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Crab Catcher

1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3632
+1 858-454-9587
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“crab” (73 reviews)
“seafood” (66 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3632
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I used a groupon to have dinner here for a birthday. The food was great and the presentation great. The only thing is they don’t have a large view for seeing the ocean and the sunset like I would prefer. You can see the ocean...More

Thank MJ C
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love seefood and usually the best place to have it is on shore of a see or an ocean. I was in San Diego in January and went to la Jolla to view the shore and to find some good local seefood restaurant. I...More

Thank victorsF2393PE
Reviewed 4 days ago

While in beautiful La Jolla, California we had the opportunity to dine at the Crab Catcher for a Saturday brunch. We had a nice view of the ocean as we dined to a variety of fare. They specialize, obviously, in seafood, but I had a...More

Thank lep1948
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I wandered in for lunch after talking to a couple in town who had eaten a wonderful dinner there the night before. The restaurant is not obvious from the street - below street level in a small building with a central courtyard....More

1  Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be careful of their oysters! I read good reviews before we went to Crab Catcher and was looking forward to dining there. We were a party of five for Happy Hour on Dec. 30. We ordered one dozen raw oysters and half a dozen roasted...More

1  Thank globalgourmet2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All six of us had appitisers, well done, and service was impeccable, brews and wine service very good

Thank casacontenta2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a very unpleasant attempt to eat at Eddy V's next door (separate review of that disaster), we grab the elevator next door and descend to the Crab Catcher's dining room downstairs. The weather is very pleasant and they also have the gas heaters going,...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove here straight from the airport. Crab benedict was amazing. The view was great. Brunch offers included $10 bottles of champagne.

Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

A wonderful restaurant. The food is incredible. The view is amazing. They have an incredible variety of seafood. I would absolutely come back.

Thank eduardops60
Reviewed 7 December 2017

There are some great views of the bay as it sits just above the waterfront. I cannot complain about the food though I thought it was bit pricey for what it was.

Thank cofloater
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Questions & Answers
12 September 2016|
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Response from grandslamhomer | Reviewed this property |
Just call the Crab Catcher and tell them it is your Anniversary and that you want a window seat, and they will reserve it for you. That it exactly what we did in advance.
25 March 2015|
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Response from Diana B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with what appears to be a consensus -- no dress code and not a dressy place, but it's a nice restaurant in a very upscale community, so "smart casual" is good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3632
    (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
  • E-mail
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