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Joe’s Crab Shack Opens Manhattan Location

Joe’s Crab Shack Opens Manhattan Location

The chain has opened on the corner of 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Popular chain Joe's Crab Shack has finally arrived in New York City.

New Yorkers have been subjected to commercials for Houston-based Joe’s Crab Shack, which has 120 locations in 28 states, for years now, without having the opportunity to eat at one within city limits. All that’s finally changing, as the company finally opened their first New York outpost this week on the corner of 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, in Harlem, Restaurant News Release is reporting.

The 10,000 square foot restaurant can accommodate 380 guests at a time, and employs about 170.

The seafood-oriented restaurant is best known for its laid-back style and crab pots seasoned with Southern spices. This new location reportedly offers a handful of special summer menu items, including pots finished with Corona beer. The restaurant will open at 11 a.m. daily, and will close at midnight Sunday through Thursday and at 2 a.m. on the weekends.

Joe’s is owned by Ignite Restaurant Group, which also runs Romano’s Macaroni Grill and Brick House Tavern + Tap.

Joe’s Crab Shack Tried Getting Rid of Tips. It Didn’t Last Long.

The day may come when you won’t have to figure out what 15 percent to 20 percent of your check is at the end of a meal, but the earliest experiments in eliminating tipping at American restaurants have proved to be less than conclusive.

In one closely watched case, Joe’s Crab Shack has decided to revert to accepting tips at most of its trial locations, six months after announcing that it would become the nation’s first major restaurant chain to test a no-tipping policy at 18 locations.

The casual seafood chain, which is based in Houston and has more than 130 restaurants nationwide, raised its menu prices at the test sites and said it gave higher, fixed wages to its staff. At the time, Ray Blanchette, then the chief executive of its parent company, Ignite Restaurant Group, called tipping “an antiquated model.”

But Bob Merritt, the new chief executive, announced in a conference call with investors and analysts last week that the company was cutting back the experiment and that it would continue at just four restaurants, according to Nation’s Restaurant News.

Company research had found that 60 percent of the restaurants’ customers disliked the change in tipping, Mr. Merritt said. They wanted to inspire good service with their tips and they didn’t trust management to pass on the money to its employees, he said.


“The system has to change at some point, but our customers and staff spoke very loudly,” Mr. Merritt said. “And a lot of them voted with their feet.”

The number of customers at the no-tip locations dropped 8 percent to 10 percent on average, he said.

Joe’s Crab Shack is not the only restaurant returning to tips. Fedora, a Greenwich Village restaurant owned by Gabriel Stulman, announced Monday that it would also discard its no-tipping policy, which it had begun four months ago.

“While we made the determination that a gratuity-free system does not work for our business at this time, we continue to believe that it has the potential to change hospitality for the better,” Mr. Stulman wrote in a letter to diners. “We hope it’s the future for more restaurants, including our own.”

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Some employees sued for labor law violations

It's never a good sign when your staff is so unhappy, they get the US legal system involved. But that's exactly what happened at a Joe's Crab Shack location in San Francisco in 2014, when nine very disgruntled former Joe's Crab Shack workers sued the chain for not abiding by labor laws.

Among the claims from the back of the house employees were accusations that the management at this Joe's refused to grant proper breaks, manipulated the record of their hours to avoid paying overtime, and didn't reimburse them for the cost of uniforms. What's even more alarming, allegedly, some of the workers were terminated when they tried to voice their concern about the labor law violations.

The saying has always been that any press is good press. that's not necessarily the case when it's the kind of press where your employees publicly shame you for treating them poorly. This unfortunate PR might not have sat well with folks who were deciding what seafood chain to choose for a night out, making it another possible factor in Joe's demise.

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Barbara Mire

This was our first visit to this restaurant but we will definitely be back! The decor goes so well for this type of restaurant and the service was outstanding!

Gregory Jacob

They say this platter feeds 3-4 people but honestly it feeds 2 people. The food is always good and hot and fresh. My wife and I love the flavor although we would love it to be spicier.

Baylie Fabre

Very good!! Had great service and delicious food. They gave the perfect amount of crab legs and have a very roomy and big environment! Also had very reasonable prices!

Terry Guillory

The was good,the workers are very nice. It is very clean and I can't wait for the one in Lake Charles to open. I will definitely go back, I enjoyed it.

Charlie Esie

Whew chile! The food was astonishing. The service was quick, polite, knowledgeable, friendly, and the prices were reasonable.

Mary Johnson

Great place to take your family for amazing seafood! We just love everything about it, delicious food, clean place , friendly stuff! Will be back for sure to enjoy your tasty food!

