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!

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Seafood Cobb Salad


Cobb salad is the quintessential American salad, first pulled together on a whim by Robert Cobb of the former Los Angeles landmark Brown Derby restaurant when he needed to feed Sid Grauman late one night (1937). It was such a hit, movie stars started requesting "Cobb's salad", and soon its popularity spread. The original Brown Derby restaurant on Wilshire Blvd. was eventually torn down in the 80s, like so many downtown LA landmarks - Perinos, the Ambassador Hotel - leaving a swath of strip malls in their place. I fondly remember the Brown Derby. It was in the shape of huge brown hat (you couldn't miss it) and within a few blocks of where we lived when I was a kid. Ah well, big brown hat gone, but thank goodness the salad remains, a legacy of the Golden Era of Hollywood.


Joe's Cobb Salad contains mixed greens tossed in a bleu cheese dressing topped with the traditional  bacon, tomatoes, green onions eggs and bleu cheese crumbles with your choice of grilled chicken boiled shrimp or snow crab.




Joe's Cobb Salad
Copycat Recipe

Serves 6

8 slices bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled 
3 eggs, boiled and chopped 
1 head lettuce, shredded 
3 cups chopped cooked meat (chicken, shrimp or crab)
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped 
3/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled 
1 1/2 cups chopped green onions 
1 (8 ounce) bottle ranch dressing 
fresh cracked pepper


Divide shredded lettuce among plates. 2 Evenly divide and arrange meat, eggs, tomatoes, blue cheese, bacon, and green onions in a row on top lettuce. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with pepper.


Here is a nice presentation of a California Cobb Salad which has shrimp, crab and avocado.  This type of display would be great as part of a buffet for your next party.

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