At Joe's Crab Shack, you'll find cozy hardwood floors, plenty of kitschy decorations and enough crabs to fill the Atlantic well, almost. Located just ... More
Joe's Crab Shack
At Joe's Crab Shack, you'll find cozy hardwood floors, plenty of kitschy decorations and enough crabs to fill the Atlantic well, almost. Located just off busy Semoran Boulevard, not far from the airport, Joe's Crab Shack is a fun getaway for singles, couples or families, brimming with good cheer and simple, good cooking. Energetic servers dance and boogie around the room every ten minutes to keep things lively, but don't despair; they never let that get in the way of serving you a delightful array of fresh seafood, perfectly steamed crabs, clams and oysters, or a hearty round of scrumptious appetizers. Come for the food, stay for the fun!
Joes Crab Shack is our family's favorite place to eat while in Orlando.The restaurant is very kid friendly,food is delicous and atmosphere is fun.
Coconut Shrimp at Joes crab shack is the best I have ever have.Reasonably priced and staff is always very pleasant.
I love seafood, especially crab, and if you do too and you are in Orlando then stop by here. The atmosphere is great. The prices however are a bit steep for me so I don't frequent often, but I still like to go.
Have been to Joe's three times on our various trips to FL. Each time has been excellent -- good food, great funky atmosphere, music & dancing. And it's not just the crab that's good -- I've tried the steak and got a nice cut that was perfectly cooked. It's just a loud, offbeat, fun-filled place with really good food -- great for families and couples.
We moved to the Orlando area during the summer of 2004 and were hesitant to try Joe's in Lake Buena Vista because we figured the quality would be geared towards tourists. In other words, it would be average or below since they always have a new crop of tourists to fill the restaurant and aren't dependent on word of mouth or local repeat business. However, after reading the very positive reviews here we decided to give it a try and I'm happy to say we were Extremely Pleased. The seafood was very fresh and flavorful. The atmosphere was fun for adults and children. We didn't have our children with us but it was fun to watch the little ones dancing to the lively music. Although a little loud, we could still carry on a converstation without having to shout. The service was good. The best part was that prices were very reasonable for food of this quality. We will definitely come back and will not hesitate to bring guests.
So I went next door to Don Pablo's instead. Joe's food is usually great, but I am often pressed for time, and need to phone in my order, so that I won't have to sit and wait in a noisy lobby or on an outdoor deck amidst billowing clouds of stinky cigarette smoke. Sorry, guys; it would be easy money for you.
This place is just happening!! I celebrated my 44th birthday here and I enjoyed every minute, we also went back at least 3 times during our fortnights stay in Disney. It is fantastic fun, loads to eat and drink, dancing in the aisles and the staff are second to none. I defy anyone to not have a good time here, there you are tucking into your crabs when all of a sudden a well known dance comes on, could be YMCA or something of that ilk and bingo! everyone is encouraged to get up and dance. I cant emphasise enough how this atmosphere just cheers you up no end. Well done, I will be back!!!
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