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Joe's Crab Shack

131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
+1 502-568-1171
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“crab” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (43 reviews)
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131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have eaten at Joes in Houston and Baton Rouge, and the food is better, but they are closer to the se. I would have liked REAL poboy bread, but there again, this is Kentucky. All the food was good, just not outstanding.

Thank annarc6
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

6 of us girls went for dinner around 8 pm. Extremely packed and loud. Not a place to go for a quiet dinner unless u eat outside on the deck. Waited forever for our salads and then, 1 was forgotten. Waited even longer for our...More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was quick and friendly. Seafood was okay for being so far from the coast. The location is great! Be prepared to pay for parking like for most downtown places.

Thank homeschoolmom2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time with a group of 6 friends on a friday afternoon. The view fromt the deck was cool. I liked how they used beer bottles as container's for their salt and pepper. The amount of food was alot and was like jumbo...More

Thank Sebastian R
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Can't say much bad about the place. Always enjoy the crab pots and service is always fine. Can get extremely busy at times. All and all and good choice for seafood in an very limited market of seafood choices. We will return in the future...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Recent news reports have stated that a number of Joe's Crab Shacks are going out of business. Gee, when the place is nearly empty and the kitchen is slower than molasses plus greasy seafood to boot that explains it. To be fair, our server was...More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The lobster tails were cooked perfectly - but, too salty. Fresh green beans - perfect. Rice needed more spices. coleslaw - standard. Dungeness crab pot was great, except crab legs salty. basic salad. On the water front. Outdoor seating overlooking the water is available. $3.00...More

Thank yvonne p
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Crab nachos are awesome. Spent $106 for dinner for 3 people. White fish was good even though it was batter dipped.

Thank Kathy1602
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I finally found my way to the restaurant but to park the fee was $3.00. Did I have the $3.00, yes I did but it's the principal of the thing. I went to Red Lobster instead.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had a larger group for a party. everyone got what they orders and the waitress was every good satisfying everyone's needs.

Thank Ilene B
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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