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Crab Hut

1007 5th Ave Apt 101, San Diego, CA 92101-5127
+1 619-234-0628
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“catfish” (53 reviews)
“crab” (50 reviews)
“seafood bucket” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1007 5th Ave Apt 101, San Diego, CA 92101-5127
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Went here with friends and family and its absolutely messy and delicious. You get a bib and tons of napkins to help out. A pound of boiled shrimp is only $11 and I recommend their cajun spice sauce. Take the salt and pepper mixes in...More

Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed April 9, 2012

This is a wonderfully unique crab place! Everything is FRESH, PRICED WELL, and SEASONED TO PERFECTION! Your table is your plate, everything is served in bags, but boy is it good! Small seating area, so get there early!!! When in San Diego this is a...More

1  Thank 5frys
Reviewed March 15, 2012

Your plate is your table, your silverware are your hands, your table cloth is a piece of paper and they serve you in plastic bags, and yet, probably the best you can get for crab and shrimp. Also, very affordable. Don't forget to ask for...More

Thank JMareyna
Reviewed March 13, 2012

This Crab Hut is on the northern edge of the Gaslight District, but fronts on a stretch of Broadway that is probably among the least gentrified blocks in the District. Not being too hungry and not wanting to walk too far from our lodgings on...More

Thank EM-CM-Sacto
Reviewed March 13, 2012

The food is great, prices are awesome, fairly decent service, WHAT ELSE CAN I ASK FOR???? This is my shortest review ever, but there is not much else to say, quit reading the reviews, call your friends and go there. Now!

Thank Filigaitas
Reviewed February 21, 2012

We took photos of each other wearing splatter-guard bibs and enjoyed huge portions, good food, and pretty good service considering how busy it was. Tables are bunched up and it got super busy (TIP - be early - we were by accident but lucky we...More

Thank lovethejetfuel
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Tried this spot during Restaurant Week which featured a $10 lunch special. Location is on the edge of Gaslamp District where it gets a bit marginal - thankful that I was there during the day. Tried to order lighter selections since I had dinner plans...More

Thank Chris275
Reviewed January 27, 2012

This place is amazing. As an OC-er who has experienced the boom of these Vietnamese/Creole places in OC, Crab Hut is a standout. First good sign, we rolled up at 6pm on a Sunday and we were seated right away, no huge ridiculous wait. Our...More

Thank SoCalBeachGirl
Reviewed January 21, 2012

My favorite- a pound of shrimp, full house flavor and half medium in spice ( which is pretty spicy). Order a side of white rice. Then pour the sauce on it! If you don't want your hands to smell like garlic for two days, ask...More

Thank HopenShelbo
Reviewed January 4, 2012

The shrimp was excellent, if you like it HOT, then this is the place for you.

Thank Paul B
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December 20, 2017|
Response from ThomasL527 | Reviewed this property |
It’s mostly shellfish so I would think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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