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Craw Station

103 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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San Francisco's Craw Station specializes in serving the freshest seafood with a comfort food twist, dusted in an incredible array of seasonings to complement the fresh-catch taste in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. For starters, the oysters on a half shell and the buttery fried shrimp make excellent introductory dishes. Some of Craw Station's specialty seafood entrées include crawfish, lobster and mussels, which can be spiced to your preferred level and seasoned with lemon butter, Cajun, lemon pepper, or garlic butter. You can also enjoy your choice of seafood boiled in a hotpot with potatoes, sausage and corn on the cob. Not feeling in the mood for seafood? Craw Station also crafts other delightful southern specialties, such as chicken and waffles, Ro's okra soup and spicy Cajun wings.

To accompany your incredible seafood feast, enjoy Craw Station's beverage selection, like the sangria, pineapple cooler, or a sake cocktail.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Cajun
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Daily 4:00pm-10:00pm
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Irving street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2016

Food was delicious and served promptly. The mango-pineapple cooler went well with the spicy crawfish. Mussles and oysters were fresh and tasy.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 5, 2016

We had such a great time last time we went we decided to go again on a date night. We reserved a table for two at 4pm. They weren't ready for us until maybe 4:10 for cleaning.

Our food came fairly quickly. The food tasted great like last time. I still prefer the medium than mild house sauce. It tasted better although very spicy.

Problem we had this time was the crab. A lot of the meat was missing and it was mostly empty in the middle. Last time we finished the same amount and we were at just the right amount. If anything I got an extra cob of corn and it still wasn't enough food for us like last time. We don't eat too much so it's about the same portion every time. This is accurate and it sucked that it wasn't enough and we didn't feel right to order another crab.

We still really like the restaurant but check your crab meat before the waiter/waitress leave. It was most likely less than two pounds since the meat was mostly gone... That kinda sucked for us and our date.

vipfoodie (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on July 12, 2016

Not our kind of restaurant. We ordered some appetizers just to test the cooking; they were overly cooked and did not have much to speak of. We went there after they were open barely an hour, the waiter claimed that they ran out of lobsters. Hard to believe that they sold 20 lobsters in one hour.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 3, 2016

My boyfriend and I went to Craw Station because I loved Crabs and he loves eating everything I did, he's not picky unless it's unhealthy. We got the house sauce, medium spicy Dungeness crab and the pepper lemon shrimp mild spicy. The sauce for the crab was amazing and it was so good but spicy that we were both sweating while we were eating!!! The shrimp tasted fresh and we liked having one spicier than the other so we could increase the spiciness whenever we wanted to, by dipping in the other sauce.

Medium sized Crab was $36 (~2-2.25lb) that day, and shrimp was $16/ lb. They ran out of the regular $42 crabs.

We also got corn $0.25 each and the sweet potato fries $5.95.

Bill came to be around $70-$80. Worth the price. We even took the sauce home ;)

The waiter and waitress were really friendly and didn't come to the table more often than necessary. We went on Sunday 07/04 at 6:30. The only thing was the chef. I believe he spoke Cantonese and was rude to his coworkers. He sounded like he's the boss and we felt bad for the people working there because we could hear him screaming and yelling in the kitchen while we ate and whenever we were walking to use the bathroom.

vipJohnW (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 22, 2016

Excellent food and wonderful and friendly service. We will go back.

vipCcollins (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on June 15, 2016

One of the worst dining experiences in my 43 year lifetime. Let's start with the service. My group of six sat down immediately. It was at least 10 mins before our server stopped by our table to take our drink orders. Then another 10 minutes to receive them. The restaurant was not terribly busy. We ordered the gumbo as a starter. Once it finally arrived, it was luke warm and the taste was almost inedible. Virtually no sausage, no chicken, no shrimp. Basically warm water with a horrible rue and celery and okra. I personally took three bites and discarded. We also ordered spicy Cajun wings as apps. The wings were completely dry with a small amount of dry rub on them. Edible, but not good. 4 of us ordered the crab for our entrees, one ordered crawfish and one ordered shrimp. The crab was not fresh and the gentleman who ordered shrimp became violently ill within an hour of leaving the restaurant. To top off the horrible meal and service, their credit card machine was down... How this restaurant received 4+ stars on open table is a mystery. We will never return. Just a bad all around experience.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

Had a great dinner. Will definitely be back n

Jmarie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2016

I had the Crab, breaded Catfish and the garlic Noodles. All very delicious. Crab was messy but very gooooood!

vipCarolSF (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 23, 2016

Casual, good food, good service

Oceanjoe (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 20, 2016

Great crab, shrimp, clam, and crawfish place. Super spicy. Mild is just right. Fried foods are great too! Delicious garlic laden sauces!

LuchoB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 19, 2016

I go mainly for their shrimp and crab. We went early 5:00 pm, and avoided the crowds. Their bottomless mango pineapple drink is great, especially if you had their mild or spicy sauce. If you haven't tried their spicy sauce before start with the mild, which is not that mild.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on April 12, 2016

Service so so. Awful taste in music--hyper generic elelctronic pop, way too loud. Almost ruined our dining. Ambiance would be much enhanced by Cajun, N'orleans jazz, or even alternative southern country to go with the informality of the place and the food. Waitress was sweet but a bit oblivious of our basic needs...such as requested water, more napkins, plate for crab detritus, etc. The food is so good, this could be a real gem with a few improvements. Crab was delicate and sweet--yum!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 1, 2016

Only problem I can see is that street parking can be a challenge, but that's how it is in SF! You can always take public transportation (N Judah) as the bus stop is just on the corner.

Brian (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 8, 2016

EVERYTIME I have been here I have never been disappointed! Food was fantastic and the garlic sauce on the crab was to die for!

Mttool (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on March 8, 2016

Excellent attentive friendly staff. If you love seafood and don't need to be fed out of fine china and can she'll your own this is your place. It was great and I went with my X and it was still great. Can't wait to go back with the new honey.