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“The best hands on food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crab Hut

Crab Hut
1007 5th Ave. #101, San Diego, CA 92111
619.234.0628.
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Ranked #217 of 4,161 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The best hands on food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Our server made the right portion recommendation among the many options the menu offered. The bib and gloves were fun! The king crab was to die for! We've been talking about this place for days!

Visited April 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“No breakfast and I wanted seafood...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Fresh shrimp, unique serving style (the shrimp come in a plastic bag with the selected sauce), and pleasurably messy. Also had their chowder which was excellent.

Visited February 2013
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Cheap and Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Great service, delicious food and cold beer. Not as fancy as the high priced Seafood restaurants but makes up for it with quality at affordable prices. We will go back!

Visited April 2013
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Pomona, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Messy fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We ordered the Seafood Bucket ($55) with Full House sauce and 1/2 Medium spiciness and two 9 year-old girls and I were jussssssst about able to polish it off. There were enough shrimp and crab legs to keep them happy and enough sausage, crawfish, clams and mussels to keep it interesting for me. The potatoes were good, too, but the corn was waaaaaaaaay overcooked. The girls didn't seem to mind, though. Kids...

Service was adequate, but the waiter was a little late when it came to refilling sodas and that sort of thing.

The most memorable part of the evening for the girls was the fun of being messy; they were passionate eaters.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix AZ
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Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
71 helpful votes 71 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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