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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 427
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  • 196
    Very good
  • 54
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  • 17
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Went twice!

Stayed in pismo 2 nights and the first night we ate here. We had the boil and it was so good. I have never been stuffed off crab before! And reasonable price for seafood. Service was excellent. 2nd night we were going to go to Rosas but my husband wanted to go back to cracked crab- and it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nejdl
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in pismo 2 nights and the first night we ate here. We had the boil and it was so good. I have never been stuffed off crab before! And reasonable price for seafood. Service was excellent. 2nd night we were going to go to Rosas but my husband wanted to go back to cracked crab- and it was worth... More 

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California
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136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Noisy Price Street is gateway --- door is open--- to family style seafood that delivers relaxed atmosphere, good food and an experience best taken before crowds fill the outdoor benches. She had crab Louie -- she is tough to please -- fresh, ample crab with great mixed greens. I had macadamia encrusted Mahi-mahi, one of the day's catches in a... More 

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Thank Coastguy
Kingman, Arizona
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360 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great lunch before wine tasting, I had the crab stuffed poblano chile and crab bisque. Very tasty food and personal service.

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Thank CaAz-JT
Tulare, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place for seafood lovers. My husband always order the bucket and loves that he can choose what goes in it. This isn't the place for people who don't care for seafood. There are not many non-seafood options.

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Thank W33Z3
Oakdale, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG the tacos and crab cakes are to die for eat here its amazing we ear here very time were in town !!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Todays visit to Pismo Beach was disappointing. We decided to eat at Cracked Crab because it got great reviews. The food was NOT great! I had the fish tacos, which was halibut cooked in tempura batter. Just too much breading!! My partner had the seafood enchiladas and complained the whole time. For the price we paid $89.00 it was not... More 

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Thank Belli S
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six stars! This place is great. Been here many times, most recently last Sunday night. Arrived around 6:15pm and seated right away. Everything on the menu is terrific, and the entree portions are very large. We had the crab bucket once many years ago, but now mainly stick to the fresh seafood entries - the buckets are just too big... More 

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Thank Stephen M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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210 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never having visited the tiny beach town of Pismo Beach, it was a convenient stop along 101/Pacific Coast Hwy-1. Driving along the main strip, we found this nice spot for a late lunch. The place was small, quiet, and comfortable – the bathrooms were immaculate. The menu is simple and straightforward with everyone’s favorite comfort foods. We enjoyed our house... More 

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Thank Bern R
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere. Family owned. The freshest of the fresh seafood. Darn good burgers for folks who don't want seafood.

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Thank Caroline H
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Famous for seafood and deservedly so. We squeezed in without reservation but we're lucky as the place was full to capacity and everyone seemed very happy with their fare. We had clam chowder and fish tacos and it was superb. Chowder smooth, chunks of tender clam - no grittiness: divine! Fish tacos fresh, hot, crispy - totally yummy. Service efficient,... 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, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?