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“Fresh seafood on Rt 1”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Crab Landing - CLOSED

Crab Landing
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Italian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highway 1
Transit: Public bus system with stops throughout El Granada and Princeton-by-the-Sea.
Description: Situated in picturesque Pillar Point Harbor, Crab Landing Seafood & Steak House strives to create an unforgettable dining experience for each and every guest. Crab Landing prides itself on gracious and professional service, a spectacular menu --featuring locally farmed produce and fresh, local sustainable seafood, and a unique multilevel dining room with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, showcasing the stunning harbor-views of the historic California Coastline.
Half Moon Bay, CA
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95 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood on Rt 1”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Ok, the food was fresh and frankly better then what I read from the prior reviews. The Fish&Chips had a light batter and was cooked perfectly, fish was moist without being over cooked. The cappinno had a wonderful red sauce and fresh fish, crab, scallop and mussels. And the kids had a wonderful angus beef burger. Now the service needs to improve only because it was short staffed. Now seat upstairs to enjoy the ocean view.... Worth trying again because the food was good!

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Thank l_sciabarrasi
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English first
San Francisco, California
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527 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
“Lovely View, Fresh Fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013


Enjoyed a late lunch on the patio overlooking the harbor with a friend. The two of us shared an appetizer special of scallops and prawns wrapped in bacon, followed by mussels, a crab louis salad, and a glass of wine. Our very efficient serer brought out a cup of their crab bisque to try, which was absolutely delicious. A live band was performing and gave us a complimentary CD. Prices were very reasonable and we would recommend this restaurant. Everything was very fresh, the service was terrific, and being able to sit outside on a beautiful sunny wintery day was a plus. It is owned by the Ocean Hotel, a place we also recommend staying.

Visited January 2013
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Thank StarLady99
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Half Moon Bay, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

This restaurant is on its third time around and this is the worst version of them all. The food is overpriced, not very good, and the service is appalling. The only thing good about it is the location.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank BrianXRF
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Los Gatos
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478 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
“Pleasant Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Our other favorite restaurants were very busy so decided to try the Crab Landing for the first time. Loved the views from the upstairs dining. Didn't understand some previous reviews about how they could do so much more. We thought the ambiance could not have been better. Very friendly and prompt service. We both enjoyed our fish lunches and thought the food was certainly above average. My Captain's Platter had 5 different ample offerings and all were fresh and tasty. Would definitely come back in the future.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank dhen
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Coto de Caza, California
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Poor execution”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is one of those places that takes recipes and uses them because they look good on paper- not because they were tested or taste well in practical application. If you combine that with a tourist type location at Princeton by the Sea, you get very lackluster food in a non intimate environment. They do provide live music some eves but I found it more annoying than entertaining.

Visited July 2012
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Thank John S
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