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Crab Cooker

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Chowder, Seafood
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2200 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4324
(949) 673-0100
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 170
    Excellent
  • 152
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great locals spot for fresh fish.

Had dinner with my companion at the Crab Cooker. I have eaten here before and wanted to take him. It is simple with paper plates, plastic cutlery, paper cups. Parking can be a problem, but the meters only require payment to 6PM. Most of the items are served on a skewer and come with choice of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Ken L
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Palm Springs, California, United States
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  • Families with children
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Ypsilanti
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Nothing fancy here just great seafood and excellent service. This is the place to eat in Newport beach.

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Rosarito, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Been going there for 20 yrs. Everytime we visit family, its our favorite place to have lunch!! Their crab cakes are my favorite. Free postcards and salt water taffy!!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Was the first time I have experienced the famous "Crab". I really enjoyed the restaurant, the food was great. For those who enjoy the sea fruits, worth knowing. Tip: the input soup is excellent.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Visited here while on a mini vacation in Santa Ana. Ordered halibut the fresh fish of the day it was prepared perfectly with excellent romano cheese mashed potatoes and fresh tomatoes. Carrie our waitress provided excellent service. Will come again!

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Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Once again being a newport native who does'nt know of the Crab Cooker, a place where the salty people go for good, simple seafood... Thanks for all the years of dedication! Thx,Mg

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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205 reviews 205 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had dinner with my companion at the Crab Cooker. I have eaten here before and wanted to take him. It is simple with paper plates, plastic cutlery, paper cups. Parking can be a problem, but the meters only require payment to 6PM. Most of the items are served on a skewer and come with choice of potato which is a... More 

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oceanside, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Came here for two things, good company of my best friend and King Crab. I ordered King crab and it was Bering Sea crab and came with two very large legs and were pre split. Some quick twists of the tool and big pieces of steamed outstanding crab came away from the shell in tact and were in my plate.... More 

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Lived in Newport years ago and always liked the Crab Cooker. Parking is a royal pain (take lots of quarters) and the area is super crowded now, but the food is just like I remembered. Clam chowder is Manhattan style. Service was friendly and attentive.

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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224 reviews 224 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Crab Cooker is a rustic place with many nautical artifacts adorning the walls and ceilings. Don't go for formal dining, but just plain good seafood. Utensils, plates and 'glasses' are plastic or paper. Service is fast and basic. Go as you are. Wide variety of seafood. Seafood is also available for sale at the door. It might be crowded,... More 

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Newport Beach
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

this is a fun restaurant. the meal is pricey but you get the beach atmosphere. I normally go there after a day at the beach in Newport Beach. A lot of locals are there, not tourists. Expect to like crabs and seafood if you go. No steaks here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2200 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4324
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: (949) 673-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?