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Joe's Crab Shack

1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
+1 916-553-4249
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (142 reviews)
“seafood” (119 reviews)
“shell fish” (8 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
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1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for lunch and since it was a week day we got seated quickly. I had mussels and stuffed mushrooms (appetizers for lunch!). Mushrooms were good but the mussels were great. Hubby had crab and said it was great too. Also learned something new. I...More

Thank Sondra K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Whenever I'm experiencing low self esteem, I like to go to Joe's Crab Shack. Watching the staff dance around like trained monkeys always makes me feel better about my own place in the world. Also, it helps to get drunk. The food is iffy, but...More

Thank Will S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The location. Is great & if you can get a window seat, the view is great! The service and food is average at best. It's quite expensive for average quality food & so-so service. Much better options are available in Old Sacramento.

Thank Parksrblessed
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the place to get the party started. Don't expect a quiet romantic dinner here. The staff break out into dances and the music is loud. There's a lot of energy at this restaurant and the staff seem to be having great time. For...More

Thank JustinaErp
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The fish was inedible and the shrimp was ungood. The few beers they carry were at least cold. We won't be going back as the service was worse than the food.

Thank brian b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, they have some great seafood and lots of it! The happy bar specials and prices are very good! This place can get busy. Indoor/outdoor seating and the wait staff if very good and lively. Worth a visit for the whole family while in Sacramento,...More

Thank Rhett L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buzzing place with good service and good food (providing you like Crab) very clean and tidy most diners are given bibs to enable them to fight with Crab legs

Thank frufc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited for long time to get table......assuming that being busy it would be a good restaurant. But we were wrong. When eventually taken to the table, it had not been cleared or cleaned. The waiter was friendly and did his best. Food, when it...More

Thank Willie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted crab legs, but decided to try the clam chowder and share a basket of clam strips with my best friend. The clam chowder had a thin base, I like a good, thick base, flavor was ok. Clam strips were decent, not WOW! Not...More

Thank Merc56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy and popular restaurant in Old Sacramento. Standard seafood fare. Appeared to be a popular place for Birthday family dinners for kids as well as adults.

Thank Diane B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I would like to no how much is danginess crab is. No thong else with bitter and season
14 June 2016|
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Response from portdane | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw your question. Not sure of cost of the crab. Recommend calling for prices and availability.
Haley L
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor back patio?
20 May 2016|
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Response from NyonyaLady | Reviewed this property |
Haven't seen a dog there on all of our visits
How much is the beer and hurricane s is there a happy hr.
20 January 2015|
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Response from asbard | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a Happy Hour. Beer around $5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-553-4249
  • E-mail
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