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- 75%Budget Travelers
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- Cracked Crab
We were in town for a few days, and found Cracked Crab on Yelp. Tried to use the "reservation" here, but did not work. So we headed over anyway. We arrived to find a packed house, and a few people waiting. They said it was 45-75 min wait, but could take our cell number and call us. Then we spotted two seats at the bar - the only catch was "you cannot order crab". So we went to the bar.
We were greeted by Cindy, our server at the bar. Cindy was tremendous! Huge smile, very energetic.
We checked out the menu, and we were considering apps with the "crab chowder and salad" or "crab bisque and salad". We asked Cindy which we should order and she had a great answer - "the crab bisque - you can get chowder anywhere!" So we ordered. We also ordered the Steamed Clams and Calamari.
The Crab Bisque was fantastic! The Steamed Mussels as well (with a great broth you could use to dunk the bread - great idea Cindy!!). The Calamari was fantastic as well - more thick strips calamari steak which were battered. The salads were also fantastic, and very fresh. The bread was also a treat.
They also have a great selection of the local SLO wines. While they do not "do tastes" (as someone mentioned here), if you were out tasting for the day you probably already did! We did order a glass of wine from a winery we did not make that day.
The entire staff there was great. Very friendly, and helpful. And Cindy ... thanks for your help!!
This is the Jockos of Seafood! We understand why it is so popular.
- Cracked CrabMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure Travelers
Can't get enough of this dressed-down seafood joint. Best part for us is that they don't take reservations, not even on big holidays like New Year's Eve, which means there's usually no more than a half-hour wait to get in, which is just fine. Perch at the bar and have a glass of wine, then sit down, tie on your cartoon crab bib, and get ready for them to dump the bucket o' seafood with red potatoes and cob corn on your table. (And if you're not a fan of crab, they've got other grilled fish on the menu, plus salads, ceviche and more). Homey, family-friendly atmosphere.Recommended for:
- Cracked CrabMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6
There are only so many places where you can get whole crabs with sausages, potatoes, and corn in a bucket, and this is one of them. It's so much fun to be given crab bibs to wear, have paper covering the whole table, and this huge bucket of goodness dumped directly onto your table. The crab bisque is tasty, but it's pureed so much that there are no chunks in it. I like having a little texture to my soup, but it's still pretty good.
- Cracked CrabMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesHistory Buffs
A little pricy but hey, it's a hardcore seafood lover's dream. If you're looking for a place to get your classic East coast clambake, this is it. You pick three seafood items, and they cook it in a pot with corn, sausages and potatoes, and dumped onto the clean butcher paper on your table. So, you can order your crabs, crabs and more crabs. And the crab bisque is excellent, so make sure you get one of those too.
The restaurant is filled with nice little touches, the chairs even had crab cutouts on the back. It's such a nice place that you wouldn't expect to see mallets swinging and shells flying.
The menu changes and is printed daily depending on what's fresh. The quality is top notch and the service is wonderful. Mike the owner likes to come out and chat and I had the pleasure of speaking with him for a little bit. The meal is exhausting, it took us an hour and a half to eat the three kinds of crab. It takes concentration, creative problem solving skills, manual dexterity and a good amount of determination to pick through the massive amount of crabs.