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Joe's Crab Shack

1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
+1 916-553-4249
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (152 reviews)
“seafood” (130 reviews)
“hush puppies” (10 reviews)
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All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Naykala our wait person was amazing. It was our first time there with a group of friends. It was ok. I had to send my drink back. I ordered a spiked lemonade and the lemonade tasted rancid. So I just stuck to water. My other...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled by local bus from Marysville to visit Old Town, and was recommended to have lunch at the Crab Shack, and wasn't disappointed. Sat by the window enjoying my Chilli Crab,Salad, and Wine , and taking in the great view overlooking the River.

Thank junee_ferris
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food wasn't as good as it used to be. If we go again I'm choosing something else. Perhaps just a big bucket of eat and peel shrimp as you can't mess that up too bad. The blackened fish we ordered wasn't really "blackened" like...More

Thank SatinBow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While staying at a nearby hotel, I opted for this restaurant since it was raining and it was close by. Having attended a trade show all day, I was hungry, tired and just wanted to sit. The outside appearance was certainly inviting and friendly so...More

Thank Kroneo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joe's Crab Shack is an excellent place to get all kinds of delicious seafood. The crab is exceptionally good.

Thank garyak1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun choices of food. Young energetic staff. Great location on the river in Old Sacramento - lots to do within walking distance. Easy parking in multi-level garage - Joe's Crab Shack will validate your parking ticket.

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right on the river in Old Town Sacramento. Great crab dip with tortilla chips. First rate Caesar salad featuring crisp lettuce, grilled shrimp and plenty of very good Caesar dressing. Good, friendly service and a good variety of cold beers and wine.

Thank johnkG3822YE
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Really enjoy the steampots and buckets. Variety of seafood options. Not as many options as before they limited the menu. I also miss being able to order fries and hushpuppies instead of potatoes and corn. The servers blaring the music and dancing occasionally is loud...More

Thank Jaime P
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

The wait just to get in the door was over an hour and to get a drink about 30 min. Way too noisy, almost impossible to have a conversation. Was not impressed. 1st and last time there.

Thank monicaalb
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went for lunch mid afternoon on a Saturday. The place was full but they had seating available. The waitress took over 20 minutes before helping us. The three tables around us had been seated and served food before we got out...More

Thank WanderingThatWay
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Questions & Answers
15 June 2016|
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Response from portdane | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw your question. Not sure of cost of the crab. Recommend calling for prices and availability.
Haley L
20 May 2016|
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Response from NyonyaLady | Reviewed this property |
Haven't seen a dog there on all of our visits
21 January 2015|
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Response from asbard | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a Happy Hour. Beer around $5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 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
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3247
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-553-4249
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