North Texas Joe's Crab Shack locations remain open as parent seeks bankruptcy protection

12:51 PM on Jun 6, 2017 CDT

Managers at several North Texas locations of the Joe's Crab Shack chain reported "business as usual" Tuesday, despite the early-morning bankruptcy filing of the brand's parent company.

Ignite Restaurant Group, which also owns the Brick House Tavern + Tap brand, said late Tuesday the bankruptcy filing was part of a deal in which both Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House will likely be purchased by an affiliate of Kelly Companies, a San Diego-based private equity firm.

Kelly Investment Group bought Champps and Fox & Hound out of bankruptcy last year, according to a trade publication.

Ignite will hold an auction giving other companies a chance to bid. It expects the sale to be completed within 90 days.

Officials with Ignite did not respond to requests for comment.

But it said in a statement, that "both Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap restaurants will remain open and operating as usual, and Ignite customers can expect to continue to enjoy the same great food and service that they have come to expect from our brands."

Several managers of individual restaurants confirmed that, for now, they plan to stay open.

The bankruptcy case, filed in the Southern District of Texas, applies to the parent and affiliates including Joe's Crab Shack Holdings Inc., Ignite Restaurants, Ignite, Ignite Group and IRG.

The parent company has seen slumping sales in recent months.

In its most recent financial report, for the quarter that ended last September, same store sales fell by nearly 7 percent companywide, which includes a 6.5 percent decrease at Joe's Crab Shack and an 8.9 percent decrease at Brick House Tavern + Tap. The loss from continuing operations was $15.2 million.

Changing consumers tastes and oversaturation have hurt the restaurant industry, leading to a number of high-profile bankruptcies, including Black-Eyed Pea and Sweet Tomatoes/Souplantation.

Main Menu


Peel 'N Eat Shrimp

A Joe's classic with Old Bay® Seasoning

Voodoo Chicken Bites

Cajun flavored, hand breaded all white meat chicken bites, fries and ranch

Crazy Good Crab Dip

Loaded with crab meat, cream cheese and parmesan

Crispy Calamari

Hand breaded calamari with marinara

Garlicky Mussels

Served in a garlic butter sauce with toasted garlic bread

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Loaded with homemade seafood stuffing, topped with monterey jack and alfredo

Great Balls of Fire

Scratch made with crab, seafood, cream cheese and jalapeños. With ranch

Clam Strips

Crispy clam strips served with tartar sauce and fries

Classic Sampler

Crazy Good Crab Dip, Great Balls of Fire and Crispy Calamari

Old Bay® Wings

Crispy wings seasoned with Old Bay®, served with celery sticks and ranch

Crab Nachos

Loaded with crab dip, pico, black bean and corn relish, cheese and avocado lime dressing

Mozzarella Sticks

Breaded mozzarella, served with marinara

Soups + Salads

Add Shrimp or Chicken (Grilled or Blackened) 11.29

Joe's Chopped

Lettuce, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, cheese and house made croutons. Choice of dressing

New England Clam Chowder

Add Shrimp or Chicken (Grilled or Blackened) 11.29

Classic Caesar

Romaine, house made croutons and shaved parmesan cheese with caesar dressing

Seafood Gumbo

Soup of the Day

Shrimp and Lots of It

Southern Stuffed

Grilled bacon wrapped shrimp filled with seafood stuffing. Served over dirty rice


Hand breaded shrimp served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies


Shrimp hand dipped in shredded coconut with pineapple plum sauce. Served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies

Shrimp and Fish

Golden jumbo shrimp and fish fillets. Served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies


Hand breaded popcorn shrimp served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies


Crispy, Coconut and Popcorn Shrimp served with hushpuppies, fries and coleslaw

Main Catch

All main catch entrées are served with your choice of 2 sides. Add a side salad for $1.25

Cedar Roasted Salmon*

Cedar plank roasted salmon fillet

Fisherman's Choice*

Your choice of mahi, salmon or redfish blackened or simply grilled. Served over white rice or dirty rice. Ask about our daily offerings

Grilled Skewers

Two shrimp skewers, served over white rice

Redfish 'N Lobster

Seared redfish topped with creamy lobster sauce loaded with spinach and mushrooms. Served over dirty rice

Twin Lobster Tails

Two grilled cold water lobster tails, served over white rice

Crab Out

Wild Caught, Naturally. Our menu features all wild caught crab and lobster from oceans around the world, from the Pacific Northwest to the Bering Sea to the icy waters of the North Atlantic

