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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 good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“crab” (147 reviews)
“seafood” (127 reviews)
“hush puppies” (9 reviews)
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1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived about 1:15 and were seated within a few minutes, great. It took about 20 minutes to have a wait person get our drink order, not so great. Service is spotty, our wait staff were friendly and seemed genuinely interested in providing decent service...More

Thank GE3-95037
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've taken my extended family there several times. The grand kids really enjoy the servers line dancing. The river view is also great. Just before Christmas, several times we've seen seals catching and playing with Salmon. Friendly servers and good drinks. Not cheap, but Fun.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What makes this place a 4 Star is that it has a great view of old Sacramento and the Sacramento River. The food is good and it’s always noisy so beware if you want peace and quiet. Lots of seafood and beer. The surprise here...More

Thank AmericanoO
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's one of my favorites for fun and good food and spirits! It's on the banks and overlooks the delta river in sacramento.. which is so nice in the evening to eat and be outside on the town while the sun sets and night falls....More

Thank jacquelinekelley62
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at Joe’s Crab Shack several times and have always enjoyed our meals. I especially like the Steam Pots because it’s ok to eat with your hands and enjoy every bite. My family have tried other menu items and enjoyed them as well,...More

Thank NoCalMina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and good sea foods. Prices reasonable. No rush at tables even refill of drinks done without asking. Nice selection of seafoods prepared in various ways.

Thank morestips
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came in for lunch last Sunday. Old Sacramento was busy with Halloween trains, families in costume. We expected a busy atmosphere, and it was, however the staff were well trained and accommodating. Food was good. Fun part was the staff line...More

Thank Sharon O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in Sacramento last I decided to treat my wife to a seafood lunch. Joe's was right close to the Delta King, so it was a no brainer. My wife had fish and chips which was a huge serving with slaw and hush puppies. I...More

Thank Robski60
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Love the view of the river ate here before a concert. Food was good waitress was very busy but did her best. Worth a taste!

Thank FTW44
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I have visited Joe's many times. Its loud fun good seafood at reasonable prices. It sits right on the Sacramento river in Old Sacramento. A cool place for lunch or dinner with family and friends: )

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Questions & Answers
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
20 May 2016|
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Response from NyonyaLady | Reviewed this property |
Haven't seen a dog there on all of our visits
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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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