Permanently Closed - Crab Catcher
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Old decor needs an update, nice view, overpriced food.
We had a REALLY nice server, Richard! Our table next to the window was great! Unfortunately, the halibut was over-cooked. There are other seafood restaurants that I prefer.
I would recommend the place but not the dish I ordered.
Stop in for lunch. Great views and with every entree you get unlimited champagne:) I had the Ahi tacos- wouldn’t get them again. Chowder was amazing.
The service was absolutely wonderful, the food was good, and we enjoyed the beautiful view and our special dinner.
Late lunch — special in that we live in East County and were in the area for an appointment. Love the La Jolla Cove location, view. Fantastic service, but a pricey, special occasion place only. Spent $99 for lunch, including tip, with no alcohol, no appetizer, one dessert.
We were visiting from Vancouver, CDA. and looking for an oceanfront restaurant with a view.
We definitely hit the jack pot with the Crab Catcher!! The ambience of the outdoor patio and the lovely sea views were spectacular.
The service was warm, friendly, prompt and very professional.
We both love seafood and the menu offered us amazing choices - the grilled octopus was delicious.
I would definitely return to this wonderful idyllic spot by the sea.
Food was simply amazing!! Had the shrimp pasta, so good! My girlfriend had crab legs and she couldn't stop raving about them! Also, service was impeccable with a great atmosphere! First time there, will definitely be back!
Great view but truthfully the food is expensive for what you get. Plenty of great views with better value for money in La Jolla
They have a 120 dollar seafood plate that includes lobster, crab legs, prawns and some potatoes/veggies that is designed to be split by two. The prawns were tiny and forgettable. We ordered two of these at our table and were disappointed overall . I would not go back nor recommend. There are better values for the money in the Lajolla area. The view from the outdoor patio was a narrow strip and there are better view options in the area
My wife and I had lunch at the Crab Catcher and is was a wonderful meal and a lot of fun. Great selection of food to choose from and a wonderful view. We enjoyed our meal and the entrees and dessert that we had were excellent. Great service from our waiter. He was very helpful. We will look forward to visiting The Crab Catcher when we are in La Jolla again.
Great food and wonderful service. Can’t go wrong
The food was amazing a little pricey but I expected that and didnt care because the view was amazing. I was not disappointed
Highly recommended. Excellent food, view and service.
Great food, great service!
Champagne brunch was fantastic. The 5 cheese mac and cheese is incredible. Would definitely recommend dining here.
Everything was great...it was our 54th wedding anniversary.
Fantastic view. Service was a little slow to start, but very friendly and helpful. Food was good but the crab omelet was rather heavy on the onions. The French toast was excellent and we also enjoyed the crab enchilada. Champagne comes with your brunch entrees, so that's a nice touch.
Excellent all the way around! I highly recommend Crab Catcher. Pablo was very helpful, and the complimentary champagne was a nice touch!
Food was very good, our server was slow and seemed
Amazing place! Beautiful views, excellent food!
Valentines Day Dinner reservations at 8:30pm, sat is over flow area that was cold and noisy, high traffic. We waited an hour before we had our entrees. Meanwhile, complimentary bread offered late when they noticed we had not received any. Not a romantic, candlelight experience. Service and attentiveness was below average for the expense.
I was so excited about this restaurant! Sadly the crab bisque was lukewarm, the crab cake was disappointing (was basically a giant golf ball of warm crab) and the crab enchiladas were just ok and a bit too spicy. My husband’s stuffed fish had a strange taste to it. We felt so bad for the server who seemed like a nervous wreck the whole night. She couldn’t give wine recommendations (nor offered to ask someone else) and forgot to put in our order. She was very sweet and apologetic but overall we won’t be returning.
Richard was a wonderful server. The food was great, we got a Crab Cake, Brussels sprouts, Maine Lobster Papperdelle and Crab Stuffed Fish. All the staff was friendly and their Tiramisu was great to end the meal :) Definitely would go back again.
Nice place for a view. Food and Wine are pretty basic. Had a nicely made manhattan.
The staff was extremely courteous and knowledgeable. The food was very good and the ambiance is great .
First, my waitress was AMAZING! She recommended some of the best items on the menu. The berry mojito was the best I’ve had. The pasta was delicious. Will definitely be back again.
Good food, good service!
The oysters were delicious, and the spaghetti with clam sauce nothing out of the ordinary as was the creme brulee. My waiter forgot to bring cheese for the spaghetti. The ambience was marred by an adjoining table that had a very boisterous crowd sitting at it. The noise level was disturbing as one person in particular was drunk and had a shrill laugh. All I wanted to do was leave ASAP. The reason I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to a friend is because the meal, excluding oysters, was too highly priced for such average fare...not what one expects in a town like La Jolla.
Great atmosphere, food and service. Will go back again .
Awesome ambiance, delicious food,attentive
Slow Monday dinner so service and noise level were excellent. Inventive cocktail offerings. Starters are 5 stars for size and quality, entrees were pricey but very good. Great desserts.
Absolutely enjoyed the ambiance, the food (lobster and king crab legs) was fantastic, the view amazing, and above all, the customer service by Enrique was beyond expectation. Thanks to Enrique our 32nd anniversary dinner was perfect. Bu the way, this is the third straight year we had our anniversary dinner here. We’ll be back!!
Restaurant seemed dated but food was good and the location was perfect!
Patrick was an excellent server and the crab enchiladas were first rate!
Great view of the ocean
The service and food was good. The music was way to load.
Wonderful staff, great views, food is excellent and very plentiful. Great parking under restaurant
We had an Excellent view from our window table.
Great ambiance. We would definitely live to eat here during sunlight to get a better view of the cove. However, the moon lighting up the water was still magnificent. Very attentive service. Our meal was solid from the entree to dessert. I’m usually not a fan of meringue, but it tasted fantastic on top of the key lime pie!
Permanently Closed - Crab Catcher offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 454-9587.
Permanently Closed - Crab Catcher is rated 4.5 stars by 2450 OpenTable diners.