Crab Buckets

All crab buckets are served with fresh corn and new potatoes. Add a side salad for $1.25. Flavor it up with your choice of seasoning: Old Bay® (0 cal), Spicy (0 cal), Garlic (0 cal), Sunset Fire Grilled (50 cal), Joe's Famous BBQ (0 cal)



Lobster Daddy Feast

Snow crab and a whole Maine lobster

Crab Daddy Feast

Snow, dungeness and king crab

Crab Out - Add Clusters and More

Snow Crab

Dungeness Crab

Crab Cake

1/2 Pound Shrimp

1 Pound Mussels

1 Pound Clams


All steampots are served with fresh corn and new potatoes. Add a side salad for $1.25

The Orleans

Pound of crawfish, shrimp and andouille sausage, all spiced up

Ragin' Cajun

Pacific dungeness crab, queen crab, shrimp and andouille sausage

Samuel Adams

Sweet snow crab, pound of clams, cold water lobster tail and smoked sausage, all in Samuel Adams Lager

Beantown Bake

Two whole Maine lobsters, a pound of clams, and shrimp and smoked sausage seasoned with Old Bay®

Joe's Classic

Dungeness crab, sweet snow crab, shrimp and smoked sausage

The Steamer

Pound of mussels, pound of clams and half pound of shrimp in garlic seasoning. Served with garlic toast

Arctic Bay

Snow crab, shrimp, a whole Maine lobster and smoked sausage cooked in garlic butter and topped with Old Bay®

Share Your Steampot


Crab Cake Dinner

Scratch made jumbo lump meat crab cake with hushpuppies, fries, coleslaw and remoulade

Fish and Chips

Flaky white fish hand dipped in a classic batter. Served with fries and coleslaw

East Coast Platter

Scratch made jumbo lump meat crab cake, southern stuffed shrimp, fish and chips, and clam strips. Served with fries and coleslaw

Pasta Alfredo

Shrimp tossed with penne pasta in creamy alfredo sauce. Substitute chicken (1240 cal) or crab (1190 cal)


Served with your choice of 2 sides. Add a side salad for $1.25

Joe's Steak Deal*

8oz. USDA choice top sirloin

Herb Chicken


12oz. USDA ribeye grilled to order

Homestyle Tenders

Hand breaded white meat chicken


All Handhelds except Tacos come with a choice of Old Bay® Chips or Fries. Add a side salad for $1.25

Crab Cake

Scratch made jumbo lump crab cake with lettuce and tomatoes on a toasted bun. Served with remoulade sauce


Blackened shrimp, chicken or mahi topped with green cabbage, pico, cilantro and avocado lime dressing. Served with chips and queso

Also Available Blackened 10.69

Chicken Club

Grilled chicken breast, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and smoked bacon

Classic Po'boy

Served on crispy po'boy bread with lettuce, tomato and pickles

Bacon Cheeseburger*

Cheddar cheese and smoked bacon


Side Salad with Entrée or Handheld



Seasonal Vegetables


White Rice

Dirty Rice

French Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Fried Pickles

Fried Okra

Crispy Red Taters

Fresh Corn on the Cob

Old Bay® Chips


Homemade Ranch

Bleu Cheese


Honey Mustard

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Signature Cocktails

Category 5 Hurricane

Limit 2. Bacardi Light Rum, Cruzan 151 Rum, red passion fruit syrup and orange juice topped with Myers's Dark Rum. (400 cal)

TKO Punch

Limit 2. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Cruzan Mango Rum and Peachtree Schnapps mixed with coconut and strawberry syrups, and orange and pineapple juices. Topped with blue curaçao. (340 cal)

Shark Bite

Limit 2. This bloody good cocktail is a combination of Bacardi Limón Rum, Absolut Vodka, Cruzan 151 Rum, blue curaçao, sweet and sour and a dangerous dose of grenadine. (290 cal)

Barefoot on the Beach

Limit 2 New Amsterdam Pineapple Vodka and New Amsterdam Mango Vodka mixed with red passion fruit syrup and pineapple and orange juices. Topped with Barefoot Wine Spritzer. (500 cal)

Mason Jar Margarita

1800 Silver Tequila, Gran Gala, sweet and sour and limes all mixed together in a classic mason jar. (250 cal)

Pineapple Piña Colada

Handcrafted piña colada made with Malibu Coconut Rum served straight from the pineapple! Topped with whipped cream, toasted coconut, a fresh cut pineapple ring and a cherry. (740 cal)

Joe's Patrón Margarita

The smooth blend of Patrón Silver Tequila with triple sec and sweet and sour. (220 cal)

Patio Punch

Cruzan Mango Rum, triple sec, Peachtree Schnapps and cranberry and pineapple juices with grenadine. (430 cal)

