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Cracked Crab

751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
+1 805-773-2722
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab” (369 reviews)
“seafood” (197 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

There are a lot of really good things about this restaurat We had avoided Cracked Crab for several years because we understood we would have to wait to get a table. But on December 26th we went there for an early lunch, and we were...More

Thank Staidthere
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We went to the Cracked Crab for a late lunch early dinner. Our waiter was Jordan. From the minute we walked in and were seated he was very helpful in making suggestions. We had the oysters on the half shell and they were so fresh...More

Thank sotheresthat
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We went with a large group for lunch and between us we tried about a dozen different items from sandwiches and chowder to the bucket for two. It was all pretty good with the exception of the fish and chips. There was not much flavor...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Enjoyed dinner here on Wednesday night during our one-night stopover in Pismo Beach on a bus tour from San Fran to LA. Special shout out to our server Rhonda who was fun, helpful and provided great service. Tables had paper covering them for the seafood...More

Thank Kiara O
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Baredai crab looks like snow crab but is much sweeter. My wife and I go to the Cracked Crab for this specific type of crab about 2 or 3 times a year and order just that!!! The other food is great, but there's nothing to...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

On January 5, 2016 at about 2:30 p.m. We walked into cracked crab and we were immediately welcomed by waiter mike. We explained to mike it was our first time. Mike explained that it was the best time and time of year to visit cracked...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2016

Went to enjoy a birthday dinner and had the worst service ever. Server ignored us, not even a refill on water during our visit. Spent $150 and walked out depressed and unhappy. Food was good, but after being treated the way we did, we will...More

Thank d-m-lomeli
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

The food was very good. Service was friendly and attentive. Prices were reasonable. The wine list featured local wines. What more could one ask for in a casual, seafood restaurant?

Thank rickspear
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Probably the best managed restaurant we have ever seen. Every employee was attentive and obviously extremely well trained. The Alaskan King crab was perfect, best I ever had.The restaurant was full and humming with efficiency and service. It should be an example for all businesses.

Thank Ralph K
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Get the bucket for 2, enough for 4..very tasty and fresh. Comes with 2 kinds of crab, shrimp..other choices as well..but this is what we chose. I prefer something cajun which was not an option..that was Joe's Crab Shack in L.A. but for Pismo it's...More

Thank eileen83
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27 December 2016|
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Response from Bitnick1 | Reviewed this property |
We JUST ate there the day before yesterday, and yes, they did hand us a beer/wine list. You can also go to their website and email them and they will respond directly to you. This is a family-run business and they are very... More
29 July 2016|
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Response from drosen85 | Reviewed this property |
On a holiday weekend last year we had a 2 hour wait. But last weekend (on a Friday) we had virtually no wait at all coming in at 6:30 or so. We were surprised, but very happy based on our prior experiences and expectations.
10 June 2016|
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Response from Peggy S | Reviewed this property |
You can see their entire menue online. Some things are pricey, like the clam bake, but other things are within average. It's one of my favorite places to eat. It's really a special place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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