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Cracked Crab

751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
805-773-2722
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Ranked #3 of 89 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had read the reviews about this place whilst planning our trip to California and made sure we visited. We are really glad we did - the food is fantastic! We arrived around 8.15 and there was already a queue but the friendly girls on the door took our names and suggested we try the bar over the road for... More

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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Fast service but the crab is so good it takes 2 hours to pick every morsel out. Nice salads and very good gumbo. Be prepared to wait but no lines at 5 pm! Best meal we had in Pismo.

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Duffield, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband loves seafood so we had to try this. There was quite a long wait (up to an hour, sitting on a bench out front) but this shows how popular it is. Very friendly and efficient staff and great fresh food, plus, if you don't like seafood there are other choices on the menu.

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San Ramon, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My gf and I stopped here coming back to the Bay Area from Palm Springs (the long way through LA). It was pretty crowded, but we got a table pretty quickly. I heard the place can get pretty crowded at times, so I guess we were lucky We both had just clam chowder, which was very good. Service was excellent.

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San Ramon, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was my first time at Cracked Crab. They had a good wait line when we arrived at the restaurant. We inquired about the wait time and was conveyed 20minutes of wait. The service was quite impresive, they were abke to acomodate 10 people in less then 10mins inspite of the long que. Micheal was great and took care of... More

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Yosemite National Park, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Found this restaurant online. We went mid-afternoon, so there was no wait. I had the crab po-boy and it was excellent. Husband had the halibut and he loved it as well. Wait staff very attentive (we had Rae/Ray?? Very nice woman). The father and son next to us had driven down from Monterey CA just to eat here! (2 1/2... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

The night we wanted to dine we were told had a 2-3hour wait! hahaha it maybe good but not that good... So next day we went for an early dinner at 4pm and our party of ten was seated in 5mins! We had the for two buckets between 3people as we had little ones with not so big appetites and... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We where staying in Pismo Beach for just the one night and my boyfriend loves crab so this seemed the obvious place to go. We had not booked and arrived fairly late in the evening, we waited at the bar for around 10 minutes until our table was ready. The guy serving us was very friendly and explained the menu... More

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los angeles, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

my wife and I shared a meal. The only difference in our order was her salad and my CRAB-BISQUE!!....I was sick within 10 min. of leaving the establishment. People at our hotel actually HEARD me barfing... (etc) ....all night long. I thought I would die. The "Front Desk" asked if I was "OK?" in the morning...so many calls of distress...... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You need to get here early or be prepared to wait (you can register at the restaurant, leave your mobile number, go for a walk and they'll call you when your table is ready). If you're really into seafood, this is the place in Pismo Beach. Make sure you have some Alaskan King crab. It's not just a meal, it's... More

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