We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
About
Joe's Crab Shack offers a variety of favorites from all parts of the sea and shore. From its extensive menu, guests can choose from buckets of seasonal seafood, fried shrimp platters and fish dishes, as well as options from the "mainland" that include steak, sandwiches, and chicken. Guests can indulge in over-sized and creative cocktails, such as the Shark Bite which is playfully garnished with a shark toy. Since its inception, Joe's popularity has stemmed not only from its menu, but also its retail store. With various pieces of merchandise for purchase, including the ever-popular tie-dye T-shirt with the phrase "Peace, Love and Crabs," Joe's has become synonymous with the word "fun."
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 有泊車位, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds
Reviews (828)
Filter reviews
797 results
Traveller rating
321
267
132
44
33
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
321
267
132
44
33
Show reviews that mention
All reviews crab seafood steam pots calamari server disneyland hotel chain platter
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 12 October 2022

Good seafood in an informal atmosphere walking distance from a big numbers of hotels. I strongly recommend the Alaska Crabs.

Date of visit: October 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 29 August 2022 via mobile

We just ate at this restaurant with our family and were terribly disappointed. To start off, the waitress didn’t take the order of one of the people in our group. When we got our steam pots I had to ask the waitress for the bins....She didn’t ask our table once how our meals were, refill our drinks and we had all our dirty plates stacked waiting to be cleared. I went to complain to the manager and although he said sorry to me he didn’t come to the table and apologize or speak to the table at all. The food was definitely subpar but we have always enjoyed the atmosphere. We will not return to this location.More

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 3 July 2022

We had the delicious Queen Crab & it was delicious. 2 of us had Old Bay Seasoning and 1 had Garlic seasoning. We all agreed, the Old Bay was best. The crab was fresh and meaty, potatoes and corn were served with it. Pizza was...available for my little grandson and he was delighted. The servers were warm and very attentive. I am a Landry's Member and I forgot to give the server my number. When I realized my error, we had already closed the check and I was unable to receive my credits for our meal.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 19 June 2022

excellent food, but expensive. Use Old Bay Seasoning liberally. Have great mixed drinks and keepsake glasses.

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 15 June 2022

The kids really loved it that Joe's Crab Shack was across from our hotel while we were at Disneyland. They love their food.

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 6 January 2022 via mobile

The Service from our Bartender/ Server is AMAZING! ALWAYS attentive & creative. Such a hard worker. The Salmon on the Cedar plank is TERRIFIC!! Always my go to dish. The seafood sampler was something I wouldn’t order again.😢 Hot Pepper in the hush puppies. Normally...we love the regular hush puppies & tortilla chips & Calamari isn’t worth the rest of the platter.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 28 December 2021 via mobile

We showed up after calling ahead for a group of 10 and it made no difference. It is first come first served and big parties showed up while we walked across the street from our hotel. They put us at two bench tables next to...each other so not so bad. The appetizers were great - hot mozzarella bricks and balls of fire (crab and cheese fried balls). Should have stopped there and we would have been happy. Fish and seafood platter came out and it was an overwhelming plate of fried food. Coconut shrimp were decent and the fish was good, but I started taking breading off of everything as it was too much. Bulletin bourbon tea was good. Plenty of food for portion sizes. It’s a chain and it lived up to chain standards.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 2 November 2021

While staying in the area we went to this location for dinner. Service was great, food was delicious and plentiful. The only downer was that the dance party that usually happens at Joe's Crab Shack locations didn't happen. Probably as a safety precaution during the...pandemic but a fun time was had anyway!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 22 July 2021

I stayed across the street at the Hyatt and walked over Saturday evening to have dinner. I was told there was a 2 hour wait, even though there were several empty tables. Apparently the problem was the absence of adequate staffing. I guess people are...willing to stay home and collect $$ off the government instead of getting a job. I went back Sunday to have lunch. No bartender and one waitress. So I got an order to go, Not so great fish and chips and some calamari. Very disappointing.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 29 June 2021

This was our second time at Joe’s crab shack in Garden Grove the previous visit was wonderful this visit was horrible I will never go back. We ordered a boil that came out fishy and the shrimp was like rubber do not eat here this...is a waste of money the food was very expensive and an even after them taking it back and replacing the order it was still horrible.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 25 August 2020 via mobile

Not a big seafood fan, but my party was. Let’s say the food looked great! I had a few bites of their dishes and they were yummy! Outdoor seating due to Covid which was alright it was sort of humid that day. Staff was great...and overall good experience.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 30 June 2020 via mobile

Matthew was a GREAT Server & thrilled to be back on the Patio of Joe’s Crab Shack! Just Delicious the New England Clam Chowder & Hush Puppies. Salad was great! Reasonable price!

Date of visit: June 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 27 May 2020

Got lunch and drinks to go. The food was great the drinks were delicious! We got everything we needed for a take out meal to eat in hotel room. It took a while to get our food but really we have No Complaints.

Date of visit: May 2020
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

The food was awesome! The staff was great and very friendly and attentive. Atmosphere is great! Good experience for our first time at Joe’s

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 27 February 2020

Our server was a bit rude. When I tried to order white zinfandal wine, she told me they did not have it. However, it was listed on the menu. I ordered the fish and shrimp platter and it was dry. My sweet potato fries were...almost burnt. However, the shrimp/crab dip was excellent -- we cleaned that dish up!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove
3,451 reviews
.08 km away
Anaheim Marriott Suites
2,342 reviews
.14 km away
Sheraton Garden Grove - Anaheim South Hotel
733 reviews
.19 km away
Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Area/Garden Grove
1,609 reviews
.23 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
699 reviews
.06 km away
Route 22 Restaurant & Bar
200 reviews
.14 km away
Outback Steakhouse
721 reviews
.09 km away
Joe’s Italian Ice
251 reviews
.56 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Crystal Cathedral
271 reviews
1.32 km away
Christ Cathedral
58 reviews
1.32 km away
Great Wolf Lodge
24 reviews
1.02 km away
Anaheim Convention Center
975 reviews
1.41 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Joe's Crab Shack staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

JOE'S CRAB SHACK, Garden Grove - 12011 Harbor Blvd - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Joe's Crab Shack

Yes, Joe's Crab Shack offers takeaway services.

Joe's Crab Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4