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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 1,271 Restaurants in La Jolla
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Price range: $50 - $50
Hours:
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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English first
San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at the Crab Catcher and had a fantastic dining experience. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We shared the filet mignon and mixed grill - a great fresh fish, perfect scallops and huge shrimp - all cooked to perfection. The view was beautiful!

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San Diego, California, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Best crab cake I tried!! Lobster bisque was a tiny bitter,fresh oysters and crabs.I enjoyed everything,but service was slow and not attentive.Maybe it was only guy we had?..

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Arizona Mountains
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We had a reservation and it was honored quickly. I asked for the best view. As our other guests arrived they asked if we would be willing to move to a better view! Lovely. The food was very fresh and served just as we ordered it. We had a nice meal with wonderful service and we were never hurried. We... More

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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343 reviews 343 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took a day trip to La Jolla today from our lodging in Escondido. We stopped at the visitor's center to scope out where we should eat. Our preference was seafood, a restaurant with a view of the Pacific and table service. Crab Catchers was recommended. Expensive, but exceptional in every way. We both had the delicious creamy New England... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

First of all, I went to (EL) Crab Catcher 30 years ago with my future /now husband, and it wasn't as good then. Before it was a bit tired and like a dive. Not now! My sister had a small lobster which they kindly shelled for her, and placed elegantly on a large plate with veggies and rice. I ordered... More

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Glendale, Arizona, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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