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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
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Orange, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

It was our second time to the Cracked Crab, this time we took our 2 adult kids and our 3 yr old granddaughter. We got 2 of the buckets with the Alaskan King crab and slipper lobster. The buckets come with the large shrimp, the best suasage, potatoes and corn. We some how finished the entire table full, less some... More

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120 reviews 120 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Heard a lot about this place on TA so we tried it. Had the expensive Big Bucket for Two and the Crab Bisque. First off, a lot of food, delicious crab with you choosing the three types of crab for your bucket. the premiums crab, the King Crab claws, cost more, but were worth it. The Crab Bisque was Devine,... More

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Irvine, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

WOW! I've lived here 11 years, and could never grow tired of eating here. If you're a visitor, or on holiday, DEFINITELY do the Cracked Crab or Guiseppe's (Italian Food), AVOID Ventana Grill, that place is a crappy tourist trap! They have a really versatile menu, you can tailor it to whatever kind of seafood you like. It's fantastic. Their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Service was amazing, concept also amazing, food was 12 out of 10. You don't get the rough smell of fish when you walk in which is always nice. I definitely recommend it.

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Lompoc, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were in the mood for some seafood and thought we'd give this place a shot. Very quick and attentive service and a pretty varietal menu. We went with a crab dinner and a crab bisque for the appetizer. Exactly what you would expect, very tasty and messy. Our server Brent was very polite and helpful with questions we had... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were being seated without delay, despite lots of customers. Fresh seafood, large portion. Very close to our hotel. My partner love the soup. I love my fish menu.

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Fresno, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Fabulous food and drinks. We love the crab and other local delicacies that they offer. Alway on our list when we visit Pismo.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

With no reservations and no idea where to eat, we asked a few locals where we could go for dinner...everyone said to try the cracked crab! And we are so glad we did!!! We ordered the crab bucket - king crab, red crab and dun genes crab...served with corn, potatoes and sausage...and it was simply outstanding! The crab was so... More

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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a large group and the service was excellent. The crab was really good but I'm not sure I would go back because of the prices. My husband and I shared a meal, I had a soda and he had a couple of beers and it was $100.

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For those who don't eat crab, the fish was outstanding, fresh and cooked to perfection! Even though it was the end of a long day, our waitress was so accommodating and upbeat, which made the experience even more fun...and it is an unforgettable experience! :-) They even stay open past closing if there are people still wanting to be seated.

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