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Crab Hut

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1007 5th Ave. #101, San Diego, CA 92111
619.234.0628.
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 134
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 5
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  • 4
    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
Great food and service!

This was our second time dining at Crab Hut and it continued to impress. Great food, attentive staff, fun atmosphere. We ordered the S&S on recommendation on Yelp and it is perfect for two. We also ordered appetizers. They have good happy hour specials on drinks and appetizers. Take advantage... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
kelan5
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This was our second time dining at Crab Hut and it continued to impress. Great food, attentive staff, fun atmosphere. We ordered the S&S on recommendation on Yelp and it is perfect for two. We also ordered appetizers. They have good happy hour specials on drinks and appetizers. Take advantage! You can also ask for gloves. :)

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Thank kelan5
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

Visiting from out of state and glad I had the chance to dine here. The server was beyond helpful the entire time we dined. Crab rangoons were great. Our fantastic food was hot, spicy and so messy!! Roll up your sleeves and dive in. This is a place you shouldn't pass up.

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Thank tamme H
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Definitely the place to go if you like crab. The service was great. You get a lot of food for your money. Definitely messy so wear your bibs. I wouldn't recommend taking a first date here hahaha but fun for a casual night w friends.

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Thank 483tishr
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

My life is changed from this restaurant. So flipping delicious I love that they give you bibs and gloves so you can really get in that bag of seafood. And that butter....wow

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2 Thank natzeli m
Los Angeles, California, USA
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166 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A get down and dirty place where you eat tons of shellfish according to your seasoning preference. Perfect with beer and a big group. Delicious and fun!!

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Thank Angela L
Fairland, Oklahoma, United States
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171 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

As we walked the gaslamp district this evening we decided to enter this restaurant for dinner. Excellent choice! The service and food was great at a decent price.

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Thank Kelly B
Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

After reading the reviews I thought that our party of four would find another good sea food restaurant in San Diego. Not so fast. Although the shrimp cocktail was good ( how bad can one make a shrimp cocktail ) and the clam chowder soup was well worth it, we then hit the ocean floor. Ordered the fried sea food... More 

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Thank Mike R
Shanghai Region, China
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

This is not a high brow joint, as everyone has single-use bibs and gloved hands diving into plastic bags, but the seafood inside is delicious. We had the "holy" sauce, which has a (high) medium Cajun spiced flavor. A number of craft beers on tap to go along with the cuisine all make for a great, if not refined meal.

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Thank Andrew R
Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

In all fairness, the rest of my family loved this place. They had snow crab legs mostly and all of them thought it was wonderful. I, however, opted for the fried shrimp appetizer for my main course and it was terrible. Was there any shrimp in there at all? I don't know. It seemed to be nothing but very deep... More 

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Thank Wayne D
Slough, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I visited this place on a Saturday night and I was greeted straight away. The waitress was very friendly and efficient. The actual restaurant is a bit faddy and is the interior is very basic. There is a huge roll of paper towel on each table and you are issued with a plastic bib. I ordered 1/2 dozen oysters to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1007 5th Ave. #101, San Diego, CA 92111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619.234.0628.

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?