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“Wow! Why didn't I find this place before!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crab Hut

Crab Hut
4646 Convoy Street, Suite 106A, San Diego, CA 92111
(858)565-1678
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Ranked #265 of 4,058 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Phoenix AZ
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Wow! Why didn't I find this place before!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Was looking for some peel and eat shrimp and came across a review for this place. Sounded good so we gave it a try. Boy am I glad we did! Located in a strip mall this isn't a fancy place and there isn't much ambience. Just some tables covered in butcher paper, a good selection of beer and amazingly good seafood! We ordered the king crab boil and added a pound of shrimp. You can create any combination you want from the selection of lobster, gungeness crabs, king crab, snow crab, shrimp, crawfish, mussels and clams. Then you select your spice and heat level. we chose the Full House spice, the most popular, and medium heat. It was perfect. The seafood was perfectly cooked, with just enough spice to get your attention. The potates and corn on the cob also absorbed that spice and were delicious as well. The only knock on this place is the goofy way they serve the boil. They bring it in a bucket. Inside the bucket is a boiling bag containing all the goodies. They just leave the bag on your table. Worst presentation of great food I've ever seen. Pour it in a nice bowl and it would be a feast for the eyes and nose as well as the mouth! But given how good it is I'll come back even if they seerve it on a shovel. This place rocks!

Visited March 2013
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Unique casual seafood spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

This is a very casual seafood restaurant. you are given a bib, paper is placed on your table, and if you get one if their specialties prepared to get your hands dirty and chow down! Oh yeah, they give you plastic gloves to eat with too!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Earth
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“We liked that unique experience very much”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

It's a Louisiana style seafood restaurant.
You order the seafood you choose, in the quantity you choose and you choose how spicy you want it and receive it in double plastic bags.
You get a plastic apron and disposable gloves and start eating.
We had very tasty clam chowder (in cups).
Then, we had Shrimps and Mussels, both in butter and garlic sauce, which were excellent.
We had Corn Bread which we soaked in the mussels sauce and it was delicious.
Their beer was good too.
Service was pleasant and friendly.
We definitely recommend.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Omg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

I recommend the sea food boil it is the best u me ever have it has king crab,shrimp,crawl fish,mussles,clams,sausage ,pawns ,corn and potatoes it is the best I loved it . I want to go every day .if u want some real sea food go there .:) go go go

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bastrop, Texas
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“Divine Pleasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The Crab Hut was like finding lost treasure, Captain Jack Sparrow would be proud to call the Crab Hut his "Black Pearl."
The food was excellent in every sense of the word.
We tried 3 entrees and all exceeded our expectations. The Gumbo, was delicious and tasty. The Jambalaya was amazing! The blackened shrimp was simply to die for.
Our meal had a beautiful presentation which complimented its divine taste.
The service was warm friendly and sincere.
If you like sea food, and or cajan you must put this eatery on your to do list.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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