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Cracked Crab

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751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
+1 805-773-2722
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Usually long wait to get in and I do not honestly see why. Service is pleasant. Food is ok. The bisque soup was delicious and the salad fresh. My husband had fish and chips. But.... it was expensive and not extraordinary. If you have kids it is fun coloring on the tables as they have paper tableclothes for that. We... More 

Thank Shanteix
East WA
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was noisy, so I think it would be difficult to have a prolonged conversation there. The food was good.

Thank EaglesHonour
Calabasas, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an early casual dinner here. I loved my fish tacos. My husband chose the crab roll which tasted great, but portion was quite small. Most people were having the crab dinners.

Thank Jane B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait staff was quite welcoming and the food came out quick and was quite good. Fish and chips were great. My only issue would be my reluctance to order three single beers thinking I might want a pitcher for the same price. The waiter had his information wrong regarding how pints a pitcher would serve. Small detail but it... More 

Thank Richard R
Orcutt, California, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely LOVE this restaurant! Our waiter, Mike was phenomenal. He paid attention to us, but didn't overwhelm us like some do at other restaurants. He was very personable and kind. Also, the hostess was such a breath of fresh air! Love being greeted with a smile and a warm welcome. The bucket for two could have easily fed three... More 

Thank Libby W
North Adams, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We aren't crab lovers but went here because others said all menu items were excellent. We watched others who got the crab buckets and everyone seemed really pleased. We tried other items and were very disappointed. We traveled from New England and eat seafood often. Sorry folks, but this doesn't come close to fresh and flavorful seafood. The prices were... More 

Thank Lickety S
Curitiba, PR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want some crab, lobster, and shrimp, this is the place to come! Kelsey, out attendant, fixed us with a bucket full of delicious crab, corn, and a lot more! ... and save some room for desert! Had the apple cobbler! Yum!

Thank CarlosJusto
Bakersfield, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very friendly and helpful place. But atmosphere is rather close quarters. Can leave you waiting for a seat for a long period of time. It is also very expensive, not to say you don't get a lot of food for the money but really too expensive for my taste.

Thank Colleen T
Moscow, Russia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to eat crabs. We had a bucket for two + King Crab. Everything was very good & host was perfect. Thanks a lot for a great dinner.

Thank VasilyGoncharov
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with several co-workers while on a business trip. I thought they were joking as I am an out-of-towner. But you actually order a bucket of crabs to share and everyone gets a mallet to bang on the crabs to get the meat. It's casual fun.

Thank Robin C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, 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: +1 805-773-2722

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?