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Joe's Crab Shack

€€ - €€€
South Austin
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1326
+1 512-441-1010
11:00 - 00:00
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been coming here since the early 80s when this place was a Landry's. Great location right on the river with awesome views and wonderful food. We ate a late lunch on a Monday and the crowd was minimal which was nice. The Mahi tacos were fantastic and the drinks were cold. You can't beat Joe's for great seafood... More 

Thank eagleye33
El Paso, Texas
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Joe's Crab Shack in Austin is one of the best. I've eaten at Joe's Crab Shack in various cities and states and they are not the same. I don't know why, but the food tastes better at this particular Joe's Crab Shack. Though the food was great, the mixed drinks were watered down and the service was poor. The... More 

Thank Monica M
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think Joes crab is in a great location and beautiful place but it's not well maintained. The place was very very dirty. The floor filled with food, napking and cups. The service not good. I had to ask several times for stuff and the food is over priced. Not coming back unfortunately

Thank Iggyxii
Regina, Canada
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120 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

When I travel to the west coast Joe's is a must stop. It is not the best seafood I have ever had, but it is the best for the price. I was pleasantly pleased to find out there was one in Austin about 15 minutes walk from my hotel. It was exactly like I expected. I had the seafood gumbo... More 

Thank NamedePlumes
Westport, Canada
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Started out with drinks- margaritas (in mason jar) seemed to be more like lemonade and tasted watered down. When I asked, waiter said that they make a bunch at a time and they sometimes sit a while waiting for someone to order. Not what I would expect when paying over $9. for a drink at a busy time of the... More 

Thank CanukinParadise
Buda, Texas
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661 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I go here every month or do. The lobster and crab entre choices are numerous. There is also a lot of food in the "pots." The service is good. A good place for family and friends. And always good food to boot.

Thank daddymo2
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Ran into this place walking by, a super cute front design of the building drew us in. We ended up staying quite awhile drinking and enjoying the view of the skyline and people watching the bikers hikers, kayakers and paddle boarders crusing by on the path and lady bird lake. We had the popcorn shrimp and devored it. An awesome... More 

Thank David R
Austin, Texas
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

After the view, all else is just fair. When comparing Joe's Crab Shack to a Red Lobster or Pappadeaux, it makes you feel sorry for Joe's. The food is moderately priced and the service is OK, but the food is really in need of an updated menu. I ate there twice during the month of December 2016. Both times I... More 

Thank MrPig
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231 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I rarely ever give a 1, but this place absolutely earned a 1. The food was the worst seafood I have ever purchased cooked fresh at a restaurant! In one meal, I had over cooked, under cooked, and unbelievably bland. Not sure if this is the normal quality, but I did speak with a manager. She said, I will check... More 

Thank Lonnell D
Laredo, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to take advantage of the nice weather and ate outside on the patio. The view was awesome! We didn't have to wait long for our food after we got our table. Service was great and food yummy.

Thank pacmanfan2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, 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: 600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-441-1010

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