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Joe's Crab Shack

2607 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4708
+1 949-650-1818
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“crab” (30 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
“potatoes” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2607 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4708
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Reviewed yesterday

Pricing is reasonable, funny hostess and loves to celebrate birthdays and anniversarry here. Fun vibe.

Thank 693mariaelisac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place and this was our first time eating at this location. The service was awesome and made my daughter's birthday special. They had her dress up in Hawaiian gear and sang happy birthday to her. Definitely a fun atmosphere and the food...More

Thank krystalsjewles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Joe's Crab Shack super friendly great service. Been going for years. Bring someone new in town and he orders the lobster bucket. The client says don't you crack the Lobster shell. The server replies Sir I do not want to touch your food. We...More

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not high-end seafood - it's a place you can take the kids and not worry about spilling drinks, making a lot of noise, or just relaxing. It's been a while since we were here but out of town relatives wanted to eat at...More

Thank YoshiHB
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Joe's every July for a big birthday dinner. For the past 10 years this has been one of our vacation favorites. The food is so good, it is fun, service is good and the view beautiful. I do feel that in those...More

Thank scottclark760
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Service was excellent. There was no crowd on a Sunday eve which was strange. Food was average, am not happy with the grilled shrimp - it was not cleaned well at all. Hope they read the reviews and improve things because our family likes going...More

1  Thank deborahsapp8
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Always a fun time here @ Joes. Our waiter Jesse took great care of us. We come here every summer when on vacation. My husband is a big fan of the build your own boiling pot. Coconut Shrimp is great too. You'd be silly to...More

Thank espiri2
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We were seated quickly. Our waitress was sweet. Service was good. Our meals were good and big portions. We had the stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer. They were good. Food temp was good. My teen son didn't care for the rice that came with the...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 14 June 2017

On water and a cheaper alterantive to expensive restaurants nearby. Informal but good fish menus and food is better than most overpriced chains like Bubba Gumps.

1  Thank richard s
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This was a last minute call for us and the food was fine- casual place with a great selection of seafood - but the service was a little slow and haphazard. Not overly reasonable (and no prices on the drinks menu which is annoying) There...More

1  Thank bobbyrs
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3 July 2017|
Response from travelernottourist | Reviewed this property |
No outdoor seating so no.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2607 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-650-1818
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