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“A Meal You Will Remember”
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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Martinez, California
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
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“A Meal You Will Remember”
Reviewed April 26, 2009

Along with another couple, my husband and I went to the Cracked Crab for the first time. It was a meal that we will not soon forget...no, not because the food was horrible for it was not...the presentation of our meal was one we will remember for a long, long time to come. We ordered two buckets containing snow crab, dungeness crab, HUGE prawns, sausage, red potatoes, and corn on the cob...the meal was brought to us in a bucket and then it was poured into the center of our table waiting for us to devour. All the necessary equipment needed (bibs, crackers, etc.) were provided to you. Very clean environment. It was indeed a nice experience for all. It was a bit pricey but I thought well worth considering the amount of food you received.

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Volcano, CA
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“Best Crab yet”
Reviewed April 22, 2009

Saw the restaurant in a small brochure and decited to try it out. Best crab I have ever tasted, the staff was very helpfull and the food was the best.

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Stockton, CA
2 reviews
“Best Crab”
Reviewed April 20, 2009

This place has the best crab. My boyfriend & I chose this place over a local restaurant that was more upscale, they didn't offer many crab items on their menu & this place did! Plus the majority of the reviews were good. The price is kind of pricey but honestly well worth it for what you get! The quality of the food is one of the best & is soooo good. The atmosphere is kick back & relaxed..kind of feels weird to eat your crab from the table...but you definitely get over it quickly. If your in the mood for some crab, go here!!

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LB
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“Can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed March 26, 2009

We visited last year in March and are going back this year in May. We had a great time, the food was good, and our waitress was excellent. We complimented her to the owner/manager and found out she was brand new. Well, she was better than many waitresses we've had with much more experience. Can't wait for May!

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“Very Good Seafood In A Fun Ambiance!”
Reviewed February 2, 2009

After a nice, long, relaxing weekend at the The Cliffs Resort in Shell Beach, we stopped at the Cracked Crab for a quick lunch. The Clam Chowder was very smooth and full of flavors, I had the Halibut Fish Taco which was really good and served with an order of fries. I loved the Creme Fraiche on the tacos and the fish was very, very fresh. The ambiance is very casual with colorful murals on the walls. The couple next to us were enjoying the Crab Legs and other seafood that is literally dumped on your table. This looked like lots of fun and we will try it next time. For dessert I ordered the Key Lime Pie that was really good. The crust was made with lots of brown sugar, the desserts are made on-site at the Cracked Crab.

The menu offers several different kinds of seafood, sandwiches, soups, bisques, etc. The Cracked Crab is not to be missed for those coming to Pismo Beach seeking some fresh seafood in a casual, friendly ambiance. We will definitely return here next time we are in the area. :)

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