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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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Ripon, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came on a Thursday afternoon and it was the quietest we have ever seen there. We sat at the bar and had great service. The food was good as always. We just did a little snacking but it was good.

Thank cruisnfox
The Netherlands
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxed, atmospheric place, in the middle of Old Sacramento. Good food (coconut shrimps!), good margaritas.... Truly recommended!

Thank Minnie0102
Hayward, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a very nice place to eat. Its right on the river. The staff are great with all the customers. It gets a little busy here but that is what good food will bring. Nice place to eat and have a great Magarita.

Thank Prakash C
Sacramento, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It all smelled amazing, but the crab WAS NOT fresh and the drinks were watered down!! Don't believe the hype, on to the next....

Thank Calvin B E
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Environment is loud wirth music and people. Great place for solid seafood with a twist of fun. Definitely recommend when going to downtown sacramento at least once.

Thank Raj S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant overlooks the Sacramento river and you can watch the boats go by as you eat your meal. This chain had a great variety of crab dishes and the crab pot for 2 I'd one of the best. Lots of crab and shrimp with potatoes, sausage and corn. There is also waiter dancing several times while you eat for... More 

Thank Marian H
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I try and hit Joes in any town i am at. Always get the basic boil ( spicy). It was good but I know its been better. The food was a bit on the cold side i thought. Not as spicy as i have had in the past.

Thank David G
San Francisco, California
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family, with young grandkids, has eaten at Joe's 3 times. Each time we have had a long wait for our food to be served, which made it difficult with little kids. The food was just ok.

Thank cherylyosh
Dave, Belgium
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were invited at Joe's by a friend who knew the place. I am not a big "crab" person but I have to admit I loved the food, especially the spicy one. The restaurant is huge, there is a lot of open place and a possibility to sit outside along the American river, very enjoyable. The dishes are immense! Don't... More 

Thank Gusdestave
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260 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate outside in the sun on benches. It was not comfortable. and we fought with the umbrellas to get some shade. Servers were friendly. Food was ok.

Thank VictoriaL L

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
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, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?