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Crab Hut

#103 of 3,785 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1007 5th Ave Apt 101, San Diego, CA 92101-5127
+1 619-234-0628
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Saskatoon, Canada
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183 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After walking about the Gaslamp area while staying at the Gaslamp Plaza Suites we spotted this place. Read the menu placed on the window...thankfully we went in to see the actual menu, as the one displayed showed "market prices" without stating what they were. We were seated promptly and served almost immediately. The server and service was exceptional. After many... More 

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NJ
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just happen to be walking by looking for a place to get some grub. In the mood for seafood and HUGE portions this is the place. Glad we stopped in, I got the fish and chips and took more than half of it home. The staff was friendly. We shared the adult beverage for two - tried to talk... More 

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rogers
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had high hopes but nothing was really a nice experience except for Johnny at the bar-he was a good bar tender. Ordered Crab Poppers-not worth the calories. Regular gumbo-not thick like I expected. Mini-mini squares of sausage weren't a satisfying bite, too much rice, taste was so-so. 1lb King Crab Legs $31.00. This was the easiest part to eat. My... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waiter was excellent! He was very friendly and polite. Food tasted great and we wanted to try it one more time before leaving.. Then my husband, daughter and I got ill shortly after eating dinner (vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps). We ordered shrimp cocktail and oysters on half shell for appitizers. We had the shrimp scampi, jumbalaya, and Cajun... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Casual atmospheres unwind with the messy dinner!!! Use the bibs and gloves provide by staffs are friendly & helpful. Downtown parking always hectic. Not cheap!!! Smells Cajun flair I'm very familiar with the Boiling Crab concept in similar way to get a bag of spicy seafood by the pound with the medium spice level should be fine, great complement with... More 

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Florida
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

First off, let me say, this is not a particular favorite food option/choice, but the food was very plentiful and tasty--probably more so if you choose seafood with a Cajun flair and seasoning. The place was full to crowded and the tables turned with different customers all around us. There were 5 of us and menu choices ranged from appetizers... More 

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Thank Notsothrilled
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Nice experience.. you get a plastic bag with your warm seafood inside it. Use your hands to unpeel the shrimps (that's what I ordered). Really fun to do. I also ordered the Garlic Bread as a side dish. 2 pieces . It was a good dinner :)

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Thank Nick V
Missouri
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you like eating with a bib, lots of napkins and with your fingers you'll love this experience. The food was great as well as the service. By all means give this a try.

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Thank Chulee49
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with boyfriend after stumbling upon when looking for somewhere for dinner, had about a 20 minute wait for a table. Our waiter was great, friendly and gave great advice re the menu. Prepare to get messy, we ordered the platter and the seafood bucket! Far too much food for two but it was awesome! Total different dinning experience with... More 

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Lyons
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Messy dinner!!! Use the bibs (and gloves if you like)!!! Smells wonderful from the moment you walk in the door. The choices are wonderful and we each ordered one of the bucket selections. All sorts of seafood plus drinks. We were stuffed!!! If you don't like working for your dinner, cracking, pulling apart, and digging around, then don't go here.... More 

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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
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1007 5th Ave Apt 101, San Diego, CA 92101-5127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-234-0628

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?