Joe's Crab Shack - Westminster

3.9
41 reviews
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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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4.3
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3.9
ambience
3.6
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Got the king crab bucket and was highly highly disappointed. Was very bland and only got one claw and three other legs for $40. 👎🏻

JM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service! Pricey, but a good portion of food. Fun atmosphere. Thanks for a nice birthday dinner!

JQ
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining there and we had an absolute blast! Lexy took care of us and made us feel at home. Will definitely be back soon!!

SH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The plate of steamed mussels, clams, and shrimp was pretty bland. The shrimp plates the others in my party got were better.

HN
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food, fun atmosphere, many choices including alcoholic beverages. We love to dine here!

SA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

very poor quality!!!
i do not reccomend at all!!!!

CC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everyone was so attentive and the hostess was amazing! We were very early for our reservation and she was kind enough to offer us a beverage while we waited. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

SB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Been to other Joe's before and they're usually OK, but unfortunately our experience here wasn't great. There were multiple errors from the kitchen -- badly overcooked steak for one guest, still frozen potatoes (literally... big chunk of ice in the middle of a cooked potato) and corn with my crabs, overcooked burger for daughter, etc. Wait staff was good and did their best to resolve things, but hard to recommend when every dish we ordered came out wrong.

A
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Joes has changed a lot over the years and we feel as if the food is not good anymore. Also, it was pretty loud, there was music, a lot of people, and a very loud child crying. Other than that, service was exceptional!

PK
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great. Noisy but that is the type of fun atmosphere it is. Great job to wait staff, they are very energetic

CM
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was excellent. I wish I’d gotten his name. As soon as we sat down I told him we were hungry and he made sure we got our food and drinks quickly. 2 of us shared the king crab bucket. I thought there was enough crab for both but I would have like more potatoes and corn. I think for they money they can add more of that. All in all a good experience. I’d go back.

JK
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lively, and good for large groups. Good prices for large portions.

MG
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was good and our service was iffy at first but our server ended up doing a great job.

DW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just want to say our waiter Hung was the best. My family and I have never had so much fun at a restaurant. The service and food was impeccable. The entertainment topped it all off. Thank you so much for making our night so memorable.

D
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food is honestly a joke. What a poor representation of what crab should taste like. The dancers and songs are actually annoying. The food is beyond overpriced and it doesnt even taste good. You guys should visit The fresh fish company or some places downtown Denver to taste real crab. Please shut your business down.

HR
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good, fun time for a birthday celebration. Our server was outstanding. She was very attentive and we never had to ask for a thing, it was already there. She also had a great personality and joked along with us which is a big bonus in my book.

AF
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Booth was struggling, but didn’t end up bugging us too much. Server was great!

All food was good - except muscles were strange texture in steam pot.

SP
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. The only complaint was the lobster bucket my brother ordered did not include a lobster with its claws. It's been a while since we visited Joes Crab Shack. We were told lobsters are no longer served with its claws. Other than that it was very good. I wouldn't go out of my way to return to Joes Crab Shack again in the future.

MH
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Made a reservation for 930, got there at 928 to find a sign that says they closed early due to the snow. At the very least a call to me or anyone else in the list of guests to let us know they would be closed would have been amazing instead of having us drive through snow to get to a closed restaurant. Very unprofessional

CO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Reservations dont matter here. Still had to wait for an open table. Got cramed against a wall with a foot or two between our table and the next.

Food was not good and overpriced. Corn was old, not fresh, and mushy going bad taste off the cob. Crab legs were small and just okay. My legs tasted old, almost spoiled and hers were just okay. Lobster tails were okay on the Artic Steampot though (pots were $37.00 each). Hush puppies were either under or overcooked. Calamari was over fried. Lobster dip was okay, sparse on the lobster bits. Hard to have a conversation with the blaring music that was trying to drown out people talking, which of course made people talk louder. Not good if you want to have a conversation.

Serving size was smaller in general from two years ago, plus less flavorful. Real dissapointment. Will not be going back. Would rather spend the money at Bonefish. Better service, ambience, and the food is soo much better for almost the same price!

MH
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Had an amazing dinner and date.

O
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As the place was almost empty yet all customers were packed into corner all together

h
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I made a reservation for 5:30 but were running late coming down from the mountains. I got on open table but any kind of later times were not available. We made it by 5:40 and they had no track of our reservation. Us and 3 other customers were in the restaurant. How couldn’t we make a little later reservation with an empty restaurant?

