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Sun, 2/25
7:00 PM
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Crab Hut

339 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Authentic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood
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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.


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.
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Phone number
(619) 234-0628
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Traditional Family Recipe
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Private party contact
Kim Phan: (619) 436-6878
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Please contact Kim at for more information. We can cater to your office, party sight, family events and or cook at the sight. Minimum for on sight cooking event is $2000 (excluding taxes and gratuity) or $50 per person not including transportation fee, applicable tax and gratuity.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Parking is free for 3 hours at Horton Plaza with a ticket validation in the front of information center in the mall. (WE DO NOT VALIDATE YOUR TICKET). On Sunday and after 6pm Mon-Sat, green line, yellow line and meter are free to park.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Kim at for more info and date availabilty.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 339 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Foodie4ever (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Delicious food, great group location, and fun eating with your hands.

AmandaG (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Service and food was excellent!!!!!! Our waiter was fun, friendly and energetic. Food was perfect!

staajabu (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Everyone in our party thought the food was good. Each order was ample as we all took leftovers home. Servers were very attentive. Worth the visit.

Kyky (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Fun place. All food eaten with hands so it can get messy. We learned too late that you can ask for plastic gloves. Portions were ample and you cannot beat $4 happy hour beers. Service was excellent.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved the Alaskan King Crab boil Combo!!!!!
Service is fast and excellent.
Best to make reservation via OPEN TABLE.
Popular place. Reserve EARLY.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Food is always great,service always terrible! This time we went for our grandsons 18th birthday and the server was informed and was still inattentive, lax and had to be asked for every little thing! They did sing happy birthday to my grandson, but our sever was not in atendence. Very poor service on an important night.

Adom (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious! Good portion sizes. Kinda cool just eating on the table. Gets messy!

SuperSaverSF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

We are from the Bay Area so it was great to find something in San Diego that reminds us of Boiling Crab. I really like what they had to offer and the tastes were uniquely there's. The sauce was a little sweet but had lots of garlic which I liked. There was meaty crab in the snow legs and sausages were not too spicy. Good flavor and they have different tvs that were playing the different basketball games happening that night. Good find in Downtown and left us feeling good.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on October 16, 2017

Had a great evening at Crab Hut, the staff was very good and the food was excellent. We had a party of 10 and they were able to accommodate on short notice.

First time here and it will not be the last. Thank you

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

It was really good!