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Crab Catcher

1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 454-9587
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Ranked #42 of 1,263 Restaurants in La Jolla
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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had dinner at this restaurant before and is was very good. The latest visit was really above and beyond my expectations. The table was right in the window and afforded us a spectatualr view of La Jolla cove. The wine was mellow just the way I like it, Dinner was the best, and I would reciommend the specials. All... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere and view of coastal la Jolla . The scallops , stuffed Ono fish and caesar salad excellent, and service wonderful. We enjoyed talking with Julee our waitress, very helpful and efficient.Also busboy, Alfonso very.pleasant. We highly recommend Crab Catcher for special occasions and great view of cove especially day time. The happy hour also has really good fish... More 

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La Jolla, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The view from the restaurant is spectacular. The food is a bit pricy but the quality is great. Enjoyed our lunch! The chilled oysters were excellent! Recommended.

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La Jolla, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A little known find inside CrabCatcher is it's Ocean Tapas Bar, which has happy hour from 3-9 with decent priced drinks ($4 beers, $8 martinis) and discounted apps. This is definitely a great place to go if you want to sample some CrabCatcher food without the expensive prices. The nachos with crab meat and the crab stuffed mushrooms are worth... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This has been my favorite Saturday lunch spot for years. Yesterday we had lunch and noticed that the prices had gone up considerably since our last visit a few months ago. Also, there is no longer the option of pasta salad with the sandwiches, just fries or a green salad for an additional $2. We sat inside which is not... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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181 reviews 181 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Was looking for a good place for a light seafood dinner, and discovered the Crab Catcher. More formal dining on one side and a casual tapas bar on the other, with icy cold beer and great fresh seafood tapas on the other. Fresh oysters and ahi tuna tacos! Yummy! Recommended!

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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We dined at the Crab Catcher for the first time last week. We arrived for an early dinner and enjoyed the view. My husband ordered the halibut and I had crab stuffed mahi. Both were very good, however, I was surprised my entrée did not include a serving of veggies. Our appetizer of crab stuffed wontons was tasty but not... More 

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La Jolla, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is. And the food is very, very, good. The view is spectacular. A favorite of locals and tourists alike. Bring you credit card, the prices are a bit steep.

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La Jolla, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I love El Crabcatcher so much that it was the location my girls picked for a very special birthday party for me! The seafood is delicious, the service outstanding, the parking close by and affordable. Try the Happy Hour Specials in the bar--if you are early enough you can enjoy them in a little corner table overlooking La Jolla Cove!... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our family dined at the Crab Catcher recently; the menu is extensive, service was excellent and the food was superb. Since we dined at night, I will have to return the next time I am in southern California so I can see the "view." Everyone enjoyed their meals, even the one that had steak! The crab cake (small plate) was... 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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