Joe’s Crab Shack Menu Prices

Joe's Crab Shack

Joe’s Crab Shack is a casual dining seafood restaurant chain. The chain is currently owned by the company Ignite Restaurant Group. The restaurant is known for its delicious American-style seafood. The company has been serving great food and drink to their fun-loving customers since 1991. The chain offers a casual, relaxed, and festive atmosphere. The locations have nautical-themed decor with large seating areas. Many Joe’s Crab Shack restaurants are located on waterfront property to enhance the ambiance and theme behind the restaurant.

Despite its name, crabs are not the only option at the restaurant. The restaurant offers an assortment of seafood such as shrimp, lobster and fish. There also some options for customers who want something other than seafood. The establishment also has a gift shop that sells t-shirts. The restaurant’s t-shirts display advertising slogans such as “Joe’s Crab Shack” and “Got Crabs”. The gift shop provides other items such as shot glasses, towels, caps, and gift cards. The chain is quite a popular brand and has locations throughout the country. The restaurant prides itself in providing customers with great seafood and great times.

Joe's Crab Shack Menu
Arctic Bay Steampot$
Queen crab, shrimp, a whole Maine lobster and smoked sausage all boiled in a garlic bath and topped with Old Bay® Seasoning.
The Ragin' Cajun$
This crazy Cajun flavor packs a punch! Pacific Dungeness crab, Queen crab, shrimp and smoked sausage.
Sunset Fire Grilled$
It's the classic, but it's spicy like a beachside barbecue. Queen and Snow crab, shrimp and smoked sausage. For double the crab & the flavor, try our steampot for two. Sharing tastes better!
The Bean Town Bake$
2 whole Maine lobsters, 1 pound clams, shrimp and smoked sausage with Old Bay® Seasoning.
The KJ Steampot$
Snow crab, seared scallops and mussels in a light Kendall-Jackson wine sauce with hints of garlic, pepper and notes of citrus.
Samuel Adams Steampot$
Sweet Snow crab, 1 pound of clams, meaty lobster claws and smoked sausage all boiled in Samuel Adams Lager.
The Orleans$
1 pound of crawfish, a dozen shrimp and smoked sausage all spiced up.
Joe's Classic Steampot$
Large Queen crab, sweet Snow crab, shrimp and smoked sausage. Traditional, unforgettable. For double the crab, double the fun, try our steampot for two. It's plenty to share.
Jumbo Bairdi Crab$
Extra meaty, large. All crab is served with French fries & hushpuppies OR a fresh ear of corn and new potatoes.
King Crab $
Firm, sweet and hearty. All crab is served with French fries & hushpuppies OR a fresh ear of corn and new potatoes.
Snow crab$
1 1/4 lbs. of super sweet, flaky meat. All crab is served with French fries & hushpuppies OR a fresh ear of corn and new potatoes.
Queen Crab $
1 1/4 lbs. Sweet, meaty and large. All crab is served with French fries & hushpuppies OR a fresh ear of corn and new potatoes.
Crab Daddy Feast$
Snow, Queen and King crab. All crab is served with French fries & hushpuppies OR a fresh ear of corn and new potatoes.
Pacific Dungeness Crab$
1 1/4 lbs. Mild and tender. All crab is served with French fries & hushpuppies OR a fresh ear of corn and new potatoes.
Lobster Daddy Feast$
Snow crab and a whole Maine lobster. All crab is served with French fries & hushpuppies OR a fresh ear of corn and new potatoes.
Crispy Jumbo Shrimp$
Jumbo hand breaded shrimp served with hushpuppies, fries and coleslaw.
Shrimp Pasta Alfredo$
Shrimp tossed with penne pasta in our own creamy alfredo sauce.
Southern Stuffed Shrimp$
Jumbo grilled bacon-wrapped shrimp filled with seafood stuffing. Served with crab dirty rice, hushpuppies, vegetables and buttery spiced TABASCO® Brand Pepper Sauce.
Jumbo Coconut Shrimp $
Jumbo shrimp hand dipped in shredded coconut with pineapple plum sauce for dipping. Served with hushpuppies, fries and coleslaw.
Popcorn Shrimp$
Served with fries, hushpuppies, coleslaw and zesty cocktail sauce.
Rum Island Shrimp$
A dozen grilled shrimp glazed in a sweet guava rum sauce. Served with mango black bean rice and seasonal vegetables.
