Joe’s Crab Shack – Dubai Mall

Joe's Crab shack now officially open at Dubai Mall
Joe’s Crab shack now officially open at Dubai Mall
Our lunch at Joe's Crab Shack, Dubai Mall
Our lunch at Joe’s Crab Shack, Dubai Mall

Joe’s Crab Shack is now officially open at Dubai Mall. I was here at the inauguration day and this our lunch in the first hour after the official opening of the restaurant. Joe’s Crab Shack is an American seafood restaurant that’s come to Dubai and has the perfect location for itself which is just opposite to the Dubai Mall aquarium. The restaurant mood was very jolly this day and they would do everything to keep us happy at the table like dancing, singing, teaching us how to cut a crab etc. It’s been a wonderful treat to sea food at Joe’s Crab Shack. So scroll down to know more…

Joe's Crab Shack - interiors 1
Joe’s Crab Shack – interiors 1
Joe's Crab Shack - interiors 2
Joe’s Crab Shack – interiors 2
Joe's Crab Shack - interiors 3
Joe’s Crab Shack – interiors 3
Joe's Crab Shack - entertainment by staff
Joe’s Crab Shack – entertainment by staff

Looking at the interiors you could tell the restaurant is from USA. The walls are decorated with posters and photos of sea animals. Barriers created by surf board. The whole interior of the restaurant was based on sea theme. The restaurant is spacious and somewhere it feels like another version of chilis.

Mocktail - shark bite - dhs 26 - Orange and citrus juices with a bite of blueberry
Mocktail – shark bite – dhs 26 – Orange and citrus juices with a bite of blueberry
Mocktail - shark bite - dhs 26 - Orange and citrus juices with a bite of blueberry
Mocktail – shark bite – dhs 26 – Orange and citrus juices with a bite of blueberry
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE - dhs 36 - Scratch made seafood and crab balls full of jalapeños and cream cheese coated in panko breadcrumbs. Served with ranch
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE – dhs 36 – Scratch made seafood and crab balls full of jalapeños and cream cheese coated in panko breadcrumbs. Served with ranch

For the drinks most people did try their signature mocktail called the shark bite which came with a red grenadine syrup separately stuck in a sharks’ mouth which is attached to the mocktail glass. We poured the red grenadine over the blue mocktail with excitement and enjoyed this delightful drink with great satisfaction. The great balls of fire came warm and crispy which was dominated with cream cheese and wasn’t as spicy as I expected from jalapenos. Love the sour dipper that accompanied the fried crab balls and the potatoes tasted natural.

REDFISH ’N LOBSTER - dhs 99 - Seared redfish topped with creamy lobster sauce loaded with spinach, mushrooms and more lobster. Served with crab dirty rice.
REDFISH ’N LOBSTER – dhs 99 – Seared redfish topped with creamy lobster sauce loaded with spinach, mushrooms and more lobster. Served with crab dirty rice.
CRAB CAKE DINNER - dhs 77 - Made from scratch jumbo lump meat crab cakes served with fries, coleslaw and spicy sriracha remoulade sauce
CRAB CAKE DINNER – dhs 77 – Made from scratch jumbo lump meat crab cakes
served with fries, coleslaw and spicy sriracha
remoulade sauce
Crab cakes - dhs 77
Crab cakes – dhs 77

Our mains were fantastic. The REDFISH ’N LOBSTER was awesome. The red fish came with no bones in it so we could comfortably enjoy the meal with less effort. The rice had a nice flavour to it and  the mushroom, spinach, lobster sauce made the dish very appealing. The luscious crab cakes accompanied with a delicious coleslaw was another great meal that we really did enjoy. Infact here I could really taste the crab meat unlike the great ball of fire which is more dominated by other flavours. I give an A to both their maincourse.

Better than your grandma’s! You won’t find this slice of Americana anywhere but our crab shack. Paired with ice cream - dhs 29
Apple crumble paired with ice cream – dhs 29
SEA TURTLE SUNDAE - dhs 29 - Gooey chocolate cake a la mode topped with caramel and candied nuts.
SEA TURTLE SUNDAE – dhs 29 – Gooey chocolate cake a la mode topped with caramel and candied nuts.

I was quite impressed with the sea turtle sundae. Looking at the picture of sea turtle sundae on their menu it looked very little of chocolate cake but in reality there were 2 rich slices of warm gooey chocolate cake to fill up your cravings. Since it comes along with an ice cream, the hot and cold combination makes this dessert an irresistible one. The warm apple crumble was divine. For both the desserts, the brand of ice cream was the same. The taste of ice creams couldn’t keep to the quality of the desserts they served.

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