Seafood >Joes Crab Shack
8000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA | Directions 7012430.027353 -90.105677
Neighborhoods: Lake Shore - Lake Vista, Lakeview
A colorful seafood restaurant for kids of all ages--especially the younger ones. – In Short
Admittedly kitschy, unavoidably noisy, this Red Lobster for rug rats is like an oversized seaside shanty awash in oceanic memorabilia--fishing nets, souvenir trinkets, plastic flotsam and jetsam. Staffed with a lively crew of G-rated table-dancing servers, the family-friendly chain anchors its menu in all things crab: Crab balls, crab cakes, crab dip, crab gumbo. Finicky children opt for corndogs or hamburgers; shellfish-phobic adults dine on rib eye steak or mesquite-grilled chicken.
Decent food, amazing location – Right on the edge of Lake Ponchatrain, Joe's is a chain, to be sure...but they have fresh (and I do mean fresh) fried crawfish here. Delivered in a little cone, you can just munch on those all night. Sunsets here are unbeatable.
Very Lively, Great For The Outgoing – The food here is average to above average. If you want a party atmosphere with very nice views of the lake, this is your place. Service was good.
Stinks on ice – The owners of this chain should be arrested for even thinking about locating this mess in N.O. This place should be out of business by now. I believe the headquarters for this place is in Dallas (what a seafood capital that place is). Horrible food. The alleged spontaneous dancing is just a too cute contrivance. If you like this, you'll also like Applebees, Red Lobster, Houstons (name your chain). I ate here with two out of towners. One hated it like I did; the other liked it, but he once lived in the New Orleans area for a couple of years, and he proudly admits to never going anywhere but Veterans Highway. So there you have it.
No Shack here – This place is GREAT ! We stayed in New Orleans for a week and ate out every night most of the places in the French Quater. Joe's was worth the cab fare from downtown. What a great veiw its at the west end of the lake this lake is huge. I had the garlic snow crab 1lb. for only $15.99 This was the cheapest meal I had on yhe trip but is was the best and they make good drinks the place is real laid back. Just eat , drink and watch the boats go by.
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