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Cracked Crab

751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
+1 805-773-2722
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (356 reviews)
“seafood” (194 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First of all this restaurant is noted for their crabs which we did not have. The price is very high for all of their food. I had chicken which I had was OK. MY wife had fish and chips and she immediately had stomach cramps...More

Thank bigdog6
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Has read reviews so wanted to eat here. No booking, turned up and told would be an hour's wait. Was spot on. Came back and had a great night. V relaxed, friendly service and delicious crab. Had a non crab eating child in tow and...More

Thank 63summer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great crab boil type restaurant. The may have a line, but you can go across the street or next door and have a drink while waiting.

Thank Bitnick1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish and seafood is king here, though they can rustle up a steak if they have to. Its noisy, it's busy, it's very relaxed and they don't take bookings so you just need to rock up and hope for the best. They do fish and...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here as our final night in Pismo. My second time visiting. It was 6:30 ish on a Saturday night and we waited about an hour to be seated(party of 4). 3 of us shared the bucket for two and it was almost not...More

Thank funmamabear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The three of us opted for the bucket for 2 and substituted one of the 3 options with the whole Dungeness crab for an extra charge. This was a great choice as we were able to pick out the crab from the tank, it was...More

Thank shawnCA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here 3 or 4 times, and each time have some variation of Dungeness crab..., usually the crab rolls. Really like their fresh, steamed vegetables as a delicious, healthy side, although their French fries are very good.

Thank KSG123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was under cooked,i will never go back....over rated for sure.service was slow,honestly your better off eating by the pair.

Thank Nevaeh A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait 20 minutes for a table at 6pm on a Thursday but they take your phone number so u can walk around downtown and they call you in plenty of time to get back! Super nice staff, our waiter Mike was very attentive....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parking is on the street downtown. Casual dining with excellent crab. I had a crab roll at lunch and was very pleased. Service was quick and friendly. Beer and wine are available. The restaurant was full and there was a wait list. But I recommend...More

Thank deborah r
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28 December 2016|
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Response from Bitnick1 | Reviewed this property |
We JUST ate there the day before yesterday, and yes, they did hand us a beer/wine list. You can also go to their website and email them and they will respond directly to you. This is a family-run business and they are very... More
30 July 2016|
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Response from drosen85 | Reviewed this property |
On a holiday weekend last year we had a 2 hour wait. But last weekend (on a Friday) we had virtually no wait at all coming in at 6:30 or so. We were surprised, but very happy based on our prior experiences and expectations.
11 June 2016|
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Response from Peggy S | Reviewed this property |
You can see their entire menue online. Some things are pricey, like the clam bake, but other things are within average. It's one of my favorite places to eat. It's really a special place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-2722
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