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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%
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“brunch” (38 reviews)
“crab” (75 reviews)
“seafood” (63 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3632
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Reviewed 29 June 2008

We ate here with a large group (12) and it was mostly a very good experience. There were 2 exceptions: 1. Stuffed ono was WAY TOO DONE, to the point of being crunchy. However, the waitress was attentive and took it back to return a...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2008

the name may sound unappealing ;P but their food is definitely the opposite. i came here for restaurant week & they had a great menu selection. their fire shrimp appetizer (prawns w/ chili paste over basil whipped potatoes) left me wanting more... and the paradise...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2008

We've been coming to Acqua for years and it remains a consistently fantastic restaurant. The views are amazing, and the food and decor can only hope to complement the breathtaking views of the magical village of La Jolla. The service is gracious and attentive. Here's...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2008

We went there on a Saturday evening and had reserved a table for five. When we got there, there was a round table for five set up behind us. I was with three teenagers while my husband was parking the car - the hostess looked...More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 May 2008

Good food, very good wine list, spectacular location - make sure you get a table by a window.

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Reviewed 28 April 2008

Comfortable and good come to mind. You are going to be disappointed if you are here for your anniversary (like we were) and think you are going to get a patio seat without waiting for it. Also be ready to sit in a room with...More

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 22 April 2008

Very pretentious place. The fish I ordered was very overcooked.

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Reviewed 15 March 2008

Make a reservation and get a table with a view! The food is quite delicious and very innovative with perfect presentation. The bartender knows his Single Malt's and stocks a good variety of high end spirits. Our server was both friendly and accomodating while we...More

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 24 February 2008

Warm and european decor.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 20 February 2008

It's fun here and it's local place so don't have to go all the way to the beach to get some hands-on seafood! I only got to try the crawfish, but the corn and the other side.. and it was decent

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
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
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