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Joe's Crab Shack

Seafood Restaurant in Broadway at the Beach

 
Joe's Crab Shack
Rated: 2.9 out of 5 with 62 Reviews

Appetizers, gumbos, seafood, salads, sandwiches, and crabs, crabs, and more crabs! Casual atmosphere on the water. Open for lunch and dinner.


Joe's Crab Shack
1219 Celebrity Circle
Broadway at the Beach
843-626-4490
Hours: N/A
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Aug 26th, 2014 at 8:43 pm
From: Dillon, SC
By: cmb


Avg. Rating:3.8
Vacationed here a few days recently. Used my card to pay for my meal at Joe's. The next morning, I had fraudulent activity on my card. Five transactions before 9 a.m. This was the one and only time I used that particular card while I was in Myrtle Beach. Thank God I was alerted!
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Oct 20th, 2013 at 2:22 pm
From: greensboro, NC
By: rlt


Avg. Rating:5
Had a wonderful meal on Oct. 18 and 'C' served us and was top notch along with letting us know all the specials. We will go again and I hope very soon. Had the fish and shrimp along with drinks and an app. that was as good as 'C' said. He came back several times to make sure all was fine with our meals.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Sep 08th, 2013 at 6:25 pm
From: Staten Island, NY
By: rfa


Avg. Rating:4.7
We stopped by for a late lunch. Never been to a Joe's Crab Shack before so I was a bit nervous about eating there but everything was great, the drinks, the food, the service. A little expensive but worth it.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Apr 07th, 2013 at 6:37 pm
From: War, WV
By: jms


Avg. Rating:5
My family and my buddy's family ate there last year we plan on going back. Food was great service was great
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Aug 13th, 2012 at 2:54 pm
From: woodsfield, OH
By: sw


Avg. Rating:2
We have ate at joes crab shacks before , but this was the worst we ever ate at, the service was horrible, food very bad and the place was filthy! table was dirty as well as booth, we had a very bad meal..... We will not ever return to this one...................
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jul 29th, 2012 at 10:29 am
From: Holly Springs, NC
By: sbc


Avg. Rating:4
Our baseball team has travelled to myrtle beach two years in a row. Last year we went to Joe's with a party of over 40 - they were courteous, organized and seated us all together outside on the deck. With the request of separate checks, the service was impeccable. With that in mind, we returned Saturday night with a party of 50. Again, they sectioned an area where we could all be together, provided us with 7 wait staff and provided hot food to everyone at the same time. They definitely know good customer service and our entire party was more than satisfied.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jun 12th, 2012 at 3:37 pm
From: Warminster, PA
By: db


Avg. Rating:3
Love the Great Balls of FIre! Best apetizer ever.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Apr 10th, 2012 at 6:05 pm
From: Myrtle Beach///Raleigh, SC
By: lm


Avg. Rating:5
The Ragin' Cajun is great,service was excellent and the Mushroom appetizer! I just moved into town, great timing, The Bartender Ryan and other staff made us feel very welcomed and cant wait to come back!! Keep up the good work!
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Nov 04th, 2011 at 12:24 pm
From: Farmington, NM
By: f


Avg. Rating:4.7
This is the best food ever.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: May 30th, 2011 at 10:18 am
From: Flowery Branch, GA
By: pmjs


Avg. Rating:3
Food was okay but nothing had that wow factor. A bit pricey so we were disappointed in the food.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: May 29th, 2011 at 10:36 pm
From: Knoxville, TN
By: lc


Avg. Rating:4
WE LOVE JOES CRAB SHACK!!!!! This is the absolute best place to eat at Broadway at the Beach! The waits always a bit long but there are so many people wanting to eat there you know it has to be worth it. I usually get something different every time but I've fallen in love with their delicious flounder. We came here with a family of 6 crab lovers for the husbands birthday, plus us two and another family of 5. All 6 of the crab lovers ordered different crab meals, and all of them loved it! my mom ordered the mahi-mahi and loved it. Sampled some of hers and admit it was amazing. When we told our waitress we had a birthday she made a huge deal out of it instead of just passing it off as most reasturaunts do. She even brought out a cowboy hat and a stick horse and the whole resturaunt applauded and cheered has he rode it around. The waiters are all very friendly and when they did the line dance they were all very inviting when one of the boys in our group got up to dance with them. Joe's Crab Shack is an amazing, family-oriented resturaunt that we will visit every summer we come to the beach.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: May 12th, 2011 at 7:14 pm
From: pittsburgh, PA
By: md


