We arrived and were told there would be
a 45 minute when we were actually seated with in 20 minutes this was the only plus for the restaurant. We were seated right opposite the kitchen door and apparently are table was the main cut though to other tables. My son was consistently knocked during dinner.
The food was expensive for what we had, I had the chicken grilled sandwich with less then ten fries on the plate, it was described as full of flavor-not very blend. My son had the burger which when asked how he enjoyed it he said it compared to a burger from WENDY's which would have been better again less then ten fries on the plate. The most outrageous thing was the kids Mac and Cheese with apple sauce, it was $4.79 really!!! you can buy a box for 99cents and the apple sauce for under a $1. Also they had ran out of plastic cups so we were given Styrofoam cups for our beverages.
My husband selected the snow crabs but when he went to order the server recommended the Queen crab saying it was meatier but neglected to let us know there was a price difference.
The best part of the evening was the very slow and lack of quality service and watching what went on in the kitchen from the poor sanitization, to the food handling, I watched one server bring a tables food back to box and with her fingers picked the food from the plate into the box, so think about what her hands and fingers have touched before handling your boxed left over's where were the gloves.. In fact none of the cooks were wearing gloves:(
The kitchen floor is a workers comp delight and I was very surprised in the 2.5 hours I sat there that no-one fall.
If you want a restaurant to recommend a free show this is it, ask for the table opposite the kitchen, if its a restaurant for good food I would recommend going somewhere else.
Eat at Joe's. We have eaten at Joe's Crab shack in a few of different states and as a bonafide Eastern Shore Blue Crab Foodee, expect quality and real freshness from any seafood restaurant. As a rule, I frequent gourmet food establishments around the world. . .but, I like Joe's and I do recommend them for casual get togethers, small parties and family dining if you like 'crab.' Its a fun, casual, "shake the shack" experience especially in the summer time. It definitely beats most well-known food chains and Joe's in San Antonio has a great location on the Riverwalk if you're new or visiting in the area. Unless you're really set on tex-mex, ribs & burgers. . .its a great change of pace to grab a cold beer, people watch and chow down on a crabpot for two!
A colorful seafood restaurant for kids of all ages--especially the younger ones..
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.
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