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Joe's Crab Shack

€€ - €€€
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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1520 Nolan Ryan Expy, Arlington, TX 76011-4925
+1 817-261-4696
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've given Joe's Crab Shack several tries and they have not passed any of those times. The service was slovenly as well as slow, the food barely passable and I don't believe I'll try the one in Arlington again.

Thank V5005WObarbarac
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Friday early evening and got a seat right away. Had poor service with sticky tables. Place looks in need of some up keep. Outside area looks terrible. Ordered a beer on tap and it was good then they said they ran out and switched to bottles. At least send a cold bottle. The food was good... More 

Midlothian, Texas
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

the service was really good the waitress was really paying attention, food was good and my kids like it a lot with the playground outside

Thank JLRendon
Cypress, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

3 of us arrived about 6:15 pm after walking over from our hotel, we were seated promptly and our drink orders were taken. The drinks arrived and both of the Iced teas that were served had terrible after-tastes (we decided it is just the water in that part of Texas). The appetizers of stuffed mushrooms and calamari were great -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My husband treated my daughter and I to Joe's Crab Shack for a pre Valentines treat. We arrived on a Sunday at 11:00 am. The place was very clean. The service was great and the food was amazing. We will definitely stop here again on our next trip to Arlington, Tx.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Manukau, New Zealand
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Fantastic staff and meal was awesome. The server cracked jokes all night long and looked like he enjoyed his job. Will be back. The snow crab was amazing.

Thank duffus07
Cabot, Arkansas
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went (tried) to joes on a Monday night, before the Cowboys/Lions game, and there was a 25-30 min wait, but there was only 10 or so people in there. They said they were understaffed and didnt have enough servers....How does this happen before a Monday night football game in Dallas?

1 Thank arkie93
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

They had the best Bloody Mary I have tasted! We ordered a dish to share, lots of clams, very few shrimp, and the lobster was definitely over cooked and rubbery. A bit of a disappointment.

1 Thank Nailtechintaos
Ottawa, Canada
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59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Great service, waitress was friendly, for there early after the game and we were lucky cause there was a rush afterwards. I had the fish and chips, food was good and portions well they are American so very large portion. Wife had the burger and fries and she loved it.

Thank Slytherealtor
Arlington, Texas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

food not even warm - cold & not done to order, service terrible, this one needs new manager, new service people, the guy was just not friendly, but rude. will not go back.

2 Thank _jra859

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, 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 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 Nolan Ryan Expy, Arlington, TX 76011-4925
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 817-261-4696

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?