Avg. Rating:2.2
Sat down waited 20 minutes nobody came to take our order they where to busy dancing like idiots.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Apr 29th, 2011 at 5:41 pm
From: seymour, TN
By: mrl


Avg. Rating:1
Very bad dinner. Sorry we walked in the place.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Apr 04th, 2011 at 5:57 am
From: Hubbardston, MA
By: wdl


Avg. Rating:3.5
Go for the show and the atmosphere but not the food. Very over rated. I had the king crab legs....very chewy. My wife had fish and chips....fish was good....frys were cold
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Mar 04th, 2011 at 9:35 pm
From: Wise County, VA
By: hm


Avg. Rating:3.3
If you want good seafood and you have actually eaten good seafood before, you will be disappointed. I got the crab daddy feast... Snow crab was good but the King Crab and the Dungeness crab were way below par. (And snow crab is usually my least favorite.) It was expensive for what we got. I realize my meal was the most expensive but hubby and another person got fish and chips and chicken tenders and they were 14 bucks, and really it was no better than a fast food fish joint. We spent over 65 bucks before the tip and we all had water to drink (waitress was great.) We should have gone to Red Lobster. At least we would have received a lot of food for the money but I figured we'd try something different since I can get Red Lobster back home. Atmosphere is good, but it's not a quiet place so be forewarned if that's what you are looking for.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jan 02nd, 2011 at 5:39 pm
From: Cary, NC
By: cd


Avg. Rating:3.2
My family and I ate at Joe's Crab Shack back in April while on vacation. It was a busy night so it took about an hour to get seated. We expected that, so no worries. The atmosphere of the restaurant is like a big party. It's loud, music blaring, and every 5 minutes the wait-staff was out on the floor dancing. It was very crowded and it took forever to get food. Apparently, they short on wait-staff. All of our food came except for my sister's. By the time we were done eating, my sister food just came out. So we all sat there and waited for her to eat. The food was great and the pricing was fine. I just find it funny that on busy nights like that, they dont have enough help.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Oct 11th, 2010 at 7:50 pm
From: centerburg, OH
By: jf


Avg. Rating:5
Awesome! We had a great time and ate there 3 times in 1 week! Would definitely visit there again!
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Oct 07th, 2010 at 1:50 pm
From: Statesville, NC, NC
By: enr


Avg. Rating:4.3
My wife and I ate at Joe's on September 28, 2010. We had the Classic Steam Pot for two. It was absolutely great. We typically have some leftovers on meals that size; but we polished this off with no problem. The staff was very good and checked with us often. The atmosphere of the restaurant and its clenlieness were above par. We will definately be back.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Sep 18th, 2010 at 4:19 pm
From: Waynesboro, VA
By: mb


Avg. Rating:3.2
We Hardly got any food for the price, don't go here until they fix the menu to feed people for what they pay for.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jul 01st, 2010 at 6:47 pm
From: kenova, WV
By: dbm


Avg. Rating:4
My family loved joe's , delicious crabs leggs ,the owner was very nice the place was clean .the food rocked it for this wv gal ..
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jul 01st, 2010 at 12:57 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: pm


Avg. Rating:5
Excellent staff very friendly and considerate I ordered A steam pot but do not eat pork but it contained pork the manager came out and replaced my food without the pork, They were very understanding and had no fuss of fixing my food seperate from the others.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jun 08th, 2010 at 10:32 pm
From: Columbus, IN
By: pcmc


