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Joe's Crab Shack

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2757 E 80th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5762
+1 219-942-4554
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Stoney Lake
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the visit and will be back again. You have to love crab but one of our group loved the stuffed shrimp. The crab cake was great, the king crab was really good but expensive and the snow crab was perhaps a bit too old frozen but better than some I've had but not the best. I thought the bloodies... More 

Thank Charles W
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have not been to the Crab Shack for a long time and used to be a fun place with adequate food. When it was not busy at 6 pm on a Saturday should have been our tip-off but the food was adequate at best, pricey and the staff did not seem to enjoy working there. A man that appeared... More 

Thank Dianne F
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Good food. Way too expensive if you don't want fried food. The buckets of seafood are way too expensive, however awesome, the fried food is horrible. Good service though.

Thank 311jamieh
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

I thought it was a fairly nice restaurant. The food was good but I think it belongs down by the lake or by water - beach! Doesn't seem appropriate where it is.

Thank bronxgirl2016
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped on our way through town. We had the crab cake sandwich and grilled shrimp. Both were very good. Our server took very good care of us. Glad we stopped

Thank GBgal1
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

The food was really great. There was a long wait, but we were there at 6pm on a Saturday. The staff was great and very friendly. I would very much recommend this place to anyone wanting seafood!

Thank catsandguitars
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing with a reasonable price. The location is perfect . The mall is nearby. You can shop then go to a movie theater and eat your favorite seafood. The people who works there are awesome. They come to your table and make sure everything is fine The place is also clean . I just didn't really the... More 

Thank c m
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Dinning on a budget and want some good Old Crab? Joes Crab Shack is for you....I love crab and when I can't get to Angry Crab I settle for Joes....never disappoint!

Thank Suggababy
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

I loved it , it's always good ,it's my #1 spot ,it's good for family events there's a playground for the kids ,my kids love their steam pots and desert

Thank Kenyatta M
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Centrally located with a large patio. Service is good ,menu is slow/fast food . Cold draft beer . Don't expect no cuisine. Extremely casual, pijamas are allowed

Thank Jose A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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: 2757 E 80th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5762
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: +1 219-942-4554

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