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Crab Cooker Restaurant

17260 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1969
+1 714-573-1077
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cooker” (29 reviews)
“chowder” (8 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
17260 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1969
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Restraunt is timeless I hadn’t been in years But the menu is the same and as always delicious The crab Louie salad The red clam chowder fabulous The scallops and cheesy potatoes out of this world

Thank tmc1289
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always enjoyed their New Port Beach restaurant but since it's closure we traveled to visit the Tustin Restaurant. The food is exactly the same and we enjoyed our meal very much. I like their crab cakes, my husband likes their shrimp and scallops,...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crab cooker is first class seafood for very reasonable price. Service is good. Everything is grilled so very healthy. Coleslaw is good. Exactly the same food as the original in Newport Beach.

Thank jamesjQ7894IT
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent food...always! Great place to meet people and catch up. The food is consistently fresh and the staff is very accommodating. Recommend highly

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

My go to favorite place! Casual atmosphere and great food. The red clam chowder is the best I've tasted and light.. and has nice clams in it! All seafood is grilled nothing fried I don't think. The one on 17th street is a duplicate of...More

Thank brmezz
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Crab Cooker is excellent! You walk in and there is a fish market in front where you can pick up food to go (either call in an order or just like a deli, pick fresh seafood from the glass case). I would often get the...More

Thank Sheri P
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We have been eating at the Crab Cooker for years every time we are anywhere near Newport Beach. Part of the fun is the memories but also we love the food - especially the potatoes! Don't leave without having the potatoes! If you are in...More

Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I've been there 2 years ago, with friends that are used to it, and the experience was great ! Now, we went there again, with a group of 19, and it was still great ! The service was good, even for separate checks, and the...More

Thank Robin K
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I dont; really enjoy eating here that much with the paper plates and all. I like the Newport location better for that beachy vibe. But I love dropping by the market and picking up smoked albacore, salmon, clam chowder and bread.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Horrible service. Food served on paper plates. Fish was tough to bite on. Salad was dull and not fresh & crispy. Potatoes were over cooked. Pricey.

Thank aviramo2016
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16 August 2016|
Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I don't work for the Crab Cooker. My review was based on a recent visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17260 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1969
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: +1 714-573-1077
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