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Crab Pot Restaurant

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78121 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253-2905
+1 760-564-7333
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15:00 - 21:00
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San Diego
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Between 3-6 PM the Crab Pot has a delicious menu for $11.95. You get several seafood choices, a meat choice and a wonderful seafood pasta on the menu. It is served with your choice of potatoes ( best french fries ever), fresh veggies, and a cabbage and sauce leaf ( salad???). It comes with excellent, fresh sour dough bread and... More 

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Thank tennisplayerbbb
Raymond D, General Manager at Crab Pot Restaurant, responded to this review

tennisplayerbbb..Thank you for your feedback. We are happy that your dinner with us was a pleasurable experience. We strive to serve the freshest and highest quality of food and we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us! Hope to see you again! More 

Brownsville, Oregon
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134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Our server was friendly and did a good job checking in on us unobtrusively. It is a very casual place, not fine dining. My husband had crab. A lot of crab. The serving was large, compared to other restaurants that give you half a crab. He loved it. I had ahi, and it was broiled rare (as it should be).... More 

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Raymond D, General Manager at Crab Pot Restaurant, responded to this review

TravelVet61 Thank you for your review and comments. We are happy that your visit with us was enjoyable and you were satisfied with both your service and food. We hope to see you again! Have Fun! More 

Anacortes, Washington
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

So, liking clam linguini, I ordered clam linguini. This is how they made mine. They took a few clams and maybe a miniscule quantity clam meat, juice of clam, wine--- little else. Then dumped it over cooked linguini. No reduction, little condiment, sparce oil. Product was over salty, watery and bla. Being a generous person, I gave them a single... More 

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Raymond D, General Manager at Crab Pot Restaurant, responded to this review

LPCross...We are sorry to see that you did not enjoy your dinner with us. Our Clam Linguini is one of our best selling pastas and if your plate was not up to satisfaction we would have liked to have made that right for you while you were here. We take pride in our food and service and we are sorry... More 

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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The food was some of the worst we have ever had. Service was spotty too. Young lady had no clue. Never going back.

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Thank robesimi
Raymond D, Owner at Crab Pot Restaurant, responded to this review

robesimi... I am sorry to hear that your dinner with us was not a good experience. We take pride in our food and service and encourage you to inform us immediately if there is a problem with either as we would like the chance to correct any issues right away. As for anyone else that should read this review we... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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180 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have always loved the Crab Pot restaurants and was disappointed when the Rancho Mirage location closed. Had the chance to visit the La Quinta location recently. A much smaller location, but fun and intimate. Food preparation/quality seems to be slipping slightly from this chain's usual standards.

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Indio, California
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180 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife took me here for my birthday and everything was fantastic. From the service to the food. Daniela was our server and besides being very attentive she was also very knowledgeable about the menu. I had steamer clams for an appetizer and Wahoo for my entree. Both were great. My wife had a shrimp cocktail and then grilled shrimp... More 

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La Quinta, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We tried this restaurant thinking it would be just ok. Turned out my fish dinner was great with steamed veggies and rice on side. Salad was good. Our friends had the crab legs and loved them, lots of them too. Their fish is flown in from Seattle and fresh.

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La Quinta, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great menu! Hubby loved the selection! They even have Kosher selections, which made me happy. Ask your server to be sure of Kosher items. If you're in the mood for seafood, give the Crab Pot a try. You'll be glad you did! Outdoor or indoor seating, which helps in the desert.

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Indian Wells, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We look forward to going to the Crab Pot. They have a great happy hour with seating inside, outside or their enclosed patio. We've been going there for years and we or friends have never been disappointed. you've got to try them.

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

The restaurant has a "cove" look to it. Very casual. The food was average. The staff all seemed efficient - oddly robotic. Overall, not a good vibe atmosphere where you want to hang out for awhile. It could be though...it's a cute place inside.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Monday
15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 21:00
Thursday
15:00 - 21:00
Friday
15:00 - 21:00
Saturday
15:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78121 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253-2905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-564-7333

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