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Joe's Crab Shack

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2607 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4708
+1 949-650-1818
11:00 - 00:00
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Newport Beach, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great atmosphere for tourists but the food does not match the excitement. The place was packed and the staff was amped but that will be my last time there. Too expensive for what you get.

Thank Jeff E
Mission Viejo, California
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279 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Drinks were liberal with alcohol. Oysters not as meaty as some we've had but generally ok. The fish combo platter my husband got included grilled shrimp, crab, fried clams, and fish and chips. All were good, but I especially enjoyed nabbing the fried clams as quite rare to get them here on West Coast. I had a special crab boil... More 

Thank travelernottourist
Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We went to park and we found out that's only valet parking. We had to park on the street. We were welcomed by the manager at the door and he opened the door. Restaurant wasn't too busy on Friday night. Our Server was friendly and fast. My kids and husband really enjoyed the food. I was disappointed with the mussels... More 

Thank Smalaniuk
Medina, Ohio
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

The sign said the place was open but they were already mopping floors when I arrived. I ate by myself and the food was typical Crab Shack food. I don't think i ever got a bill even charged to my card even though they billed me for being there. It obviously was not their prime time but the weather was... More 

Thank mrpar3pro
Cedar City, Utah
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good atmosphere, located on a marina, service was good and fast, food was decent but portion was kind of small for the price.

Thank Sum1sRZRs
Delta, Canada
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155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We have dined here before a couple of times in the last 8 years so we were looking forward to another crab feast. We each ordered a large crab basket and the quantity as always is plentiful. Prices seem to have gone up a bit.... perhaps The Deadliest Catch Crew raised their prices for King Crab. But considering the wonderful... More 

Thank Ken L
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Good value for money. Crab is amazing and portions are big. Good variety of drinks and overall amazing family experience. Probably the best in the area for crab. A must do on your list

Thank Adriaan G
hong kong
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278 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

It's impossible to finish the whole portion. It would be good if they can consider to serve half portion. Shrimps are very yummy and juicy. Shrimps platter is a good choice coz they serve 3 different types of shrimps. Crab cake is also very good. Price is average. Looking at the river is very relaxing.

Thank piaHongKong
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A group of us visited for a late lunch mid week - there was only one other table occupied when we arrived. The inside of the restaurant is decorated funky and very relaxed. Service was quick frequent and efficient. The food itself was of a good standard, my friends particularly enjoyed the coconut shrimp! The toilets need more lighting -... More 

Thank Marsy0071
Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Fast, fun, and friendly servers. Great menu, surf & turf options. We both had the grilled salmon, it was excellent! We thought it was a great value for the quality of the meal, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Recommended.

Thank TheGfos

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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
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 2607 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-650-1818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?