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“Yum!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crab Hut

Crab Hut
1007 5th Ave. #101, San Diego, CA 92111
619.234.0628.
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Ranked #88 of 4,534 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, American
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Crab Hut is a fun place with delicious seafood in a casual atmosphere. It is located in a strip mall packed with locals in a non-touristy area of San Diego.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Yummy cajon crab!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

This place is AMAZING! However you come here for the crab crawfish mussels etc. some ppl complain that their pastas and jambalaya a are "so-so" lol umm this is a crab restaurant! That's your problem right there! Their crab is out of this world yum! I usually come here with a group of ppl, since its always fun ordering buckets and sharing it with the table. For 3 ppl their $60 assorted bucket is a good amount of food. Also I can handle heat but I got a 3 and towards the end it's ridiculously hot, so eat at your own risk! Other than that, I love their crawfish and mussels. Their crab is great too but get ready to get messy! Don't wear your nice clothes because you will walk out smelling like crab hut... That's how you know it's good!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank JulieWol
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Phoenix, Arizona
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Awesome Seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This place is the best seafood restaurant I have found on a long ttime. Reasonably priced, Great Service, and yummy Food.
Great Oysters, great seafood combos ! Ten out of Ten for those who enjoy seafood in a rustic setting with plastic bibs and a shopping mall venue. i will be back !

Visited April 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“awesome seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I loved the dungeoness crab, the calamari was very good never had it serve that way. my boyfriend thought that the mussels were to dam hot/ he was accommodated with another dish

Visited May 2013
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Salt Lake City, UT
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Blew away my already high expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

With a rental car for just one night I did my research and decided to give Crab Hut a try. It was highly rated on this site and also Zagat rated, so it had to be decent. I was surprised to find out this restaurant was in the corner of a strip mall, but don't be fooled - this place is legit. I had the SnS that came with snow crab legs, shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes. Everything was cooked in their house sauce (a mix of garlic butter, cajun and lemon pepper). It was served in a bag, no plate no silverware, just good old fashion digging in with your hands. Paired with a good selection of local beers I couldn't have been happier. Super fresh, fantastic food. I'll be back the next time I'm in town - it's definitely worth checking out.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank MontanaLC
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