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!




Crab Cake Recipe

Here are some restaurant copycat recipes for Joe's Crab Shack Crab Cakes and Slider sandwiches. Read on to find out how to make these delicious crab cakes at home in your own kitchen.


2 1/2 tsp Worcester sauce
1 tsp dry mustard
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp black pepper
1 1/4 cups bread crumbs
1 egg yolk
dash crushed red pepper
3 Tbsp chopped parsley
dash Olb Bay Seasoning
1 lb crab meat
dash of salt
1 Tbsp butter
Serves 4 - 6


  1. Combine first 9 ingredients.
  2. Fold in breadcrumbs and parsley.
  3. Fold in crab meat.
  4. Form into 4 to 6 patties.
  5. Melt butter in skillet.
  6. Fry crab cakes in butter for 4-5 minutes on each side.

Red Pepper Sauce
Joe's Crab Shack Copycat Recipe

Red Pepper Sauce:
1 (8-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained, or 1 large freshly prepared roasted red pepper
1 cup mayonnaise or reduced fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup prepared chili sauce

For red pepper sauce, combine drained red peppers in a food processor bowl with mayonnaise and chili sauce. Pulse/grind the ingredients into a smooth sauce. Transfer sauce to a small serving dish.

Serve crab cakes with sauce and lemon wedges.

Crab Cake Sliders

  • Roma tomatoes, diced
  • King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • Cooked crab cakes
Cut each crab cake into 3 or 4 pieces.Place crab cakes on rolls.Top with tomatoes and mayonnaise.

Joe's Crab Shack also serves their crab cakes as a sandwich.  To recreate the restaurant dish at home choose a nice bakery bun and serve with a side of spicy remoulade sauce.  

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