Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Eat at Joe's

Recently, Joe’s Crab Shack offered me some gift cards to try out their new kids’ menu. Joe’s Live Well entrees offer healthy alternatives to typical restaurant kids’ meals, including grilled shrimp and crab legs with sides like celery sticks, rice, and corn-on-the-cob. Of course, they also have mac-n-cheese and pizza for those of us who have picky eaters (not naming any names, Brooklyn). You can check out their menus HERE. My kids are huge shrimp lovers so they loved their meals. I ordered pastalaya which has approximately a million calories, but it was so good! And it was huge, so I took half of it home and enjoyed it for lunch the next day.

The atmosphere at Joe’s is fun and friendly. It’s definitely a family restaurant. The one we visited, even had a play area outside for the little kids to explore while the rest of us finished our meals. They played bouncy 80s music, and it wasn't uncommon to see the waiters break out their dance moves throughout the evening.

As with any seafood restaurant, it’s on the pricey side so it’s not a place my family would frequent regularly, however it is a fun place at which to celebrate special occasions. Speaking of pricey, Joe’s Crab Shack is going to help out one family with that. I have a $50 gift card to give away to one lucky reader so you can check out their new kids’ menu yourself. And you’ve got to try their steampots! Huge pots packed full of deliciousness including different combinations of crab legs, scallops, mussels, clams, andouille sausage, corn-on-the-cob with your favorite seasonings. Check them out HERE! Yum-o!

Leave me a comment here, including a way to contact you, and I’ll choose a random winner on Monday, December 12. Good luck!

Contest open to U.S residents, age 18 and older.
Duplicate comments will be deleted.
Random winner will be selected on Monday, 12/12/11 and will be notifying shortly thereafter.
Winner will receive one $50 gift card for Joe’s Crab Shack. Find a location HERE.

I was given gift cards so that I could try out Joe’s Crab Shack myself.

142 comments:

kntsmom said...

I love reading about your new adventures in Florida. Joe's Crab Shack sounds yummy. Hope we win so we can try it. Kntsmom@comcast.net
Kim Fissette

Cyndi said...

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! I LOVE Joe's but never get to go! Thanks!
Cyndi C.
sweetspickle115@yahoo.com

DonnaP said...

Joe's is awesome! I went to a Joe's in Delaware a few years ago and really enjoyed myself, but never went back. Now that I'm living in Texas and there is no real seafood down here, Joe's is the place to go. I went a few months back with my daughters and grandkids, and Joe's really catered to the kids. They even had crab shaped rice krispy treats that the kids painted with different colored sauces. It was great!We're still unemployed since our cross country move, and my husband hasn't had the opportunity to enjoy Joes, so a gift card would really help us out. Thanks! donnapinder@yahoo.com

Peggy said...

Oh how I hope I win!!! Hubby loves Joe's Crab Shack but we haven't been able to go in a while because finances are tight. Great give away to whoever wins!

Jennifer said...

I have tried Joe's before but it has been years. Might be fun to try with the kids.
jzuckero @ hotmail . com

April said...

best way to contact me is apricole at gmail dot com.

My youngest daughter's favorite food is shrimp. I love that they have it on their kid's menu.

Tracy said...

I hsven't been to Joes since I had kids! atsharp(at)suddenlink(dot)net

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh how I would love to try it! There's one about an hour from us that we would be thrilled to visit!!! Hope I'm lucky!!

annemarie said...

I am sure being the first commenter is not a lucky sign - does number 1 ever win??? This is a wonderful giveaway - thanks for the chance to win.

myrandaroyann said...

I'd love a gift card!
myrandaroyann[at]gmail[dot]com

Tara said...

I love Joe's, even had my bachelorette party there, but haven't yet introduced my kids to it. Would love to treat the family to a yummy seafood meal!!

Jessica said...

My two-year-old loves seafood so I'm sure she'd really enjoy this!

jesabes.blog(at)gmail(dot)com

Tina said...

