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Joe's Crab Shack

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1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
+1 916-553-4249
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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El Cajon, United States
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We called ahead and were told that our name was now on the list and that in 1 1/2 hours we'd need to show up to be seated. We did just that, a party of five, and then waited another 45 minutes in a VERY loud restaurant. The music here is turned up about as loud as their system can... More 

Thank William C
Sacramento, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

King crab was fresh and a super treat today! Coconut prawns were great too! Must like big chunks of coconut. Thanks for the good service Rob! River looks amazingly high!

Thank Monkey G
Phoenix, AZ
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789 reviews
402 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not usually tempted by “chain restaurants,” when I travel, but Joe’s Crab Shack in Old Sacramento was convenient, and the architecture on the wharf on the Sacramento did the trick. I headed in for Lunch, immediately after they opened on a cool November day. Since I had done Breakfast earlier, I ordered only the Shrimp & Fish, which... More 

Thank Bill_Hunt_AZ
Oakland, California
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194 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Already wrote this on YELPER! I asked Sheraton in Sacra of good place eat in Old Town Sacra, I knowing there not Chinese/Japanese restaurants in Old Town Sacra, so I never eat when visiting in Old Town Sacra! They suggest this so call Joe Crab Shack, him, "I am sure they have a child menu!" So when used be Down... More 

Thank Karyn C
Woodland, California
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for my wife's birthday and had a great time. The staff was very entertaining and friendly. The food was very flavorful....

Thank dannis f
Rome, Georgia
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245 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located on the river in old town Sacramento. We haven't eaten at this chain of restaurants but we were curious the menu looked good and reasonably priced. However this location was dismal. Beat up cheap decor smelled dirty absolutely terrible and shame on this chain for allowing the facility to be in such a condition. We quickly... More 

Thank emorga
South Korea
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here multiple times and do enjoy their food and it is a fun place to eat at with friends, but it is always so busy and the wait can be pretty long. It's also a loud place with music and dancing, so if you are looking for a place that's quiet or low-key, this is not the place... More 

Thank Faye S
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entering in through the front door the natural reaction would be to cover your ears & back out. It's a noisy place with decibels that of a rock concert compared the noise level of conversation. Take out the hearing aids and prepare to shout at those in your party. On less busy nights there will be at least a 30... More 

Thank Gary A F
Madison, Mississippi, United States
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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, service was okay (lacking), views were great! Waited too long to be served and then it took forever to get part of my order...even after three reminders (something happened and servers changed mid-service). Oh well...I left full. :-)

Thank Billy M
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lines for this place a huge. I wanted to go for 10 years and when i finally saw "no wait" i jumped at the opportunity. 1st thing I see is this menu (picture). Cant tell you how disappointed I was with service, food. place needs remodeled also. Maybe in another 10 yrs I try it again

Thank Quincey N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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

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