Joe's Crab Shack (Closed)

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 3 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Kid Friendly, Seafood + 3 more
50% of 2 votes say it's Celiac friendly

4125 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY 14226 Directions

(716) 836-4739
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    I have eaten safely here. Definitely tell the server you need gf AND to change gloves in the kitchen. I am celiac and was able to eat safely. The steam pots are the way to go. Delicious. Please don't rate them low if you don't like seafood and menu choices are otherwise limited. This is a seafood restaurant.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Nope not gluten free. Very little to choose from. Possible gluten in the spices used to flavor the seafood. Ate hear twice got sick twice. Won't go back.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1200 Main Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

    Separate gf menu. Not many options but had the grilled redfish which was really good. We're going back tomorrow for shrimp and crab steamer. Had a bad experience at the one in Myrtle Beach and almost didn't go to this one. The service and the food are much better at Daytona.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 months ago

    2024 West First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3109

    The service was good. The food not so much. Had the salmon grilled in a pan. The only side I could have was the grilled veggies but they didn’t have them today so I had the steamed broccoli. It was very over cooked and the salmon had a metallic taste to it. Most of the menu is deep fried food or steamed seafood. Everyone else liked what they had but it was not an option for me because it was deep fried. Won’t be in a rush to go back.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    805 Citadel Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

    I have dined at this location and others a few times over the years. They have a reasonable number of options and I believe the kitchen is safe.

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    5 rating
    2 months ago

    10 Blake Blvd, Celebration, FL 34747

    Had a great meal. Gluten free menu. Lovely seafood. Servicer very knowledgeable. Would go again.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    3320 Central Expressway, Plano, TX 75023

    Ate here earlier this week. Joe’s has a “Gluten Sensitive” menu, complete with several steamed pots listed. I had the Ragin’ Cajun Steam Pot that included crab legs, shrimp, corn, red potatoes and smoked sausage boiled in their spicy Cajun boil. It was lip-burning deliciousness. The menu lists a disclaimer about possible cross-contamination; I made sure, as always, to tell my waiter. Joe’s has remodeled and updated their menu since the last time my family ate here. Everyone else enjoyed their glutton-meals; however, the food was a bit pricier than we remembered.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 months ago

    1605 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862

    Server was very knowledgeable & helpful in ordering. Food was good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    10 Blake Blvd, Celebration, FL 34747

    Gluten free menu available. Wait staff seemed knowledgable.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    717 Branson Landing, Branson, MO 65616

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    735 North Highway 67, Cedarhill, TX 75104

    They have a gf menu, I just wish the “special” menus were included, at least online somewhere. Never had an issue ordering what is known to be gf, tho.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    5 months ago

    7903 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747

    great sea food and atmosphere. GF menu and helpful staff.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    10 Blake Blvd, Celebration, FL 34747

    I went here last night and it was really good! The menu was limited but I got the queen crab with old bay seasoning and it was so delicious! The wait staff was very attentive and the chef was helpful in determining the seasoning for the crabs. Very sensitive Celiac and no issues! Would 10/10 return!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    1219 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Great service and staff, their steampots are always a safe bet! Limited in appetizers, but I've never been I'll after eating at any if their establishments

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    4846 Hwy. 17 South, N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

    I always go for a steampot which is naturally gluten free. Great service and knowlegible staff at this location, had a great and safe experience while visiting!

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    5 rating
    6 months ago

    635 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71111

    Always have a great meal when here. Crab pot salad are perfect!!! Service always nice

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    7 months ago

    1340 N. Peachtree Rd., Mesquite, TX 75149

    The staff was unfamiliar with gluten and both staff at door and manager (after I had to ask for one) told me the menu was gluten "friendly" because everything has a little gluten in it and their GF menu had less gluten. The manager was very demeaning while talking to me say everything has some gluten in it with a very unprofessional tone and attitude. I explained I had an allergy and had to eat gluten FREE and I would be very sick if proper precautions were not taken to insure my food was not cross contaminated. After much debate I decided (only because we had promised my kids we would eat crab) to try to do a steam pot. I did not get sick after but the food, well just wasn't really good. The shrimp was the worst and I did not eat it it was so bad... I will not go back again.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    7 months ago

    12011 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840

    Don’t go when it’s busy. I waited an hour for my order and when it came it was not gluten free. I ended up leaving my friend to eat alone while I went to Red Robin next door.

