2016|
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Response from Kayceyky | Reviewed this property |
I find it is always best to make a reservation if you have a large party. If it is just the two of you, you might be able to get away without having a reservation. They do have an indoor bar area where you can eat. On... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-568-1171
Joe's Crab Shack brings fresh seafood, authentic flavors and Southern coastal flair to locations all across America. Joe's menu features crab, fish, lobster, mussels, clams and shrimp.
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