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Lobster was tough, clam chowder was average. The service was outstanding but does not compensate for the prices. There are better places in the San Diego to spend your money.
Truly fine dinner with excellent service from our server, Kristin. We were seated in a delightful, somewhat secluded alcove overlooking the Cove. My roasted oysters appetizer with spinach and Parmesan were some of the best that I’ve ever enjoyed. I followed that with a tasty cioppino chock full of seafood while my wife really liked her crab-stuffed Mahi-Mahi. We ended by splitting a delicious piece of Key Lime pie that was almost chiffon-like. We’ve been to Crab Catcher before and will be back.
The host ignored us while I stood at the counter in front of him, looked straight at the next couple and tried to help them instead of asking us if we were next, our actual waiter didn't come back to take our entree order just took our drinks and appetizer and I had to wave him down to get our entree order put in. The food itself which I ordered spaghetti with clams was ok, my husband ordered the fish and chips which we both agree we have had better. Had the groupon voucher otherwise wouldn't be eating there.
It was our anniversary, and they were kind enough to give us each a glass of champagne. Dinner was great.
I had asked for the best table with an ocean view as I was celebrating my birthday with friends. That's exactly what we got. The best table in the restaurant! Along with delicious food and great service.
We were in San Diego area for a short respite from the winter weather of Michigan. Valentines Day came up in the middle of our visit and I found the Crab Catcher on line. It sounded perfect and did not disappoint! Service was excellent, the menu with tempting choices and the presentation and taste as good or better than described. It was a bit cramped since they added extra tables to accommodate for the holiday but it was very conducive nonetheless. The location is overlooking the LaJolla Cove. Even a small view out of a portion of a window at night helps set the mood. Yes, it was pricey but worth it!
Host was welcoming and pushed my reservation back 30 minutes with no hesitation. Got seated at the perfect table for two, with my girlfriend. Thankfully, they have great clam chowder which she loved. Filet Mignon is great! Would absolutely recommend for a business outing, romantic occasion, and great view and atmosphere, even at night. Well worth every penny!
Beautiful view of the ocean. Amazing small plates, ordered one of each!
Great experience and great views ...thanks to the maitre d’/host who seated us in a table with a great view and to Pablo who waited on us. ....will be back
Chris was our waiter & could not have been nicer... the food (especially the crab legs) & ambiance was great! We will definitely be back! :)
Had a great meal. Celebrated my birthday. Food was good, service was great (waiter was very attentive and provided great service). At the end they served me a complimentary dessert with lit candle. Nice touch.
Excellent service and food we had the seafood special for two which was delicious.
Crab legs were outstanding as was claim chowder. Service was top notch !
The preparation of the seafood was unique to this Resturant, although citrus flavor in pasta with clam sauce was not good
And the steamed lobster also was prepared oddly.
Would not recommend