Joe's Crab Shack is a chain of coastal and beach-themed seafood restaurants in the United States. They are casual dining restaurants that were founded in the Houston area of Texas in the year 1991. They are known for their seafood and American fare. The restaurants now offer a gift shop that sells t-shirts and other merchandise with Joe's Crab Shack written on it. The restaurant offers 138 different locations that can be found in more than 35 states. It has the highest concentration of these restaurants in Texas, which has around 28 locations.