So glad you guys had a great time! My son and I would love to win!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

tinabheart@zoominternet.net

Meg S said...

This would be great - thank you!

Meg S
mysecretagentloverman at gmail dot com

merissasmom said...

sounds amazing!

Merissasmom@gmail.com

pmerry said...

Thanks for all you do. We love Joe's Crab shack and probably only go there once a year because it is expensive.

Robin M said...

Love your blog! I just saw that they are opening Joes Crab Shack by me, finally. Hope I win!. - Robin milne68@verizon.net

Lisa Noel said...

I I heart Joes but never get to go cuz its not the hubs faveplace if I got a gift card I'd take a friend

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Pick me! pick me!

Sandi said...

34 years in FL and I've never been to Joe's Crab Shack.... my kids are currently going through a less than picky cycle with eating (gotta love a 12 year old's growth spurt ), so maybe we'll give it a try! Thanks for the great review:)

pednurse said...

I would love to take my family there!
pednurse13 at gmail dot com

Lucy and Co. said...

yumm-o!
i LOOOOVE seafood!

thanks for the chance to win!

annecollinspiano at yahoo dot com

bdonna426 said...

I love crab and also shrimp. In fact tomorrow I am taking my friend to Red Lobster. If I win the $50 gift card I want to go there for my next seafood dinner.
Pick me.... fingers crossed.
Donna
bdonna426(at)live(dot)com

Anissa said...

I've actually never been there even though I love seafood! This will get me there ;)

Mapi said...

I'd LOVE to try Joe's Crab Shack. My son just finished reading a 600 page book (in Spanish, yes, he's a genius!) and as a reward he wants to go out for Shrimp! We always go to Red Lobster, I'd love to have a new place!

Tamra B said...

I didn't think there were any Joe's in my area (Denver), but I found some when I clicked on your link! My kids love seafood.

Eileen said...

I would love to try Joe's Crab Shack. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sara said...

Awesome, Dawn! I would love to win! We have one near by but I've never gone, and I'd love to try it!

theborkas [at] verizon [dot] net

Thanks for the chance!

Sennie said...

This would be perfect - we are on our way to Florida with our five kids & have 5 birthdays during our time there :)
ourmothershipadventures@gmail.com

Andi said...

We love Joe's, too -- I think my daughter loves the play area more than the food, though.

andij1967@msn.com

Tori said...

I love Joe's and haven't been since my kids were born!
torilynn817@hotmail.com

Mark said...

I would love to win a gift card to Joe's! My college-aged daughter is coming home for a week at Christmas (hooray!) and would love to be treated to a delicious shrimp dinner there. She does not cook much, even though I taught her everything I know about fixing a meal. :o)
HOPE you choose me and Chelsea!

DeeAnne said...

They just opened one here and I have never been! You can PM me on facebook or...
deeannec2000 at yahoo.com

heyteach said...

mmmmm....eat at joes! Get crabs!
Peace Love Crabs!

Pick me!!
laura.fowler75@gmail.com

Covey and Justin said...

December 12 is my birthday :) Pick me. I like shrimp too.

Carrie said...

that sounds way fun! i wonder if the one by me has a play area! carriericks (at) gmail (dot) com

Show Us The World said...

I have only been to Joe's once, but what we did eat was YUMMY! Thanks for the chance to win.

Krystal

showustheworld @ gmail.com

Kristine said...

Never been there, but sounds good to me! public at bagotricks dot com

Rhianna said...

Ooooo I love Joe's and the classic steam pot or just a bucket of dungeness is my typical meal. As well as the amazing crab dip for starters.

MKS said...

We've been tightening our belt lately too, so a $50 gift card would be very nice.

beth said...

Thanks for this chance!! Pick me!!

Beth
coleminer77(at)gmail(dot)come

The Sadler Family said...

