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7:00 PM
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Crab Catcher

4.3
1974 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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La Jolla's premier seafood restaurant, consistently #1 with locals and visitors, enjoys a spectacular ocean view and patio dining. The freshest of seafood and shellfish our specialty; the exciting flavors of California and the Pacific Rim our inspiration.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - Close, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - Close
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Phone number
(858) 454-9587
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jon Burwell
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cave St.
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Parking details
Validated underground parking in our building, enter from Coast Blvd. and valet parking on our block of Prospect St.
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Public transit
On Torrey Pines Road at Prospect Place, two blocks from the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Spectacular view of ocean marine life and sea-going activities.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1974 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.6
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAnnM (San Diego)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Good food, great view, wonderful attentive helpful staff.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

Muy caro en proporción a lo que se sirve. No nos gustaron los tacos. Si estaban muy ricos los tacos de cebiche. Muy bien la atención.

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viplajollafav (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Crab Catcher is a La Jolla fav! Great view, yummy food, excellent service, I always ask for Carmen!

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TwinMamaSD (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

We went on a rainy Tuesday evening to celebrate our kids’ birthday. They gave us a beautiful spot next to the big window and the service was excellent as was the food.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

I think these are the best crab legs in town. With the best service, and a great view. Truthfully. They serve only the red King Crab legs. 1.25 lbs, not the usual 1 lb. More crab than I could eat. On a bed of delightfully flavored greens and corn medley which is special in itself. Red King Crab legs in my extensive experience are much much easier to open for sure, perhaps a bit sweeter than the regular King Crab legs. They supply all the usual tools but I snuck in a "Stolen from Joes Crab shack" plastic crab leg tool that really works especially great on these red king crab legs. We frequently do Sunday Bruch there. This was one of them. They have both Saturday and Sunday Brunch which is a great plus. Varied brunch menu, not just crab focused. The wait staff was especially attentive with refill of water, rolls, butter. $10 bottle of Sparkling wine Opera Prima which was great. My family loved their crab cakes and Eggs Benedict. I had a dinner sized Caesar salad which was excellent. Have been coming here for years

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LuvLaJolla (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

As always the food & service were great! A must do any time we are in La Jolla

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

My husband and I have been going to Crab Catcher for years. We love to go for lunch as the views of the ocean, kayakers and sea lions are amazing. The food and service are always fabulous.

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Ronald (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Romantic, great service, good view, great food. We like to come for our anniversaries.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

It was excellent!! We'll be back. It was NYE, so of course it was a tad noisy. It was almost perfect. My daughter's spaghetti didn't get packed and she likes to eat her leftovers.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

This was a great place for New Year’s Eve dinner with my wife. The service and food are superb!!

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