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Crab Hut

#111 of 3,845 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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1007 5th Ave Apt 101, San Diego, CA 92101-5127
+1 619-234-0628
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Melaka, Malaysia
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116 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is for the Crab Hut outlet at Downtown, next to the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown. We stayed in this hotel and walked pass the restaurant many times, and looked curiously through the glass. The guests seemed to be enjoying their meal and we wanted to try it out too..... Since we have never heard of the... More 

Thank widespreadvisitor
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here our first night in town. What a delicious little gem! You would never think it would be that great because it's in a shopping center but it was excellent! We ordered the go to town with a lobster. Oh my gosh that was so much food for the two of us! It was delicious... More 

Thank Kristina K
Portland, Oregon
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Instead of getting a regular dinner, my husband and I opted for one order each of the appetizer sampler and the house salad. We got enough food for four people. The sampler consisted of calamari, oysters, onions rings, butterflied prawns, hush puppies, potato fries, sweet potato fries, and okra. The problem was everything was deep fried and the deep fried... More 

Thank Keeper40
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This place is incredible! Amazing food. Great atmosphere. If I lived in San Diego, I would be here all the time. Loved the fried oysters- like a delicious oyster wrapped in a hush puppy. The food is unique and classic at the same time with just the right amount of spice.

Thank Kwoo3
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My moving here was abrupt so I went thru a bit of a cultural shock from the lack of familiar flavored and taste of my birth place but I was pleasantly surprised by The crab hut they have it all from the Louisiana beers to the flavors for home!!!! If you live seafood like I do take a trip to... More 

Thank Bella A
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Was in San Diego for a week solo, just seeing the sites and enjoying the weather. Found this recommendation on Trip Advisor and tried it out. Trying to eat healthy and get my greens while traveling is a challenge. The House Salad was huge (took some back to the hotel to eat later) and was full of crab and lagostinos,... More 

Thank SpracherK
Saskatoon, Canada
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188 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

After walking about the Gaslamp area while staying at the Gaslamp Plaza Suites we spotted this place. Read the menu placed on the window...thankfully we went in to see the actual menu, as the one displayed showed "market prices" without stating what they were. We were seated promptly and served almost immediately. The server and service was exceptional. After many... More 

Thank Jim R
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We just happen to be walking by looking for a place to get some grub. In the mood for seafood and HUGE portions this is the place. Glad we stopped in, I got the fish and chips and took more than half of it home. The staff was friendly. We shared the adult beverage for two - tried to talk... More 

Thank NinaNJ7
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Had high hopes but nothing was really a nice experience except for Johnny at the bar-he was a good bar tender. Ordered Crab Poppers-not worth the calories. Regular gumbo-not thick like I expected. Mini-mini squares of sausage weren't a satisfying bite, too much rice, taste was so-so. 1lb King Crab Legs $31.00. This was the easiest part to eat. My... More 

Thank cosmeticgirl04
Nashville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Our waiter was excellent! He was very friendly and polite. Food tasted great and we wanted to try it one more time before leaving.. Then my husband, daughter and I got ill shortly after eating dinner (vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps). We ordered shrimp cocktail and oysters on half shell for appitizers. We had the shrimp scampi, jumbalaya, and Cajun... More 

Thank Magie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1007 5th Ave Apt 101, San Diego, CA 92101-5127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-234-0628

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?