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Posted On: 10 February 2020 01:00 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 10:29 am

Joe’s Crab Shack: Serving seafood from the coast to your table

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The Texas-born brand has been serving craveable seafood since 1991. In Qatar, Joe’s Crab Shack has been taking its customers to the coast since 2018 on the 2nd floor of Tawar Mall. Those who want to satisfy their seafood cravings only need to look for the mall’s fountain and shore enough, you’ll find Joe’s just beside it.

So what can you expect from the casual and family-friendly restaurant? Scroll down to find out!

Crab buckets and steam pots

Feeling crabby? The restaurant is especially known for its crabs - specifically the large meaty King Crab, Queen Crab, Dungeness Crab, and the sweet Snow Crab.

All of their crabs are known for their flavorful leg meat and are shipped from Canada, the Pacific Ocean, and the West Coast of North America.

Snow crab / Image courtesy of Joe's Crab Shack Qatar

How to enjoy these crabs? Choose your crab bucket, pick your flavor, strap on a bib, and then get crackin’!

If you’re craving more than just crab, there are five steam pots to choose from. These steam pots include crab, shrimp, mussels, and clams depending on the flavor.

King Crab / Image courtesy of Joe's Crab Shack Qatar

Seafood Buffet

Every Monday and Tuesday, seafood lovers are in for a treat because from 5:30 pm to 10 pm, Joe’s Seafood Buffet is open to everyone. And even though you’ll certainly find plenty of seafood, there are also non-seafood options like beef and chicken dishes. Don’t miss out on the popular Coconut Shrimp with Plum Sauce, Great Balls of Fire, and Crab Dip with Tortilla Chips!

For only 98 QAR, you’ll get to enjoy over 20 dishes, bottled water, and Joe’s Special dessert. More than 10 items on the buffet are not found on the menu and you are encouraged to eat as much as you can. There’s no time limit!

Buffet, not enough? Add 50 QAR and you can have a Mini Crab Bucket to fill you up.

Day/Timing: 5:30 pm to 10 pm every Monday and Tuesday
98 QAR adults / 49 QAR 5 - 8 yrs / FREE 4 yrs and below
Drinks not included; Sauces and condiments are upon request

Only in Qatar

The franchise of the American chain not only offers dishes from the well-loved menu but also offers items that are customized and suited to the local tastes.

Garlicky Mussels / Image courtesy of Joe's Crab Shack Qatar

The Garlicky Mussels and Clams with Salmon Bisque is one of them, which has also proved to be a crowd favorite. Don’t be shellfish and share it with your loved one! Another dish you’ll only find in Qatar is the Crab Hushpuppies, also known as Hush Crabbies, which is served as a complimentary appetizer as soon as you sit down to eat at Joe’s.

Instagrammable and refreshing drinks

The beverage menu at Joe’s is extensive - mocktails, iced teas, lemonades, juices, shakes, and coffee; they got it. And if you’re feeling confused about what to order, you can never go wrong with the bloody popular Shark Bite which will have you screaming shark attack. You can take home the shark as a souvenir.

The colorful TKO Punch is another favorite, made with strawberry, pineapple juice, coconut syrup, mango, orange juice, and blue lagoon syrup.

Lively and clawsome service

Food quality is not the only thing important to Joe’s Crab Shack. Their goal is for the customers to always leave full and with a smile on their faces. The staff is also professionally trained by their American counterparts to make sure that everything is on-brand.

Dining at Joe’s is never boring. The dining staff occasionally does a “dance break” and birthday celebrants are put on a spotlight, making it well-known that it’s their special day.

Beachy vibes and summer feels

Joe’s commitment to giving its customers the full experience extends to the decor. The nautical-inspired interior is designed to make diners feel like they’re eating by the beach with its wooden decks, fishnets, surfboards, paddles, and more.

Want to take home a piece of Joe’s Crab Shack with you? Their exclusive retail items range from shirts, caps, mugs, and kids items. Selected items are 40% off!


Location: Joe’s Crab Shack, 2nd floor, Tawar Mall, Al Markhiya Street, Doha
Opening Hours:
Daily from 12.30 PM until 10 PM
4039 2971/ 5543 3366