Avg. Rating:4.3
Family of 5 for late lunch, arrived ~ 2:30 pm. Seated immediately. Had variety of diff basic meals from cobb salad w/chicken, fish & chips, bucket of shrimp, blackened mahi-mahi sandwich, and one kid meal. All food very good. Server very attentive; checked on us frequently, glasses frequently refilled, brought us extra salad dressing promptly when we needed it, offered us to go cup for our soft drinks, etc; right balance of made sure we had what we needed while allowing us to enjoy our meal. Only two slight drawbacks were: 1) balsamic vinagret quite separated; daughter didn't like it, but once I stirred for a few minutes, it was fine; 2) Popcorn shrimp in kids meal mainly bread, but my daughter liked them and the couple fish fingers which she got were good quality, lightly battered fish, not just processed fish sticks. Joe's does feel compelled for all the servers to periodically have to done various line dances from time to time, for which they turn the music up load. If you are looking for a place to have a nice quiet lunch, probably not the place, but if you are looking for a place to take the kids, have a good, basic meal, this fit the fill for our family today. I had not been to a Joe's Crab Shack for probably 10 years. Based upon our experience today, I'd go back tomorrow as my blackened mahi-mahi sandwich was great, as were the onion straws. While we had not wait to be seated at 2:30, there was quite the crowd waiting outside to be seated when we walked back by at 6:30 this evening.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: May 29th, 2010 at 1:06 pm
From: knoxville, TN
By: jf


Avg. Rating:3
my family ate at joes.we think is wonderful, but im not too crazy about the playground it sways too much the atmosphere is so awesome you got the ocean right next to you.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Apr 27th, 2010 at 10:21 pm
From: Pittsburgh, PA
By: th


Avg. Rating:2.2
Don't waste time or money on Joe's! It is a chain restaurant & not at all what you would expect at MB. Eat someplace else before coming to Broadway at the Beach... there are MANy, MANY other better quality restaurants to pick from in Myrtle, North Myrtle, and the Inlet.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jan 27th, 2010 at 2:26 pm
From: Cotuit, MA
By: gm


Avg. Rating:4.5
We received a Gift Card for Christmas; hubby and I went today and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Food was outstanding, service was crisp and friendly, overall can't wait to return!!
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jan 19th, 2010 at 2:32 pm
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: ca


Avg. Rating:4.8
We have eaten at Joe's (Broadway at the Beach location) a couple of times now and the service is wonderful!! The staff is friendly, well informed of the menu and make sure that you have everything you need. Highly recommend eating here, the price is worth the experience.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Dec 08th, 2009 at 6:30 pm
From: Conway, SC
By: clm


Avg. Rating:4.7
I love Joes Crab Shack. I was there this past summer and will be going back around Christmas; I cannot wait! My waitress, Lauren I do believe, was very helpful and kind. My food was out within 30 minutes of ordering and my cup was never empty! I recommend Joe's to all my friends and go for the steam pots, they are worth the price!
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Aug 29th, 2009 at 10:57 pm
From: Chester, NJ
By: mt


Avg. Rating:3.7
Our party of 6 had a wonderful time at Joe's Crab Shack. The service was excellent and we enjoyed the atmosphere. The food however, was good, but extremely overpriced. We are glad we went this once, but do not plan on a return visit.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Aug 24th, 2009 at 1:22 pm
From: milford, DE
By: fe


Avg. Rating:4
Food was excellent. Waitress was foreigner that we communciated about where she lived, etc. Credit card we paid with and only used at this location while on vacation was then used for international online purchases. 10+ small transactions totaling close to $300. Found this out when we received our cc stmt a month later. CC company took care of fraud but beware of staff when paying.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Aug 16th, 2009 at 9:26 pm
From: Lancaster, SC
By: cs


Avg. Rating:3.8
Brian was our waiter and he went the extra mile to make balloon birds for my grand daughter and nephew. We may have accidentally left behind pictures of our grand daughter taken at the Aquarium.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Aug 05th, 2009 at 7:50 pm
From: THOMASVILLE, NC
By: jp


Avg. Rating:1.2
Daughter was there with friends last year and got sick after eating, so did her friends. Had to wait 1 hour and 30 mins. Just to be seated. Waitress came another 15 mins. Later to take order, then waited at least another hour for food. Not clean at all. Bathrooms were cleaner than restaurant. Will not visit again or recommend to anyone!.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jul 28th, 2009 at 6:22 pm
From: Ellensburg, WA
By: cw


