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Joe's Crab Shack

131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
+1 502-568-1171
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“crab” (32 reviews)
“seafood” (41 reviews)
“corns” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
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1 - 10 of 266 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a family meal here (two adults and one child). The service was average. My husband and I felt the food was pretty good but overpriced compared to other similar restaurants. If we had it to do over, we probably would have picked a...More

Thank Tina B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here for a late Sunday lunch. Had a brilliant server in Dylan, who clearly new the menu and was able to recommend and describe a selection of foods. In the end we had a sharing plater to start with, magnificent. Then snow crab with...More

Thank ossieuns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I had dinner here tonight. The food was so good and plentiful portions. I had a shrimp po boy and my daughter had the kids steam pot. For dessert you cannot pass up the s'mores!!!!

Thank Jennifer_W_KY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere has the normal Joe's Crab Shack decor. This location overlooks the Ohio River. The wait staff was very friendly and kept our drinks refilled. The crab and lobster had little to no flavor. I have had better lobster at Red Lobster. The food...More

Thank Chad D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Group of 6 of us went there for dinner. 5 of us had the all-you-can-eat shrimp. I had chicken tacos. We ordered 2 appetizers...stuffed mushrooms and crab nachos. Nachos were a very large portion. 4 types of shrimp, waitress was great with all the refills...More

2  Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed sitting by the mighty Ohio river and eating a tasty crab sandwich with a refreshing beer. It is what it is!

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I'm not a big seafood fan but my Husband is with that said. It was hard to find non seafood options there and the one I did find had to send it back. The staff was very nice and the View was great but windows...More

Thank Elishia M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Crab Dip was very good, service was excellent. I wish I could say the same about Joe's Steam Bucket. Mostly tasteless, crab, 2 types, shrimp and corn. I took one bite of the corn and threw it in the discard bucket. I tasted like it...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We walked straight to a table 6pm Thursday night. The view of the river is very nice. The fried clam appetizer was mostly French fries but good. The fried shrimp entree was very good 9 decent size, the hush puppies not so much, the shrimp...More

Thank ScreenNameReally
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great location to dine. Right on the river. The staff are very friendly and my pina colada was delicious. I ordered the fish and chips with cole slaw. The slaw was good but the fish wasn't good and I only had a...More

Thank Kelli R
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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
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-568-1171
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