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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really loved the customer service! The food was great and the fact that we got ice cream for my boyfriends bday was very sweet. Would come back definitely!

Thank Nandi G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They tried to describe it to us, but there is no explanation until you are sitting at the table and the server literally dumps more seafood on your table than you have ever experienced before! You get to pick three types of seafood, add in great bread, corn on the cob and potatoes and it is more fresh food than... More 

Thank timbeks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff, always smiling. It's cool seeing huge crabs going to different tables. We ordered the bucket for two which was mostly overcooked and bland. All 3 of the kids tried the Mac and "cheese" and didn't like it. It was bland too. The wait was very long. There are no reservations but you can stop by and put your... More 

Thank Mary M
Yuba City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here our first night in Pismo Beach. We went early since I had read that it can get crowded. We were seated right away. Our waitress was friendly, outgoing, and helpful. Everything we ordered was delicious and well worth the price. We had a lot of fun and it was a relaxed atmosphere. More food than we could... More 

Thank Lv2sons
Chesterton, Indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice selection of seafood prepared in tantalizing ways. I have the seafood enchiladas. Loved them. Exceptional service.

Thank 1122SSH
Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for great seafood this is highly recommended. We always get the bucket for two, the shrimp are huge, fresh and tasty. The staff is friendly and will even give you a lesson if you are not familiar how to eat shellfish. They have a nice wine selection. They do not take reservations, there can be a... More 

Thank Lauramaldonado34
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My three teenage sons and I ate here over Fourth of July weekend. The service was friendly, attentive, and high quality. We ordered crab bisque, clam chowder, two of the 'buckets for two', and key lime pie. The clam chowder was out of this world. It wasn't so thick like many places. It was served very hot and had great... More 

Thank Angie V
Madera, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place!!! Go every time I am in Pismo... The crab bisque is fabulous... The buckets are incredible just make sure you are hungry when you order it. The french rolls are hot and with the butter... awesome!!!

Thank BHat08
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to this restaurant for the last 5 years and honestly I have been waiting for a bad dinner experience, but every time they continue to exceed my expectations. The crab for what they are know for is very fresh, it actually cracks and not bends like in other places. the service is always very friendly and... More 

Thank jcsolache
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our 29th Anniversary here. It was a fantastic experience. The Alaskan King Crab was very good. As well as the shrimp were huge. All of the seafood was nice and fresh. Amazing taste and the sausage was from a local company. It was just a great dinner.

Thank Alice M

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?