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Crab Catcher

1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 454-9587
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Ranked #45 of 1,263 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $50 - $50
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Cave St.
Transit: On Torrey Pines Road at Prospect Place, two blocks from the restaurant.
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Quechee, Vermont
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102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We walked to the restaurant from our hotel and were seated in a nice location near the ocean view side. But at night the view doesn't much matter. So we concentrate on the food. Delicious Caeser salads to start with a wonderful French Sauvignon Blanc. For entres we ate "Mussels Pasta," a creamy dish, and a pan-fried Halibut presentation --... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The good part -- the food was delicious, and the Friday half-price wine deal was a great deal. The entrée prices were high, but I ordered only an appetizer, which was sufficient for a meal. Now for the not-so-good part -- I sat outside, which would have been very pleasant if it had not been for the music, which was... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We've been here twice. Both times we missed out on the tables next to the fantastic views! We were randomly placed in the courtyard, 20 feet away so already I'm slightly annoyed. Looking at the menu and the price I feel like I'm paying for that view. The food was great. The service was great. But I'm paying premium -... More

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Encinitas, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I received a gift certificate for this restaurant otherwise we never would have gone. We made reservations for the opening time and requested a window table, but not only was the reservation incorrect, they we did not get the table as requested. Valet parking was also very expensive. The food and service was very good, however. I was somewhat put... More

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Blanco Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is my third visit to Crab Catcher. The first two times were very enjoyable, the last not so much. Unfortunately, the middle of September, La Jolla was unseasonably hot. As with many establishments in La Jolla, air conditioning is not prevalent because of their normally temperate weather. Not this time. It was 90+ degrees with 100% humidity. The worst... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Between the view, service and amazing food it was an overall fabulous experience. I had probably the best crab stuffed fish!

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had lunch there during Restaurant Week. The crab bisque was sublime. So were the crab sliders. There's a lot of indoor seating, but you can't go wrong on the patio overlooking the ocean.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were looking for a spot, that we loved brunch on our previous visit to La Jolla and found it in the "Crab Catcher"! What a spectacular brunch, fantastic view ( got lovelier with all that Champagne) and warm hospitality! We loved it again so much we are looking forward to our next visit to La Jolla!

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San Diego
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had a groupon deal here for a dinner. We called and asked if we could use it for lunch, no problem they said. So we dropped the children off at band practice and headed to La Jolla for lunch. We parked in the parking garage on Cave street and you can get validated if you go to the Crab... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary at Carb Catcher. The service was outstanding, we had the crab, lobster, shrimp platter with wonderful organic veggies. Our service was outstanding and the cheff prepared a wonderful complimentary desert for us as well. Beautiful view of La Jolla cove from our table. A wonderful epererience!

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