Bar Jars

Southern Spiked Tea

Squeezed lemons with fresh brewed tea and Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka. (210 cal)

Spiked Lemonade

Tart Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka shaken with fresh lemon juice and sweet agave nectar. (200 cal)

Watermelon Sangria

Watermelon syrup and pineapple juice mixed with California champagne and a splash of club soda. (270 cal)

Mason Jar Bloody Mary

Absolut Vodka mixed with spicy Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix with a rim of house made Joe's spice blend. (160 cal)

Strawberry Peach Sangria

California champagne and Peachtree Schnapps mixed with strawberry puree and garnished with sliced peaches. (300 cal)

Beer + Wine

Available by 8oz. glass or 24oz. bottle (3 servings). Some beers, ciders and wines contain sulfites

Draft Beer

Available in 16oz (130-240 cal) or 22oz (180-320 cal)

Bud Light

Miller Lite

Blue Moon

Samuel Adams

Domestic Bottles


Bud Light

Michelob Ultra


Coors Light

Miller Lite

Import Bottles

Corona Extra

Corona Light


Dos Equis Lager

Modelo Especial

White Wine

Barefoot Spritzer

Mirassou Moscato

Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio

Joe's House White

Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay

Red Wine

La Crema Pinot Noir

Joe's House Red

Murphy-Goode Cabernet

Need a Rita?

Classic Margarita

Enjoy a refreshing enjoy a refreshing classic margarita (150 cal). Sauza Signature Blue Silver 100% agave tequila shaken with triple sec and sweet and sour. Wanna mix it up? Add a flavor: strawberry (90 cal), mango (80 cal), watermelon (90 cal). Top it off: patron silver (50 cal), cruzan mango (50 cal), malibu coconut (50 Cal)

Coronita Rita

This Sauza Signature Blue Silver 100% agave tequila rita comes on the rocks and is topped with an inverted Coronita. (230 cal)

Mango Coronita Rita

Sauza Signature Blue Silver 100% agave tequila mixed with Cruzan Mango Rum and topped with a chili salt rim and an inverted Coronita. (280 cal)

Boozeless Bevs

Passion Fruit Palmer

Passion fruit syrup, lemonade and tea. (160 cal)

Bananaberry Smoothie

A blend of strawberry, piña colada and banana puree with pineapple juice and grenadine. (590 cal)

Chocolate Shake

Ice cream and chocolate syrup topped with whipped cream and a cherry. (730 cal)

IBC® Root Beer Float

This kid friendly beverage is always a favorite. IBC® Root Beer poured over two big scoops of vanilla ice cream. (630 cal)

Fountain Drinks


Diet Coke


Minute Maid Lemonade

Dr. Pepper

IBC Root Beer


Campfire S'mores

Key Lime Wave

Crab Apple Crumble

Sea Turtle Sundae

Campfire S'mores MINI

Crab Apple Crumble MINI

Key Lime Wave MINI

Mini Sea Turtle Sundae

2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary. Additional nutrition information available upon request. *Notice: before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy. Consuming raw or undercooked animal foods (such as: meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs) may increase your risk of contracting a foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. Please ask your server about menu items that are cooked to order or served raw

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Crab Pot is much better, but it may not be the best choice for a work lunch - it can be pretty messy with all the hammering and cracking of crab shells. It's really a better place for a long, leisurely meal, especially when the weather is nice and warm outside.

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I second the Crab Pot. Joe's is a formulaic chain restaurant. Crab Pot has a nice lunch menu, and the setting right alongside the marina is delightful.

Joe's Crab Shack is fine, but warning: it is very loud. Have Fun!

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If it's anything like the Joe's in Newport, avoid it. Truly terrible food & forced frivolity which is fine when you're celebrating a 21st birthday or something like that, but not for an office lunch.

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who responded.

My group of 9 people eventually decided on Joe's Crab Shack (I had no say in the matter having been out of the office at the time).

I got a shrimp combination plate (scampi, crab stuffed shrimp, and grilled shrimp). The food was so-so at best. The one notable exception was the appetizers we ordered - jalapenos stuffed with cheese and crab, battered and deep fried. I thought these were excellent (especially with the beer I had). The atmosphere was pretty much as Torta Basillica noted "Truly terrible food & forced frivolity which is fine when you're celebrating a 21st birthday or something like that, but not for an office lunch." As LBQT noted, it was LOUD.

Overall, I would not return, except to have a few beers and some of those jalapeno/crab poppers.

Watch the video: Kali Compton @ Joes Crab Shack 3 (December 2021).