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Crab Catcher

1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 454-9587
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Ranked #56 of 1,274 restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $50 - $50
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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The red crab and avocado ceviche was nice. Enjoyed real halibut with crab and pearl pasta and cream sauce very nice. Brought our own wine and Michael our waiter very accomodating.

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Vista, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great views from the window tables. Overlooking one of the La Jolla caves. Food wasn't bad but not excellent. Service was great,

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Franklin, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It's a gorgeous area to have dinner. My fiancé had the filet mignon w/ clam chowder and everyone at the table wished they would have got it too!

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The food at this location was spot on for its price. What set this restaurant apart from the other restaurants has to be its view. Def request an outdoor seat where available.

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Lake Forest, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

After walking a round La Jolla we finally got hungry, saw Crab Catcher (after the place we wanted to try told us it a $15 minimum per person without drinks). Walking down the steps, we finally found the door and were told to sit anywhere, since we were only the second table to be seated. I started outside but I... More

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Topeka, KS
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Went here for a business dinner. We sat outside overlooking the cove. Everything we ate (crab cake, beet salad, salmon, paradise pie) was very tasty and fresh and service was attentive. It was a bit on the pricey side, but that's all. Probably not outlandish given the location.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you're going to go to Crab Catcher go to Sunday Brunch with complimentary champagne! Gorgeous views too!

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Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

If you are looking for a tourist trap, this is it. Let me first say that money is not my issue, yes it was over $200 for two adults and two children, but we expect that in La Jolla. We stayed at La Valencia so we paid that daily just for lunch. The atmosphere is decent, big picture window over... More

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California Hot Springs, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I am a San Diego resident. I had a family get together in La Jolla on a Saturday evening. Thought I'd treat my husband to a nice dinner overlooking the water before the get together, since it was Father's Day weekend. I got a groupon for $60 which was good for $100 worth of food/drink, so thought I couldn't go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Celebrated husband's birthday and had a.wonderful dinner.Highly recommend the sea scollops, stuffed halibut and Caesars salad.Our waiter Scott.and manager, Justin were very friendly and service was.excellent..View incredible of LaJolla cove took picture from our table. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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