Hi Dawn! Yum Yum Yum! My son and husband are huge CRAB LEG lovers! Would love to take them to Joe's for my hubby's birthday on January 2nd! I too am a teaching assistant, except I spend my days in kindergarten mostly tying shoes and spelling color words! I'm in the western suburbs of Chicago (not too far from where you lived) and although it hasn't snowed yet - it is FREEZING!!! Enjoy the warmth of Florida - I'm jealous!

Thanks for the chance to win! I can be reached at lrs1848 AT yahoo DOT com!

Missy said...

I never have been there, but would LOVE to go!!

Melinda said...

Dawn - Thanks for the fun giveaway!
Melinda
melindachristensen@gmail.com

MAW said...

We love Joe's, but because it's pricey, we don't eat there as often as I'd like. I have a kid who loves seafood, so this would be perfect!

Laila and Minchie said...

I have one real close to me and would love to try it out. Others have said how good it is!

Peggy

Judy said...

Winning this would be awesome. I have been wanting to try Joe's Crab Shack for a long time. Judy
rvirzi@aol.com

Amy R said...

Oh, I would love to give this to my daughter. Pick me, pick me. . .
tjrussell@juno.com

Becs said...

Yum! Love it. Haven't been there in YEARS! Since pre children...

Fortisgreen said...

have never been but they look very interesting, seafood places are a bit out of my range normally

Weasel said...

always intrigued but never went, seafood places are not in my budget normally

aTXtumbleweed said...

Pick ME!!! I've never been to Joe's and there is one just up the highway, under a couple of bridges and in the next town away from me!! I'm funny about trying different places but the gift card would get me in there!!

Deb said...

We have never eaten at Joe's before but it sounds yum! Would love this for my husband's 42nd b-day later this month! Thanks Dawn for doing this!

Deb

wendy said...

one just opened by me and i would love to take my also picky 5 year old there. She won't eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich, but requested clams and artichokes for her birthday dinner!!!

Donna Mc said...

"Eat at Joe's"??? Wahooo, I'd love to. It's my hubby's favorite place.

Pick me!

Merry Christmas,
Donna Mc

PezzyDB said...

My family loves Joe's Crab Shack. We'd like to go there more but it's kind of on the expensive side...a gift card would help!

pezzydbathome@yahoo.com

Donna's blog said...

My family loves seafood. We would love to go to Joe's.

-Donna W.

0a1ed574-3454-11e0-bac0-000bcdcb471e said...

Love Joe's, particularly the one on Weed Street in Chicago. YUM!

Thanks for the opportunity!!

kl54@aol.com

Karen

Mom in MN said...

My kids love seafood, but we've never tried Joe's. Would love to try it.

Sarah said...

Even though I try not to eat at chain seafood restaurants since moving here to Florida, I'd love to take my family out to eat after wrapping up the holiday craziness. And Lord knows we could use some healthy meal options after all the Christmas cookies! sbsteel at gmail dot com

Simple Country Girl said...

I have never been to Joe's but would love to try it!
Janelle
jsomerville@hotmail.com

Rochelle said...

I've never eaten at Joe's (because it's SO expensive), but living in TX, I feel like we should.

Jenefren1 said...

Yum! I love Joe's Crab Shack. That would be a great treat for the family! jenefren1 @ yahoo. com

Jenny said...

Oh, I'd LOVE to try Joe's! We never seem to have the time or money to go out to eat, but with the Christmas break coming up, this would be perfect! JJBryan22@gmail.com. Thanks!

Monica said...

My husband and son would love this! My email is bamagyrl74@gmail.com

Leia said...

I have never been to Joe's but have been looking for a great seafood place other than Red Lobster and I'm sure my son would love the captain's catch with a little bit of everything. mamaswink05@yahoo.com

Leia

Lorene said...

I had never tried much seafood and was determined I would hate it until I was pregnant wtih baby number 4. I woke up one morning when I was 6 months along and had a heck of a craving for crab legs. My husband insisted I didn't like seafood but eventually gave in and took me for some crab. I fell in love and can't imagine how many pounds of those yummy things I ate before Bridgette was born. She is now 9 and crab is a favorite food for both of us. YUMMY!!

