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Crab Catcher

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1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Cave St.)
(858) 454-9587
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty much everything about Sunday brunch is lovely and perfect. they are very generous with the champagne and the crab benedict is delicious

Thank Victoria A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant, friendly quick service. High quality seafood. Not exactly the place to go if you're on a tight budget. Perhaps something for grown-ups to treat themselves to if the kids can be left at home with someone else.

Thank Obi Nnajiuba
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a marvelous lunch at the Crab Catcher in La Jolla. We were seated at a window table for two which was a private bump-out window. So romantic. The wine offerings were good and the food was delicious. We were never rushed and were allowed to dine at our leisure. We had the crab cakes and the special seafood... More 

Thank Tom B
Phoenix, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reserved a table at this elite restaurant for my family to celebrate two very special occasions- doctorate degree and milestone birthday. Because we wanted to relax and enjoy, we booked on a week night to avoid crowds. The restaurant was fairly empty and plenty of staff to accommodate. We were seated at least 10 minutes before we were approached... More 

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Huntsville, Ala.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we pulled into La Jolla, we were hungry for some food and the name of this restaurant cal when we pulls in to La Jolla, we were hungry for some food and the name of this restaurant caught our eye. The Watch offerings lunch offerings were meager, small portion, and overpriced. Expected more from this prime location. Confident there... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG!!!! We had the best lobster ever!!! We had an amazing experience with really kind staff. We enjoyed the table right in front of the ocean.

Thank Rodrigo M
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Colin is cold, rude and, has no communication skills, he does not look the part either. Very odd person. Nothing like any of the other managers and waiters. Why would you ruin a good thing with a guy like that. He spoke very rude to me, and I have been going there long before he was there.

Thank romeo-1130
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of 10 on a Saturday night and were able to be seated within 30 minutes with no reservation. We were not seated facing the ocean but we had a great table in the courtyard where the service was very good. Had cocktails and appetizers which were excellent (calamari was very tender) and the entrees were all... More 

Thank 52darcyw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in La Jolla right at dinner time, hungry. Parked in a garage and walked to some restaurants to see their menus and settled on the Crab Catcher. The hostess got us a very nice table once removed from the beautiful view. Not bad for not reservation. The food was great, service great, just very, very nice. A lot... More 

Thank rainmanpi
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fish taco was excellent and @ $3 a very good value. Also the crab ceviche tacos were excellent, worth the price for three.

Thank Wayne F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $50
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free, Steakhouse, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
    (Cave St.)
  • Public Transportation: On Torrey Pines Road at Prospect Place, two blocks from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: (858) 454-9587

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?