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Crack Shack

Crack Shack

Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
Harborview, San Diego
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    Sameer R.
    "Firebird is a must have!"(9 Tips)
    Mohammed A.
    "Chicken based menu, Mexican Poutine is a must."(5 Tips)
    Glenn R.
    "Chopped salad and chicken oysters with mustard sauce"(3 Tips)
    Maximum B.
    "Can’t go wrong with fried chicken sandwiches."(4 Tips)
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  • Justin G.heart icon on user image
    Justin GianninotoApril 4, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Warning: you may become addicted to this creatively-inspired menu including fried and grilled chicken sandwiches, house-made toppings, extensive craft beer selection and fun, outdoor ambiance. 🐔
    Upvoted Jan 24
  • Maya B.heart icon on user image
    Maya ByrneJune 25, 2017
    Loved the deviled eggs! They were super cold filled high and topped with crunchy bits. Biscuits with the sweet butter was delicious as was the spicy chicken sandwich
  • Kate M.heart icon on user image
    Kate McCormleyNovember 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome new addition to the neighborhood! Outdoor seating is dog and kid friendly, and 3 TVs at the bar + bomb fried chicken will make this my new hungover Sunday football go-to. Two thumbs up!
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GianninotoMarch 13, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    The firebird was AMAZING! The fruit slaw was surprisingly delicious & refreshing!! Drink menu was impressive. I'll definitely be back to try something new, or maybe I'll just get the firebird again :)
  • Joey H.heart icon on user image
    Joey HernandezJanuary 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    5 pc chicken is a good amount for two people (maybe get an appetizer?) breading is super flavorful!
  • Roger M.heart icon on user image
    Roger MaOctober 11, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Free range chicken is the biz! A bit steep ($15 for 5 pcs) but totally worth it.
  • Alyssa H.heart icon on user image
    Alyssa HirschMarch 7, 2018
    The fried chicken sandwiches are great! I loved my Senor Croque and I had a bite of the Firebird which was good too. Fries were not my favorite. They were kind of salty for my taste.
  • Paul S.heart icon on user image
    Paul SmithDecember 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This was our furst time here and it wasnt the greatest experience. Cali dip was heavy on avocado and light on chicken. They were also diced which can be difficult with a dipped sandwich.
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda ReussAugust 21, 2019
    A local favorite, Chef Richard Blais does not disappoint with premium fried chicken available in sandwich form. If you like spicy, try the firebird with some of the homemade sauces.
  • Mohammed A.heart icon on user image
    Mohammed AlrabahMarch 22, 2016
    Chicken based menu, Mexican Poutine is a must. Fried chicken was so tasty.
  • Brett V.heart icon on user image
    Brett VenkerNovember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Bloody Mary was one of the spiciest mixes I've ever had and I enjoy spicy food. Don't get it. The coop deville was phenomenal and the environment outside is cool
  • Colleen A.heart icon on user image
    Colleen AlarconJanuary 20, 2018
    We've been waiting to try this place- parking is difficult Very popular and busy. Fried chicken was OK, and cannot understand why it is ranked #1 in SD. Salads were great, the fries outstanding
  • Raquel M.heart icon on user image
    Raquel ManriquezMarch 24, 2017
    Truly delicious fried chicken. As fresh & clean as fried chicken can get! The mini biscuits were to-die-for!!!
  • Hessa A.heart icon on user image
    Hessa Al ZamelAugust 28, 2017
    Get the firebird sandwich 😍 and for the sides go for the Schmaltz Fried fries and the chicken oysters 👍🏻👍🏻
  • Michael C.heart icon on user image
    Michael CabotJune 25, 2022
    Wifey and I got the firebird and fries. It was good but not to die for. Fries are double fried. She liked them and I did not.
  • Craig V.heart icon on user image
    Craig VillamorJuly 23, 2017
    Great fried chicken down’t come cheap and neither do the beers, but this place is deliciously fun!
  • Rando C.
    Rando CornbreadJune 26, 2018
    Been here 25+ times
    The Coop Deville, the deviled eggs, the Schmaltz fries. That's your drinking combination! Biscuits if you're the early enough and need a breakfast bite
  • Josh M.heart icon on user image
    Josh MartinSeptember 25, 2019
    Honest-to-goodness one of the best fried chicken sandwiches I’ve ever had. I loved that it wasn’t overly sloppy and they used a quality bun and onions.