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    4 rating
    9 months ago

    1200 Main Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

    Separate menu with several fish options. Staff was very conscientious & it was a busy Friday night at prime dinner time. Only gave 4 stars because pricey.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    #6 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32250

    The manager was very rude when we asked about gluten free, even though it lists gluten friendly on their kid's menu. She told me that they didn't have gluten free. I really don't think she had any idea what she was talking about. Big disappointment because my kids loved the "gluten friendly" crab pots.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    14025 East Evans Ave., Aurora, CO 80014

    Take it from a former employee of this specific JCS location... NOTHING here is safe to eat. The cooks don’t change their gloves (or don’t wear gloves at all), the line is only wiped down a few times a day, 99% of the cooks, servers, and managers don’t even know what gluten is, and no one there knows how to read labels so they won’t be able to tell you if something actually contains gluten or not. They aren’t even good about cleaning their dishes thoroughly and make mistakes quite often, so NOTHING is safe to eat here unless you go back to the kitchen and prepare it yourself.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    #6 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32250

    Spun our wheels talking to the staff. They have a gluten free menu and said they have the protocols for preparing gluten free meals. Then when talking to a 3rd person, they admitted they don’t segregate the gluten free from gluten. They don’t know what they are doing.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    525 E Harbor Drive, San DiegO, CA 92101-5995

    The staff was knowledgeable about what was GF. Although they provide a caveat that their menu is "gluten friendly" rather than GF due to possibility of cross-contamination, they stated that they prepare GF items in a separate part of the kitchen from breaded items. Also, for the meals, they substitute corn and potatoes for whatever side dishes they normally provide. Overall, very good experience.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    2607 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA 92663

    Usually I get the Cajun bucket. It has always been great. This time I just wanted a salad because I'm cutting down on meat. When I had questions about a couple items the server brought the GF menu. Both salads were listed as GF w/o croutons. I ordered the chopped salad. It came w/o dressing. The server told me that it was in there, so I went digging. Good thing too. I found two croutons hiding in the depths. When I pointed it out she offered to take it back so they could pick out the croutons. I told them that picking them out didn't matter. If the were in there at all I couldn't eat any of it. She said that they would make me a new one. The new salad looked ok, but I dug through it anyway. It seemed ok, but I still got sick. I suspect the salads are premixed with croutons. How else would strays get in there? Are you ok with them picking the croutons out by hand? Stick to the crab buckets. Avoid the salads.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    101 East Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661-3800

    My husband and I went this evening. when I explained to the waitress I had a gluten allergy she was very understanding and brought me a gluten free menu. The menu had several gluten free boils as well as appetizers and other main dishes. They had several sides to choose from as well.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    405 Allwood Rd, Clifton, NJ 07012

    Great service printed me out a gluten free menu , lots to choose from. Our waiter Tahan was amazing and did everything he could to help me . And I feel great after eating no issues :)

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    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    4975 South Baldwin, Auburn Hills, MI 48359

    Lots of GF choices but no dedicated menu. My son and I both had no reaction to the crab and shrimb bucket we had. Not sure of it would be celiac friendly.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1219 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    A very small GF menu. The menu in the store didn't match the online menu. There are a few extra things online. If you don't like seafood then steak or salad is your only option. I had the steak, steamed potatoes and corn. I can't say the steak was great, but at least I didn't have to sit and watch my family eat. I didn't get sick afterwards.

