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Newport Beach

The Crab Cooker - CLOSED


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$21 - $30
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed October 21, 2019 via mobile

The new location is bigger then the original. The inside is exactly the same. Dishes good and very big. The crab is very very good, try for believe!

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank kanzkanz
Reviewed September 22, 2019

From Michigan - The Crab Cooker has been my place to go for great food anytime I've been in the Newport / Lagunna Beach area - great food and simple atmosphere. Very sorry to hear about the construction issues- I hope they reopen soon !

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JC S
Reviewed September 13, 2019

Unfortunately, due to shoddy construction of the condominium project next store the Crab Cooker has been leveled. The plan is to rebuild but construction has yet to begin after one year. The Tustin location is open & I might have to go there soon for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Erica L
Reviewed September 11, 2019

This place is essentially a hole in the ground while it is being re-built no ETA for completion, The construction of the condo comple next door ruined the Crab Cookers building so it had to be torn down

Date of visit: September 2019
2  Thank Bob W
Reviewed August 10, 2019

The current top comment says the building was torn down to make room for a condo. It was not. The foundation of the building was damaged beyond repair from a construction accident so they decided to tear down and rebuild the restaurant with great detail...More

Date of visit: August 2019
6  Thank Caiden c
Reviewed August 6, 2019

This was one of the great character restaurants of Newport Beach occupying what was once a bank and the shut it down, trashed the site a built a condo in its place. Shame on you.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

After probably 60 years plus the original place has been wreaking balled due to seismic repairs. It will be back at a later date. A place my parents have been going since i was born some 56 years ago. A tridtion for our family lost...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

If you like fresh seafood this is the place but you cannot afraid to be messy. Love boiling crabs. The price is okay. The worse part is always crowded

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank spicycelina
Reviewed June 6, 2019

Sad to hear the news about the Newport Beach location,- will be happy when they re-open.. but worth the 15 min drive to goto the one in Tustin! Super Fresh Seafood. Simple menu and oh so tasty!!

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank Cindie H
Reviewed May 26, 2019

At 10 years old I would body surf at summer break, to the right of the pier, 9 am till 3 pm then to the Crab Cooker. I am now 64 and enjoy it just as much, a little less body surfing though. Has always...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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