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Joe's Crab Shack

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8250 Dean Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46240-4907
+1 317-849-4133
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Peru, United States
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you tip for service, this is not the place. After I was seated, my waitress came by for my drink order. 10 minutes later, she brought my drink and took my food order. Once I got my food (15 minutes later), it was lukewarm at best. She brought me a second drink and then disappeared for the next 20... More 

Thank Brice H
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was my first visit to a Joe's Crab Shack. We went during lunch time on a Friday and it was not busy at all. Our waiter told us that they had been very busy for lunch and dinner the previous day due to a convention that was in town. The lunch menu was not as extensive as the dinner... More 

Thank Laurel V
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119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I visited there with my wife recently. The condition of the menus should have need a leading indicator they have need handled by thousands and very tattered. The food is average at best and that is generous. Maybe if you go you can sit on the deck overlooking the lake, have an appetizer then go someone where else for a... More 

Thank David K
Noblesville, Indiana
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254 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Been here several times. Hope I don't gave to go again. I don't like fried food with no flavor. Last night we went and called ahead to let them know we would be right over with 7 adults and 2 kids. It took 2 minutes for us to arrive. We waited for a table for over 30 minutes when we... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I love Joe's Crab Shack and look for it where ever I travel. Prices have gone up because they don't tip. Which is fine. However, service has gone down...a lot. The restaurant was not busy and you need to look for the wait help. I prefer to tip for good service. The menu also has less item to choose from.... More 

Thank Cary M
Boston, Massachusetts
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182 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I visited Joe's crab shack and it was fantastic. There was a variety of meals to choose from and the view was breath taking. I ordered the rice with lobster sauce and it was very delicious! I will definitely go back the next time I come to Indiana.

Thank Panterenoire
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Seafood in big portions without being pricey. Easy atmosphere and good service. The drinks are good too.

Thank T H
Plainfield, Indiana
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Full day planned and running late for lunch. Sat down about 2:30pm, and was quickly approached with a smile and an honest look in my face. I chose fried shrimp which came with a forgettable slaw and hot, fresh fries. The ice tea was not brewed - the powdered version. I enjoyed a light breeze and good food with a... More 

Thank sleuschke
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Went for lunch on Sunday with friends, not my choice of restaurant. I love seafood, but I just have never found this restaurant to be tempting. The menu is pretty small and the prices are high. The problem is the feel of the place is very chain restaurant-like and sort of uninspired. I'm gluten free and the choices are limited... More 

Thank Apryl D
Danville, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The food was great. Service was not the best had to wait way to long for our server to come to the table. Bathrooms were filthy and the place had only been open for an hour so I guess they weren't cleaned before opening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8250 Dean Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46240-4907
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-849-4133

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