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Crab Hut

4.3
4.3
381 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Sunday: 11:30am-9:30pm HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Fri 3pm-7pm FEATURING $3 Draft, $10 Pitcher, $20 for 100oz Beer Tower, $1/Oyster, $0.50/Hut Wings, $4 Sausage Sliders, $3 Mixed Fries, $3 Crab Poppers, $5 House Wines and Sangria. DAILY SPECIAL: FROM 3PM-CLOSE Mon: $3 Draft Beer Tue: $1 per Oyster Wed: $0.50 per Hut Wings Thu: $5 House Wines & BYOB! You bring it, we'll serve it. Bring your own wine to pair with our spicy cajun seafood. Corkage fee is on the house.

  • Phone number

    (619) 234-0628

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Traditional Family Recipe

  • Catering

    Please contact Kim at crabhut@yahoo.com for more information. We can cater to your office, party sight, family events and or cook at the sight. Minimum for on site cooking event is $2000 (excluding taxes and gratuity) or $50 per person not including transportation fee, applicable tax and gratuity.

  • Private party contact

    Kim Phan: (619) 436-6878

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    Between 5th and 6th on Broadway

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 381 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. D

    Delicious

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Service was good! Food came out fast! However, we were told as soon as we sat down that they now charge a 18% charge of the total bill and that pushed our bill way up. Much more than we are used to paying there. Probably start looking somewhere else to enjoy seafood.
  2. LI

    LISAF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a friend visiting from Texas because they loved crab-legs so much. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously. The food was great and it was so much that we could not eat it all. The sampler appetizer was so much; but everything on it tasted great. The staff was friendly and helpful. It was my first visit to the downtown location and I am looking forward to going again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No complaints. Food was good. Service was great
  4. AT

    AlfredoT

    Baja California

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! The best place
  5. S

    Satisfied

    Anchorage

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    M-E-S-S-Y! No forks at the table. Wasn’t expecting to have to use my fingers to eat everything.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious crab poppers- definitely reasonably priced. Our reservation was marked as special occasion and we were never asked what the occasion was- crab cakes were also not so great
  7. E

    Erin

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Only draw back was the saucy was spicy even though we chose mild! The service was EXCELLENT
  8. JC

    JessicaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food at reasonable prices. I had the sampler boat as my meal and couldn’t finish it! It was so good! Gumbo was not authentic New Orleans but the fried okra was spot on.
  9. MD

    MichelleD

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, definitely a great dining experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  11. y

    yeraldyb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  12. c

    coryh

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We requested to treat a make-a-wish family to dinner anonymously and the manager split the check with us with the utmost discretion.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    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.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place for a seafood boil, always amazing better than the other places I have tried.
  15. CR

    CrystalRP

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    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.
  16. JL

    JuanL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing, from the food to the server!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    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.
  18. S

    Sabrena

    San Diego

    252 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    252 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food and service were okay. Kinda messy, but fun.
  19. MG

    MariaG

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, really spicy even when requesting medium so beware! LOL
  20. IC

    IrinaC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and delicious food!
  21. JY

    JY2019

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best crab pot place! Always come here when visiting San Diego
  22. JB

    JanetB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All of the seafood we ordered were fresh and delicious.
  23. s

    sunnyk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  24. RP

    RobertoP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    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.
  25. TJ

    TinaJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Imitation calamari and no Dungeness crabs not enough snow crabs for the price..Food is priced high not good quality..no parking down town
  26. VL

    VikkiL

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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
  27. VS

    VladimirS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Restorant is below expectation. Oysters were good but lobster was spicy irrespectevely of my request. Forks for lobster are plastic!
  28. VD

    VeronicaD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Got the gumbo and it was pretty mediocre, 1/2 shrimp is always a winner! Overpriced appetizers but really good taste (not the gumbo)
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We are visiting and really wanted seafood and it was delicious!
  30. ML

    MeaganL

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  31. B

    Brett

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always! The food is definitely worth the price and we always have a great time.
  32. BM

    BrettM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are great every time I go to San Diego I make sure to eat there
  33. JC

    JacobC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! Excellent environment! Spectacular service! Recommended to all seafood lovers!
  34. JB

    JeffreyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    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.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2019

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    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.
  36. DB

    DBfoodie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    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!
  37. EJ

    ElJefe

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Decor and ambiance are minimal, but the food was fabulous and it was very easy to carry on a conversation despite being completely full.
  38. C

    Chris

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    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.
  39. TE

    TarekE

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very bad quality and after taste. The shrimp was clearly not fresh as well.
  40. j

    julial

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent

FAQs

Crab Hut offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 234-0628.

Crab Hut is rated 4.3 stars by 381 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 5th and 6th on Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Sunday: 11:30am-9:30pm HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Fri 3pm-7pm FEATURING $3 Draft, $10 Pitcher, $20 for 100oz Beer Tower, $1/Oyster, $0.50/Hut Wings, $4 Sausage Sliders, $3 Mixed Fries, $3 Crab Poppers, $5 House Wines and Sangria. DAILY SPECIAL: FROM 3PM-CLOSE Mon: $3 Draft Beer Tue: $1 per Oyster Wed: $0.50 per Hut Wings Thu: $5 House Wines & BYOB! You bring it, we'll serve it. Bring your own wine to pair with our spicy cajun seafood. Corkage fee is on the house.

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Traditional Family Recipe

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 234-0628

  • Catering

    Please contact Kim at crabhut@yahoo.com for more information. We can cater to your office, party sight, family events and or cook at the sight. Minimum for on site cooking event is $2000 (excluding taxes and gratuity) or $50 per person not including transportation fee, applicable tax and gratuity.

  • Private party contact

    Kim Phan: (619) 436-6878

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