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751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
805-773-2722
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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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
Love this place!!

What can I say! We ate there 2 of the 3 nights we were in Pismo!! The food is amazing and the staff was so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend the crab dinners, as well as the fish tacos and the calamari. Loved the mural on the wall, too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Deanna G
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Kernville, California, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Kernville, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

What can I say! We ate there 2 of the 3 nights we were in Pismo!! The food is amazing and the staff was so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend the crab dinners, as well as the fish tacos and the calamari. Loved the mural on the wall, too.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Service - amazing! The staff is a great mix of young and more experienced - they were happy, smiling, attentive and on point throughout the meal! Food - AMAZING - seafood was super fresh, seasoned to perfection. We live in the bay area and this was one of the best seafood experiences we have had in a LONG time. We... More 

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San Martin, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Stopped in on Saturday night and lucked into a 10 min reservation because we were the only 2 on the reservation list that was over an hour long :) Pros: Bucket for 2 with Shrimp, Slipper Lobster(upgrade that you must do) and Crab. Kenneth the server. No Cons!!

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Santa Maria CA
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Love the food here, everything is delicious and fresh. The prices are a bit on the high side especially for a larger family so we don't come as often as I'd like to. The food is what keeps us coming back just wish the prices were a bit lower.

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West Pennant Hills, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I love crab. Dungeness and Alaskan King crab are my favorites. The menu at Cracked Crab offers many types of crab, plus shrimp, claims and other seafood. Everything we had was delicious. We shared steamed claims and the broth was so good that we mopped up every last drop with the wonderful sourdough rolls. I ordered Dungeness and Ariabi crab.... More 

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Berkeley, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

After reading online reviews of eateries in Pismo Beach, and looking for a menu with multiple options for someone who is gluten intolerant, Cracked Crab sounded very exciting. My wife and I both enjoy crab, and so the opportunity to put together a “bucket” that contained different varieties of crab and shellfish seemed like a great meal waiting to happen.... More 

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San Mateo, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stopped here for lunch while driving to LA. Very attentive service, good portions and fresh. Halibut breading was fantastic and the scallops dish was nicely garnished with a pork belly. A bit pricey but it is a tourist beach town so that has to be expected.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Having read some reviews that raved about Cracked Crab, we decided to have a late lunch there. We arrived around 1:30 p.m. on a weekday; we were immediately seated because the place was only half full at best. Our server, Katylyn, was friendly, attentive and efficient. We started with the fried calamari ($12.00); it was excellent – tender and not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Eaten here 3 times and each time was just delicious! A little pricey, but worth it for the quality of the seafood and the experience of pigging out on crab with bibs, messy faces and buttery fingers.

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Santa Rosa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wonderful food. Great service. Had lunch. Crab cakes & house salad. Both excellent. House salad was topped with fresh crab. Delicious. My husband had seafood gumbo and crab melt. He said it was delicious. Waitress was wonderful and drew us a map with wine tasting tips. Higly recommend.

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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?