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Crab Cooker

2200 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4324
+1 949-673-0100
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“chowder” (97 reviews)
“crab” (73 reviews)
“skewers” (70 reviews)
Opens in 1 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2200 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4324
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1 - 10 of 765 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by two different individuals and our expectations were high. What a disappointment!!! We knew the atmosphere was casual. It is located at the beach so we weren't expecting elegance but we were expecting excellent quality seafood. Being a New Yorker, I...More

Thank Delicia M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate one of most everything and it was all great. I love a dive crab house and this hit the mark. Paper plates and plastic cups for the sparkling wine. Make sure you get the salmon wings.

Thank Jon E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I heard that this place has the best Manhattan style clam chowder, I just knew I had to try here. Thankfully, the group I was with chose this place after a day of sailing. Dinner was expensive, but the food was over the top....More

Thank africantree
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seafood is fresh and well done. Not like some other joints were they drown seafood in heavy sauces and what definetly kills is cheddar cheese, not here.

Thank JJAlvarezRG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with our two adult daughters. We got a bucket each filled with cub of corn, boiled potatoes, crab legs. They were so delicious, but at about $40 size, the food felt like mostly an appetizer than an Entree. Of course, They have...More

Thank luckydog172
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for families! Awesome crab dishes, great staff, and all around fun place to eat!! We come every time we are in the so-cal area ! A definite must do!

Thank Tracry N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading on Trip Advisor the reviews my husband and i knew we have to try this restaurant. I had grilled shrimp and scallops with Romano cheese potatoes and cole slaw. My husband had white sea bass with the same sides. We loved the grilled...More

Thank doupnikka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For those that like to eat off of paper plates and eat ok seafood at high prices this is your place. My kids love it but I think there are many other places. The Crab Cooker is certainly a tradition for Balboa but not my...More

2  Thank Jerrybird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I am not a crab or shellfish fan I loved this place Amazing old fishing shack feel Fish is also on the menu so I had choices. Well worth a visit a classic in Newport.

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great local spot. Always a line, so prepare to wait. Get the crab legs, of course. Service is great! Very casual. Fun for family and groups,

Thank SuzChef
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8 June 2017|
Response from 23Traveler | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not sure. I would direct the question to the restaurant.
Mick K
19 October 2016|
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Response from jonsagud | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. President Nixon had to wait in line, like everyone else, on his visit here. The wait out front on the benches is very much a part of the charm. Your opportunity to chat with locals and out of towners.
8 July 2015|
Response from jonsagud | Reviewed this property |
This is a true seafood restaurant. If it couldn't be caught in the ocean that day, it won't be on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4324
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-0100
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