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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” (28 reviews)
“crab” (73 reviews)
“seafood” (68 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 2 days ago

We went here on the recommendation of a fellow air traveler from San Diego, as we were flying there from Dallas. We enjoyed our trip to the cove there in La Jolla, but think we might have found a better choice. This is clearly a...More

Thank Kay2048
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

His place is ok, has a nice balcony section. Food is good but expensive but you're in the cove. I'd go to Marine Room before this place again

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of expensive for dinner and not overly impressed. Perhaps in the daylight the view is really nice but at night its not a factor.

Thank Rkelly2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful view but the restaurant smelled a bit too much of fish.Entrees were ok buy very expensive Staff were very helpful maybe i was there on a off day

Thank Rima08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Greatly impressed by the crab catcher. Our party of four had four different entrées and each one of us was very impressed. The food was wonderful (both the cooking and the origin), the service was excellent without being overbearing, and the view was outstanding of...More

Thank June11406
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 10 January 2018

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 5 January 2018

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
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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
US$50 - US$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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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