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Crab Catcher

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Steakhouse, Seafood, Coffee Shop
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1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Cave St.)
On Torrey Pines Road at Prospect Place, two blocks from the restaurant.
(858) 454-9587
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 199
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  • 145
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great view, but-smell too?

Fantastic location with wonderful ocean view and cave view, but until La Jolla or the City Of San Diego figures out how to deal with so many Sea Lions, there are too many unpleasant "aroma" days. While this restaurant has a great view it also has some pretty great food. So it is worth visiting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Barry L
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Apache Junction, Arizona, United States
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited using a living social deal and I am glad we did. Even with the $100.00 voucher that I paid $50.00 for our bill was almost $190.00 for 3 of us. It was our 30 year anniversary and also my daughters 18 th birthday AND it was on Fathers Day.....they went all out and really spoiled us. I had... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic location with wonderful ocean view and cave view, but until La Jolla or the City Of San Diego figures out how to deal with so many Sea Lions, there are too many unpleasant "aroma" days. While this restaurant has a great view it also has some pretty great food. So it is worth visiting, but on many days you... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The service, view and food made our visit to Crab Catcher a wonderful experience. We were excited to discover that they had happy hour during the week. We had to wait a little bit for dinner so we enjoyed a couple glasses of wine in the bar. Everyone we encountered was exceptionally friendly. The view from the outside patio was... More 

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

They were busy with a large group reservation so that might have been the reason that we did not receive the service we thought we would get. The server was not very attentive and the food was not what we expected. I ordered the fresh catch of the day. It was disappointing because the fish tasted fishy and it was... More 

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Gateshead
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I was looking forward to having the lobster and it didn't disappoint . However, my partner and daughter had the filet mignon which they described as ok. Not good for a pricey place. However, the setting was nice and we were enjoying our last night in La Jolla.that was until the bill came. Jordan, and I am naming him because... More 

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fmagriz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Wow what amazing food. I went here with my daughter and we sat in the outside patio which is above sea level so the view is magnificent. The waitress greeted us and she was the friendliest, and bubbliest person I've ever met. Then the food came out. We started with a crab cake appetizer. It was delicious. Our main course... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Crab Catcher has a great view over the cove, good food, with a wide variety. One thing that definitely needs to be improved is the service of the employees. Particularly the attitude of some of the employees. Other than that, it's a great place to spend your dinner time. It's filet mignon also looks only like a big piece... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I came here with my family on a Monday night. We ordered main dishes & also some side dishes. All were delicious. Julie was our waitress and was very kind & courteous. Do try the cauliflower gratin because it was amazing. We used a groupon & got $100 off which was well worth it. Will be back for crab legs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Crab legs...it's a given with the name, but I highly advise them. They were big and very filling as well as delicious!! The staff was friendly and helpful with reservations, seating and service. The view was excellent of the ocean at La Jolla.

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Loa, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Loved Crab Catched! We ate there a few years ago and it was just as good this time around. The view is sensational and the location is great to walk around after. Service was great!

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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: Steakhouse, Seafood, Coffee Shop

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
    (Cave St.)
  • Public Transportation: On Torrey Pines Road at Prospect Place, two blocks from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: (858) 454-9587

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
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

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