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Joe's Crab Shack

314 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1036
+1 760-722-1345
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (44 reviews)
“seafood” (36 reviews)
“pineapple” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
314 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1036
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving from the Bay Area to Escondido after the Thanksgiving holiday, and decided to stop in Oceanside for lunch. We found Joe's Crab Shack right on the marina and decided to give it a try for lunch, and I'm glad we did! The...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 13 October 2017

First of all, the restaurant is on the second floor of their building, so the view from the dining room is lovely -- Oceanside harbor, boats, sea birds, etc. Secondly, the food is well prepared and plentiful at a decent price. My husband and I...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Love the atmosphere and good food! Wanted crab and lobster and was able to order both! Fun restaurant!

Thank Stade1cm
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Typical Joe's. Nothing special about it. Server was friendly and prompt, no complaints there. Food was kind of bland and uninteresting, but ok for lunch I suppose. Guess I would go back again.

Thank poco01x
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We were in Oceanside for three nights and went to this place two times because our first visit was so great. Our suggestion is to go there around 5:00. After that it got quite busy!

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Had 30 people for dinner, was fast service. Great servers and no issues with the food, flavors or quality. Would highly recommend.

Thank John H
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Thirty years ago, my husband and I used to eat at Simply Delicious at the coast of Oceanside which opened our eyes to steamed seafood of crabs, shrimps, mussels, corns, potatoes and Andouille sausages, originated from France which influenced Louisiana's creole cuisine in their seafood...More

Thank blau1948
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

My son and family live in Oceanside and. our little granddaughter's favorite food is CRAB! The 7 of use saved 3 steam pots, and opted for Joe's Classic. The pot contained 2 types of crab, I.e. Snow and Dungeness, shrimp, sausage corn on the Cobb...More

Thank Bickman50
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Joe's Crab Shack is a seafood theme restaurant chain operating across much of the USA. They are a basic, family style, comfort food, nautical theme / decor venue. At this location, free off street parking is available. The main seating area is up one flight...More

Thank ChiefGuru
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife and son took me to Joes for my Birthday. We had an early lunch on a Sunday, sit on the patio, enjoyed the view and service. The food was very good and portions were large. The servers were attentive and knew the menu...More

Thank bushfamily
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Questions & Answers
13 August 2017|
Response from drlegner |
I did not have either, but the twin lobster tails are probably rock lobsters. Maine lobsters have claw meat as well as tail meat. Because they are more expensive than rock lobsters, and because their tails are smaller... More
13 August 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-722-1345
Been in business for several years at this location. Yelp has reviews going back to 2008.
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