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Joe's Crab Shack

8250 Dean Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46240-4907
+1 317-849-4133
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“crab” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (9 reviews)
“potatoes” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
8250 Dean Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46240-4907
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner here on a Wednesday night, restaurant was quite busy, with a 20 minute wait, though we saw several open tables, though I'm not going to beat them up about this. They were probably understaffed for the business. We got the queen crab and my...More

Thank gliddle1
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We Love Joe's and were so disappointed when they kept closing locations; however, we don't mind driving to the Northside from the far Eastside to have a great meal. To top it off some of the old crews from the Southside are there. Great food,...More

Thank Kari S
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We were in town for a huge volleyball tournament in downtown Indianapolis. After our 2nd day of play, we wanted to do a large Team Dinner. 28-30 people. We tried every where (and it was a Sunday night). We called Joe's and they said they...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The restaurants no tipping with tipping included in price is a complete failure. I did not see a single server smile the entire time. The servers act like it is a chore to have to wait on the table, much less refill drinks. The menu...More

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The food was good, but the service was poor. I'm guessing they are under-staffed for servers and bartenders. The bartender, who was slow as molasses, but very nice, had been working all day. Our server at the table, kept rushing us and it was 8:00...More

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Josh was our server and he was very helpful with the menu. My wife had eaten crawfish as a young girl and asked Josh if he could provide a small sample so she could decide if she'd like to order some. He returned from the...More

Thank Sootsgd
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Took a friend from out of the country who wanted some good fish. Disappointed in the selection, mostly shrimp dishes. She orders the salmon and I got fish and shrimp. We waited a very long time for our food. The waiter hasn't checked on us...More

Thank Joan W
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We actually visites twice over two weeks time. We haven't been to Joe's for literally years, partially because we live 1 hr away, but other reasons too. We have been missing out! Very family friendly. Our 3 year old triplets loved it, as well as...More

Thank Kevin V
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I go to Joe's Crab Shack for Dungeness crab in the shell. It's a West Coast crab that is difficult to find in landlocked Indianapolis. The crabs are usually cooked nicely, and although it's somewhat expensive, it's still an affordable treat and worth it to...More

Thank sukiyakitori
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Joe's tonight after being away for some time. My wife had fish and chips with a soft drink. I had a crab cake sandwich and a small beer. We split a piece of Key Lime pie. Everything tasted good. The price...More

Thank DMJA21
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 8250 Dean Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46240-4907
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-849-4133
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