Shrimp and Calamari$
Jumbo crispy shrimp, calamari, fries and coleslaw.
Crispy Catch$
Hand breaded fish fillets, butterflied fried shrimp stuffed with crab, cream cheese and jalapeños, and crispy calamari served with fries and coleslaw.
Go Shrimpin'$
Jumbo fried shrimp, coconut shrimp and crispy shrimp stuffed with crab, cream cheese and jalapeños. Served with hushpuppies, fries and coleslaw.
Reel Big Catch$
Get it all with jumbo coconut shrimp, crispy fish fillets, beer battered chicken tenders and fried shrimp stuffed with crab, cream cheese and jalapeños. Served with fries, coleslaw, hushpuppies and onion strings.
Double Shrimp$
Crispy jumbo shrimp and coconut shrimp. Served with hushpuppies, fries and coleslaw.
Seaside Platter$
Beer battered fish and chips, crunchy jumbo shrimp and breaded scallops. Served with coleslaw.
East Coast Platter$
A made from scratch jumbo lump meat crab cake, southern stuffed shrimp and fish and chips. Served with onion strings
Crab Cake Dinner$
Made from scratch jumbo lump meat crab cakes served with fries, coleslaw and spicy sriracha remoulade sauce.
Maine Grill $
Grilled whole Maine lobster seasoned with Old Bay® and basil butter. Served with bacon-wrapped shrimp, scallops and crab dirty rice.
Redfish 'N Lobster$
Seared redfish topped with creamy lobster sauce loaded with spinach, mushrooms and more lobster. Served with crab dirty rice.
King's Bay Mahi$
Grilled Mahi Mahi fillet glazed in a sweet guava sauce made with rum from the Carribbean island of St. Croix. Served with black bean rice and seasonal vegetables.
Southern Style Catfish$
Tender catfish fillets hand battered in cornmeal. Served with fries, hushpuppies and coleslaw. *Regional menu item
Cedar Roasted Salmon$
Salmon fillet roasted on a cedar plank served with a twice baked potato cake and grilled corn. Also available simply grilled.
The Shore Grill$
Seared mahi mahi with barbecue butter, bacon-wrapped shrimp, cheesy smashed potatoes, grilled corn and coleslaw.
12oz. Ribeye$
A tender 12oz. USDA juicy ribeye grilled just the way you want it. Served with a twice baked potato cake, hushpuppies and fresh corn.
Homestyle Chicken Tenders$
Hand breaded all white meat chicken tenders served with fries, coleslaw and honey mustard.
Island Steak and Shrimp$
8oz. USDA choice top sirloin in Hawaiian marinade served alongside jumbo crispy shrimp. Served with a twice baked potato cake and hushpuppies.
Steak Frites$
8oz. USDA choice top sirloin in steakhouse marinade. Served with fries, hushpuppies and garlic aioli sauce.
Crisp romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and our classic Caesar dressing.
Dixie Chicken Salad$
Romaine lettuce topped with crispy chicken tenders, smoked bacon, black bean corn relish, avocado, cheddar jack and homemade hushpuppies tossed in avocado lime dressing.
Crab Cake Chipotle Caesar$
Romaine lettuce topped with one of our jumbo lump meat crab cakes, black bean corn relish, tortilla strips and chipotle Caesar dressing.
Crab Cake Sandwich$
A made from scratch jumbo lump meat crab cake with lettuce and tomatoes on a toasted bun. Served with spicy sriracha remoulade sauce.
Chipotle Bacon Cheeseburger$
Chipotle BBQ sauce, mix of jack and cheddar cheese and crispy smoked bacon.
Joe's Surf 'N Turf Burger$
A big, juicy burger topped with crunchy popcorn shrimp, crispy onion strings and spicy sriracha remoulade sauce.
Chicken Club Sandwich$
Grilled chicken breast, monterey jack, lettuce, tomatoes and crispy smoked bacon. Also available blackened.
Blackened Mahi Tacos$
Topped with green cabbage, pico de gallo, cilantro and avocado lime dressing. Served with tortilla chips.
Coastal Mahi$
Grilled or blackened Mahi Mahi fillet, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles on a knot bun. Served with shack sauce.
TKO Punch$
Limit 2. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Cruzan Mango Rum and Peach Schnapps with coconut, strawberry, orange and pineapple juices. Topped with blue curaçao.
Category 5 Hurricane$
