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Cracked Crab

751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
805-773-2722
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Ranked #4 of 90 restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Pismo Beach, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Cracked Crab is one of my favorite places to go if someone else is paying the bill. The food is delicious and the service is great, but the tab gets heavy very quickly. We ordered a 7 (SEVEN!) pound Alaskan king crab. This thing came out of the kitchen looking like a monster on a platter, but it was... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Before I started my roadtrip, I heard about these seafood places that dump the food in the middle of your table and wanted to find one on the trip, and I'm glad I found Cracked Crab. They have a Bucket for Two which is very sufficient for my boyfriend and I; we were stuffed and unfortunately couldn't eat any dessert... More

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Windsor, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Where do I start...The food was fresh, tasty, well cooked and plentiful. The staff is amazing. They all know how to hold pleasant conversation with you. They are well versed on the menu items and the entire staff functions like a well oiled machine as far as team work is concerned!!! Service is professional and amazing and the food is... More

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Lemon Grove, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

While staying at the Sea Venture resort in Pismo Beach we asked a couple about restaurants they had visited They said The Cracked Crab was the place to go for seafood. It is within walking distance of the hotel but there was parking nearby if we had taken our vehicle. There can be a wait time depending on the time.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great food and great service. The crab was amazing and you get all the tools to eat every last morsel. Happy knowledgable staff!! Great dining experience!! Very much recommended.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My wife and I had lunch at Cracked Crab a few days ago. The service was fine. My Belgian ale was tasty. Unfortunately our crab sandwiches lacked crab and were pretty tasteless. Perhaps spices or more crab would be helpful.... We discussed the rating and perhaps three stars would be O.K. But certainly no more than that.

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Santa Maria, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Ok, a little away from the pier action but easy walking distance. Get the bucket- for one was plenty for two of us for lunch and it was amazing. No wait when there were lines down by the pier.

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Kingsburg, California, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My whole family loves the fish tacos here! They're amazing with this sauce that they make from scratch here… It is so good I am ashamed to admit I dunk my fries in it!! so they give you salsa plus this amazing sauce as well! The fish is so tender. the salsa is fresh big chopped tomatoes, the kind called... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

The seafood is incredibly fresh. Cabs and shrimp were just fantastic. Usual, add the seasoning on the table,crack open those crabs, peel them shrimp and wolf them down. I will definitely be back. And, I live 3 hours away. Very close to The beach, so it's a great post parandial activity to walk off some of the excesses committed over... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for elegant atmosphere or an ocean view, this is the wrong place for you. But if you're a fan of crab, especially king crab, you can't get much better than this.

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