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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Crab Pot

Crab Pot
215 N Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803-4604
(562) 430-0272
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Ranked #232 of 963 restaurants in Long Beach
Price range: $18 - $18
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Long Beach, CA
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Nice patio area and fire pit, but poor service and disappointing food. Very slow bar service and disappointing happy hour appetizers.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“the waitress picked up my bf crab with her bare hands!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

First let me say if you're any ethnicity other than white you may not feel comfortable here. Not trying to be racist, but caucasians are the dominant races in that area.My boyfriend and I first visited the crab pot sometime in March and I felt so uncomfortable. I wanted to leave, but he wanted to try it out so we stayed. I was uncomfortable the whole damn time it was his first time eating crab he asked the waitress what would be the easiest way to crack it,she picked up his crab with her nasty hands and proceeded to crack it. I could've cracked every bone in her fraile body. I was so pissed off , its like where's your professionalism? This is not a damn barn you pig!! Prices where too high the food was so bland what a waste of time. I hate the crab pot save your money people!!!!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Falls Church, Virginia
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62 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Came with large group of family for dinner. Some had the seafood mix that's dumped on your table and picked through, others had individual dinners. No one was disappointed and everyone left full and happy. Nice place, friendly, casual, and good food and drinks! Good bloody mary's!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Langhorne, Pa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We were visiting friends and they took us to this restaurant. Great place on the water. It was great athe typical wharf restaurant. Food was great. Would go again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Irvine, California
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Used to come here and loved it. Not this time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

It's been about a year since I ate at the Crab Pot. I used to have a friend that lived in the area and we came often for happy hour. Back then, I really enjoyed the Crab Pot. While the food wasn't great, it was good. I always liked sitting out on the patio and being able to look at the boats in the marina.

However, I stopped in for lunch here last week and it was terrible. There was one other occupied table. Evidently, my waitress new the people as she spent about 10 minutes chatting them up before coming to take my order. All I ordered was the calamari sticks. I waited and waited for them. It appeared my waitress was busy chatting up someone at the bar. When I finally got my calamari sticks they were cold. I was going to ask my waitress to take them back but she had completely disappeared. I was out there alone on the patio. So I tried eating them. There isn't much worse than cold calamari sticks. Plus, they just didn't have any flavor.

My waitress never came back to check on me. Finally, I went inside and asked for my check. A nice guy said my waitress was in the back and he would grab my check from her. He did and brought it back to me as I stood on the patio. I did then see my waitress come back out to the bar. She was literally a foot or two from me and never once looked up at me or inquired about anything. I was raised by a waitress and am a really good tipper. This is the first time in my life I did not leave a tip. I actually wrote a comment on the bill.

Since my friend doesn't live here anymore, I won't be going back to the Crab Pot. I'd like to keep the great memories I used to have when there was great service and good food.

Also, they are redoing the marina so there were no boats in front of the restaurant. Without the boats there, there really isn't any atmosphere to this place.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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