November 2019 by Toccora S.
Spent $100 and got home and the crab was bad. Had a nasty taste to it. It had to be spoiled or not cooked. The corn and potatoes were not fully cooked either. Extremely disappointed.
November 2019 by Michael S.
1st time going in and will NOT be back. My wife and I took the time to get all the meat out of the crab and lobster from the Atlantic Steampot and to clean all the shrimp. Bit into the sausage before the seafood and it was undercooked. Tried the potatoes after the sausage and guess what....yep....damn near RAW. Spoke to manager who stated that "everything is precooked separately and then put together. The sausage comes cooked from the distributor." Wont be back. I can go to 3 different seafood places close by to this location that cook the EXACT same way and get it cooked right. Nicole was a great server. Manager is an idiot. Also called ahead to make sure they had a patio and that we could bring our 5 lbs puppy. Was told it was okay. Show up and now the manager has to make an exception because we called ahead. Found out, after talking with server, that they always have dogs on the patio! GO FIGURE!
October 2019 by John R W.
We enjoyed our recent visit. Richard, an excellent waiter, totally met our needs and then some. I would place my meal at a 3 out of 5. My wife's order a 4 out of 5. We didn't go there for crabs so perhaps that may be their 5 out of 5? It's not a bad place to eat informally and for many that's the perfect way to crack crab legs. Happy Hours are only served at the bar .
October 2019 by Ty F.
I dined at Joe's last night for the first time in a while and I was Thoroughly disappointed!! My server checked on us maybe once or twice throughout the whole meal. When my food came out it was lukewarm and when I mention something to the server about it at the end of the meal a manager is not even take the time to be bothered and come out and speak with me! I will not be returning!!!
October 2019 by Stephen Z.
Went there for lunch. I was really hungry so the food tasted excellent. How can you go wrong with the place of that cigar city beer on tap. People were very friendly and the place has a fun atmosphere. I had a very delicious skewered shrimp that were stuffed with some type of jalapeño laced breading.
October 2019 by Vanessa Bryant
Best Joe's I've ever been to, ever! Great service! There was a small playground area off of the outdoor seating area which was awesome for the kids while we waited on the food!
October 2019 by Cat M.
Not good. Super medicore at best. Really nice server but the seafood was not good. It wasn't not fresh but just dry and not flavorful and like it had been sitting out. I would try somewhere else! Ambiance was great though. Owners should really improve quality of food and it would be so much better!!
September 2019 by Brandon Y.
Love this place, best crab I've tasted. You may feel like it's not enough food but every time towards the end I am full. Probably because it taste so good. I would highly recommend visiting this place. You will not be disappointed.
September 2019 by Mandi M.
First time at Joe's ever, for my friends birthday. Not the best, based on last night's visit I would never go back. Stefan was unattentive, did not check on us about the meal. Steak was overcooked, and 1 lb of peel and eat shrimp was hard and rubbery, some pieces were mush and gross! Total waste, not worth the 20$ asking price. Very disappointed. The platter my friend got - menu states It comes with rice, and seasonal vegetables. Stefan was adamant that the meal only comes with 1 side and the seasonal veggies are just a few pieces on a skewer with the shrimp. Yet...when the meal came out she had potatoes (subbed for rice) and broccoli...not on a skewer....so that tells us....the meal DOeS come with 2 sides. Stefan would cut us off telling us we don't know what we were saying and "we're not the only customer who says this" well sir, your menu says exactly what all your customers are saying. So seems like the staff is misinformed
September 2019 by Joey B.
Don't go here. I feel sorry for the staff. They do a good job and are very friendly and take care off their patrons. Then the kitchen screws it all up.
September 2019 by Lisa Hufford
September 2019 by Jasmine R.
I came from out of town because in my hometown of Chicago they no longer have Joe's Crab Shack. First things first as the hostess sat us outside my family and I noticed the table we got assigned to was sticky and filthy. My hubby took a napkin wiped it across the table and the napkin was black so we went to ask to be sat inside. Our waiter Curtis was very nice and attentive, he made sure were doing well. Now for the other downside I dropped a palate of lemon wedges and another waitress looked at me and said oh what happened? What u do and kept walking I thought she would help me pick up the wedges and say let me bring u more but no she walked over to the table beside me and kept taking the order it's minimal but if I was a secret diner they look at things of that sort. The bathrooms were a little clean not as bad. The food was ok my crab legs seemed a lil rubbery.
September 2019 by Christina Coley
Our waitress was GREAT. She made sure we had everything we needed, took a picture of us with our Polaroid, cleaned out our souvenir cups, just above and beyond service. I love me some seafood and the food was absolutely amazing. Joe’s Crab Shack is my new favorite restaurant!
September 2019 by John Trumble
Friendly service, good food and a so so performance on getting the wait staff to do "the dance" but some friendly patrons attempted to fill in. The food was good and we didn't wait at all which is the best part of hitting up Orlando in the off season! I can't recall the name of the dish I had but bacon wrapped scallops, fish and chips and (the best part) stuffed shrimp with some jalapeno mixture. They were very good!
September 2019 by shawn blair
We came for brunch or server Billy was great. The crab daddy steam pot was flavorful and they gave us generous portions. My daughter also enjoyed her kids steam pot. Definitely coming back before we head back to PA!!!
