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Crab Catcher

Seafood Restaurant · Village
1298 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States
Open until 10:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Thu–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–10:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–3:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 127 votes

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    Ali C.
    "Classy environment great ocean views and delicious food!"(5 Tips)
    J. Rebecca D.
    "Love the salad, crab nachos and fish tacos!"(3 Tips)
    Anthony K.
    "Pls make sure to try the crab bisque"(3 Tips)
    Wins M.
    "the whole king crab was amazing..great ocean view"(4 Tips)
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  • scenic views
  • crab
  • happy hour
  • good for dates
  • cocktails
  • champagne
  • oysters
  • fancy
  • romantic
  • sandwiches
  • margaritas
  • martinis
  • grits
  • scallops
  • outdoor seating
  • family-friendly
  • brunch food
  • wontons
  • authentic
  • shrimp
  • Missie D.

    Crab stuffed fish is my fave dish, right behind the salmon. But you really cannot go wrong with any dish as everything is so fresh and tasty. Still some of the best margaritas in La Jolla!

  • Chris R.

    My personal favorite brunch spot in La Jolla. Delicious seafood inspired brunch menu, free champagne, and an amazing view

    Chris Rosemond · December 12, 2015
  • Brad H.

    Good seafood, GREAT views. Sunday brunch and mimosas are great. Good crab cakes.

    Brad Hager · November 16, 2015
  • Miguel L.

    Great place, great view, decent prices.

    Miguel Lopez · August 17, 2015
  • Alex M.

    Go for happy hour especially

    Alex Miller · July 7, 2015
  • David C.

    Happy hour at the bar seems to be all night! The fish tacos are amazeballs.

    David Ciani · June 16, 2015
  • Natalie M.

    Two types of king crab legs!! What more could you ask for. Great view, cocktails and services. Look for their groupon too!!

    Natalie M · April 28, 2015
  • Yasushi K.

    The seafood mix is good. Especially grilled crab legs are great❗️

    Yasushi Kobayashi · January 9, 2015
  • Garry K.

    Great seafood - shellfish

    Garry Kelman · November 21, 2014
  • Sean M.

    Been eating here for over 25 years. Always excellent food and service. Great place for a romantic evening (especially if you request a table with an ocean view)

    Sean Miller · October 15, 2014
  • Stephanie Y.

    A really cute restaurant with a decent view. Went here for a birthday and the free desert was delicious! We ordered the king crab and crab stuffed fish. Crab was delicious!

    Stephanie Yi · September 29, 2014
  • Mark G.

    The happy hour in their bar is top notch for a seafood restaurant...perfect to unwind with a view.

    Mark Gahagan · August 19, 2014
  • Delia H.


    Delia Horpos · July 13, 2014
  • Kristen H.

    Crab sandwich is amazing

    Kristen Hushek · April 25, 2014
  • Chris C.

    Yummy happy hour fish tacos :)

    Chris Cagle · April 6, 2014
  • Evil O.

    Overall, the food had great flavor. Portions were fair. Drinks were mixed well. Service and staff was fast and friendly. The view was stunning. I suggest you request a table inside.

    Evil Oliv3 · January 12, 2014
  • Damon B.

    Get the Fire Shrimp & Grits. Holy moly.

    Damon Brown · December 15, 2013
  • 🌴Just__Jared🌴

    Came here with a groupon.. Service was alright but prices compared to quality.. Not pleased... Soooo many places that are better at half the price!

    🌴Just__Jared🌴 · December 9, 2013
  • Rosy V.

    Go for Sunday Champagne brunch and taking in the amazing view.

    Rosy V · October 8, 2013
  • AMMAR 3.

    The Crab is Huge , And The Way it's Cooked is Amazing ♡

    AMMAR 33 👑 · September 19, 2013
  • Jasmine V.

    I had the calamari which was terrible and the Mac and cheese was decent. You have to spend a pretty penny to eat good.

