Founded in Houston, Texas, in 1991, Joe’s Crab Shack is quickly becoming everyone’s favorite seafood restaurant, with locations in more than 30 states. Joe’s serves up fun times and serious seafood, with more than 25 crab items on the menu in addition to fish, lobster, mussels, clams and shrimp. Part of Ignite Restaurant Group’s (Nasdaq: IRG) portfolio of restaurants,

It is one of the largest, most successful seafood restaurant chains in America. So if there’s not a Joe’s near you, then try these copycat recipes at home!




Coconut Shrimp

Here is a restaurant copycat recipe for Joe's Crab Shack Coconut Shrimp and Pineapple Dipping Sauce. Read on to find out how to make this wonderful dish at home in your own kitchen.


1 lb medium shrimp
1 (7oz) package flaked coconut
2 eggs
1 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cups water
1 tsp salt
2/3 cups cornstarch
1/2 cups flour


  1. Peel, clean and butterfly shrimp.
  2. Mix eggs and water. Set aside.
  3. Place 1/3 cup of corn starch in a bowl for dusting shrimp.
  4. Mix in a separate bowl remaining 1/3 cup cornstarch, coconut, sugar, salt and flour. Blend well.
  5. Heat oil for deep frying.
  6. Roll shrimp in cornstarch, dip in egg wash, then roll in coconut mixture.
  7. Place shrimp in hot oil and deep fry until done.
  8. Shrimp will float to the top when cooked.

Ingredients for Pineapple Dipping Sauce

1 (8oz) can crushed pineapple
1/2 cup Chinese sweet&sour sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup red plum preserves


  1. Place all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan.
  2. Simmer over medium-low heat for 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently until the mixture thickens slightly.

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