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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
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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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English first
Glendale, Arizona, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A group of us were celebrating our friend's doctorate and we called ahead for a nice table. We were pleasantly surprised as we had the best table in the house overlooking the ocean. Our lunch of crab and shrimp and oysters was divine and the Key Lime Meringue pie was to die for!! Thank you! thank you Crab Catcher for... More

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Lakeside, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I love the food here. It also has a great view of the ocean and caves. So much fun watching the people and walking the shopping area. Also can walk the sidewalk along the beach. Beautiful area. N

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Everywhere
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Me and my father had gone in because of the Tuna with special rice and was defiantly worth the price. Amazing amazing flavor for tuna and the rice flavor made it. Would highly recommend that! I also got the strawberry salad. I come from new England and order alot of salads from all over. This was top 3 best iv'e... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We found this place by driving through La Jolla (after visiting the SD Zoo). Wow were we happy. The fish is very fresh, the staff very personable and place is very clean. I had the local white fish & prawns which were excellent. The rest had king crab legs, fish stuffed with crab, salmon & clam chowder & this was... More

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Reno, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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
24 helpful votes 24 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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