Crab Hut

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422 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern

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Crab Hut was founded in 2007 by a family that loves food and beer, with one purpose to bring San Diego some good ole' Southern sass and flavor. Our goal is to redefine the eating out experience and engaging the guest with hands on food, while keeping it fresh with products grown and rise locally here in San Diego.

With such a crazy concept, there must be crazy people behind it and yes we are. We're as crazy about our food as we are about the brews that we serve. Keeping it local and sustainable is our main goal and we do it when we can. This ensures our customers with the freshest quality available. Our taps and bottles also feature some of the best microbrews San Diego has to offer. We carry products from Karl Strauss, Stone, Lightning, Green Flash, Ale Smith, Coronado, Mission Brew, Ballast Point and many more. So bring your family, friends, neighbor, co-worker, friend’s friend’s friend and join our food and beer loving family for some good ole’ dirty fun.
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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! The crabs are beyond! Service was great! I forgot to ask the server’s name but she was so nice and very accommodating! Will come back again when I come back to San Diego!

y
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend coming here! The food was great. My family and i (4 people) got the bucket and some rice and wow that got us very stuffed! Kinda on the pricey side so i recommend going with some friends or family to share the big meal with!

c
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We requested to treat a make-a-wish family to dinner anonymously and the manager split the check with us with the utmost discretion.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

THE entire experience was great. I enjoyed being Down Town in the city on a week night. I had the best server a guest could ask for. It was my first time at Crab Hut and my server made a lasting impression. Suggesting things on the menu and offering advice on parking in the down town area. I enjoyed my experience and i will be back again.

CR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

In town from Seattle: we drove the whole way. Went for crab legs for my wife. She loves them. It was creole style, which was great for spices. I just didn’t prefer the multitude of crawfish in most of the dishes. I hadn’t ever had crab and we tried both snow and king and it was good. I got salmon and asparagus and that was pretty amazing. Unfortunately, it wasn’t what I wanted (Fish and Chips). They were out of their Cajun style fries and the only option for a sub was okra and sweet potato fries. Both of which I don’t enjoy so much.
However, if you love Cajun spice (I do) and varied seafood options different from the norm, this place is for you.

JL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, from the food to the server!!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We were in San Diego for a fun trip with my husband. The food was ok.....definitely messy. I don’t think I would go back. The bucket is brought to you in a plastic bag and you are given gloves to wear. Pretty gross. Lol. Food was ok. I didn’t love the seasoning I chose.

MG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, really spicy even when requesting medium so beware! LOL

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and delicious food!

JY
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best crab pot place! Always come here when visiting San Diego

JB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All of the seafood we ordered were fresh and delicious.

s
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The inside was neat and the staff is all kind. We all enjoyed it so much. If we go to San Diego, we would like to visit again.

RP
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great food I notice the prize was higher and the seabucket had less shrimp... maybe it was a new cook. I hope it gets better next time? Thank you.

TJ
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Imitation calamari and no Dungeness crabs not enough snow crabs for the price..Food is priced high not good quality..no parking down town

VL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love crab hut go a country le times a month
Usually the snow crab is quite big this was the first time it was NOT. Figure 11/2 pound a person. They are improving on their bread too, but I still think they could date a half of loaf of French bread for the price like Fisherman warf serves French bread. With Crab you need yummy bread please

VS
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Restorant is below expectation. Oysters were good but lobster was spicy irrespectevely of my request.
Forks for lobster are plastic!

VD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Got the gumbo and it was pretty mediocre, 1/2 shrimp is always a winner! Overpriced appetizers but really good taste (not the gumbo)

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We are visiting and really wanted seafood and it was delicious!

ML
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pictures do not do this place justice! My family and I were looking for a spot with yummy food and this place did not disappoint! Food was excellent and so satisfying. A few of us got the "boil-style" buckets. They were a nicely portioned and having the option to choose different seasonings was great. Their cajun pasta was delicious as well, I chose to get shrimp instead of chicken! We loved everything about this dining experience. We are not from the area, so it was a nice find on Open Table.

B
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! The food is definitely worth the price and we always have a great time.

BM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are great every time I go to San Diego I make sure to eat there

JC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Excellent environment! Spectacular service! Recommended to all seafood lovers!

JB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I have to say this place wasn't great at all. The decor was cool and it looked great, however the food vs price ratio was off par, that includes quality, taste, and even presentation. I mean they deliver your entre in a plastic bag, wtf is that all about. Extremely messy and difficult to enjoy your meal. Super expensive and not worth it. But staff is nice and they have an ok happy hour.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was delicious. The staff and service was really good. The restaurant itself was dirty... all the wall hangings (fish, pictures bathroom door hinges, etc) all had disgusting layer of a gooey greasy dust.

DB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent especially given the Louisiana type seasoning! Service was outstanding and fast. If you enjoy Cajun seasoned shellfish, this is a place that you must go to!

EJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Decor and ambiance are minimal, but the food was fabulous and it was very easy to carry on a conversation despite being completely full.

C
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was poor. Didn’t get my drinks maybe 20 mins after seating down. No waiter come to introduce their self. Won’t be coming back to this location.

TE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very bad quality and after taste. The shrimp was clearly not fresh as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Crabs are amazing!

CW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot! Great restaurant to enjoy food with family and friends. Truly enjoyed the experience!

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fast. The food was excellent!

G
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you love seafood and don't mind getting your fingers messy, this is the place for you. Great clams and shrimp, with garlic bread to soak the sauce. Great spices. Yum!

J
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and plenty for all. The requested spice levels were very good and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. We will come again.

CE
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent late night dining in San Diego Gaslamp area. Best Gumbo outside New Orleans aka Nawlins!
No Hush puppies but cornbread filled the bill. Hubby was only a little hungry but he ate two bowls!
I enjoyed a bowl of Tomato basil soup. It was rich and not overly salted like canned soups.
We have definitely added this change of pace to our dining favorites.

L
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner once again. However, may I suggest a non-spicy sauce option for small kids? My 2-year old niece loves seafood, but she couldn’t have any because the sauce was too spicy for her

HM
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood tasted great! Service was very attentive and timely. Great value for the cost. Tried both flavor loaded crab and plain, the quality was excellent

OT
Monterrey
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicioso todo !! Lo único fue que nos ensuciamos todos y después me di cuanta que daban guantes y a nosotros no nos ofrecieron

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R
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So great to find Louisiana spices in San Diego!! Everything was really good!!

n
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love this place! Always great service, friendly, nice, etc!!

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