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Joe's Crab Shack

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25 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue, KY 41073-1036
+1 859-581-6333
11:00 - 00:00
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun place to eat. Sits overlooking the Ohio River.The décor is inviting and conducive to a rollicking good time. I had the Garlicky Mussels and boy were they garlicky! I loved them. The mussels were plump, juicy and tender, not a bit chewy. They came with a toasted garlic bread to soak up the garlic butter. The best Mussels I... More 

Thank picky307
Kenton, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While are food was okay/good. Standard for Joe's the water/view was nice. Came during lunch with two other tables there before we arrived. Yet took over 40minutes to get our food. While other tables were getting their that arrived after us. Waitress just kept disappearing to the back. Yet other server was busy getting her tables what they needed. We... More 

Thank fitmom22
Independence, Kentucky
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My girlfriend and I visited this location twice in the last month. Partly because we had a coupon for free appetizers on the second visit, plus $1 oysters all through December. The outdoor seating that overlooks the Ohio River is really where it's at, but since we came here at night and during the winter the last couple times, that... More 

Thank Jeremy D
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Food, drinks and atmosphere were great. Good selection of seafood and cooked just right and portions were great, Good for children also. You can relax and have fun. Server was very attentive and knowledgeable. Would not hesitate to return

Thank George K
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The service is consistently horrible. The food is overpriced and served cold (if you receive it at all). Go for drinks and the view only. Even the management is below standard. Not worth it.

Thank OkGal5150
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had a party of eight and showed up a little before dinner rush. We didn't have to wait on a table, we had an excellent waitress, everything came out in a timely manner, but the food.. my burger and fries were really dry and lacked taste. Others in my party really enjoyed their meals. It was also a little... More 

Thank bumpii_
Cincinnati, Ohio
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Love the location. ..seafood can't be beat! I do wish it looked more like the pictures! Lots of seating asking the outside to enjoy the river view.

Thank CostaRicaTravelGuru
Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The food was okay, nothing special, but the view was lovely, especially as the sun was setting over the Cincinnati skyline.

Thank vbarshis
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a chain, and the quality and pricing are consistent. The menu has a good selection, and the food is good. It sells itself as a family style crabs hack, and it's what you get. There is no pretentiousness, nor do you want it. You get what you at for, and the service is good.

Thank Michael F
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894 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The food is a mix of fried options or steamed crab bowls with corn & potatoes. They also have red fish topped with a delicious lobster sauce. The meals are good and so are the views of Cincinnati and the Ohio River.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View
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: 25 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue, KY 41073-1036
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bellevue
  • Phone Number: +1 859-581-6333

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