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Cracked Crab

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751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you love your seafood then this is a must. Go for the bucket which contains crab and a choice of 3 others - we chose mussels, clams and prawns. It comes with potato and corn on the cob. It's poured onto the table and you literally dig in - very un British but we loved it. Went back several... More 

Thank Picklebun
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurants as no pretensions, it is all about good food and drink and excellent service and that is what it delivers. Yes it has a unique selling point, a bucket of fresh steaming shellfish up-ended directly onto the table with panache! It has your choice of ingredients along with potato, sausage and sweet corn. You are armed with the... More 

Thank briel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was Gr.....reat and watch out for the deserts awesome! The service was excellent and it was just a good eating time👍😎

Thank Michael R
Hawthorne, California
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a full day of wine tasting this was a vibrant change of pace. Congenial, attentive, and overall good service-thank you Erin. This is a place I would recommend for travelers passing through or staying in Pismo Beach.

Thank eacollinsjr
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to people who experienced similar but with much better quality food and greater seafood variety places like Crabby Crab in Los Angeles, etc.. This place might be good for people who wouldn't know the difference.

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Paris, France
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Cracked Crab during a family beach trip. A place the people I was with were used to and love. Staff is friendly, helpful, service is good. I remember it in a good way. You want to have seafood there, crab of course, because it is definitely what it is well-known for! I suggest the "Whole Jumbo Alaskan... More 

Thank Emma A
Rock Springs, WY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I had a great experience at this restaurant. We ordered the bucket, which was dumped on our table. It was a huge amount of food, which we took some home. Add a couple beers and our bill was around $120 with a tip. Not cheap, but good and worth the experience.

Thank travelbug43_8
Sacramento, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered the combination plate with snowcrab dungenous and mini lobsters. This restaurant is unique in that it pours your food right onto the table. Also you get corn on the cob and red potatoes and shrimp and oysters clams. The food was delicious and fresh and service was very good. I especally loved the little mini lobsters most of... More 

Thank Rickyj66
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54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I expected great things from this restaurant but was a little disappointed. We didn't have the bucket of crab but instead ordered off the menu and it was standard fayre. I had the soft shell crab sandwich which was a little over fried so it was almost burnt. The meal was expensive and perhaps overpriced for what we had. However... More 

Thank Kate M
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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to enjoy a bucket of seafood. You get to choice 3 options. Comes with corn on the cob, potatoes, and sausages. You definitely get fresh seafood from here! Crab and shrimp was delicious! It's a must if you like fresh seafood! Really good atmosphere and staff are super friendly. All the key ingredients for a great restaurant! #1... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: 805-773-2722

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