Avg. Rating:3.5
I ate there with a large party and the food was great, the service was great, atmosphere nice... one thing, though. The BIG problem was: after dinner, my son and his wife purchased 2 t-shirts with a gift card that had been received for their wedding. They wrote the correct amount into the bottom of the charge receipt, which was approx. $33. for both shirts. Later that evening, they tried to use the gift card again but it was rejected. When they called to see what was up with the gift card, they were told that Joe's Crab Shack had charged the $33. for the shirts and then given themselves a $7. tip! When they called the Crab Shack, the supervisor, Ms. Young, did nothing to help and gave them some song and dance about how, when you use a gift card, an automatic "hold" is put on it. NOT SO! My daughter in law then called the Regional Manager and he was appalled that she was treated so rudely and was basically robbed by Joe's Crab Shack and he had the District Manager call her. To date, this is almost a week later, my son and his wife have not received their $7. back, nor has Joe's Crab Shack done anything else to help them. I have a feeling that this is a common practice when you use a gift card in there (it is written right on the front of the card that it's a gift card - so there is NO monthly statement given and people are most likely gone away from the restaurant when they realize they have been robbed) so everyone BEWARE! Joe's Crab Shack waitress tipped herself an EXACT 20% tip for the cost of the shirts and she did NOTHING but ring them up! Our waitress for the meal was wonderful and did a great job and she made about $40. tips because they automatically add 18% to each check but at least, she did something for her money.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jul 13th, 2009 at 11:59 pm
From: Ladson, SC
By: lg


Avg. Rating:4.3
We have been at this location 3 times in the last 18 months..We live in Chas. SC, so going to this location is a mini vacation for us. Each time we order calamari, and the steam pots..We have yet to be disappointed. We are going again this week..The only thing is your noise level. We are in our 40's and background noise is hard for us...lower that, and you are a 10!!!!!
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jun 16th, 2009 at 11:14 pm
From: LAWNSIDE, NJ
By: tlc


Avg. Rating:3.7
Well what can I say but those bbq crabs was slamming and I order them again only thing I was unhappy with was the waiter keep brothering me and I wish he leave me alone so I could eat my food in peace.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Apr 07th, 2009 at 9:26 pm
From: Chelmsford, MA
By: llm


Avg. Rating:4.2
Tues, 3/24/09 We were a party of 5 "older" ladies from Massachusetts wanting to taste the seafood of Myrtle Beach. Well, we weren't disappointed. The Shrimp and Crab Enchiladas covered w cheese and served w black beans and rice were out of this world yummy! Crab cakes were exceptional. Sunset Salmon was very good but a little overcooked. This was just a fun place to eat. Brian, our waiter was outright friendly and accommodated a few special requests. The song and dance of the wait staff was also fun. Great family restaurant! Would love to come back again!
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Nov 30th, 2008 at 8:16 pm
From: Point Pleasant, PA.
By: jr


Avg. Rating:3.2
24 of us walked in at 2:30pm last Friday. The entire place had 6 other customers in it. Once we got our drinks we aksed to have the lunch specials which lasted until 3:00pm. We are told it's 3:00 now so we can't offer them. Needless to say we paid for our drinks and got up and walked out. In the off-season the lost a 300.00 lunch tab. When things are lsow you need to make it happen.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Aug 21st, 2008 at 2:19 pm
From: York, PA
By: bs


Avg. Rating:3.2
We eat at Joes every time we visit Myrtle Beach this year it was not that great we got this new Speial 5.00 Appetizers we were VERY hungry so we said what the heck lets get one to hold us over until our food came out well turned out not a good choice we had to wait 15 Min for them only to have our food come out 2 Min. later they were good but not worth it. My Steak was good and my Daughter liked her Mac and Cheese how ever my wife got the Fish and shrimp platter and the shrimp was good but the fish was GROSS it tasted like it had been around for quite some time. I must say we did mention it to our server and they took care of us but a disppointment when you are used to a quality meal from JOES. Hopfully this will not happen again we will give them another shot next year.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Aug 20th, 2008 at 10:13 am
From: Richmond, VA
By: km