Lorene
lorene1974@yahoo.com

Vicki B said...

I would love to try Joe's. I have lived in 2 different cities that had one but have never been.
Thanks,
Vicki
vtbelyus@yahoo.com

Deb said...

I've never actually been to Joe's and would love to try it!

debmav@sbcglobal.net

Amanda said...

I love Joe's. I'd also love to win this for my birthday which is on the 16th of December :) amanda.fleeman@gmail.com

Amyb99 said...

Never been to one before, but would love to try it. My email addy is bbeward (at) verizon (dot) com.

Michigan Mama to 2 said...

OMG I love seafood and my kids loves them some shrimps, too.
ivan 9469 at aol dot com

Colleen said...

Sounds delish. I've seen their ads on the telly. Have thought about trying them but they are about 35 miles away. A GC might be just the thing to get me to make that drive. ;-)
Colleen
ohler.c@gmail.com

cablegirl said...

My Daughters boyfriend live in Georgia going to Grad school..this would be great for him

The Mommy said...

I love seafood! AND I've never eaten at Joe's (which seems wrong somehow). I would happily take this gift card off your hands!

amyvillarreal said...

Sounds delicious! Thinking of you today when I went to the Randall Rd. Target! amyvillarreal@comcast.net

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

I love Joe's Crab Shack and would love to take my son there!
sarahkay1@yahoo.com

Kyla said...

Ohhh...would love to take my boys there. I think they would love it!

hobbymomof4 said...

Yay, Joe's Crab Shack! I wanna go and take my family of six! $50 would come close to covering it...!

sixmartinssbcglobalnet

Kimberly said...

I love Joe's Crab Shack! It's one of my favorite places to eat, but we rarely go. Their margaritas are amazing. If I win, I will have to wait a few months until I deliver this baby so I can really enjoy the experience. Haha.

Sheri Thompson said...

Did you see the pink stars on Kids Menu the menu for GLUTEN-FREE!!! After eating at Joe's in March 2010 in San Antonio on the Riverwalk, I emailed and asked corporate Joe's to put GF menu on their website. It was posted the very next day! Way to go Joe's! Plus, they have GF dessert options too for the kiddos!!!!! [Dawn pls ignore my grammar!]

Lisa said...

I'd love to win this! My kids love seafood. You can reach me at: limar082002 at gmail dot com

cmo said...

There's a Joe's near my parents' house that would be fun to try!

Amanda said...

I would love to take my kids to Joe's.

bearhugg said...

As much as I love Joe's, I wouldn't normally enter, but my brother's birthday is on 12/12, so if I win I am giving him the card from you ;)I feel like there should have been a period in there somewhere. I can feel you cringing.

Zarsky Family said...

We like Joe's, but only go every once in a while. We would love to go for free :)

Southern Girl said...

I love seafood, but I have never been to Joe's Crab Shack, and yes, there's one not terribly far from me. Would love to remedy that with a gift card! :)

lovinsanta said...

Love your blog and love Joe's Crab Shack. My kids would love their new kids menu because they can now get their favorites (seafood), and not have to choose pizza or mac-n-cheese. They love seafood but it can break the bank with 4 eating it (I know a small group compared to yours :)

Heather
melody806@yahoo(dot)com

Chris said...

Dawn, there's a location near my daughter. If I win, I'll give it to her for their family to use-and they all love fish!!

HeidiV said...

Hvasallo@tampabay.rr.com

Glad you were able to enjoy a meal out with your family. We've only been to Joe's once w/ my kids. We wanted to eat outside to enjoy the water view (St. Pete, FL) but because of cigarette smoke we left early. Hope we win so we can give them another try!

Unknown said...

Joe's sounds great! Winning a gift card would be grand. =D

natemyers42 AT gmail DOT com

Kelly Strei said...

I LOVE seafood. Pick me....PLEASE. Love your blog. You have me laughing all the time. Merry Christmas
kellystrei@rocketmail.com

Fingertip Offerings said...

