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Cracked Crab

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751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
+1 805-773-2722
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab” (363 reviews)
“seafood” (196 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to this restaurant twice on our trip to Pismo Beach. The crab is excellent and comes in a variety of dishes. We also enjoyed the clam chowder. We recommend this restaurant.

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun spot for casual dining. Crap pot meals are dumped on the table which makes for a fun eating experience. Service was great and staff were ready to help with any needs. Try the mussels for an extra treat!

Thank Floyd D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing!! Seriously....just get the bucket! Service was fantastic, food was fantastic. We went 2 nights in a row when we were in town. Just awesome! Get there early....they don't take reservations and the wait can exceed 2 hours. It's worth it though!

Thank Dana H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Allright, great food, friendly service, BUT: They were using for the excellent seafood bucket some kind of seasoning (tasted like a salty dry rub of pepper, paprika and celery or so) which completely covers the fine seafood taste with this raw and cheap taste. So...More

Thank jamessmithnyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in becauseof the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. Had the steamers. Very different. Had a cream base with tomatoes basil and chili peppers. Think I would have left the peppers out. Also had Crab Louis. It was very good. Service...More

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Alaskan king crab and was meaty and filled me up. The sides weren't all that great (came with rice and veggies). Husband got the filet and lobster and it was perfect. Pretty pricey though. For the two of us and a $29 bottle...More

Thank ucfnurse35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great restaurant that serves good simple seafood, specialising in whole crabs served in a bucket. Prices might seem a little high but you get what you pay for and you can tell the food is straight out of the sea onto your plate. There...More

Thank L_OSullivan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here. All items we ordered were so delicious, kids meals included. Highlight was the bucket full of great seafood, sausage, corn and potatoes. All dumped right in front of you. What a heavenly mess. So enjoyable. It was so good that we...More

Thank AnGr2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the scallop tacos along with the calamari for an appetizer. Everything was great and service was just fine. Lots of dishes passing by looked delicious! Would recommend!

Thank Tntraveler207
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing and they just came and put the it on the table which was different and quite cool. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend stopping bye however it was very busy when we went and had to...More

Thank lsands05
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December 27, 2016|
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Response from Bitnick1 | Reviewed this property |
We JUST ate there the day before yesterday, and yes, they did hand us a beer/wine list. You can also go to their website and email them and they will respond directly to you. This is a family-run business and they are very... More
July 29, 2016|
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Response from drosen85 | Reviewed this property |
On a holiday weekend last year we had a 2 hour wait. But last weekend (on a Friday) we had virtually no wait at all coming in at 6:30 or so. We were surprised, but very happy based on our prior experiences and expectations.
June 10, 2016|
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Response from Peggy S | Reviewed this property |
You can see their entire menue online. Some things are pricey, like the clam bake, but other things are within average. It's one of my favorite places to eat. It's really a special place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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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