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Joe's Crab Shack

101 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661-3800
+1 360-693-9211
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good26%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“crab” (79 reviews)
“steamer pot” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661-3800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Joe's Crab Shack for our anniversary dinner. The hostess was great in offering us the bar or to wait for a table. We chose the bar, the bartender let us pick a table or booth. We had barely sat down when the...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The waiter made every effort to make our visit pleasant, but couldn’t make up for this restaurant’s shortcomings. It started with the over cooked garlic bread that could have cracked teeth, moved to a long wait to be told “we are out of pasta”, to...More

Thank MCPOUSNrtd
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Shared a Dungeness crab bucket. 39 bucks....potatoes were not fully cooked. One piece of corn....could 2 pieces kill ya? Dessert was great. Service was really spot on. So with tip about 75 bucks. Too much for lunch for 2.

Thank Babs8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal, plus the service was fast and friendly. Make sure you try the trashy rita!!

Thank lavella98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gumbo was so spicy it was inedible. There were actually beads of tabasco swimming on the top. I have never had gumbo this spicy, even in New Orleans. The waitress brought me the clam chowder to replace the gumbo and it was OK but...More

Thank Esther W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually go here with my in-laws as they crave the crab buckets, something they loved to eat while living on the Chesapeake Bay. Sure it’s fun to eat with a bib, crack open crabs and toss the shells in a bucket. It stops being...More

Thank fireflyab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is Ok. The service is good and they try and make it fun but for the price the seafood is just OK. Nothing great going on here

Thank tyler h
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We went here late after a long day for our daughters competition. We were pleasantly surprised with how delicious the food was. As well as the excellent customer service we were provided. Can’t wait to go again when we’re in the area.

Thank Kim J
Reviewed 25 January 2018

skip it. Chain O'Rama - research a good local seafood restaurant. I don't need servers singing happy birthday to the neighboring table.

Thank octanereviews
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere and wonderfull employees, but good was way over priced for that type of restaurant. Food was just average

Thank kdreams
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7 November 2017|
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Response from MarineAir10 | Reviewed this property |
4-7 p.m. Mom-Fri
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not sureas I am not a drinker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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: 101 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661-3800
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 360-693-9211
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