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Cracked Crab

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751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
+1 805-773-2722
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fresno, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good location and parking. Food was delicious and sea food was fresh. Reasonably priced. Service was good.

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Thank LDM15
Menifee, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Steamed clams and broth were fabulous. The other three items were average. My husband's New York steak had him raving for two days. Apparently, it was cooked to perfection, tender and delicious. I walked in wanting a bucket of crabs and talked myself into four other items. Wish I had ordered the bucket because everyone around us seemed to really... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our meal here near the Pismo Pier. Not much on the menu that was local (Gulf shrimp, Alaskan cod...) but what they served was good.

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CA Central Coast
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always assumed this was a tourist trap so this was our very first visit even though we are locals. We shared a bucket of crab, mussels and shrimp and we were pleasantly pleased. Service was decent from our waiter. The door "welcomers" are what we've always noticed walking by but the night we visited, they were very unfocused - they... More 

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Thank CentralCoastTravelr
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food and service for our party of 6. The Ono was perfect. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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Thank Stan F
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cracked Crab is known for their "Buckets" of seafood. So if you are passing thru get the bucket. If a local, do yourself a favor and get the fish tacos. Short of Mexico, the best fish tacos I've ever had.

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Thank Mark H
Long Beach, California
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent menu, I ordered the steamed claims they were the best I've ever had and I had them from here to Boston. All of the food was great as was the service. We didn't have to wait but I recommend if you don't want to wait go early or not at pick busy times. Give it a try.

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CA
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187 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I waited 2 days to post this review so that would not do it out of sheer anger. We called the restaurant and discovered they did not take reservations. We arrived and were told an hour to an hour and 20 minute wait. There was a very long list (20 + names) but only 3-4 parties outside waiting. We waited... More 

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United States
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read the favorable reviews, so decided to try the Cracked Crab for some fresh seafood. Went there for lunch, and mostly empty tables. My soft shell crab sandwich was so overlooked that it was a truly a "crispy critter." Sent it back to the kitchen and did get a replacement that wasn't so overdone. It was ok but tasted fishy,... More 

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Thank MidwestFred
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh & delicious! Cody was helpful with suggestions and checked on us often. We arrived around noon on a Wednesday after Christmas and walked right in.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-2722

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?