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Joe's Crab Shack - S Padre Island Dr

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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5025 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4205
+1 361-980-0023
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was great and the cost was reasonable. I like what they had our Birthday Boy do acting like a seagull flapping around the restaurant.

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Thank TrustedAdvisor2013
Corpus Christi, Texas
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love seafood, you will not be disappointed here. I ordered the lobster combo and I ate the whole meal. I did not expect to do so but it was so good. The seasoning was greaat and cooked to perfection.

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Thank TroyCoast
Richland, Washington
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438 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Nice staff, very attentive to details. The food was good and the background music being played was great. Very clean. My only complaint was the Clam Chowder, a Crab shack should have great clam chowder, what they serve is thin and watery from a can. Crab place should have good think chowder.

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Thank Ranbud
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192 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I love seafood...and this place should really review its menu and the way of cooking. Nothing to say about the location and the service but the food...too oily, so greasy that you can't tast the seafood... a big no no...

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Thank Alessandro S
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We sat outdoors and my daughter played most of the evening on the playground. We enjoyed the happy hour. $3 drafts and margaritas and $5 appetizers. The rest of the food was average - nothing great and pretty pricey. The main dinner for my husband, daughter, and I (2 adult meals and 1 kid) was over $60 which seemed high... More 

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Thank Travelbecca
Golden, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Apparently comma the menus of all locations across the u.s. have just been changed. They have drastically reduced the number and variety of choices

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Thank Robert W
Corpus Christi, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Ordered the " sea side platter " paid about $17 plus , I got 4 shrimps , 2 scallops and 1 piece of fish half the size of my palm with fries , that's robbery in my opinion . My husband ordered the "east coast platter " which is $2 more and also so disappointed ! It's a big platter... More 

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Thank Traveller17956
Johnson City, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Nice wait staff. Slow w cocktails. Lobster tender and succulent. Nachos were terrible. Calamari was overcooked-fried rubber bands.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Well, we were seated promptly and our waiter came over and took our drink order. He only had one 2 other tables besides ours (which was 2 people). He came back got us our drinks and I ordered a dozen oysters as an appetizer. While he is taking another tables order, another waitress drops off our oysters and I ask... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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349 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I was looking forward to some good seafood, but this was not the place for it. The seafood appeared to have been frozen, my shrimp were small and dry, the broccoli overcooked. The prices are too high for the quality of food they serve, but they do pour a very generous glass of wine.

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Thank Ms_R33480

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
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 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5025 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: +1 361-980-0023

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?