I hope I win. I live in Indiana and going to Joe's is like going on vacation to Florida. While there I pretend that we are at a beachfront restaurant. Hey, it makes going out into the 23 degree weather easier!

I haven't been to Joe's in many years. My son loves seafood so I will take him if I win!

:)

lbugsh2 said...

Joe's is wonderful we just ate there last night for my daugthers 6th birthday. We are a lucky our Joe's has toys indoors heaven sent for a mother of four. Contact info lbugsh@aol.com

Allenfamilyadventure said...

I'd love to take my seafood lovin' husband when he comes back from his deployment to Afghanistan!
juliebridge@hotmail.com

Bonjour said...

LOVE Joe's Crab Shack...best snow crabs EVA!

Jen said...

I would love to try Joe's Crab Shack with my kids! We have one pretty close but we've never been. I love the playground they have there though.....such a great idea!

Jen

jenc at crazysummer dot org

Eileen said...

we love joe's! nice to hear they have a kids menu now, will check it out with the grandkids, if yu pick me!!! teehee. old town sacramento joe's here we come...................

stamparina said...

I love Joe's Crab Shack! We go there when we visit my mom.

barb said...

Never been to Joe's before.
barb_liu@hotmail.com

Hugs! said...

I have heard awesome things about this place, but like you said..pricey. Would love to take the kids and try it out! We LOVE seafood!!
dana.nelson@alegent.org

Laura G said...

Would love this treat! Thanks for offering, and glad your fam had a good dinner out!
sewwhatwinnetka(at)comcast(dot)net

SherryA said...

My kids have never been to Joe's so I'd really love to win. My contact is missb9523[at]gmail[dot]com.

Chickie said...

My favorite restaurant! chickie@skitteringthoughts.com

anislandlife said...

Would love to have a night out with my fam!! Money is so tight this time of year...or all year i guess :) jlkeehn3 at hotmail dot com

Dayna said...

My family would love to eat at "The Shack!" I've always wanted to eat there but haven't had the chance.

(Glad to know there are kids menus for picky eaters)

wildfirewife317@hotmail.com

Willis Family said...

Yum-o! We love Joe's but because of the prices, don't go nearly as often as we want. I'd love to try out the Kids' Menu for our son! jessicawillis1105@gmail.com

spepper22 said...

Love Joe's!!
SPepper22@sbcglobal.net

Steph said...

I love Joe's but we never eat there b/c it's too much for our budget.

Stephanie P
colornineus (at) gmail (dot) com

Denise said...

My kids love Joes! This would be a treat fro our family of 6!! Thank you :)

Jen said...

I will check out the kids menu while I am out on a date with my hubby. And when we come home we will tell the kids about all the yummy things they would have liked!

jennifer.distler@gmail.com

becky said...

Yum! Love me some seafood :) What a great giveaway -- sounds like a good place to go as a family.

--Becky (this is linked to my blog when you need to let me know i won!)

Our Journey to Adopt said...

Yum! I love seafood and would love to try Joe's Crab Shack! Thanks! Kristen.koenig@yahoo.com

Kim said...

Haven't been to Joe's in forever!

Luvbabyjoey(@)yahoo.com

kerri said...

oh we LOVE Joe's!! My daughter asked to have her birthday there last year.

Sandi said...

My kids love seafood, but it's getting more and more expensive to feed them. A gift card would be awesome! Thanks for the giveaway.

I love reading about your mis-adventures in parenting and how you handle the interesting situations. I know it's not all roses and moonlight, but your attitude and sense of humor are helping us all.

thanks, Dawn.

Snookie said...

We love Joe's! Being from Delaware we are used to good seafood all the time and now that I'm in Texas, well Joe's is as close as we get.

Is there anyway you can put me in touch with Donna P. who commented who is also from Delaware and now also in Texas? What a coincidence!

Merry Christmas to you and the kids!

SarahDragonGirl said...