Light rum, Bacardi 151 Rum, red passion fruit and orange juice topped with Myers’s Dark Rum. So hardcore you can only order two!
Mardi Gras Punch$
Limit 2. Southern Comfort, Bacardi 151 Rum, and Midori shaken up with blue curaçao, pineapple juice and Sprite.
Shark Bite$
Limit 2. Bacardi Limon Rum, Seagram’s Vodka, Bacardi 151 Rum, blue curaçao, sweet & sour and a dangerous dose of grenadine.
Berry Red Sangria$
Cruzan Rum, cabernet sauvignon, brandy and strawberry puree blended with blackberry and cranberry juices.
Honey Peach Smash$
Jim Beam Honey muddled with peaches and mint, then topped with Sprite.
Southern Spiked Tea$
Squeezed lemons with fresh brewed tea and Seagram’s Sweet Tea Vodka.
Patio Punch$
Cruzan Mango Rum, triple sec, DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps, cranberry and pineapple juice with grenadine.
Strawberry Peach Sangria$
Barefoot Moscato mixed with Seagram’s Vodka, peach schnapps, fresh strawberries, peaches and tropical juices.
The Tranquilizer$
Limit 2. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum blended with coconut, pineapple and orange juice. Topped with Myers’s Dark Rum, Bacardi 151 and whipped cream.
Titanic Tea$
Made with Beefeater Gin, Seagram’s Vodka, Cruzan Aged Light Rum, triple sec, sweet & sour and Coca-Cola®.
Bahama Mama$
A mix of Malibu Coconut Rum, light rum, banana liqueur and tropical fruit juices.
Pineapple Piña Colada$
Enjoy this hand crafted pina colada made with Cruzan Coconut Rum straight from the pineapple! Topped with whipped cream, toasted coconut, a fresh cut pineapple ring and a cherry.
Strawberry Comfort$
Southern Comfort, Bacardi Limon Rum and Sprite with fresh lemons and sweet strawberry puree.
Mason Jar Bloody Mary$
Seagram’s Vodka mixed with spicy Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix garnished with a snow crab leg and a rim of housemade Joe’s Spice blend.
Island Tee Time$
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Seagram’s Sweet Tea Vodka, and Absolut Citron Vodka with cranberry juice and blackberries, then topped with Sprite.
Joe's Patron Margarita$
The smooth blend of Patron Silver Tequila with triple sec and sweet & sour.
Coronita Rita$
This el Jimador Blanco 100% Agave Tequila rita comes on the rocks and gets topped with an inverted Coronita. Try that on for crazy.
Mason Jar Margarita$
1800 Silver Tequila, Gran Gala, sweet & sour and squeezed limes all mixed together in a classic mason jar.
Bud Light$
Coors Light$
Dos Equis Lager$
Modelo Especial$
Samuel Adams Boston Lager$
Newcastle Brown Ale$
Corona Extra$
Guinness Draught$
Michelob Ultra$
Miller Lite$
Corona Light$
Bogle Chardonnay$
Columbia Crest Merlot$
Kendall Jackson Chardonnay$
Barefoot Moscato$
Sutter Home White Zinfandel$
Rex Goliath Cabernet Sauvignon$
Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio$
Chocolate Shack Attack$
Six gigantic layers of decadent chocolate cake and icing.
Campfire S'mores$
A huge slice of chocolate cake between two crispy graham crackers topped with a Hershey's® Chocolate Bar and freshly toasted marshmallows.
Seasonal Cobbler$
Made from scratch daily. Seasonal fruit baked in a warm biscuit crust and topped with Blue Bell® Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.
IBC Root Beer Float$
IBC Root Beer® poured over two big scoops of Blue Bell® Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.
Crabby Apple Crumble $
Better than your grandma's! You won't find this slice of Americana anywhere but our crab shack. Paired with cinnamon ice cream.
Sea Turtle Sundae $
Gooey chocolate cake a la mode topped with caramel and candied nuts.
Key Lime Pie$
A tart pie with a graham cracker crust topped with whipped cream.
Seagram’s Vodka, Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua and ice cream topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
Strawberry Mango Freeze$
Blended strawberry and mango mix together in this tropical treat.
Chocolate Shake$
Ice cream and chocolate syrup topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
Bananaberry Smoothie$
A blend of strawberry, banana, piña colada, pineapple juice and grenadine.


