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Joe's Crab Shack - Aurora

4.2
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45 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 45 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.1
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3.7
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ZaneP
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love Joe's, one of my favorite places to eat. A little expensive but worth it. The closest one to me shut down so I don't get it as often as I wish. Love when I get to.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My birthday

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JudeP
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for my family

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PinkChameleon
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Our server was great to start off but then got a little busy. My boyfriend never got a soda refill. Also, we are crab pot novices and didn't know you are suppose to keep the plate on top to keep your "pot" warm so that would have been nice to know instead of figuring out for myself after it was too late.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe’s never disappoints. Food is good and great service from Terry

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vipKristen
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server had Great attitude and was helpful

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner experience. Our server, Kat, was terrific! The food and drinks are always excellent at Joe’s.

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Vicki
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

great dinner this time. the crab legs tasted better than previous visits.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
106 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went to Joe's to celebrate a birthday and it was ok for that. We understand that all of the labor force is a bit lacking due to the low unemployment so, it's true; good help is hard to find.
That being said....we had a nice waitress, ordered apps that came out rather quickly considering but, once we ordered our dinner selections, it took forever for the food to arrive and then it was lukewarm as if it had been sitting around awhile.
The shrimp was very good. The crab cake mushy. The fish pieces were bland. The margaritas were delightful. Nice touch to send home the jar them came in.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Terrible service. Reservation was passed up and we had to wait long past our time. Did not get any silverware until we asked 5 times. Food was OK. Best part was the simple fountain drinks we got, lemonade and Dr. Pepper... We probably will never go back.

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Darm
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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.

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DebbyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great and good price.

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CT4444
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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.......

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ShainaG
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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

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DianeS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TaraB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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TheresaB
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service! Delicious food, good value!

JD
JanetD
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and gathering place for family super friendly staff

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DwightC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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 !!!

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Anonymous303
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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

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Unsatisfied1
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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.

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PatrickC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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SundellL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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ShannonS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

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Leslie
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience2

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.

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BrittanyD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time and nice service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, friendly staff, not too busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food & friendly staff!

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vipSamanthaS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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Camgirl
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall3food1service4ambience4

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.

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vipDRXX
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipscottsdalefoodie
Phoenix
124 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipscottsdalefoodie
Phoenix
124 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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gatekeeper74
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience2

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.

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justyng
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

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JimC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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WandaH
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PatF
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and funny , the service was great

FAQs

Joe's Crab Shack - Aurora does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Joe's Crab Shack - Aurora is rated 4.2 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

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