    Jasmine Vazquez · July 28, 2013
  • Natalia P.

    The fried Calamari are delicious.

    Natalia P · July 15, 2013
  • Frank G.

    Food and view first rate

    Frank Gerechter · July 13, 2013
  • John M.

    Get a.groupon or deal before coming here... pricey as heck but good

    John MacFarlane · June 20, 2013
  • Candice -.

    They have the very best view of La Jolla Cove and heated outdoor seating!!

    Candice -- · May 10, 2013
  • Lorraine E.

    Amazing & jumbo Sea Bass fish tacos for $3 @ Happy Hour.

    Lorraine Evans · May 5, 2013
  • Molly S.

    Happy hour not so happy! It was almost empty with four people working and the service was horrible!! I can't remember the last time that I had such a horrible meal. :(

    Molly Stewart · April 29, 2013
  • Matthew H.

    Great view! The best bisque ever!

    Matthew Haindfield · April 11, 2013
  • Esra

    Crab stuffed mushroom and fire shrimp are my favorites...

    Esra · April 7, 2013
  • Molly S.

    Happy hour is wonderful!!!

    Molly Stewart · April 6, 2013
  • Amy L.

    Great seafood!

    Amy Lovell · March 29, 2013
  • Jason S.

    Sunday brunch is a great deal-entrees come with champagne

    Jason Smith · March 10, 2013
  • Richard R.

    1/2 price bottles of wine on Friday. Crab bisque is outstanding. Great service awesome food and amazing food. Crab Catcher never disappoints.

    Richard Revilla · March 5, 2013
  • Ali C.

    Classy environment great ocean views and delicious food!

    Ali Conwell · January 23, 2013
  • LaLa C.

    Definitely ask for a view! Its gorgeous. Great service.

    LaLa C. · January 20, 2013
  • Cathryn V.

    Crab Catcher is on Groupon today!

    Cathryn Vdl · October 29, 2012
  • Rachel L.

    Get the crabcatcher sandwich and ask for Dan as your server!!

    Rachel Laster · July 27, 2012
  • Andrew

    Go elsewhere...incredibly overpriced and underwhelmimg

    Andrew · July 8, 2012
  • Mike C.

    Try the Crab Bisque - Awesome! And what a view!!!

    Mike Caruso · March 18, 2012
  • Estrella S.

    Try oyster shots for happy hour.. yummy!

    Estrella Sevilla · March 15, 2012
  • Anthony K.

    Pls make sure to try the crab bisque

    Anthony Koustelos · March 8, 2012
  • Kim D.

    Happy hour margaritas $3. Get the happy hour shrimp tacos grilled $3. Crab nachos are huge,too. $5 happy hour deal around. There's even entertainment in the bar!

    Kim Drusch · December 31, 2011
  • Teri P.

    Cozy and warm under heated lamps outside. Great fresh seafood

    Teri Pytel · December 8, 2011
  • Alia R.

    Fridays the wine list is 1/2 off. Wow. Score for us.

    Alia Rodriques · November 5, 2011
  • Kevin "KevCo" S.

    Seafood campechana baby scallops shrimp squid housemade cocktail sauce avocado crispy wonton

    Kevin "KevCo" Smith · October 12, 2011
  • Jon c.

    Colin is a legend! Amazing king crab! Not cheap but worth a sample it cannot be beaten in SD.

    Jon checked in! · October 5, 2011
  • Munazza N.

    Great oysters Rockafeller!

    Munazza N. · August 10, 2011
  • Marena B.

    The Fish Tacos are amazing! Great views, and the bartenders aren't afraid to pour a stiff drink, even for Happy Hour prices. The LA Skyline.. a great dirty martini!

    Marena Bronson · July 27, 2011
  • Jen S.

    The clam chowder is awesome! Great summer day lunch spot.

    Jen Salta · July 3, 2011
  • Wins M.

    the whole king crab was amazing..great ocean view

    Wins M · June 9, 2011

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