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Joe's Crab Shack

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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51 Ludwig Dr, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1332
+1 618-398-9993
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Went there to take advantage of a Wednesday special--all you can eat shrimp for $20.00. The amount of shrimp was not disappointing and offered a variety of different types of shrimp with refills given on any. Service was good.

Thank betteschmitt
Altamont, IL
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Shopping trip with the girls and chose to enjoy lunch at Joe's. Big mistake....Hadn't been for ages so it did take a little time to read menu and decide...Waitress came back and took order and seemed FOREVER to get our order...She came to the table with our food and blamed it on the chicken breast sandwich..Other two orders were chicken... More 

Thank Emma12Altamont_IL
St. Louis
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I would eat here again, but sometimes the crab is cold and there is hardly any meat in the legs. You can spend a small fortune on your dinner and still leave hungry if you have a hearty appetite because the crabs aren't filling and there are not enough sides.

Thank Jeanne_F547
Stratford, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were staying locally while on a road trip. This restaurant was recommended by the desk clerk at our hotel so we were expecting it to be good. However we felt the food was overpriced, the portions fairly small and the quality was average at best. Service was good. Overall we would not recommend this restaurant.

Thank barbarawS9148BD
Shiloh, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We came here for my fathers birthday. The service was wonderful. We had a great waiter named Wyatt who took care of our every need right away. The food was pretty good.

Thank Amanda S
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I ordered fish and chips, I could not eat them, I kept of thinking that for less than half the price other fast-food seafood restaurants have better quality and even flavor. The service was very Good, courteous and attentive, and they have a little Performance for entertainment of the people by the staff, which is nice, and takes you out... More 

Thank Screencat
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Our waitress was the best! I believe her name was Sieria! The food was awesome as always, I love Joe's Crab Shack and we travel a lot and we have been to this one twice now in our travels and we have not been disappointed!

Thank penny m
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91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Good seafood and great atmosphere. The waitress was great and very attentive. The seafood was very good, better than Red Lobster IMHO.

Thank Marion M
Saint Louis MO
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this Joe's Crab Shack today for lunch. As usual, the staff is friendly, showing good customer service attention. Their food is great! The New England clam chowder is some of the best you can get anywhere. We both enjoyed our lunch. NOW FOR THE BAD NEWS! When the check arrived, there was no place to add a TIP.... More 

Thank Tug1104
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch at 1:45 on a Tuesday. The place was empty except for maybe four other diners. The lunch menu is pretty small, but this is probably typical for this chain. Food service was extremely slow given what we ordered and the few number of diners. The blackened fish po'boy that I had was very good, but the... More 

Thank Scott M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Ludwig Dr, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1332
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Fairview Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 618-398-9993

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