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Crab Cooker Restaurant

17260 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1969
+1 714-573-1077
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cooker” (25 reviews)
“chowder” (8 reviews)
“halibut” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
17260 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1969
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11 - 20 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Crab Cooker in Tustin is a cousin to the better known one in Newport Beach. The Tustin restaurant has easier parking, more space between tables and a genuine look that it has not been decorated in thirty years. My order of oysters on the...More

Thank jeanne19802016
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I was delighted to discover this Newport Beach staple in (what was for me) a new location in Tustin. Outstanding and fresh seafood expertly prepared and served on plates that have never been used before and will never be used again (paper!). Both the Manhattan-style...More

Thank BKKDan
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We love to go to the Crab Cooker in Tustin. The food is always good. The service is great. It can be a little on the expensive side, but the food is worth it. I love the Manhattan clam chowder. It's a nice switch from...More

Thank cjoy59
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've been to the Crab Cooker in Newport often, but this was our first visit to the Tustin location. The contrast was substantial. We went quite early and should have received better service and the best in food preparation, but that wasn't the case. Maybe...More

Thank John19672
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I went with a friend to celebrate my birthday. I had halibut with Romano potatoes. They let me substitute a green salad for my side. The lunch portion was large enough that I had enough to take home for dinner. Since it was my birthday...More

Thank meeser
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This place is consistently good for fresh , casual seafood dining, I love their halibut when it's in season, also the shrimp on skewer is very good, the clam is fantastic , as side dishes go my favorite is always the mashed potato

Thank Mosafer14
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Crab Cooker is an tradition and an institution. From the Newport Beach original location to the Tustin location this restaurant is terrific. It is kitchy but authentic. Of course its clam chowder is awesome. What a great place to have a relaxed fish/seafood meal...More

Thank UpbeatTraveler
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had a craving for chowder and stopped by last week. Alert - they don't have New England Clam Chowder, only Manhattan style. It was flavorful but the clams were like little rubber bands. I won't be having that again. The bread was fresh and...More

Thank rayu
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We love to eat here when we drive to the OC. My kids love it too so when they fly into John Wayne, it is where we stop to eat. Last night I had shrimp and scallops on a skewer and the rice pilaf is...More

Thank Kristin H
Reviewed 4 August 2016

No frills, very good price and quality. The halibut was moist, flaky and delicious. Had the lunch size and it was just perfect portion. If you're looking for a fish place that has good food and is not fancy (and doesn't have fancy prices) this...More

Thank Corinne C
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17 August 2016|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I don't work for the Crab Cooker. My review was based on a recent visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17260 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1969
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: +1 714-573-1077
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