Joe's Crab Shack
101 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661
- Mon - Sun
11:00 am - 12:00 am
General InfoJoe's Crab Shack is one of the largest seafood restaurant chains in the United States, with most of its locations on waterfront properties with large patio seating areas. It was established in Houston in 1994 and has more than 120 locations in over 25 states throughout the U.S. Joe s Crab Shack serves a variety of seafood, salads, burgers and sandwiches, steaks, chicken, pasta and beverages. The restaurant chain s menu also includes blackened tilapia, wood-grilled salmon, coconut shrimp, Parmesan shrimp pasta and shrimp pasta Alfredo. It also offers merchandise, such as T-shirts and stuffed toys. The restaurant chain organizes several community programs and fundraising events. Joe s Crab Shack has a location in Vancouver, Wash., and is a part of JCS Holdings.
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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This sea food place is ammmmmmmazing. the freshes crabs/ crawl fish with delict cajun spices. even the corn is cooked to perfection. I totally recommend this place if you visit Portland. the city of Vancouver, WA is on the border of Oregon and WA.
Took my wife for our anniversary and they told me they were all out of crab. Really its a crab shack. Happened twice. Don waste your money
horrible.. hardly no food for the price.. tasteless food
After waiting 30 minutes and asking 2 waitresses if could order,a waitress showed up,took so long i just placed a order without a menu,when the food arrived i asked for silverware and some butter for my crab,it arrived 20 minutes later when i was finished with my meal.Worse service i have ever had,and the food is terrible.Go dine at Beaches,Salty's or the Sextant,all three places are MUCH better .Thanks Craig
Get the steaming hot pots, for pete's sake, people. It's just fresh seafood steamed, so they can't mess it up. AMAZING staff-totally on the ball even though the sprawling complex has a few different dining rooms. The views are great. A bit expensive, so be prepared.
Very loud. Very expensive. Terrible food and poor service. Took my children there for Mothers Day. After an hour wait (expected), we got the seat by the door. Poor atmosphere. Ordered lobster. Lobster was overcooked and green. Very salty. Nothing tasted like real seafood. I can't believe I actually left lobster and steamed clams uneaten on my plate. What a surprise. We won't be going back. Earns two stars because of its location on the river, and deco.
People keep saying how this is an expensive place to dine with awful service but I have to disagree. Their pots are no more than $30 each and can easily fill up two people. $15 a person seems reasonable for a dine-in, especially seafood. Some things are ridiculously overpriced, but hey, all restaurants have menus like this. Don't get the stuffed mushrooms. 7 bite sized shrooms for about $10. Not worth it.
I will admit, however, that I was less than enthused by their cleanliness. The chair had stains on it and the table had rings from glasses all over it. Nothing to get mad about since it's a very easy fix. The waitress did a decent job (but I think we got lucky since the others seemed like they were having troubles focusing). She checked in on us regularly, was friendly, and never let our glasses go empty.
I wasn't impressed with the food but I wasn't unsatisfied. It was good. Nothing was the best I had ever had, but it was all good. You get quite a bit of food. I ordered shrimp alfredo and I was delighted to see that there was enough for me to have a shrimp or two in EVERY BITE.
7 people walked away with a check of $135, which I think is reasonable for all of the seafood we ordered.
Service: 7.5/10 (slow but good. Never made us feel like a burden and tended to every whim we had)
Cleanliness: 6/10 (you'd think they'd take better care in cleaning up after customers that just ate seafood and heaps of butter)
Atmosphere: 7/10 (very shack-like, that's for sure. They should invest in new furniture)
I agree that it is a little pricy place but the food is excellent.. their crawl fish is amaaaaaaazing
Several friends and I decided to go out on a week night for drinks and to catch up. As soon as we sat down at the booth, the waitress asked if we needed menus. We informed her we would only be ordering drinks during our visit. After about 25 minutes of watching her help every table around ours and her not even stopping once to ask what we wanted to drink we decided to move to the bar. There we were greeted with the bartender after about 6-7 minutes of waiting. He was not friendly whatsoever. Made horrible drinks, then proceeded to give each of us our check and not even ask if we wanted anything else to drink. Mind you this was a week day, and it was hardly busy at all. After feeling completely disrespected we decided to move over to Beaches where we were greeted with friendly service and smiles and great drinks! Dont think I will be going back to joes crap shack any time soon.
Freezer burned crawfish and old crab was not our idea of a great way to spend $140. We ordered 1 kids meal, 1 crab bucket and 2 steam pots. My husband and his friend ordered one of the spiked teas, strawberry comfort and just about choked when we found out they were $8.99 each for a small mason jar full of ice with a splash of juice and no detectable alcohol at all. The service was great for our party of 5 but not great enough to make us forget about the horrible food. It lacked flavor, freshness and the quality that Joe's advertises. We will not go back.
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