Joe's Crab Shack

4 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
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4 ratings

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717 Branson Landing
Branson, MO 65616
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Very helpful, answered all questions. Special menu

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Very delicious! Staff knowledgeable about gluten and dairy free options. We eat there every time we come to Brandon and I never have a reaction.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Had high hopes for this place, but it started off with the shrimp in my steam pot not being cleaned properly. Manager was nice and took money off the bill. I thought all precautions were taken because my steam pot came out in a different thing than my husbands. After getting back to our condo, I was up sick all night. So, some kind of cross contact did end up happening and I ended up sick. This hasn't happened to me in a long time. I really was hoping for a good experience here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


This is the classic fish chain, nothing overly special but they do have a lot of gluten free options. I had the atlantic pot. I did light on the old bay because I was sharing with my 1 year old and she didn't need their normal amount of seasoning. This has a nice view of the water depending on where you get seated which was nice also. Service was helpful.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Celiacs get one choice of seasoning on crab, Old Bay. If you have kids, ask to go light on the Old Bay. Corn and potatoes in the steam pot are safe. Waitress and staff accommodating.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Been to this location many times. Crab steampot with Old Bay is always delicious and has never made me sick.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Great food. A bit pricey. My bucket did not have as much in it for the 30 bucks.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


As usual Joe's did not let me down! Always a treat to locate this restaurant during our travels. Cool location.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Good food, several gf options, with knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Had a gluten free menu & I didn't get glutened, but the waiter seemed annoyed when I asked to specify glove changes and said "well all boiled seafood is gluten free so you don't need to worry". Still, I don't know what all they've served using those gloves so I prefer a glove change. Other than that, it was good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 9 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


They had a gluten free menu which was very helpful but the waiter wasn't able to answer a lot of detailed questions. Luckily, I knew what I could and couldn't eat. I had the crab legs which were delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Most if the items on the gf menu are steamer pots for 1 or 2. If that's what you want, there are quite a few to choose from. There are a couple of salads and a few grilled shrimp or fish options. Only 2 kids' options: boiled shrimp and a kids' steamer pot. Prices are on the high side. The steamer pots start at $25 and go up. I probably would have rated it $$$. However, the staff was great, and the food was, too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


My daughter has celiac and is VERY sensitive. I called ahead and spoke to the manager Randy, who was very knowledgable about gluten and cross contamination. Told me they would open a new bottle of oil and use a clean pan to make her fries. I was extremely impressed with the service when we arrived and was confident of her safety. She has had no reaction! Food was amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The staff was very conscious of the situation. They were very careful. The only thing we would have liked changed was more items on the menu

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


For a seafood restaurant serving predominantly fried food, there was a surprisingly well-educated staff along with several options on the Gluten Free menu.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


The waiter was very informative and provided their gluten-free menu. I had the mahi mahi with white rice and was delicious. I didn’t get sick.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Wheat Allergy

Overall Rating

Review


I had the snowcrab boil with crab, corn, and potatoes. No reaction, everything tasted great, wait staff were super kind! Great experience! Pricey, but worth it!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We live by the boardwalk, but rarely go to the Fertitta tourist trap. Went to Joe’s Crab Shack tonight, while the teen ran around the boardwalk with friends. They have a Gluten Sensitive menu. I am very risk adverse, as a very sensitive celiac. I opted for the Caesar Salad (no protein added) off the Gluten sensitive menu and a side cluster of steamed snow crab legs. The salad came out dry, no dressing! I asked the server and he said the Caesar dressing contains gluten. Ok, but a bowl full of Romain with a sprinkle of Parmesan does not a salad make! Please ask the kitchen manager if ANY dressing is gluten free. He finally brought me some Italian dressing, that “wouldn’t kill me.” My crab legs were also presented cold and soggy. I’d much rather hit up Rose’s seafood market across the channel and cook them myself. The quality and size was pathetic.

My expectations are very, very low and I thought I was being about as easy as possible. Obviously not the waiters, fault but what a joke! Asked to consult with a manger while ordering twice, and was never spoken to by anyone. Only upside is that they have Angry Orchard Hard Cider, which would have been my entire order if I knew I would be eating lettuce with Italian dressing.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


As mentioned before, they have a small gf menu, our Server seemed knowledgeable and said he marked my order of the peel & eat shrimp (cold, lemon only) and garden salad as gf. However, when the salad came out, it had croutons on it! I promptly said “I can’t eat that and need a whole new salad prepared please”! Server left the salad at our table so i could see they made a fresh one. They were prompt with the new salad and our original Server apologized and said he had marked the order gf, the kitchen was just not paying attention. I did not get sick but I would be very careful here. They do have outside seating and are dog friendly too.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

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