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    1 rating
    1 year ago

    525 E Harbor Drive, San DiegO, CA 92101-5995

    Not many options for those with celiac that also don't like seafood. Steak was tough, not many gf sides to choose from. Husband thought he would be nice and let me have some crab and was very disappointed in his meal.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    1 year ago

    1605 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862

    It was okay. It was worth going once, doubt I'll go again.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1605 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862

    The menu online wasn't what was in the restaurant. server wasn't trained. Terrible!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    245 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Unorganized and know one knows what they are talking about

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    717 Branson Landing, Branson, MO 65616

    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.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    405 Allwood Rd, Clifton, NJ 07012

    Gluten free menu, great options.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    4711 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229

    Good food. Waitress was careful and the manager cooked my food to be safety.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    4846 Hwy. 17 South, N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

    Only gluten free stuff is seafood no gf bread for sandwiches/burgers etc. Would not recommend if looking for options outside of seafood

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    405 Allwood Rd, Clifton, NJ 07012

    Awesome seafood and feel great

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    4846 Hwy. 17 South, N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

    The famous crab dip is GF! Just ditch the chips for a spoon :)yum. There is a GF menu and a statement at the bottom of the main menu asking you to tell your server about food allergies. I ordered the steam pot and it was amazing!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    2607 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA 92663

    My husband is severe celiac and Joe's is a safe place for us to eat at when we travel. It's good food and safe for celiacs. It is a bit pricey but worth it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    20001 East Jackson Drive, Independence, MO 64057

    Gluten free menu with a good selection. Staff very accommodating. Daughter had classic steam pot.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    10 Blake Blvd, Celebration, FL 34747

    Before I ordered, I clearly stated I had a gluten and soy allergy to the waitress. I repeated after giving my order to make sure nothing had soy in it. Getting my meal gluten free was not a problem although they can't guarantee no cross contamination. Not many choices but doable. Getting my meal soy free was not getting though to her at all. My grilled chicken, broccoli and rice were all covered in a "butter blend" that contains soy. Sent it back only to receive the broccoli and rice back with the butter blend on it again. Manager came out asking what we needed having no idea what the problem was. It appeared she was running the kitchen so I assume the waitress didn't denote on my order or communicate to the kitchen staff my allergy.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    2288 North Garden Street, Boise, ID 83704-2430

    The gluten-free menu is very limited, but fortunately includes the Crab steam pot. Worth it just for that.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    525 E Harbor Drive, San DiegO, CA 92101-5995

    Had a chopped salad without bread and cheese. Tasted fine. A place to go for a bucket of crab or shrimp but not too much else.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    4901 Stelton Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07080

    Gluten Free but Flavorful, now that's what I'm talking about. Love their buckets.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    1965 Mt. Zion Rd., Morrow, GA 30260

    The steampots are the way to go. If you have an egg allergy, let the waiter know. No appetizers to choose from for me due to lactose intolerance. On the higher end for cost. $$

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    8911 N. Yates Street, Westminster, CO 80031

    I was badly glutened here. I ordered from their "gluten friendly" menu. The cedar roasted salmon with a side of white rice. Im positive that it was the white rice that did it. Just be ware! They are not gluten friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    6550 Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803

    They have separate Gluten Free Menu with several options. I got the Arctic Bay steam pot with snow Crab, Lobster, shrimp and sausage. Delicious!!!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1210 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

    Not only was the service bad, but I had to send my meal back 2 times before it was made correctly and actually gluten free. The wait the first time was very long despite them not being busy at all. And, after all of that, I got sick (and I'm not super super sensitive). I'm assuming that they just took the croutons off of the salad, instead of remaking it. Super disappointed, will not be returning.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    14025 East Evans Ave., Aurora, CO 80014

    the menu for GF is a piece of paper with many items crossed off.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    1210 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

    Server said they had no gluten free options. Googled the menu and found something but I do not recommend for gluten intolerant

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    100 Marketplace Dr, Rochester, NY 14623

    GF menu with steamed seafood. Delicious, and absolutely no digestive issues after the meal. (Plus, lots of fun cracking open crabs!)

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    1605 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862

    They have a great gluten free menu very friendly staff. Tried gluten free beer Angry Orcard wasn't bad.

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