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Cracked Crab

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751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
805-773-2722
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 385
    Excellent
  • 167
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Soooooooooo delicious

Ok, so I am not a Pismo local, and honestly, I am not sure I would want to be. Just my personal opinion. As reluctant as I am to write this and expose one of my favorite places that is lesser known, I think it is warranted. Delicious, delicious food where the locals eat. Great prices, great service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Ivan M
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Long Beach, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Long Beach, California
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Ok, so I am not a Pismo local, and honestly, I am not sure I would want to be. Just my personal opinion. As reluctant as I am to write this and expose one of my favorite places that is lesser known, I think it is warranted. Delicious, delicious food where the locals eat. Great prices, great service and the... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited the restaurant on a Monday and were seated immediately. We had the bucket for 2, substituting in some slipper lobster on the advice of our server. She even added a little garlic to one of our melted butters. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My business partner and I found this place and am I glad we did. The service was great, the food was even better. I can't wait to go back to Pismo Beach just for this restaurant. I will be worth the travel time

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We ate at the bar as we were hungry and didn't want to wait for a table however we still enjoyed the spectacle of the other dinners. Wow is all I can say as we watched the crab arrive and guests dig in. Eating at the bar means you can't have the crab to crack but one of us still... More 

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Orange, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Have visited Pismo Beach three times -- had dinner at Cracked Crab every time. In fact, this last trip, was just planned simply because we were craving a crab dinner, dumped on our table. so yummy...and the sinfully delicious crab bisque soup -- delicious!!!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Food was really good and fresh,restaurant crew so kind. We had a lovely moment with a really good bottle of white Honig and fun crayons too! A"must go" if you stay in Pismo!

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Placerville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great New England style Chowder. It's as good as any in Boston. Also had the Crab Roll, reminded me again, of Boston, I usually go for a Lobster Roll, but the crab was awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

All the times that we have stayed in Pismo we always wanted to try Cracked Crab but the crowds were a deterrent. Service wss extremely friendly and the seafood extremely fresh. Fish and chips made with halibut is the best and their batter was just enough. Only downfall is no full bar only beer and wine, but if that doesn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The employees worked to get us in to seats at the bar, even though the tables were booked. The food was delicious! My husband dislikes crab,but loved the crab enchiladas. Our waitress, Khrystal, was fun, engaging, and very attentive. This night of our vacation was great, because it included dinner here. We can't wait to come back!

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Amazing food, super long wait! We waiting 2 hours for a table but because of the location we just went and had drinks at a bar nearby and they called when our table was ready. It is on the pricey end but that is to be expected for sea food and it is worth it. Staff is very friendly. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: 805-773-2722

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, 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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