Joe's Crab Shack - Aurora

4.2
35 reviews
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American
Joe's Crab Shack is an American chain of beach-themed seafood casual dining restaurants. Founded in Houston, Texas, the restaurant now operates locations all across the United States of America. It serves seafood and American cuisine.
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1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was okay. My son loved his crab but the crab cake was not good. I felt like everything was dirty and didn't want to touch anything. The server was good. It was my son's 15th birthday and no special treat?? They just embarrassed him and sang him Happy Birthday.

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great and good price.

CT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I love Joes..... But it's just not as good as it used to be.
It used to feel like a party every time you went -- but they did away with the dancing and interactive waitstaff. They changed to music soundtrack too.

The food is good -- but you can see more and more changes to save money. For example, they changed to a lower quality sausage and instead of mini potatoes, large potatoes are used in the crab pots.
The food is getting saltier too.

There's something about Joes that still makes it fun! But maybe it's my nostalgia for the days when everyone would be up and dancing to Car Wash or Love Shack!

But I used to have to wait for a table -- and now, you can just walk in with out reservations and generally be seated immediately. I guess the dwindling crowd/demand says a lot.......

SG
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The only issue that kept on getting brought up at our table was the heat and lack of AC. To be fair it was July however they should consider it.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We were seated quickly and the server was attentive. The crab was over cooked and mushy. Not a good meal for the price.

DS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was the best! The food was excellent. The only thing wrong was that we had a party of 8 and they only put 2 small tables together and we were elbow to elbow. In the future if the Restarant wouldn’t give us more space we would dine somewhere else. But as long as they could give us the space we need we would definitely come back again and again.

TB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s hard to get good seafood in Colorado but their steam pots were delicious! It’s a little pricey but probably not unreasonable for seafood. Wait staff and ambiance were great as well!

TB
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service! Delicious food, good value!

JD
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and gathering place for family super friendly staff

DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

This restaurant needs a makeover ! Floor was sticky, The booth they were putting us in was horrible, the seats were literally held together with duct tape !!!

A
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was HORRIBLE. Very disappointing. I would recommend making the drive to The Westminster location.

U
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation and they did not honor it. We had to fit 5 people in a small booth. The manager was also very rude.

PC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great little pricey took the family it was good time

SL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious. The price was a bit high for what it was. It wasn’t the cleanest place.

SS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Wanted to like it more. The food was just subpar and for a $33 bucket of crab expected it to not taste like it was 2 days old. We saw our waitress three times. Order, after we flagged her down, and when it was time to pay the bill. We were one of four tables. The emptiness should have been our first clue.

L
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

The food wasn't the best and it did not meet the price we were paying for it. Had good reviews and we expected more from them.

BD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We arrived for a reservation time and they did not have it but that's not that big of a deal the big deal was when we received our sample appetizer it was so small and they hardly put and food on it them when our entrees came out my husband started eating his salmon and I looked over because he asked if I wanted a bite I said no and you are not going to eat it eaither because it is raw so my husband rushed to the bathroom because he felt sick then i told the waiter and she took it and said sorry and she will get him a new one and of course they took the one plate off the check because there was no way to argue how raw the salmon was the bathroom was disgusting and the manager never even came over to talk or apologize for what had happened so disappointed in or recent visit.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great time and nice service

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, friendly staff, not too busy.

OT
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food & friendly staff!

SS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They ran out of bibs so I spilled on myself a lot, but the food and service was great!

C
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Good wait staff and atmosphere. Crab legs were way over cooked and chewy. Lobster tails were super tiny. Kid’s pizza tastes like canned ravioli. We will not be back.

DR
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

it was my sister's birthday and she is talking about the great time she had.
if you go, please ask for Izzy as your server.

d
Phoenix
111 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the crab nachos, & $3.00 happy hour draft (Coors lite)

d
Phoenix
111 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time here, great prices apps at HH. Had paradise platter for entree, all good. Our server was a very loud speaker, quite annoying voice, you could hear him across room serving others. Now that's loud. But I liked it well enough to definitely return when in Aurora area.

g
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Crab was over cooked and watery. For the $39 for the crab I expected more then what I got. For 3 people to get crab cost $129 without any alcohol it’s to much for this place. Spend the extra $10 and go to Landry’s and have crab cooked right with sides.

j
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent, couldn’t have been more satisfied with the food.

JC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was everything I would expect from Joe's. My only complaint is the seating. The backrests on the booths are loose and when the person behind you leans back it pushes on your back. The benches in the booths are too low.

WH
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was outstanding. Terrific service, fast friendly making it very enjoyable get together for old friends.

PF
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great and funny , the service was great

OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and experience for what you'd expect. Our open table reservation was not honored though. We waited about 10-15 minutes after our scheduled reservation time, which isn't long at all, but it was worth noting that they either didnt have the res or wouldn't honor it for some reason.

L
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We went there for my sons birthday and I enjoyed that they took time to sing to him and make him feel special. The only problem was that our steak entree was a bit bland and over cooked . However the steam pot was awesome as usual

OT
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went in to have dinner with the family. It was really good. We did the queen buckets and my flavor was the ragin Cajun. It was spicy and soooo good. We also had the calamari and balls of fire for appetizer. They were yummy. Our host was Katie. She was good. She explained everything nicely and bought the food fast. She was nice too.

Will definitely recommend the place and will be back too.

L
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Suzie provided great service. The place was a little busy and loud at 7pm when we got there, but much better by 8.

KO
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

My food was so cold, they did replace it, but I was so disappointed with this place. I got so sick and was sick for 3 days after I ate there! I called the manager and he told me that he was going to make it right and send me gift cards for my poor experience at this restraurant. It has been almost 2 weeks and I have received nothing!!! Also the restrooms were filthy!!! $86.00 for a horrible meal! And to top it off it was my daughters birthday!!! We still left a tip for the server!!