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“Go for the party” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
Ranked #4 of 417 Restaurants in Garden Grove
Price range: USD 0 - USD 30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Huntington Beach, California
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Go for the party”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

Food is okay but it's a great place for groups or a birthday celebration. The lights go out, the party music starts and the staff dances and makes the birthday boy/girl do ridiculous things. Always a good time.

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Coachella, California, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“"See" food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Good food, good service, perfect end to day! Within walking distance of hotel.

Visited January 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“The worst type of chain restaurant”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Overpriced, mediocre food with awful service. The most inauthentic restaurant (even among chain restaurants) I've ever seen.

Visited April 2011
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Iowa
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food, fun atomsphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Looking for a seafood place for Christmas eve dinner in Huntington Beach / Newport Beach area. Was hoping for a local place instead of a chain but most of the local places closed early and this is not a chain we have at home so we went for it.

The atmosphere was very festive with Christmas decorations and the staff in Christmas sweaters and Christmas "flair". The view was great with several boats and some houses across the harbor lit up. The entertainment (the staff dances every once in a while) was also fun and added to the festive feel.

The food was very good. Three of us had a steam pot and one had salmon. The steam pots contained a lot of food - enough to share around, have plenty to eat and still take a little home. In one pot, the crab was a tiny bit overcooked and the scallops had way too much garlic but the mussels were perfect. In the other pots, the crab and shrimp were just right. The ear of sweet corn, though not as good as we get straight from the field at home, was pretty darn good.

Will definitely visit a Joes in the future.

  • Visited December 2011
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Tri Cities, Washington
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

Oh goodness where to start?? First off the staff was great, they had excellent recommendations. If you love seafood you will love this place! I had the surf and turf burger with crunchy shrimp atop a huge beef patty; it was divine! My husband had the cajun crab pot which was just bursting with all kinds of flavors! Definitely a place to eat at!

Visited December 2011
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