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Review of Cracked Crab

Cracked Crab
Ranked #2 of 110 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Our Mission To provide excellent food and service to all of our guest in a clean, comfortable, casual AND FUN atmosphere. Serving the finest seafood available, in a most casual style.™ The Details of Our Philosophy Although we serve fine food in a nice atmosphere, please dress casual should you choose us for lunch or dinner. Our concept is largely based on dumping a bucket of various shellfish on your table with a mallet, crab crackers, and other tools to get the job done. It can get messy, but hey, we clean it up! We feature "in season" product, printing our menu daily based on what's available. We serve several local fresh fish daily, and use local farmers for fresh in season produce all year round. We use a local butcher and a local baker. We always have a steak for those of you who don't eat fish, a chicken dinner for those of you who don't eat fish, and we can sauté a vegetable dish for those of you who don't eat fish, meat, or chicken. We have been open since May 1999.
Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Food was ok. Not much seafood in the seafood gumbo. Abalone portion very small. Clam chowder was average.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Food was good but a little on the "diner" side. I like a little more ambiance but for a beach town, it was a nice place to eat.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Prices are medium to high but atmosphere is like a long John silver. Cheesy, bib wearing place that might be fun for kids.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

The crab bucket was big enough for my BF and two boys to share. The halibut was delicious and I couldn't get enough of their home made dinner rolls. The house salad was so tasty with the seafood topping and homemade vinaigrette. It's a short walk up from the beach. Always clean and the staff is very welcoming :)

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is the place to go. A small restaurant just a couple of blocks back from the seafront at Pismo Beach. We had a bucket containing 3 freshly cooked crabs. It was tipped onto our table and we were given all the meat from the legs & claws. Really simple and fantastically tasty.

The place is popular but it is easy to see why. We had a 30 minute wait for a table on a Monday evening but it was well worth it. The staff were friendly, polite and knowledgeable. They helped to create a friendly and informal environment where the food was the king.

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Thank Philip K
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