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Joe's Crab Shack

131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
+1 502-568-1171
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (43 reviews)
“steam pots” (3 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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LOCATION
131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
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1 - 10 of 284 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch there before we walked the waterfront. We sat outside and over looked the Ohio River. The food was good except the stuffed mushrooms had no real mushrooms they were baby button ones but the seafood stuffing was good so...More

Thank Diana A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Usual Joe's Crab Shack food. The view, seated outside was very nice and our server was excellent. Parking is $4. to eat here and the parking area is scary.

Thank ronjo81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the crab shack is now officially closed,thank the lord.This place was a sorry excuse for a seafood restaurant when It was open.I NEVER got a hot meal served to me their,and the price you paid it damn well should have been lukewarm seafood is the...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at Joes in Houston and Baton Rouge, and the food is better, but they are closer to the se. I would have liked REAL poboy bread, but there again, this is Kentucky. All the food was good, just not outstanding.

Thank annarc6
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us girls went for dinner around 8 pm. Extremely packed and loud. Not a place to go for a quiet dinner unless u eat outside on the deck. Waited forever for our salads and then, 1 was forgotten. Waited even longer for our...More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Service was quick and friendly. Seafood was okay for being so far from the coast. The location is great! Be prepared to pay for parking like for most downtown places.

Thank homeschoolmom2015
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Had a great time with a group of 6 friends on a friday afternoon. The view fromt the deck was cool. I liked how they used beer bottles as container's for their salt and pepper. The amount of food was alot and was like jumbo...More

Thank Sebastian R
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Can't say much bad about the place. Always enjoy the crab pots and service is always fine. Can get extremely busy at times. All and all and good choice for seafood in an very limited market of seafood choices. We will return in the future...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Recent news reports have stated that a number of Joe's Crab Shacks are going out of business. Gee, when the place is nearly empty and the kitchen is slower than molasses plus greasy seafood to boot that explains it. To be fair, our server was...More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The lobster tails were cooked perfectly - but, too salty. Fresh green beans - perfect. Rice needed more spices. coleslaw - standard. Dungeness crab pot was great, except crab legs salty. basic salad. On the water front. Outdoor seating overlooking the water is available. $3.00...More

Thank yvonne p
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xMissKimx
22 August 2016|
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Response from RiverGuy2015 | Reviewed this property |
According the company website, Joe's Crab Shack has locations in 32 states, with many states having multiple Shacks. I did not try to count them all. I could find no information about special packages for any holidays. So... More
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mamallama49
11 May 2016|
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Response from Kayceyky | Reviewed this property |
I find it is always best to make a reservation if you have a large party. If it is just the two of you, you might be able to get away without having a reservation. They do have an indoor bar area where you can eat. On... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-568-1171
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