Avg. Rating:3.3
We found this restaurant to be a little noisy for a family dinner, but OK if you are looking for a little more of a party atmosphere. For the price, we found the food to be very good. My husband ordered the garlic mussels appetizer, and they were delicious (very garlicy!). All of the other entrees/appetizers were very good. We had a coupon for a free appetizer, which they told us either meant one of two pre-selected appetizers for free or $7.95 off any other appetizer. (Not a bad deal - got the coupon at the visitors kiosk at Broadway at the Beach.) I'd definitely go back to Joe's Crab Shack.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Aug 13th, 2008 at 2:07 pm
From: clifton, NJ
By: kt


Avg. Rating:4
The food was excellent we ordered the buckets for two with crab, shrimp, potatoes, corn and sausage. The atmosphere was excellent too very relaxing after a day at the beach. I really recommend this restaurant..
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jul 07th, 2008 at 10:00 am
From: Kings Mountain, NC
By: tf


Avg. Rating:3.5
This has become a family favorite. The food is always good, but Steve the Balloon Guy is a must! The first time we came, the service was excellent. However, our most recent trip left us very disappointed in this area. Our drinks didn't arrive until well after our appetizer and weren't right when we got them. I'm sure we will be back because we love the food and fun atmosphere, but I hope the service will be better next time!
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jun 10th, 2008 at 1:53 pm
From: Columbia, SC
By: kct


Avg. Rating:5
The best place to eat and drink at Mrytle Beach. I love it there!!! I am in my 50's and each time I visit,,,I feel at least 25 years of age....Great Wait Staff...
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: May 06th, 2008 at 3:27 pm
From: Hartsville, SC
By: bef


Avg. Rating:4.3
The selection was very good. The food was hot and tasty. The server always made sure the glasses were not empty. I would recommend them to a friend.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Apr 22nd, 2008 at 9:14 am
From: Queens, NY
By: ars


Avg. Rating:1.8
We eat at Joes every year when we come down....... The kids love it and has always been so fun and the food great....However this year it was awful. The food was not good, the atmosphere seemed very stressed. We thought maybe they were having a bad night so we tried 2 times.......not luck. We will not be back............what a bummer.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Apr 14th, 2008 at 10:07 am
From: Augusta, GEORGIA
By: pow


Avg. Rating:4.5
I was a beautiful experience, the food, service was excellent. Someone need to open up a resturant in Augusta, Ge or Columbia Sc.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Apr 06th, 2008 at 1:22 am
From: Columbia, SC
By: gf


Avg. Rating:1.5
Something has happened at Joe's Crab Shack. We have eaten there for years whenever we go to Myrtle Beach but this time, it was so bad we said we would never go back. During our visit at Easter, we waited for almost an hour for a table and then over 40 minutes for our food. The kids were starving and we asked for a manager and she said something like, "The kitchen is backed up....what do you want me to do about it." When the food arrived, my steak was so overcooked I couldn't eat it and all of our food was cold. The server said she was new and her service looked as if she hadn't been trained....just put on the floor with a pen to take orders. We will never eat there again and suggest that you visit one of the many restaurants that Myrtle Beach offers.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Mar 29th, 2008 at 12:00 pm
From: Freehold, NJ
By: jmm


Avg. Rating:5
This place is the best. Its a great place if you want to eat outside. You can sit by the water and watch the turtles and sometimes ven crocidiles swim by. The food is excelent and the servers are very friendly. I love it there!
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Oct 06th, 2007 at 7:45 pm
From: Dublin, VA
By: rta