  • David S.heart icon on user image
    David SickelsJuly 14, 2017
    Chicken's (Juicy) and all the sides are excellent. Try the "Border Slaw"
  • Ben Z.
    Ben Z 🍣 🍺May 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The full menu is available for order at the bar. You can skip the long lines and order food and drink directly at the bar.
  • Wang Y.heart icon on user image
    Wang YuqingMarch 20, 2018
    Love their seasoned fried chicken and butter biscuits! So good and yummy
  • Chris M.heart icon on user image
    Chris MearsMarch 25, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is amazing but I definitely suggest the Baja Chop Salad with pollo Asado and classic slaw.
  • Charm B. T.
    Charm B. TrippinAugust 6, 2016
    We all got a chicken sandwich and wished we ordered just the delicious chicken! The sides are huge so share.
  • Tania L.
    Tania LanaoAugust 28, 2017
    Fantastic casual place to spend time with friends and family. Never fails.
  • Connie C.heart icon on user image
    Connie ChiuJune 11, 2016
    Damn good. Biscuits with miso maple butter, chicken lollipop, thunderbird, and Mexican poutine.
  • Martin O.heart icon on user image
    Martin OngNovember 12, 2018
    Just get the chicken oysters
  • Alison D.heart icon on user image
    Alison DeBenedictisOctober 18, 2018
    Amazing fried chicken & the border slaw was refreshing!
  • Karen C.heart icon on user image
    Karen ChiangJuly 19, 2016
    The most chicken for your money is buying the 5 or 10 piece. 5 piece is enough for 2 people. Maybe get an appetizer too. Very flavorful and tender.
  • Sameer R.heart icon on user image
    Sameer RautOctober 20, 2020
    Firebird is a must have!
  • Christian F.heart icon on user image
    Christian FengJuly 23, 2019
    Skin makes the whole thing work. G bird is a healthy options. Fries are delicious
  • insta S.heart icon on user image
    insta SHINOBIMarch 10, 2020
    Damn, these happy hour sliders may be small but they’re delicious!
  • Maximum B.heart icon on user image
    Maximum BurgerDecember 21, 2019
    Can’t go wrong with fried chicken sandwiches. Fries were just ok though
  • Glenn R.
    Glenn RouhandehAugust 15, 2016
    Chopped salad and chicken oysters with mustard sauce were very good!!
  • Joseph L.heart icon on user image
    Joseph LeJune 13, 2017
    Little pricey but the fries and fried chicken sandwiches here are delicious
  • Cathy S.heart icon on user image
    Cathy S.November 14, 2015
    The Senor Croque was butter dripping delicious
  • llonyort ..heart icon on user image
    llonyort .April 20, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Best fried chicken I've had in SoCal.
  • Anna
    AnnaApril 26, 2019
    I just tried cocktail and it was good)
  • Scott N.heart icon on user image
    Scott NietzelSeptember 28, 2017
    Fried chicken, mini biscuits and deviled eggs for the win!
  • Kelheart icon on user image
    KelMarch 10, 2018
    Everything!!
  • Tom M.heart icon on user image
    Tom MooreNovember 16, 2017
    Firebird and Mexican poutine fries.
  • Wijdan M.
    Wijdan MNovember 10, 2018
    I don’t know how its rate is 9!!!! The service is zero, and the french fries is so dirty! It’s taste oil rather than potato! Also; the drinks machine doesn’t work well! Coca cola’s taste is water!!!
  • Tanya V.heart icon on user image
    Tanya VFebruary 11, 2017
    Great concept, very busy with locals
  • Joseph L.heart icon on user image
    Joseph LeMay 18, 2017
    Try the Mexican poutine!
  • Hailey N.heart icon on user image
    Hailey NguyenJuly 1, 2017
    One of the best fried chicken I've ever had!
  • TheDLheart icon on user image
    TheDLMarch 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I was skeptical. Food is legit. Service could use some refinement.
  • Bob Y.
    Bob YoungMay 5, 2017
    Good Chicken but Not Great. Crispy coatings but over flavored with paprika.
  • Roger M.heart icon on user image
    Roger MaNovember 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Senor croquette!
  • Marike V.heart icon on user image
    Marike Van RooyenFebruary 26, 2018
    Good food, great for large groups
  • Kanji Ishiwara
    Kanji IshiwaraMarch 13, 2018
    Maybe I’m just unrefined, the fried chicken here is nothing to note about. I’ll stick to KFC. Border slaw wasn’t flavorful.
  • Rebecca H.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca HollidayOctober 4, 2019
    Everything
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