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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for dinner and had the basket full of crab, langoustine, shrimp... which was excellent and fun to eat with all these instruments that you have to use along. The wine list was good, but unfortunately our waiter was not that friendly... Of course that couldn't spoil our mood for fun but we feel we should mention it. This... More 

Thank not4tourists
Santa Monica, California
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the blue crab dip and Washington Dungeness Crab meal. Both were amazingly good. Our server, Aaron, was very helpful in explaining the menu and drinks. He was super upbeat, a great welcome for our first meal in Pismo Beach. Along with two alcoholic drinks, tax, and tip, the total was about $100. It wasn't inexpensive, but it was totally... More 

Thank EnlightenedExplorer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff, good food. My wife and I both had soup & salad. The salad dressing was quite good. My crab bisque was tasty, but a bit light on the crab. Our daughter's fried fish was fresh and good. My iced tea was really lame, a disappointment in a place like that. Also felt the prices were high, but that... More 

Thank Michael H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Luckily we did not have to wait but you need your entire party present to be seated. Great menu, so many options. Keep in mind this restaurant is not cheap at all but seafood typically isn't. They are known for the seafood buckets and they do not disappoint. Lots of 'upgrade' options for more interesting types of crab or other... More 

Thank HBerke
La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife had crab bisque and I had the white seabass, and both were very nicely presented and delicious. The bisque is all the crab flavor without the fight with the crab. I could look around and see generous size crab legs, and nice seafood menu selections.

Thank madcy
Clovis, California, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?