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“Friendly Service - Great Food”
Review of Cracked Crab

Cracked Crab
Ranked #2 of 105 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Calgary, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Friendly Service - Great Food”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stopped here for lunch and were impressed with the quality of the food and the friendly, knowledgeable service. Awesome fish tacos! Everything we tried was great. And it was much more quiet and pleasant than the restaurants right on the beach were. We would definitely eat here again.

  • Visited September 2012
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Fresno, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Food”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

I highly recommend this place for an awesome crab dinner.
it is very pricey, but if ya have the money it's really worth
the 100.00 meal. the food is fresh and shipped strait from
Alaska. again very pricey, But very much worth your money.
The Staff members are Awesome as well.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Jayne W
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Oakland, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great seafood in a relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We have eaten at the Cracked Crab many times and had always ordered the crab bucket. Tonight we opted for grilled Mako shark and a crab roll. These two entrees were fantastic! The fish was perfectly fresh and expertly charcoal grilled. The crab was sweet and the buttered roll it was served on was delicious. We finished the meal with a peach and raspberry cobbler. This was a great way to end another day in paradise.

  • Visited September 2012
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Oxnard, California
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT food, long wait, though.”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

It has been a long time since I had such a moist,lightly battered, flavorful calamary. All about the Crushed Crab calamari was good. The same rating for their mussels and House Salad. I saw they serve "the bucket", a combination of different superb seafood items, that is simply humongous. For two couples might be just right.
If you are really hungry, do not go expecting you will be sitted right away. They do not take reservations and, even at then end of Summer, the wait time is about one hour and a half. So, take your time, they have nice benches at the door, and enjoy great food and good californian wine, as well.

  • Visited September 2012
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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“If you like crab, then you must eat here.”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

All the good reviews are true. We had the bucket for 2 and it was delicious, although we couldn't manage the whole bucket, we only left a couple of potatoes and a sausage. Our two teenagers meals were good too. Well worth going for the experience of having your food chucked on the table and bibs put round your necks. As it was our 1st visit the waiter was very informative, telling us what to expect. If I lived closer I would go here often.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Melanie S
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