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Joe's Crab Shack Gulf Fwy

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12400 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77034-4508
+1 713-910-3232
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Pasadena, Texas
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I went back to this location after having a bad time about 8 months ago. Had the best service ever from the moment we walked in. The hostess, the service, the manager. This is a whole new place with great expectations. I will go again soon because of the great time we had. Crayfish was perfect, shrimp was amazing. Clean... More 

Thank Elaine C
Sedona, Arizona
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Excellent wait-service; good selection of food; reasonable value for money; Large area with subsequent noise issues - screaming children, loud drinkers; Over-fried food in some instances, which resulted in dry seafood; Good beverage selection; Overall very good options for family dining ... one will never find perfection, whatever the price range; Our waiter did his best to satisfy our every... More 

Thank dljackson2015
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The drinks are awesome. We typically sit at the bar and the service is great. Employees are nice and attentive. We have no problems with the food or the drinks. Two drinks and you are done. This is our definite "go to" place.

Thank Andrea L
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I try to be positive in most of my posts but in this one I have to make an exception. First of all the whole place needs remodeling or just plain demo. The serve as at best very slow and this was at lunch with no one there. The broiled fish was okay but not great.

Thank robert s
Bryan, Texas
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Joe's Crab Shack are almost always consistent which is why we often eat there when traveling. Food was good. Service was great.

Thank BevandMike2013
Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I It has been a while since we visited and we thought we'd give it another chance- bad mistake. We both ordered King Crab buckets with Cajun spice. The crab was terrible. The crab had very little meat on it and the whole order was a soggy mess. It was so soggy that the potato included was... More 

Thank Bill38360
Pasadena, Texas
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245 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

This is not my favorite restaurant, but just had the best snow crab. Three dollar Margaraitas (happy hour). We set in the bar area and our server was Christian, he was great. Stan H.

Thank Stan H
Level Contributor
74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

We were trying to kill some time while waiting for a flight so we grabbed an Uber and headed to Joe's. Almost didn't try it because of the reviews. So yeah the place definitely needs a fair amount of maintenance and upgrades. The owners need to cough up some cash and bring this place up if they want to stay... More 

Thank dmjenkins
Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I had a horrible experience at Joe’s Crab Shack restaurant located at 12400 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX. 1st) The waiter by the name of ‘Steven’ made a very derogatory comment about my wife being too pretty for me, which I found to be overly disrespectful, rude and out of place. 2nd) He also kept on calling me brother, which I... More 

Thank Joela1975
Pearland, Texas
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438 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

I'm not a big fan of Joe's but thought we'd give it a shot. The server was good I will say that but that was the best part. Food was below average and a bit greasy. The men's room smelled very bad. Won't go back...

Thank Jonfo1969

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12400 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77034-4508
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-910-3232

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?