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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%
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“crab” (369 reviews)
“seafood” (197 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To See-Food or not to Sea food... that is the question. Little to no flavor, but lots of bucks! Being a Shell Beach local, I tend to avoid the obviously tourist food spots...but I was in the mood for some seafood. Since this place should...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute spot! Casual and great food. Staff was super friendly. I had the shrimp Louie which was delicious. My husband had the clam chowder. Good wine by the carafe.

Thank Leticia A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best thing going for this place was the service! Our server went out of her way to accommodate us but the food was just mediocre. $18.00 for French roll with scant amount of crab diluted with dressing. The clam chowder was bacon and pepper tasting,...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for a late lunch on a Saturday and was seated immediately. The restaurant was full and people came in after we did and had a 20 minutes wait. Believe me when I tell you it is worth the wait. Everyone had something...More

Thank gerrijellison
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant completely lived up to expectation as number one in Pismo on TA. Hands down, the best crab bisque I've ever had. Had a pound of steamed clams, too, and the wine/butter broth was succulent. Fast, friendly service. Highly recommended.

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Combine awesome seafood and fun, and you get the Cracked Crab. Don't order anything that comes on a plate. Go straight for the bucket that they dump on the table. Crab, Shrimp and Lobster, along with corn cobs, potatoes, and sausage, all dumped in the...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is no mistake that is on first place. We went without a reservation and it was a waiting list ahead of us, definitely worth the 1 and half hour for waiting. The big bucked with various crabs was fabulous I would order it again...More

Thank FazakasZs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great meal and service here. Portions are extremely generous and food is fresh. Would definitely recommend them as one of the best restaurants in town.

Thank HNS1102
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went in for dinner alone and ordered the scallops. They were cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth. Service was so friendly, did not feel rushed. In fact, she made a point of telling to relax, take my time, and enjoy myself. I...More

Thank dianea97
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Arrive around 5pm so you don’t have to wait! No reservations here. We always get fresh crab and enjoy butter with sourdough bread. Yum yum

Thank TravelLynn2015
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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