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Joe's Crab Shack - Galveston - Seawall

4.1
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26 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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.”

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 26 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Made online reservations with notice of a pet with us and we were told it would be an additional 45 minutes wait because of the pet not being noted which I showed the host it was noted
We didn’t have time to wait additional 45 minutes so we went elsewhere

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Eduardo, and he was super polite. Very grateful for the staff that returned to work. Our margaritas were weak, could barely taste the tequila, but everything else was awesome. Thank you to all the Joe's staff for working during this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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CandiD
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was wonderful and crabs where to die for!!! Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Birthday celebration

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PatriciaF
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Our food was cold and we ended up getting really sick after. I went to my doctors and they told me, I had food poising. I know it was from there because we had gone fishing and it was the only thing, I had ate all day. Sadly, it sucks because I love Joe’s :(

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vipDiningDad
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived at the restaurant and were told that they were not honoring Open Table reservations and that it would be an hour. They took our number and never called that a table was available.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The catfish was just ok. Kind of “fishy” wouldn’t order again. My niece and her friend enjoyed the crab legs. Service was good and drinks were also good.

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vipJessica
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Took 25 mins to place our order

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SheelaGoh
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was TOP NOTCH. Barely waited at all, just the time it took for us to reach the front desk. Food was amazing especially the garlic bread and clam chowder. My only critique is the level of saltiness which was very high. The crabs in themselves are amazingly fresh and succulent and a modest dash of salt would’ve sufficed. Instead there was much too much sodium which slightly killed the naturally glorious taste of the crustaceans. So yes, perhaps ask the patron if they’d prefer less salt or provide an option for that? Especially as shellfish/crabs often veer on the side of being salty even when fresh out of the sea. Other than that, LOVE THE PLACE, LOVE THE SERVICE, will most definitely be back and soon!!!

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BeckyHershey
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jaymes our waiter was on pointe! Service was fantastic and the food was crazy good delicious. The steam pot was awesome...ordered in BBQ flavor. The blackened shrimp was darn good too. This was a very busy night given it was Valentine's. We had an absolutely nice dinner.

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Milt
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant week menu was very good!

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JuanE
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Queen crab was delicious, great services, xxxxxxxx

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service, I understand we were there on Christmas day. Didn’t expect much. But food too salty for me, I ordered daddy bucket. Over all was good.

TO
vipTOMAS
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Our kids (4 and 2) were noisy, but no one cared. Our server, Bessie, did a great job.

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vipDennisR
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food and service were good, overall great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

When we arrived I informed the hostess that we had reservations for 4 and she looked at us like we had just arrived from Mars. I showed her our confirmation and I might as well been talking to a tree. We did get seated at a booth about as far away other guests as possible which made us feel isolated. The waitress acted as though we were interfering with her life. Service was mediocre at best. Once our food arrived it took asking 3 different staff members to get our silverware. I find it hard to believe that this Joe's is still a part of the Landry's empire, it is certainly not up to their standards. I see no reason to ever return.

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vipTandT
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for seafood, especially crab of every kind!

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Raine
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Would have preferred a Dungenus Crab only bucket option.

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FamilyOf5
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service & food quality was excellent! Our server was amazing. However, it took a while to get our check & our kids were getting restless & impatient. The only big downfall to eating at Joes Crab Shack was the cost. For 2 adults & 3 kids, we spent nearly $150. We would go back, but only on special occasions.

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BlakeNicholeKiera
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating at Joes Crab shack and the whole experience was amazing! The atmosphere was fun and friendly and the food was even better!! It’s now one of our favorite places we’ve eaten at!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great had fun. I love the experience for my birthday

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CarolineR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Joe’s Crab Shack had great local seafood with a true shack ambiance. I recommend finding space on the patio as it’s a bit chilly inside.

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RonD
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Mediocre food and a staff lacking leadership. Absence of management

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AlyssaL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Always a good place to eat crab! We love splitting the Crab Daddy Feast to get a little bit of multiple kinds of crab. The crab and shrimp dip appetizer we tried was delicious as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Order was wrong from drinks to meal. Appetizer never arrived, accept on the bill. A simple chicken sandwich with no bacon was wrong. Overall experience was disappointing. We will not be back to this Joe’s.

FAQs

Joe's Crab Shack - Galveston - Seawall offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 766-1515.

Joe's Crab Shack - Galveston - Seawall is rated 4.1 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Joe's Crab Shack - Galveston - Seawall does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.