Crab Hut

4.3
424 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern

About

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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Delicious
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 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.

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LISAF
1 review
Dined on March 5, 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.

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AlfredoT
Baja California
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! The best place

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vipSatisfied
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 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

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Erin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 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.

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MichelleD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, definitely a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 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!

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yeraldyb
1 review
Dined on August 25, 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!

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coryh
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CrystalRP
San Diego
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.

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JuanL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 8, 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.

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vipBreeze
San Diego
223 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food and service were okay. Kinda messy, but fun.

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MariaG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and delicious food!

JY
JY2019
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JB
JanetB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the seafood we ordered were fresh and delicious.

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sunnyk
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.

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RobertoP
1 review
Dined on April 16, 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.

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TinaJ
1 review
Dined on April 4, 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

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VikkiL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 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

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VladimirS
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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vipVeronicaD
San Diego
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)

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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MeaganL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 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.

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Brett
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BrettM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JacobC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JeffreyB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 11, 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.

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DBfoodie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 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!

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ElJefe
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on January 30, 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.

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TarekE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Crabs are amazing!

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You can order delivery directly from Crab Hut using the Order Online button. Crab Hut also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Crab Hut also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 234-0628.

Crab Hut is rated 4.3 stars by 424 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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