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Crab Catcher

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1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Cave St.)
+1 858-454-9587
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice restaurant at La Jolla. Delicious seafood platter. The staff is very friendly. The crab nacho appetizer is the best! Drinks are also very good. Very nice and cozy place with an amazing view.

Thank G_couple2014
Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by here for lunch and got the best seat in the house with an awesome view of the cove. The service was amazing and the food equally amazing. We enjoyed the crab bisque, crab cake, crab ceviche tacos and the crab stuffed fish and of course topped it off with the macadamia ice cream. All that food plus drinks... More 

Thank Sptaz33
San Diego
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a party of 10 so we didn't have an ocean view but there are small tables by the windows and a very nice patio (with heaters) that do provide the view. Our server kept up with our large group just fine and everyone was very happy with the food, especially the King Crab legs. I had the crab cake... More 

Thank Lovinlife57
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner at the Crab Catcher for our anniversary. The restaurant has an usual interior layout, with only a few tables at windows, with one large table in front of the largest window. This table was occupied by a young couple, he in a tee shirt, shorts, and flipflops, she in a halter top and cutoff bluejeans. The young lady... More 

Thank WaryMinneapolis
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere wonderful view fantastic food. The bisque is wonderful and entrees splendid. A great selection of wines and varied seafood offerings

Thank sag572000
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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197 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in La Jolla to see the Sea Lions and Sea Birds and knew parking was at a premium so we pulled into a small parking structure close by (across from the Cave Store on Prospect). The rates were $4.00 per hour but if you ate at the Crab Catcher or Acquavite (Italian) you could get 1 hour and... More 

Thank Ronald Y
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner one evening when we were staying in the San Diego area that will always be remembered. Not only was the view outstanding, but the food and service was tremendous. I had a steak that was second to none and my wife had some of the finest calamari she had ever eaten. Her... More 

Thank Woody J
Sussex, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view of the beach is spectacular and so is the food and service. We were seated at the window that provided great views of the ocean. Outdoor seating is also plentiful.

Thank fanders0n
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What makes Crab Catcher standout is the view. Gorgeous overlook of the pacific! I came here for business and went for lunch. I had my own table with an awesome view. Service was mediocre at best. Food was decent. I ordered the Cesar Salad Blue Crab special with Shrimp. It was very good! I would go back for the view... More 

Thank kctravel11
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. Great chowder. Great Grilled Octopus. Our special lunch Caesar Salad with Shrimp and crab was amazing. Will definitely return.

Thank TheGourmand799

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 50
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
    (Cave St.)
  • Public Transportation: On Torrey Pines Road at Prospect Place, two blocks from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-9587

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