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Review of Cracked Crab

Cracked Crab
Ranked #2 of 106 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Cracked Crab is always a reliable choice for our annual Pismo Beach visits. We always order a couple of crab buckets & include the shrimp. It's delicious. The kids normally order chicken tenders off the kids' menu. Expect to get messy, that's part of the fun. I only wish they accepted phone reservations as the wait is normally quite long.

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Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

After reading a few mixed reviews I wasn't sure what we were going to experience. We walked in a half hour before closing, greeted by a bubbly hostess and a wonderfully cheerful server. The explanation of the distinct types of crab offered was excellent for these mid- westerners! The portions are huge- must try the crab cakes & crab bisque. My husband did the crab poor boy and I the Bairdi crab... All excellent! We would recommend this to anyone traveling to Pismo Beach!

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Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

What a perfect choice to spend my husbands bday dinner. He ordered the crab bucket for one and was in heaven the entire time. My two boys ordered clam chowder and enjoyed it too. I ordered a filet and it turned out great! The option for the boys to color on the table was fabulous. Our server Joe was very efficient. Definitely worth the money.

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

We arrived early in the evening because it was Valentine's day and they do not take reservations. We only had to wait 5-10 minutes (if that). We have eaten here several times before and were excited to get to celebrate our 1st Valentine's Day as husband and wife here. We had one of their "buckets" and it was absolutely delicious. Our only complaint would be that we had to sit right in front of the door and as people came in (which was quite frequent to get their names added to the wait list) we got a blast of cold air. Overall though it was a wonderful dining experience!

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stopped for lunch at the Cracked Crab on the recommendation of a friend. The clam chowder wasn't very creamy and the fish tacos were just okay. Our lunch for two was 50$ and we only drank water. The food at Splash Cafe down the street is much better and the prices are much more reasonable. The service here was excellent!

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