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About Crab Hut

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.

1007 5th Ave. #101
San Diego, CA 92101
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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.

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 234-0628

Website:
http://www.crabhutsd.com/

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 sight cooking event is $2000 (excluding taxes and gratuity) or $50 per person not including transportation fee, applicable tax and gratuity.

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.

Executive Chef:
Traditional Family Recipe

Private Party Contact:
Kim Phan: (619) 436-6878

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Kim at crabhut@yahoo.com for more info and date availabilty.

Crab Hut Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Spicy (9)
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Creative Cuisine (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Authentic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Quick Bite, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 17, 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

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 12, 2017

It was really good!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The service was great with the guy Daniel and the food as always was delicious.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 8, 2017

A very good find this far from Cajun Country. Hurrican was excellent. Service was quick and the food was very good and tasty. No complaints.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Spicy, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent food and overall nice place . They need to bottle the sauce for the crabs because it's just that good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 29, 2017

It was fun and delicious dinner! I would like to go back with group again!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Had a great time.. much better than 1st time.. the male server was fantastic...

Tags: Spicy, Fun, People Watching
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 (Guadalajara)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Delicious !!!!!!!!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Really good boil, but wish the crawfish were bigger. These bugs were really small and the meat wouldn't pull off the tail easily. I prefer the Cajun boil over the Full House. Shrimp were large and fantastic!

Although disappointed with the size of crawfish, I'd definitely eat there again. Great atmosphere and friendly staff!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Food was a B+ / The sauce was bland
Serivice was a B- /
Ambiance was a C
We enjoyed our evening at The Crab Hut.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Our server was great. Very attentive but not intrusive. Food was decent. We ordered the Sampler Boat which is a LARGE basket of fried shrimp, fish, calamari, fries and okra. All the seafood was seriously overcooked. Also order the Spicy Jambalaya. It is spicy and the shrimp was done just right. But the rice was overcooked and mushy.

Tags: Spicy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

The crab was awesome and would recommend anyone to visit

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

My kids took me there for my birthday my hairdresser recommended this restaurant said seafood was great and he wasn't kidding and everybody in my party loved it my kids and I will definitely be going back !

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

My husband and I were staying at the US Grant and this place was down the street. I made reservations for 12:30pm because opening tends to be slow and we had our 3 month old daughter with us so we needed space for her stroller.
We were 30mins early, but the host was okie with that since the restaurant was empty except for another group with a baby. Audrey was our waitress and she was nice enough to advise us to hold off on ordering the jambalaya--what we ordered was more than enough for 2 people. The sampler boat was huge and we loved everything in it. The only downside was that they put tons of fried okras (which my husband didn't like) and not enough of everything else. I think it was 30 pieces of these tiny fried okras to 3 shrimps, and a handful of onion rings, tiny fried fish, waffle fries, and the rest. The shrimp and crawfish mix with the Full House was delicious. I loved the sauce that I ended up dipping our friend food into it.
The waitress was attentive enough; she dropped by twice to check up on us.

Overall, the food is good, the value is right, the service is nice, & they had a changing table in the bathroom (I definitely appreciated this since I had to change my daughter). We definitely will be back when we're in town.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

The waitress wasn't very helpful all of the muscles came out closed and they didn't seem concerned no king crab legs..they brought one out after we said there were nine… Not a very good dining experience

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

It was GREAT! The waiters were very kind and supportive of everything I needed and wanted.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our waitress was very attentive and provided a great customer service experience. She recommended great drinks and seafood options as well.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The shrimp, sausage, corn and crab cakes we're excellent. The snow crab was overcooked. The spices made up for it. Not cheap.

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Great food. Crab legs were some of the best I've ever had.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 18, 2017

It paid to have a reservation. Will be coming again.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Every year at the Esri Conference, I treat a certain client to a night at the Crab Hut. They count on and look forward to it and the Crab Hut never lets us down. Great memories and members of client staff standing in line to be included!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Spicy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Food was delicious and the service was excellent!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This place is always excellent

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I made a reservation on Open Table beforehand, but when I arrived to the location, there was no record of my reservation. Luckily, they were able to compensate a party of 9 without an issue, and rather quickly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The best king crab and snow crab legs that I have ever had. I will dream of them in the future. Skip the fried shrimp. The breading was too thick and spicy but enough to share. Go for the CRAB!!!!messy but sooooo good!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great food and great service. Keep the reservation on time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Belated Mother's Day celebration! Perfect ambiance for the kids to be loud and for everyone to dig in.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had an awesome time! Everything was excellent as always, never disappointed. Even the kiddos love it! Perfect dinner for Mother's Day!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Good and service was great. Had calamari, fried shrimp, and snow crab clusters. Really good and can't wait to try their other locations.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 6, 2017

There was a little confusion between LAST SEATING and LAST CALL time, the website said Last seating is at 9:30 as they close as 10:00pm, but got a call from them saying last call is 9:30 so if we got there right at 9:30 we would of miss last call. But at the end we got in and able to put our orders in the neck of time. Food was amazing, the service was good. We all enjoyed our dinner there.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 20, 2017

So I saw a 1st time "date" while we were dining. BAD IDEA unless y'all ready to be down and dirty. This is not a cutesy sport...
Have cool HH deals. Regular price have went up 2x in the past year. You could go to ANY of the "crab-insert name" spots and get the same food. This is original, so others really are 2nd nature duplicates. Glad our server told us we could "split" flavors/items in our bag to save us $$ cause the prices are really ridiculous compared to what is offered at other crab "insert the name" spots...

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Amazing dinner!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Very fast service, informative wait staff, jambalaya was delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Best Crab ever

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Great happy hour specials! Our server Monica was awesome! We had oysters, wings, sausage sliders, and crab bites. The crab bites were pretty unimpressive, basically fried frozen product. The oysters were only $1 each. We had 4 dozen, 2 dozen each or two different West coast varieties. The wings were good but they don't have blue cheese so we suffered with the ranch:)

The draft beers are $3 and the selection is good. They also have $6 cocktails and other specials. This place was a total score.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2016

absolutely delicious crab legs & shrimp to celebrate my husbands birthday! Tasted very fresh & the flavors were spot on! Will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2016

My husband had been dying to try a restaurant where he could wear a bib and eat a whole crab, and that is exactly what we got from Crab Hut. It was a really fun experience to share with friends, and there was a lot of laughter. This had to be one of the messiest experiences I've ever had, but it was pretty much what we signed up for. The service was excellent. The staff (especially our waiter, Danny) was very helpful, especially as we were novices with this kind of experience, and they were patient and very informative. It was especially exciting to get to "meet" our dinner before they got cooked. My husband was like a kid in the candy store. We could not have asked for a better experience. The only surprise was how expensive this experience is, considering the incredibly casual atmosphere. We probably won't do something like this again for years, but we are very glad had this fantastic experience!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2016

As first timers, we had an awesome time celebrating my daughters baptism at this place because we got to enjoy family company and the delicious food! Also the drink that had mezcal in it was to die for delicious😋 (Forgot the name.) Corking per bottle is also a reasonable price ($15 p/bottle). Definitely recommend Crab Hut to anyone that wants to try their amazing crab + shrimp!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Cool spot. Crab by the pound is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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