I love seafood! Thanks for doing these giveaways :) my email is hot_rod_dragon@hotmail.com :)

P.S. my birthday is the 13th so this would be an awesome time for me to win a prize ;)

Shelley said...

Yay Joe's! Free Crab Tomorrow! Ha!

Shell said...

We have a Joe's about 20 minutes away but have never tried it and I REALLY want to! Hope we win!

shelly@topnotchnetworks.net

The Detloff Family said...

Haven't been to a Joe's in a long time, due to the three young boys we have. Would love to take them out and eat over their holiday break.

sklay723 said...

We live in St. Augustine, just south of Jacksonville, and we love the Joe's in Jax Beach! Our favorite is when the waitstaff dances around. :)

Karen said...

I have never been one and have always wanted to. my name is karen casey, my email is kmc979@yahoo.com

absterarnold said...

I'd love a gift card!

Dodson Family said...

LOVE Joes!!!
It's hard to get good seafood out her in middle america :)

My kids would gonuts...I must have the only 8 year old that loves peel and eat Shrimp!

Karen said...

We have had a very difficult year, healthwise with several surgeries. On top of that we are losing our home due to high medical bills--it would be such a treat to win the gift card as we could actually go out and celebrate with our son for Christmas.

-T- said...

I love Joe's!!
tmderose3@yahoo.com

Lyttlethingsmttr said...

I have a 3 y/o and a 1 y/o . . . hmmm, I'm brave enough to give it a try! Love Joe's Crabshack!
sunnyside_up2day at the yahoo dot

Mom First, Everything Else Second said...

Never been there, but hope I can try it!!!

ShellyBlake said...

My kids LOVE Joe's! We haven't been there for a long time (it's a "special occasion" place for us) and we'd love to go! Pick me, pick me! ;o)
You can contact me via my blog, twitter or facebook!
Twitter: shellyblake
Blog http://shellyblake.wordpress.com
Facebook - I'll go "like" your post on this!

LindaHH said...

There is a Joe's here in Jax but I will be visiting Orlando over the holidays and the card would be put to good use, for sure.

esalansky said...

LOVE,LOVE LOVE Joes Crab Shack! We started going there several years ago for our annv. Do not get to go much because they are on the pricier side, but man, they are so worth it!
esalansky(at)aol(.)com. :)

Nikki Alvarez said...

We have ever been but would love to try it out!! I follow you on facebook!!

T.M. said...

I thought I had clicked publish for my comment, but I am not seeing it here (I've tried in Firefox, but it's not showing that it's published, so now I'm trying in Chrome). But, I would love to try Joe's Crab Shack. They have a gluten-free menu (my daughter and I both have to eat GF) and they just opened a location in my area! My e-mail is tmpavlac [at] gmail [dot] com.

Lisa Somerville said...

I love Joe's but it's been forever since we have been, full time nursing student doesn't leave much "extra" for dinners out. You can reach me at lirish@emich.edu

Nicole said...

I haven't been to Joe's Crab Shack in years but my kids love seafood so I'm sure it would be a big hit!
snlettow@cox.net

Hope said...

Love to crack some crabs! Winning this would make my whole year. fairies4hope@yahoo.com
~~Hope

Paul Mastin said...

Sounds yummy!

mastinhome at yahoo

Wendy said...

My son loves Joe's ... we always have to go there for special occasions!

Jennifer and Clay said...

Sounds so good! Hope you guys have a great Christmas!

You can contact me at jennifer.turner2008@comcast.net

momof3 said...

I LOVE your blog--and I would LOVE to Eat at Joe's! Either way (I think I'm too late anyway!), I look forward to reading about more of your adventures!
http://anothertiredmommy.blogspot.com/2011/11/so-i-told-you-already-that-ryan-wanted.html

Susan said...

OK Dawn dear, come out now. We need our fix. Where are you??? You hoo! You can't possibly have a life because you're entertaining us...seriously, hope everything is ok and you don't stay away long.

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