We ordered our drinks, and crab stuffed (very little crab involved) mushrooms. The mushrooms were under done but the stuffing was fairly tasty albeit without any noticeable crab.

I ordered a Blue Moon steampot which was good. My girlfriend ordered the blackened Mahi-mahi with a crab cake on the side. Five minutes after we ordered, our waitress said they had run out of Mahi-mahi. Looked like the kitchen forgot to order enough for the rest of the week as the restaurant was less than 25% full. She got blackened Salmon which was tasty but not up to temperature. The broccoli was bland but the rice was very flavorful.

Our son ordered a burger but we had to ask for the French fries, which were forgotten and came out 4-5 minutes after the burger. My girlfriend never got her crab cake and when we asked, it had been sitting under the heat lamp during the whole dinner and our waitress still brought it out. A very dried out semblance of a mediocre crab cake at best was presented. Oh, no cocktail or tarter sauce was ever offered to go with it

This was very disappointing as I make it a point to come to Joes every Christmas or New Year. The service has never been as poor as tonight and with such poor quality food presented, I will make it a point to spend my money elsewhere.

Eric R.
Conifer, CO

J
Denver
50 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were disappointed. Had a reservation with Open Table they could not find. Did get the points.
Waiter tried to be attentive but, was running from one end of the restaurant to another to serve. The person who brought our salad forget an extra plate and the salad dressing we requested. No one filled the empty water glasses. We could not hear each other to talk. The steam bucket has lots of food. The seafood was great but the corn had no taste. The salmon, I was told was excellent.
Will we go back—not sure.

C
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 4ambience 3

We came to have a good dinner and I feel for what we got, it was overpriced and it made my Husband and I sick. The service was good and so was the noise.

CR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Waitress Mandy, was great service awesome but food my lobster tails were soggy nasty I did not say any thing it was a special day my wife and I but I hope next time it will be good.

M
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Fun place, but can be pricey when buying crab legs for the whole family. Had a great time and our waiter Key, was excellent. He made the night!

MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are great - buckets of Crab options are "Joe's Crab Shack" - so a little on the pricey side - but they have the crab and the buckets when you want them, and always properly prepared.

Beers cold, and LEXI was fun with attentive service and support.

KM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was a pretty big bummer. Waited awhile to be greeted/ receive water. The server didn’t know the difference between red and white wine. Food was not bad, but overall a strange experience.

DG
Denver
70 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crazy fun! You have to see the wait staff do their line dances! This place is a blast! Was disappointed to find out that this Joes Crab Shack is not part of Landry’s Select program. But they more than made up for it. Our server Ashley was fantastic! Even though we were a table of seven and she had a bunch of other tables around us she managed to get us everything we needed right away! My shrimp sampler was delicious and everyone else at our table seemed to be very happy with their dinners as well. The crazy get up they put this boy at the next table in for his birthday was hysterical. (See picture). We really had a blast. Highly recommend it!

l
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service from Jordan (?). He served all seven of us graciously and promptly. Always with a smile! He does your restaurant well. A++++!

i
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Steampot was okay. Corn was a bit tough. Crab legs were good. Restaurant fixtures are showing their age.

MI
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

THE MUSIC WAS TOO LOUD, THIS PLACE ISN'T NIGHTCLUB. IF YOUR LOOKING FOR THE YOUNGER CROWD, THEN KEPT THE MUSIC LOUD. IF YOUR LOOKING FOR OLDER PEOPLE 40 AND UP WITH MONEY THEN TURN IT DOWN!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Nothing to remember

HD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. The Shrimp Tacos and King Crab were perfect.
Apple Crumble May be the best dessert ever.
See you soon

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

Staff very friendly, got seated on time with reservation, took forever to get food but understandable with how bussy they were, food was good but all was a bit overcooked we had steaks lobsters and crabs. Disappointed on that part but all in all good experience

D
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

We came for a birthday - we could have gone to many other restaurants instead it's very possible we should have picked a different restaurant - This restaurant has gone through several recent changes and looks like it will be going through more.

AS
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress was fantastic. Food was okay. Super fun place to celebrate a birthday as the staff is wonderful at embarrassing the birthday boy/girl!

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

Fun place to celebrate a birthday and the Crab Pot was amazing!!!

r
Dallas
155 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lindsey provided attentive service and was welcoming and friendly. I enjoyed the cedar plank salmon, thou for my taste, it was slightly over cooked. Next time, I will specify how I would like it prepared. I was glad to find Joe's on Open Table since I am a frequent traveler and use it to read reviews and decide where to dine. I will be a return customer!

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