Joe's Crab Shack
6 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Family Style, Seafood
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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First, let me start off by saying that my husband and I usually LOVE Joe's Crab Shack. We have been in California, Savannah, and Daytona... but this visit... was terrible! We counted 28 employees, six of whom were by the entrance and not a single one welcomed any of the incoming customers. My husband and I requested to sit outside but because the wait was so long, we told them a booth inside would be fine. How about this, twice two families already sitting at tables were moved to empty booths while meanwhile my husband and I stood waiting for 25 minutes! Finally, I walked over to one of the six wait staff and told them I'd like to be seated. Once we were seated, we could see into the kitchen where we witness two wait staff employees scraping food off dishes with the their finger nails and then placing the plates in the clean stack... talk about gross.
On a side note, our food was good and out fast.
I've had most items on menu. Is a bit pricy and noisy. If you don't mind above average prices for average food and noise levels that prevent communication, this is your place. The stuffed jalepenos are too hot for human consumption. The best item on menu was crab balls which were hush puppy style crab cakes. They did away with them.
i don't know about the chicken but the steam pots are so good the sausage has a really great taste and the crab is sweet my favorite is the sunfire pot it has a lil spice but it doesnt over power the seafood it comes with corn on the cob 2 different types of crab, shrimp, potatoes and sausage. the service is great and they are very friendly. evey 45 min they dance they have great music and is fun for all ages. they have a great view of the ocean but beware of the birds if you sit outside they sometimes like to take you food. they even have an area if you have kids. as you wait for your food your kids can play in the play ground and they have tables and servers in the play ground.
I couldn't wait to try Joe's since I usually love all seafood restaurants. Well, this was not a "love" experience. It was actually the worst meal I've ever had in my life ! I ordered the Key West Chicken with a mango something or another on top. I thought they could have at least diced the mango, but no, they pureed it and combined it with crab. It actually looked like someone had barfed on my plate. My dinner companions couldn't even stomach their own dinner because of my abomination on my plate. I, of course still had to at least try it, thinking it would actually taste pretty good. Boy, that was a big mistake! It was awful! I just can't stress that enough.