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751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
805-773-2722
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Ranked #3 of 91 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
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Not the biggest or fanciest, but we both thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The food was very good and the service prompt. We'll definitely go back.

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Stafford
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The food was perfect. There was a single server per table and they helped each other out. Well trained staff that cares about the patron and each other. Made for a great trip to Pismo Beach!

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Los Altos, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We ordered the bucket which they dump on your table. Took our time to eat. They threw in a few extra crawfish which we hadn't ordered and didn't charge us for them. Kids had fun drawing pictures with crayons on the paper table covers.

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Fresno, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've seen people order a hamburger in this place, and it looked great, however, the crab boil that comes dumped on your table is the thing here. You get choices of what comes in your bucket so it doesn't have to be crap. The slipper lobsters and King crab are my favorites. Well stocked bar too.

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Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

we enjoyed what we call in Charleston a Low Country boil consisting of clams, opilio crab, and Dungeness crab but we could have chosen from a wide range of seafood. The table of 4 men sitting next to us had one crab to split among them and they could not even finish it. Our waiter said that it was about... More 

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Los Osos, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Casual everyday fish/crab place. Fun, but not exciting food. Tables are covered in butcher paper and you can make a mess so it's great for kids.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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162 reviews 162 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

On our way from LA to San Fran, the Cracked Crab was recommended and it turned out to be a nice stop for lunch. We ordered some appetizers, clam chowder and the bucket for 2, replaced with slipper lobster, gulf shrimp and king crab. All fresh and delicious! Our son, not a seafood eater, ordered the filet mignon, which was... More 

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Tulare, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A must - eat place in Pismo. Go for the bucket, it is amazing!! You can pick 3 types of seafood (various types of crab, usually shrimp, etc.) and it comes with potatoes, sausage, and corn. Delicious!!

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The Cracked Crab is a good place to go if you're looking for seafood. It can be a bit pricey, but then again, seafood usually is. I'd recommend this place.

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Calaveras County
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Still getting used to food prices on central coast, but this place serves up seafood right! simple, here it is, with nice wine pairings available. Super great staff, family atmosphere, wine bar located next door. Go with someone to share a bucket-o-seafood!

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Additional Information about Cracked Crab

Address: 751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
Phone Number: 805-773-2722
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pismo Beach
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
Cuisine: Seafood

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