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Crab Cooker

2200 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4324
(949) 673-0100
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Ranked #48 of 394 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
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Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Phelan CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Even know is a very old place because used to be a bank years ago stil beeing a good place to go no to often but ok the food still beeing the same recipes since I remember 25 years ago but the service is always bad the servers are not happy.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was a very popular place with the locals and tourists. It gets busy, but they seat you pretty quickly. Very casual with paper or plastic ware, and the food is good. A good price for fish, so that is probably why it is so popular.

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Orange County, Ca
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Having lived in Orange County for 10+ years now, I thought it was time to try this Newport Beach landmark restaurant. Being from the Chesapeake Bay/Washington DC area, I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to Crabs. I wouldn’t dare try the Crab Cakes here since they resembled a flat deep fried patty. I did however go with... More

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Dallas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to like this place, but it was AWEFUL. The fish smell when we walked in should've been our first clue. And although the service was excellent, the food was some of the worst we've ever eaten, seafood or not. The king crab was overpriced and overcooked, had the texture and flavor of rubber. The crab cakes were OK,... More

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Briarcliff Manor, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Loved this place. Food was super. Prices great. You really feel like you are in a local place. You must go here. Great chowder, swordfish and mussels. Very fresh.

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Fair Oaks, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We met friends here and were very pleasantly surprised by how wonderful the food was and how friendly the service even though they were very busy. It is nothing fancy - with paper plates, plastic utensils and glasses but the food is great! Be prepared to wait as it can get crowded but it is worth the wait. I will... More

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Simi Valley, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Nothing fancy but tastes good! We stopped for lunch at the middle of a bike ride. It was nice and cool inside, service was friendly and food hit the spot. The chowder was a great blend of clams and veggie soup - different then I have had before but yummy!

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Chesterfield
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have been here before and would definitely come back. The idea is very simple but the food is delicious! The service is very friendly too.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

On a trip to Southern CA we stopped by for dinner. My wife had eaten here before but it was my first time. We loved it the place was packed but the fish was fresh and tasty. By far the best thing there are the Oyster crackers and bread sticks, I even bought three bags to bring back to Las... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Crab Cooker has been in business here for 62 years and is very popular with the locals. It is located just off the pier at Newport Beach and parking can be hard to find. Food is served on paper plates and side dishes are nothing special but fish is very fresh and prepared well. Whenever I am in the... More

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