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Crab Catcher

1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 454-9587
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Ranked #52 of 1,270 restaurants in La Jolla
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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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371 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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English first
Reno, Nevada
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The view of the ocean, started off our expierience and it only went better after that. They had a fine food selection, I had the FIRE SHRIMP followed by a wonderful steak and my son devowered a large plate of CRAB STUFFED RAViolies. The service was above average and they have an ellevator if stairs are a problem, as it... More

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Best Cioppino I've had in California (maybe best ever). Loved the Pinot Grigio. My aunt loved her crab-stuffed halibut with pearl pasta (at 89, she doesn't get excited over food, but she ate every bite, thought about licking the plate clean). Even though we came with a coupon, the waiter treated us like first-class guests all the way. The location... More

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Columbus, Oh
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have eaten Fish Tacos from one side of the Mississippi to the other and these are probably my favorite. So good. Light, and delicious. The martinis here are so perfect and that never hurts either! We went here for "Pups on the Patio" which is the first thursday all summer long and I was pleasantly surprised but the quality... More

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Rainier, Oregon
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

This was an expensive but wonderful meal. The view was worth the money. When we arrived we were the only table on the patio so we got a front row seat. We had a variety of foods around the table so, a broad range of tastes. It was all fabulous!

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La Mesa, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I went here for our anniversary. We notified the host about the event and were seated by the large picture window. What an awesome view! We were able to view the Pacific Ocean, La Jolla Cove and the surrounding scenery. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was okay but the view made up for the... More

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Richland, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Wife and I dined at the Crab Catcher restaurant last night. My wife grew up in La Jolla and we visit there every couple of years but this was our first time dining at Crab Catcher. The property is in a great location - right downtown La Jolla with views overlooking La Jolla's sea caves however, because it had been... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The red crab and avocado ceviche was nice. Enjoyed real halibut with crab and pearl pasta and cream sauce very nice. Brought our own wine and Michael our waiter very accomodating.

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Vista, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great views from the window tables. Overlooking one of the La Jolla caves. Food wasn't bad but not excellent. Service was great,

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Franklin, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's a gorgeous area to have dinner. My fiancé had the filet mignon w/ clam chowder and everyone at the table wished they would have got it too!

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The food at this location was spot on for its price. What set this restaurant apart from the other restaurants has to be its view. Def request an outdoor seat where available.

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