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Cracked Crab

751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
+1 805-773-2722
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (362 reviews)
“seafood” (198 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a small restaurant with an average vibe. We had dinner here and shared the Halibut with couscous. The fish was good, but the couscous mixture was a bit overpowering and took away from the dish. We ordered an expensive piece of key lime...More

Thank JJN96
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were visiting Pismo Beach on a bus tour and happened upon this restaurant. Great soup and fish. We definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank L0vet0cruise
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

8 of showed up and they accommodated us fairly quickly for dinner. Everyone really liked what they had and we had a big variety: Crab, chowder, pablono appetizers, halibut. Great service!

Thank Mike m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed seafood-- very good clam chowder, crab cakes and salad with chicken. They serve wine margaritas instead of traditional margaritas with tequila---kind of like a light margarita, but still good. The "bucket" looked very tempting, but it is a lot of food so you...More

Thank OntheGo630
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to the cracked crab for the past 7 years. Finally got around to writing review so others can enjoy. We order the bucket for one which is way enough for two people. We always get the Dungeness crab and the Gulf...More

Thank Ted R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place probably only seats about 40 people, and they do not take reservations. They don't have to! Last year we splurged and ordered the whole crab by the pound. It's definitely worth the expense, just for the experience of them plopping the whole, cooked...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for dinner after recommendations from our hotel (Seacrest Oceanfront Resort). Their specialty is the "Big Bucket" where you get a variety of crab, shrimp, mussels, clams, lobster tails and corn on the cob. This was pretty cool to see others enjoying -...More

Thank guadsquad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Pismo Beach stopped in to the Cracked Crab for lunch. It's small place with about 20 tables and some great service as well as food. The waitress informed us that they are know for there buckets of crab. We asked the waitress what...More

Thank guseboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our seafood meal here. We went for the huge bucket of a mixture of food. It was delicious and a delightful mess. We loved eating our food from the table. A thoroughly enjoyable meal.

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled to Pismo with my daughter (21 y/o), god daughter (23 y/o), son (17 y/o), and granddaughter (3 y/o). We initially sat at a restaurant on the pier. Upon mentioning a strong desire for great seafood one of the locals recommended Cracked Crab so...More

Thank Teesha M
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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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: 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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