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Cracked Crab

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751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
11:00 am - 9:00 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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Clovis, California, USA
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heard a lot about this place. The menu is good but confusing. We went for lunch. Wanted crab but for 1, it was just too much. Had some xlnt fish and chips and a 17.00 crab cocktail that was overpriced by anyone's standards. Shame, but people line up for hours to eat there.

Thank A M
Temple City, California
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has a unique way of serving seafood for two. It is served from a bucket and then dumped on your table. We had crab, shrimp, slipper lobster (paid extra for this but a good choice to try), sausage and corn on the cob. Don't forget to take a picture of you and yours with your bibs on! An... More 

Thank xelajane
Anaheim, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a couple of beers at the bar - followed by a Shrimp Ceviche with chips. THe bartender was so friendly and the staff that took our name - it was an hour and a half wait - but they took our # and then called us while we walked around. They remembered us when we came back and... More 

Thank Karen V
Los Angeles
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this different restaurant. A first come first served (no reservations) restaurant with benches outside to wait for your table. Once inside Rhonda did a great job of suggesting things for our group of 4 adults. We had wine and beer, a bucket of seafood for (2) and (2) of the seafood enchiladas. Our bucket was dumped onto the... More 

Thank Beachtravelerz
Redwood City, CA
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124 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We thought about the 2 person special but decided to focus on Alaskan King crab. And we're we glad we did! The crab was a good portion and tasted phenomenal. The clam chowder was great too. The service was good, very friendly.

Thank RalphandMark
Oceano, California
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bucket of crab and mixed seafood dumped on your table is a unique experience in dining out and fun,

Thank oceanogary
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Courtney was our waitress. She was great. She answered all our questions and there were a lot of them. The food came fast and it was delicious. The fish taco was the best.

Thank Paula P
Arroyo Grande, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I like the clam chowder but my wife enjoys a bucket of the crabs. This is a place we visit often for even though this is a vacation area the food is outstanding with good service.

Thank Ralph B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got there a bit before 5pm. . . Plenty of available tables. Totally full with short wait an hour later. Good food- get the bucket. Sausage a bit dry but not why I got the bucket. King crab was awesome.

Thank Nancy W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food! Great experience type dining. VERY VERY LOUD!!! Would recommend with a warning of noise levels. Amazing food. We had to opt for the steamer bucket to share. They have excellent sounding entrees also.

1 Thank Jessica B

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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, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?