Joe’s Crab Shack: Seafood With a Side of Fun on the Savannah River

Posted on November 20, 2018 by

Joe’s Crab Shack, a popular destination for seafood and more on the east end of River Street, promises to bring the shore to you. This popular restaurant fulfills that promise daily with an extensive menu featuring delicious coastal cuisine and creative cocktails, prepared expertly and delivered to your table.

With its distressed wood tables, grey metal accents, mariner-themed lighting and treasures of the sea décor, this riverfront restaurant offers a casual, coastal dining experience for the whole family. The lunch menu showcases a variety of delicious choices ranging from classic salads and soups to meaty sandwiches and large baskets of chicken, shrimp or clams. An extensive drink menu ranges from cocktails and margaritas to beer and wine.

For dinner, guests can design their ultimate crab bucket filled with one of the four different types of crab and seven degrees of flavoring, from mild steam to spicy caliente. Popular dinner entrees at Joe’s Crab Shack include seafood and shrimp samplers, mahi mahi or chicken tacos, crispy calamari, cedar-roasted salmon, lump crab cakes and a large tilapia platter with shrimp macaroni and cheese.

For landlubbers, Joe’s serves a selection of steaks, including top sirloin and New York strip, as well as grilled herb chicken, chicken tenders and Pasta Alfredo with chicken. Joe’s also offers a gluten-sensitive menu packed with flavorful entrees like garlicky mussels, cedar-roasted salmon, seasoned or smoked steampots and four varieties of crab buckets served with fresh corn and red potatoes.

Be sure to save room for dessert! Joe’s Crab Shack serves up a tasty Sea Turtle Sundae, delicious Crabby Apple Crumble, satisfying Campfire S’mores, classic Key Lime Pie and more.

This kid-friendly restaurant also offers an extensive children’s menu, with a wide range of options for young diners. For dessert, children 12 and under can paint their own crab-shaped Rice Krispies treat dessert with chocolate syrup, strawberry sauce and butterscotch caramel.

With seating overlooking the Savannah River that is designed for guests to dig in without worrying about making a mess, Joe’s Crab Shack provides a roll of paper towels and a supply of white bibs at every table, which guests can customize with fun sayings of celebratory messages.

After your meal at Joe’s Crab Shack, step onto the porch and catch a breeze off the Savannah River. If you’re lucky, you might even see an enormous container ship float by. See you at Joe’s!

Joes Crab Shack is located at 504 E. River Street and is open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. Lunch is served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Happy Hour specials are offered 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call (912) 232-1830 or visit

Article written by Allison Hersh.