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Healthy Dining Restaurant of the Month: Joe’s Crab Shack

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Healthy Dining Restaurant of the Month: Joe’s Crab Shack

If you think you have to give up your favorite restaurants to lose weight, think again! Restaurants like this month’s Healthy Dining Restaurant of the Month, Joe’s Crab Shack, make eating out on a diet EASY.

With a long list of tempting, dietitian-recommended picks on HealthyDiningFinder.com that are packed with flavor and feature a variety of fresh seafood, you may just forget you’re even watching what you eat. 

Joe’s Crab Shack got its humble start with two guys, one fateful road trip and a crab shack on the Gulf coast. From there, Joe’s Crab Shack has grown into a favorite nationwide restaurant, thanks to the fun, party-like atmosphere and a long menu of sweet crab, succulent shrimp, decadent lobster and more.

You’re working hard to achieve your weight loss goals. Reward yourself with all the fun and flavor you expect from Joe’s Crab Shack, plus the pride that comes from doing something good for you and your health!

Here are some of the dishes Healthy Dining’s food-loving dietitians recommend next time you head down to Joe’s Crab Shack with friends and family:

Chipotle Chicken Caesar Salad (490 calories, 19 g fat, 3.25 cups fruits and vegetables)

One of your best friends in the weight loss journey is fruits and veggies, and this salad has 3 1/4 cups of those veggies to help fill you up without using up all your calories for the day. Crisp Romaine lettuce is topped with juicy grilled chicken, black bean corn relish and tortilla strips. Request the dressing served on the side to save on added calories and fat (not included in the analysis listed above).

Dungeness CrabDungeness Crab (480 calories, 3.5 g fat, 2.5 cups fruits and vegetables)

If you’re headed to Joe’s Crab Shack, you have to try, well… the crab! It's mild, tender and easy to eat; plus, as a lean protein, it’s sure to keep cravings at bay. This “Sodium Savvy” Dungeness Crab is served with new potatoes and corn on the cob to round out the meal. Request the butter and your choice of seasoning on the side. You won’t miss the added calories and sodium, and the friendly servers are happy to help.


Maui Mahi (640 calories, 24 g fat, 2 cups fruits and vegetables)Maui Mahi

If you’re a fan of sweet and savory all mixed into one meal, this may be just the choice for you. This Mahi is grilled and glazed with a Malibu coconut sauce then topped with mango pico. Warning: the sweet and spicy flavor will taste so much like a tropical vacation it may result in stories of past Spring Breaks with friends. To keep this a Healthy Dining choice, our dietitians recommend requesting no bacon and no French fry seasoning on the potato wedges (not included in the analysis).

Lobster DaddyLobster Daddy Feast, Steamed (580 calories, 4.5 g fat, 2.5 cups f/v)

For those days when you’re feeling a little more decadent or maybe just can’t decide what to order with so many tasty choices, this feast piles together sweet snow crab AND a whole lobster along with a fresh ear of corn and red potatoes. And if you think there’s no way this would fit into your meal plan for the day, thank again! When you request butter served on the side, it can be an easy fit and a great way to add extra lean protein and veggies to your day. Go ahead. You’re totally worth it!

To see all of Joe’s Crab Shack’s Healthy Dining choices with nutrition information like calories, fat, sodium and fiber, visit HealthyDiningFinder.com.



Healthy Dining provides Americans with the digital tools and resources necessary to find the best restaurant choices for their dietary goals and healthy lifestyles. Combining the brainpower and creativity of chefs, restaurateurs, health experts, registered dietitians and communication strategists, Healthy Dining’s signature website, HealthyDiningFinder.com, enables millions of nutrition- and weight-conscious restaurant diners, as well as those dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and other nutrition-related conditions, to easily find dietitian-recommended Healthy Dining and Kids LiveWell® choices served at more than 60,000 restaurant locations nationwide.

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