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Crab Cooker

2200 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4324
+1 949-673-0100
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“chowder” (104 reviews)
“skewers” (80 reviews)
“crab” (79 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2200 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4324
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Reviewed yesterday

We eat at the Crab Cooker every time we visit Newport Beach. It is so nice to see some of the same waitresses over the many years. The chowder and crab (claws, Alaskan King and Crab Cakes) is so good! Don’t get put off by...More

Thank Diana15241
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took my wife here for our anniversary after wanting to visit for over 20 years. It is an iconic place that I have heard so many things from family and friends for years, but we honestly have had much better. I expected this place...More

Thank geeneou5
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was good food for sure. But it is all on throw away type stuff. No porcelain plates here. And when the 2 of us walked out it was a bill of $82 after the tip. A lot to pay even for seafood when you...More

Thank pspoker
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped in for a quick bowl of hot clam chowder on a cold day. Excellent food, great service, fast and friendly. I have eaten here several times and the food is always great and service is always excellent.

Thank westley_evan256
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of newports beaches must visit restaurant. Order the clam chowder and you will most likely fall in love with this restaurant, its simplicity and the delicious food it serves

Thank taylor602
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here after reading positive reviews. The atmosphere was great as were the staff. Very eclectic interior and packed with great photos of their history. Paper plates, plastic cutlery and plastic wine glasses. I had the crab cakes which were fine but appeared...More

Thank welldone99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has amazing food at a great price. Go there before the renovations or you will have to go to Tustin

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had eaten here 10 years ago and loved it. My husband had wanted Crab Cooker to be the first place that we ate after we landed. It was late so maybe that is why the food just wasn't as we remembered. Went back today...More

Thank Merri B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been coming to this place since I was a child and it's a bit legendary around Newport Beach as it's been here forever. Food is served on paper plates and it is super casual. This is not the place for a date as it's...More

1  Thank ms_webcasa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love people who don’t know or look ahead of time what the crab cooker is all about...a classic style local fish shack. The Crab makes Manhattan Clam chowder only...me being a die hard New England guy loves this place and their chowder and it’s...More

Thank Kevin G
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9 June 2017|
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Response from Dennis I | Reviewed this property |
You can ask to ensure it is not included. I do not believe any pork is added.
Mick K
20 October 2016|
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Response from Dennis I | Reviewed this property |
First come, first serve... It's an old main stay in the area.
9 July 2015|
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Response from Dennis I | Reviewed this property |
Not the best for a surf & turf. I would recommend Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach for that. It's a fantastic place and has a little it of everything.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4324
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-0100
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