September 2019 by Gareth Gentry
Me and the wife went to eat here on our vacation. Very disappointed. Server was terrible. Acted like he didnt even want to serve us. Even though we came in 4 hours before closing. I had to ask for more drinks.
September 2019 by Greg Poskas
Well..... The crab legs were cooked well. Although very salty. And $33 for a "bucket" of crab legs that was actually only 2 clusters? For sure not the amount I expected. The crab dip was very good. The calamari was tough with a thick, overcooked breading. All slow to arrive. The service? He talked a lot.... to other guests and staff. Took a long time to take our order after "be back in a minute" do to previous comment. Checked on us only twice. Incorrect drink. Forgot part of the order, so we mentioned to take that off the bill. His confused look verified why it is important to write things down. Service was the clincher..... we will never go to a Joe's Crab Shack again.
September 2019 by Chris K.
It's an overpriced chain. Food was mediocre at best. Service was fine. This is a novelty restaurant, but if you want to enjoy your meal go elsewhere.
September 2019 by Jackie W.
Loved the food, the atmosphere and the great service. I ordered a drink called Shiver Me Timbers I believe and we got to keep the glass which was an awesome perk. I ordered another drink called TKO punch which was unbelievably stronger yet sooo tasty. Ordered mussels, mozzarella sticks, bomb shrimp, crab and shrimp dip with calamari and housemade fried balls. The main dish was coconut shrimp which was very tasty alongside my fries plus I paid a little extra for housemade shrimp Mac n cheese which was definitely worth the additional charge. I will definitely be returning very soon!
August 2019 by PeterH622
Haven’t been for. 3 years but was not let down service still good as is the food perfect for fish lovers but they serve burgers as well the fish and chips ils really good as are the crab burgers
August 2019 by Julie P
Had the pirates platter which was fab and good value. My 10yr old son had the kids crab pot and says it was the best thing he ate all holiday. Very friendly, laid back atmosphere. Certainly not a fancy eatery but we loved it.
August 2019 by Tim G.
I was peckish for a late night snack and walked over to Joe's Crab Shack to see what they had. To my delight they had a great late night happy hour menu that hit the spot. I ordered the cajun garlic bread ($3) and popcorn shrimp ($4) and my friend ordered the voodoo chicken ($4) and a yueng lang bottle ($3). Strangely the kitchen sent out the shrimp with ranch instead of cocktail sauce but our bar tender fixed it with a smile. Everything was tasty, well cooked and well priced. The restaurant was noisy and had a strange smell like it wasn't quite clean. I was disappointed that the sauces came in single use disposable plastic ramekins instead of reusable metal ones. Pretty wasteful. The bar tender was friendly, efficient and did a great job. In all I think it's a great spot for late night grub with some wonderful happy hour specials!
August 2019 by Danielle Walker
The Pirate's Plate was delicious. The fried scallops, shrimp, and tilapia were well seasoned, a little spicy just l like it. The fried fish was also good. Joe's Crab Shack is always a great choice.
August 2019 by Christina Valliere
Once again, I enjoyed an awesome steam pot. The seafood was delicious and the spices used to season the potatoes and corn were perfect. I loved every bite. Also, I ordered the chocolate cake which was enormous; it was so big, I had to share it with my two friends. The thickness of the cake made it very satisfying. The waitress was sweet and quick. We watched her serve others around us as well and the guys seemed to really appreciate her kindness. I love thisbplace and will definitely continue visiting it for years to come.
August 2019 by LIZETTE SAMPEDRO
Was really good celebrated my husband birthday there. The crabs and all food was fresh and delicious. Thanks team for take care of us.
August 2019 by julesg1119
We love Joe’s and this was the first time we visited at this location. We got 2 steampots and the food was awesome. Service and atmosphere was great too!
July 2019 by Claire E.
First time at Joes and it was awesome!!! It was about 8 PM, we had just left Aquatica and was starving. Our server was quick and very helpful. Drinks came out within 3 minutes, appetizer came out within 10 minutes, my daughters food came out quickly as well. After we ate appetizers we ordered a entree and that came out within 15 minutes. We sat on the patio, my daughter was able to play on the playground while we waited for food. Very delicious, very great experience.
July 2019 by FUL-QWVR
Hearty helping of seafood and fries. The tilapia was seasoned to perfection as was the shrimp. Definitely give this a try.
July 2019 by Gretchen W
I realize that we went to Joe's late in the evening. However, the very LARGE party before us was not told that the kitchen would stop cooking in 15 minutes. They were marched right in and seated. Our party of 7 was told that we would have to wait at least 20 minutes. Seating was available for all to see through the windows. The young lady that was what you would call a host, was far from it. That was the WORST greeting I have ever received. She took one of our parties phone number to let us know when a table would be ready, but really! IF YOUR KITCHEN IS GOING TO STOP COOKING IN 15 MINUTES AND WE WERE NOT GOING TO BE SEATED FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES, YOU REALLY THINK WE ARE GOING TO WAIT! I think that sums up the intelligence of the HOST!
July 2019 by Oalmuzakki
Great selection of seafood dishes with amazing atmosphere including live music with friendly staff....