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Crab Catcher Restaurant

1298 Prospect St, Suite 3A, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-454-9587
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (78 reviews)
“seafood” (71 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1298 Prospect St, Suite 3A, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed 21 October 2009

George's was hosting a large wedding party and took no reservations, we has seen the Crab Catcher during our walk earlier in the day and decided to give it a try. we were seated outside under a heater and the view was fantastic. Our waiter...More

Thank jhasko
Reviewed 23 September 2009

Thank you to Victoria and her wonderful staff for a great evening of incredible food. From the wine recommendations and the hummus appetizer began a fabulous meal that kept getting better. We enjoyed a flavorful salad, a wonderful pizza, and a tender filet minon over...More

Thank LuvztoTravel
Reviewed 20 September 2009

We were in the La Jolla are for 4 days labor day weekend 2009. Because our hotel restaurant was lacking we tried several restaurants in the area. Trattoria Acqua was the best experience we had over the others by far! The service was great. The...More

Thank fun2travelATL
Reviewed 18 September 2009

We went to Acqua for Restaurant Week and discovered that they had installed a new menu the week before. I understand the poor economy, but the changes have taken Acqua from being voted one fo the best Italian restaurants in San Diego to just a...More

Thank bombaymartini
Reviewed 15 September 2009

Crab Catcher has a great location on La Jolla with a wonderful view of the ocean. The menu offers an extensive variety of seafood choices, along with a few meat entrees for those non-seafood diners. I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent sushi. I wasn't...More

Thank alohafan
Reviewed 28 August 2009

We had a great dinner at Trattoria Acqua. The Calamari Fritti appetizer was delicious, as was the Penne Con Ragu Piemontes and the Linguine Arabiata. The atmosphere and warm and unique, and the service was very good. We definitely did not feel rushed through this...More

Thank Bitsy47
Reviewed 26 July 2009

Set in La Jolla Cove -- our friend wanted to go to another place, but we wanted seafood, this being our first trip to San Diego. I had sea bass which was not good, not bad. The fresh oysters were OK. Nothing great. Overall, just...More

Thank Mohammedyu
Reviewed 2 June 2009

Not sure how people can be enthusiastic about this place. The food is decent at best but the atmosphere is quite forgettable unless you're at one of the very few tables with an ocean view. However, that's not what bothers me about this place. What...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2009

such a cute place w/ different rooms... huge portions of delish food, too!

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Reviewed 24 April 2009

Can't tell how disapointed we were.Way over priced and the driest fish we ever had.Very small part is outdoor seating.Last night in La Jolla,very disappointed.Felt like we were robbed.Over $400.00!!!

Thank PhilNewHampshire
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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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1298 Prospect St, Suite 3A, 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
  • E-mail
The Crab Catcher is family run, ocean view, seafood restaurant that has been a staple in the village of La Jolla for over 30 years. Come dine with us!
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