We were looking for the top rated, view restaurants in La Jolla on a Saturday afternoon when we got trapped in the traffic jam at La Jolla cove. We got out, and started just driving north on Prospect St, and found the CrabCatcher. The fish tacos ($3 each, happy hour) and the crab cake (big pieces of crab, almost no filler, one of the best I have ever had) were excellent and good sized. You are now one street north of the Cove, and can park with a valet or turn east for cheap parking lots. The restaurant is down 2 stair flights, and has an outdoor patio (and 2 inside dining rooms) with spectacular views at the top of the cliffs. We watched the coast, kayakers, and hot air balloons while we ate. After we paid, we walked out the back of the Crabcatcher, and were at one of the sea caves with only a small fraction of the people in LaJolla cove. There were many seals, pelicans, gulls, and comorants there.
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