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!




Joe's Crab Shack Blue Crab Dip

Going out to a seafood restaurant like Joe's Crab Shack can be very expensive. There is no reason why you can't have this blue crab dip a home with this copycat recipe. You can get that same great restaurant taste but for a fraction of the cost. Read on to find out how to make this dish at home in just a few minutes and limited cooking skills.

This recipe serves 4 people and cooking time in only 4 minutes.


5 oz canned crab meat, drained
2 tsp diced onion
2 splashes Tabasco sauce
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tsp diced red pepper
1/2 tsp Old Bay
3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
2 tsp diced green pepper
2 tsp white wine
2 tsp diced tomato
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
2 tsp scallion


  1. Combine all the ingredients into a small casserole dish.
  2. Microwave on medium power for 4 minutes.

If you want you can add more cheese and transfer to the broiler to brown the top.

Serve with

  • tortilla chips
  • bread
  • crackers
I made this for a Christmas party and it disappeared before any of the other appetizers!!!

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