Avg. Rating:3.3
We ended up at Joe's because we had to evacuate Margaritaville due to the sprinkler system going off. We didn't have a Plan B for dinner so on the recommendation of some friends, we went to Joe's. We waited about 20-25 min for a table which was not too bad compared to the wait at some of the other Broadway at the Beach places. Most of that time was spent at the bar (very small!) enjoying some of their good ( but expensive) signature "trash can" drinks. This is technically a seafood restaurant but the menu offerings are more on the casual side...nothing too fancy. I ordered a fried cod sandwich/fries which was a huge plate of food and was very delicious. I don't remember what the rest of my party ordered but they were all very happy with their food. Our server was not as attentive as we would have liked but then again it was crowded and a little crazy in there. This is one of those casual and loud chain restaurants that you either like or you don't like. We enjoyed it very much and will probably "Eat At Joe's" again.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Aug 26th, 2007 at 2:52 pm
From: ridgeway, VA
By: tb


Avg. Rating:1.3
I have been to this restaurant once and it will be only once. I was there Aug. 15, 2007. The staff were the rudest people that I have ever had the misfortune to encounter. Empty tables were EVERYWHERE while we waited an hour for food that was horrible. We had no silverware to eat with and had to wait another 10 minutes to get this while our food got cold. (Not that it made much difference in the taste) I don't know how you stay in business - everyone that I have talked to has had the same experience. It seemed that no one wanted to wait on anybody. We heard nothing but negative remarks the entire time that we were there. I will tell everyone that I know not to make the same mistake that we did.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Aug 26th, 2007 at 2:43 pm
From: Albany, NY
By: jms


Avg. Rating:4.7
Went with the family, had a blast. The waiter we had was great, kept our drinks full and continually made sure we were happy. I had the crabmeat stuffed shrimp. Excellent!, only setback is they give you (8), could have eaten a few more. My sister had the fish and chips and I finished hers because it was a huge portion. The fish was golden deep fried and very tasty. Would definately recommend to a friend.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jul 31st, 2007 at 4:23 pm
From: Cleveland, GA.
By: cg


Avg. Rating:2
On our last day in Myrtle Beach, we decided to try a Broadway at the Beach restaurant. We were so disappointed in the entire experience. After waiting for a table, we were given the menus which had basically little to no seafood on it. There were very few crab dishes!! The name is Joe's CRAB shack right???? The food we ordered was cold and very sub par. The noise level in the restaurant was very loud. It was not enjoyable or worth the amount of money we paid. Sorry but we will not return to this "tourist trap" restaurant. There are to many other excellant places to eat in Myrtle Beach.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jul 24th, 2007 at 4:36 pm
From: Rochester Hills, MI
By: kek


Avg. Rating:3.3
Although the food ordered was good, it wasn't anything to write home about. And seeing how we're here on vacation, you can take that to heart. We were amused to find that this is another restaurant, here, that appears to hire only "Russian" girls for the wait staff. Our Russian waitress was nice, however forgot one of the drinks and we had to ask the manager (we assumed he was a manager as he wasn't doing anything other than walking around and had a name tag) to bring the drink. The food was delivered promptly, however since one of our party ordered the Crab Combo, we thought that he would be instructed by the staff how to break and properly eat the crab as he had never eaten such a crustacean before. Nobody ever came over so he did his best to eat the crab, however kept getting parts of the shell stuck in his teeth. After drinking a few Coronas, he felt that the crab shell tasted better than the meat inside. On a positive note, the kids macaroni and cheese and pizza went over really well. All in all we'll probably come back but next time we'll ask first how to properly crack and eat the crab.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jul 10th, 2007 at 10:23 am
From: Buford, GA
By: rs


Avg. Rating:2.2
After waitting for over an 1 1/2 hours and question why others who came after we did was getting seated ahead of us. Then once we got seated it was about another 20 minutes before a watitress came over to get us something to drink.

Our food was brought to us by one of the cooks and I did not get my salad until after I got my food and then I has to ask for it. We only got the one glass of drinks with our meal which was the first drink we got when she first came over. We got nor were asked if we wanted any refills.

We never saw the watitress again until my wife went to the manger and asked for out check and then the manger did not seem to be concerened about the type of service we had just recieved. And the meal I could not finish for it had gotten cold waitting on someone to come by so I could get what I needed to go along with my meal.

