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!
Pros: Inexpensive; good selection of crab & shellfish
Cons: Chain, service varies according to location