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1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 454-9587
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Ranked #43 of 1,261 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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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Crab Catcher has ruined us for any other restaurant that serves crab legs. There is so much meat and flavor to the red king crab legs and it is amazing to the last bite. They serve the crab legs with potatoes and a corn salsa, both are great complements to the crab. We would have ordered another 1 lb. of... More 

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We took our children to the Crab Catcher over the holidays. It was a great. The food and service is wonderful and when we got the bill, it helps to have a Groupon. They are on Groupon most of the time. The sea food and area is a great spot for couples or friends visiting town. Family friendly too. We... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very posh, up class restaurant. Had some fish & chips. Fish didn't taste fresh. Also salmon was nothing great. Portions very less. We had some great food in Hotel Del Coronado. Also in sea port village - fish market --& many more in pier. & also glasglam quarters. Our food experience in San Diego has been very good leaving crab... More 

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Hillsboro, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had the opportunity to have Sunday brunch at this beautiful restaurant with a gorgeous view, starting with champagne mimosas. A party of 5, we all tried something different:) & so happy to try it all. My favorite ...A tie between creme brulee french toast & the smoked salmon omelet. We've had dinner here before & it is a 5... More 

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Randers, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

We where looking forward to eat a nice and high priced meal. So where very disapointed with a very small dish, high price. Food was good, but served without any bred, offered side order just crabcake. Would have been nice if the waiter had let us know this was a very small main dish, without additional vegi ore etc. Rice.... More 

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San Diego, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

we had an amazing ocean view from La Jolla Cove. the Sunday brunch was great with many selections and bottomless mimosas ...food and service GREAT!

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Los Angeles, California
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326 reviews 326 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went with a local who normally loves the food, I am a seafood fanatic! Ordered a whole cracked dungeoneous crab cold, when it was served it had been under the heat lamp warmers enough to over cook the sides and make it a hot/ cold crab. When it was sent right back, there was no change to it, and a... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My friend and I visited on New year day. The manager James was very nice to waive the 24 hrs wait requirement for using Groupon. We ordered Shrimp small dish, lobster bisque, crab cake special. We loved the taste. We seated outside patio . The waitress took picture for us. Groupon saved us 50%. The price was well worth it... More 

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Mantua, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Nice place for lunch but the dining room doesn't give you a full view of the cove if you're inside. Also, walking downstairs to get to the restaurant, there was a strong smell of seafood that we felt would be unpleasant had we sat outside. Service was very good and staff were friendly. Lunch was good but I would like... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It seems that every time I go to a fancy, overpriced restaurant I am always disappointed in the food quality. That is not the case with Crab Catcher. While I do not like paying $30-$50 for an entree, if it is for a special occasion and the food is some of the best then I think it is worth the... More 

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Additional Information about Crab Catcher

Address: 1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: (858) 454-9587
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Seafood, Steakhouse

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