Joe’s Crab Shack is well-known for its great seafood. The first Joe’s Crab Shack was opened in Houston, Texas in 1991 by its original founders. In 1994, this first location was purchased by Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. The chain expanded to three locations by 1995. There were two locations in Houston and one location in Dallas. The company developed the establishment as a low-priced, casual seafood restaurant. This development was successful as sales quickly increased by 30%. The fourth location was opened in Dallas, Texas. The restaurant became increasingly popular because of its affordable prices and fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Joe’s Crab Shack was sold to J.H Whitney & Company on November 17, 2006 for $196 million. J.H. Whitney & Company is a privately held company that operates as JCS Holdings, LLC. In April 2009, JCS Holdings changed their name to Ignite Restaurant Group. This company is headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company focused on getting the restaurant back to its original roots, as a crab shack. It adopted the new brand position of “100% Shore”, which represents Joe’s as a place where guests could visit anytime for an exceptional seafood experience.

The chain has expanded over the years throughout the country. There are currently 130 Joe’s Crab Shacks throughout the United States. There are locations in at least 32 states, which include: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. Texas has 27 Crab Shacks, which makes it the state with the most locations.

The establishment is very involved in the community and charity partnerships. Joe’s charity partnerships work towards raising money for non-profits and also focus on the health and well-being of children. One example of this partnership is “Autism Speaks”, which is an autism science and advocacy organization that funds research causes, prevention and treatments for autism. Another example is “Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry”, which is working toward ending childhood hunger in America. Joe’s has been a charitable giver and a vital contributor towards programs like these. It has also held fundraisers to help raise funds for these causes.


Joe’s menu consists of a variety of seafood. Appetizers are priced between $3 and $12. Some examples are the Clam Strips, Crab Nachos, Crispy Calamari, Crazy Good Crab Dip, Garlicky Mussels, New England Clam Chowder, and Great Balls of Fire. Steampots are a very popular option and are priced between $23 and $40. Examples of the Steampots include the Artic Bay Steampot, The Ragin Cajun, and Joe’s Classic Steampot. Buckets of Crab is another popular menu choice and is priced between $22 and $30. Selections for the Buckets of Crab include the Jumbo Bairdi Crab, the Snow Crab, King Crab and the Queen Crab.

Aside from crab, the restaurant also offers shrimp, lobster and fish. The Main Catch section includes The Shore Grill, which is priced between $18 and $19 and consists of seared Mahi Mahi with barbecue butter, bacon-wrapped shrimp, cheesy mashed potatoes, grilled corn and coleslaw. The Main Catch section also includes the Cedar Roasted Salmon, which is priced between $17 and $18. This option consists of salmon fillet with a twice baked potato cake and grilled corn. The Maine Grille is another selection under the Main Catch section. This option is priced between $25 and $26. It consists of grilled whole lobster seasoned with Old Bay and basil butter, served with bacon-wrapped shrimp, scallops and crab dirty rice.

Joe’s also provides hand breaded fried platters, which are priced between $11 and $14. Examples include the Shrimp and Calamari, the Crispy Catch, the Seaside Platter, the East Coast Platter and the Reel Big Catch. There is also a separate section for shrimp dishes which are priced between $11 and $15, called Shrimp + Lots of It. The Out of Water section caters to guests who prefer something other than seafood. Out of Water selections include ribeye steak, chicken tenders, steak frites, and cheesy chicken. The section is generally priced around $11 and $23. There is a selection of salads, which are $8 to $12. The restaurant also provides a gluten friendly menu.

The standard hours of operation are generally 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., although the hours vary at some locations. Lunch is served on Mondays through Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The restaurants are clean and the service is great. The staff is lively, friendly, and attentive. There is usually little or no wait time to be seated. However, weekends tend to be busier so there may be a little wait during those times. Likewise, the meals are served fairly quickly but there may be more of a wait time on weekends when the restaurant is busier. The portions are large and customers love the food. Specials include $2 Tuesdays, which provide $2 drinks and $2 bites every Tuesday and half priced cocktails every Thursday. Joe’s offers a fun friendly atmosphere where guests can enjoy delicious seafood with friends and family.

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