Originating in Houston, Texas, Joe's Crab Shack is a nationwide (that nation being the United States of America) chain of seafood restaurants. The restaurants are designed to look tacky and the interior contains a seemingly random collection of items from beatup boats to artificial skeletons. The restaraunts are designed to have a festive atmosphere. The tables feature rolls of paper towels and buckets in which to throw crab shells. As the name suggests, their primary offering is crab legs which can be prepared several different ways including garlic and barbeque.