A Visit to Joe’s Crab Shack And A Gift Card Giveaway

This post includes a giveaway. We’re giving away a Joe’s Crab Shack $25 gift card AND a FREE appetizer card to one lucky Orlando’s Best Deals reader. There’s no hoops to jump through to enter. See the bottom of this page for details!

Joes logo A Visit to Joes Crab Shack And A Gift Card GiveawayI recently got the chance to pay a unique visit to Joe’s Crab Shack on International Drive. A group of Orlando bloggers were invited to learn about Joe’s Crab Shack’s commitment to serious food, fun times, and giving back to the community.

I like Joe’s idea of learning, because it reminds me a lot of eating!

George Atsangbe, Joe’s Crab Shack’s Group Culinary Director was our guide, and Jeffrey Johnson, the General Manager of the Joe’s at 8400 International Drive in Orlando, was our host as we broke, snapped, cracked, and dipped our way through Joe’s “Home Grown Summer” menu.

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Chef George Showing Off His Steampot

Jeffrey’s team first brought out a handsome portion of peel and eat shrimp. Then we started in on the Steampots. Mmmmm Steampots. All steampots come with fresh, locally grown corn on the cob and new potatoes. My favorite two steampots were The Ragin’ Cajun Steampot (Dungeness crab, Queen crab, shrimp and andouille sausage), and the Samuel Adams Steampot (sweet snow crab, 1 pound of clams, meaty lobster claws, and smoked sausage, all steamed in Samuel Adams lager). I tried clams for the first time and even New Zealand green lipped mussels in the Santolla Steampot!

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We washed down all this tasty seafood with a sampling of their fruity adult beverages and a berry cobbler al a mode.

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The food alone is reason enough to check out Joe’s Crab Shack, but I think a visit is certainly in order for a birthday or family celebration, or a work party or event. A dance party broke out during our visit, and it didn’t take long for guests to join the staff in a group boogie. The atmosphere was fun and friendly.

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We’re giving away a Joe’s Crab Shack $25 gift card AND a FREE appetizer card to one lucky Orlando’s Best Deals reader.

Here’s how to enter:

Peruse JoesCrabShack.com and then come back here and tell us (via a comment on this blog post) which menu item you’ll sink your claws into if you win our giveaway.

That’s it!

We’ll pick a random comment at 9 am EST on Monday, September 3rd, 2012. We’ll contact the winner at the email provided and you’ll receive a $25 gift card valid at any Joe’s Crab Shack in the country AND a free appetizer card to make that $25 stretch even further.

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  1. sherry warlick says:

    I would love to try the seafood steam pot! Looks great!

  2. Cindy Bowling says:

    I would get Joe’s Classic Steampot!

  3. Christina Rapalje says:

    Oh it’s been a while since we’ve had some delicious Joe’s Crab Shack! I’ll take the KJ Steampot, the husband will most likely dive in to the Steak & Malibu Shrimp and our little one will love the Popcorn Shrimp!


  4. Shannon says:

    The classic Fish and Chips with Samuel Adams beer batter look tasty to me

  5. Laura says:

    It would def. have to be the stuffed snapper, that looks delicious!

  6. Alisha says:

    The Samuel Adams Steampot — yum!

  7. Alaine says:

    I’d love the grilled sunset salmon
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  8. Kelley H. says:

    I would get the Bucket of Dungenous Crab!!!

  9. Heather Roberts says:

    Can I just have the berry cobbler? Yum! I’ve never been to Joe’s crab shack but I’d love to give it a try!

  10. Becky R says:

    I would love to try the Fisherman’s Platter, but I’d have to make sure to save room for that cobbler! It looks like something insanely good!

  11. Jennifer B says:

    Yummmmm…Coconut Shrimp!

  12. Michelle says:

    I would have to order the KJ Sreampot cause I cannot get enough scallops!

  13. SawyersMommy says:

    I would order the “Crab Daddy Feast” for MYSELF only!!

  14. Val Gamble says:

    I would definitely tear into Samuel Adams Steam Pot !!! Yes, Yes, Yes I would !!!

  15. Shiju Varghese says:

    my favorite is the Ragin’ Cajun Steampot

  16. Wendy The SpaceCowgirl says:

    The Poet of the Sea
    Let me tear into the Big Cheese first
    A cheesecake makes my mouth burst
    Then a nice Lemonade to quench my thirst
    “Bring on the Fish and Chips!” I loudly cursed
    My belly may need to be nursed
    But that ain’t the worst
    Cause my wallet has a gift card in my purse
    $25 bucks to spend, rich as Hearst
    Joe’s Crab Shack is the best in the whole universe!

  17. Commander Gil says:

    The Samuel Adams Steam Pot looks like my kind of feast!

  18. Zuli says:

    I would start with the Seafood fun-do followed by The KJ Steam Pot…yummy!

  19. K Anne says:

    I would get the Shrimp Pasta Alfredo.

  20. Jpadilla says:

    Although it was difficult to narrow it down. I would definetly have to go for the rajin cajun steampot!

  21. Renee says:

    I would love to try the Shrimp Trio big platter.

  22. diane tracy says:

    Holy Cow, Wendy wrote a poem!
    About what she would eat,
    and where she would stow ‘em.

    I’d leave her the surf
    I’d opt for the TURF
    That STEAK and a tater then ho-em (home)

    LOL duh

    thanks for the contests you run!

  23. OBD says:

    Thanks for making us laugh Diane and Wendy!

  24. Rae Ann Mauger says:

    Without a doubt, Dungeness crab would be my first pick! Although, it ALL sounds yummy!!

  25. Tiffany O. says:

    The Mahi Mahi sounds delicious!

  26. Dee says:

    Thanks for the chance! I’d get the Skillet Paella! :)


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