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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jul 05th, 2007 at 11:28 pm
From: Columbia, SC
By: te


Avg. Rating:3.2
We had a horrible experience at this location last week. I was so annoyed, that I was hoping to find the corporate website to send them an email, and I found this instead. I figured at the very least I'd warn other people about the type of service to expect from this location. We were seated right away which was good. But, then we waited for 10 minutes and were never acknowledged by any staff members or wait persons. Finally, my husband flagged down someone who ended up being a manager and asked her to take our drink order. She gave a lukewarm apology (I say this as a very reasonable and exceedingly patient person) and then we asked her if we could go ahead and order our food. We waited another 20 minutes or so without anyone coming by to check on us, refill our drinks or anything. When the waitress finally came by ALL of our drinks had been empty for awhile, and while she was friendly enough, she offered neither an apology nor an explanation for our wait. I had plenty of time to observe the surroundings, and noticed that the restaurant was only about half full, and there were at the very least 15 people working. Most of them appeared to be waitstaff. And judging from the fact that most of them were standing around and chatting I don't think they were short handed. None of our orders were complicated, (we ordered two salads, two burgers, and cheese quesadillas) yet we didn't receive our food until almost an hour after we arrived. During our wait, we only spoke to a member of the staff twice, one of which we had to flag down. While the food was good and the restaurant clean and inviting, the service was so bad I will NOT be returning and I certainly wouldn't recommend it to a friend until they have a serious change in management.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jun 16th, 2007 at 8:58 pm
From: oakland, MD
By: cm


Avg. Rating:4.3
We love the food and the view. waitress was great and attended to us the whole time we were there, We have been going to Myrtle Beach for 22 years. We continue to eat at Joe's Crab Shack. Be back in August. Oakland, Maryland
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Apr 25th, 2007 at 7:09 pm
From: Albany, NEW YORK
By: jaf


Avg. Rating:4.8
My wife and I have been going to Joe's for the past 4 years, and the service been great, Lot of seafood to pick from the menu, Prices are right, There fried calamari is great. Nice selection of T-Shirts to pick from.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Apr 06th, 2007 at 8:38 pm
From: Wake Forest, NC
By: tab


Avg. Rating:2.7
Very poor service and food was only average.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Mar 01st, 2007 at 11:45 pm
From: High Point, NC
By: tjm


Avg. Rating:4.3
This place is the best to go and see the fireworks!! They also have the best seafood of anywhere i've tasted! I love Myrtle Beach!!!!!!
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Aug 14th, 2006 at 9:18 am
From: Albany, NY
By: ec


Avg. Rating:1.7
Had to wait 20 minutes for a table. Once inside, there were at least 6 clean and empty tables ready for diners to use. Why the wait???? Didn't see much seafood on the menu. I certainly didn't see much crab. But there were certainly enough T-Shirts for sale. Considering I didn't go there for clothing but instead for food, my family will not eat here again.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Aug 11th, 2006 at 12:28 am
From: Edgewood, MD
By: dac


Avg. Rating:4.5
This is our second time eating here in two years. We love the food and the service was better this time than the first. the food was good and the price was about what the other places are going for in the area.
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Aug 03rd, 2006 at 9:15 am
From: Richmond, VA
By: jrw


Avg. Rating:3.2
Great place to eat if you're in a casual mood. Food was okay...service was decent...price was average for a family of three. Don't know if I would make it one of my top places to eat. Was kinda loud...
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jul 27th, 2006 at 12:27 pm
From: Emmitsburg, MD
By: sb


Avg. Rating:4.7
Food is great, service is excellent, overall fun time. Lots of signing and dancing, they really put on a show. A memorable experience, we go back every year!
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Joe's Crab Shack
Posted: Jul 08th, 2006 at 11:51 am
From: Athens, GA
By: fbe


Avg. Rating:4
I guess I just don't appreciate the noisy "family style" restaurant. The entire time we were there someone was shouting out something about a child's birthday or running around the restaurant clapping. The worst was that they must not know how to operate the AC because it was HOT - we could hardly eat for wanting to get out of there. On a positive note the food was good and the service was excellent. Atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired - unless of course that's what you like.
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