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Crab Catcher

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1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Cave St.)
+1 858-454-9587
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had Shrimp and Pasta, Scallops, Grouper and an awesome Melon Mule. Jordan was an excellent Server. Beautiful views and wonderful service!

Thank Kellye C
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I recently had dinner at the restaurant. We both had the crab ceviche tacos, and the crab stuffed Seabass. The crab ceviche is a really great way to showcase the fresh crisp flavor of the crab, absolutely fantastic. The Seabass is wild caught in La Jolla, so pretty much right in front of the restaurant. It doesn't... More 

Thank sdroadster
Frisco, Texas
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177 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Sight seeing and we stopped in for a late lunch. They were not very busy so we were immediately seated at a table with a great ocean view. Service was good and food was excellent. Dessert was ok. Very nice break to our afternoon.

Thank bad4bob
Pasadena, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here to splurge for a birthday brunch, and it was worth celebrating a special occasion here. The views were spectacular; we sat outside up against the large glass window overlooking the ocean. Between the sounds of crashing waves and large birds flocking over the cliffs, it felt like we were eating in paradise. Our service was excellent, the... More 

Thank Xelarick
Cologne, Germany
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an upscale, fairly formal Restaurant, which fulfills the expactations one may have for such a place, but not surpasses them. We had really fresh and really tiny oysters (don't be afraid of ordering 12 instead of six) resp.tender and crispy Calamari as Appetizers, fettucine with shrimps resp. fish & ships as main course for lunch (portions are on... More 

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Bromma, Sweden
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely nice location with an impressive menu including plenty of seafood which I always prefer when at the coast. Good service and friendly atmosphere.

Thank Stellan D
El Cajon, California
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378 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to the Crab Catcher Restaurant in La Jolla tonight to celebrate my Wife's Birthday. I asked for, and received from Manager Jamie a wonderful window table, with a great view of the Pacific Ocean. Pedro the assistant to our head server Colin, did a great job bringing us water and bread, and cleaned up our... More 

Thank grandslamhomer
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday. The restaurant is located below street level in La Jolla Cove. We were greeted by a very friendly young man, who immediately wished me a happy birthday and offered to take a few photos. We were seated at a quaint little table at the back of the restaurant, where I'm sure we... More 

Thank Kristina K
Brasilia, DF
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try to make a reservation to sit by the window or on the patio for magnificent views. The service is good and the quality of food is ok. Not so many crab dishes on the menu as the name suggests. They have complimentary parking on a lot behind the restaurant.

1 Thank coccinelle72
Ipswich, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for lunch with another couple and sat in the front window overlooking La Jolla Cove. We had a delightful lunch, excellent service and enjoyed the whole experience.

Thank Richard F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?