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Crab Cooker

2200 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4324
+1 949-673-0100
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (93 reviews)
“crab” (68 reviews)
“skewers” (66 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
€€ - €€€
2200 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4324
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1 - 10 of 791 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was good and pricing was acceptable. I just prefer not to eat a meal with paper plates, plastic silverware, paper cup, and a plastic wine cup. We also had to wait 20 min to get seated when restraint was half empty. I know it's...More

Thank Perrygreene
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This little quaint resturant, is just enough. The Seafood was fresh and well seasoned. A no frills spot but beaming with personality! Try the chowder, it was delish.

Thank JazzyShar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crab Cooker is a Newport Beach icon. The food is consistently good, friendly waitresses and fair prices.

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good seafood, old building with history. Reasonable prices. 1930's decore. Service good and fast. Parking available.

1  Thank Marie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a "throw-back" to the old fish markets that also made meals on their sites. The Crab Cooker may be only place left of its type in Orange County and the atmosphere takes you back. Fish is fesh, cooked expertly, and prices reasonable. Limited...More

1  Thank wheelernodealer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service but food and the way served just fair. Paper plates plastic silverware just a little disappointing. Chowder was good. Shrimp was ok but not what expected. Maybe we were there on a bad night.

Thank rxplus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here once or twice every trip to Newport Beach! Love the decor and menu. We always get the same thing every time and our never disappointed! This time I did notice bacon wrapped on the scallops. It was good, but I don't think...More

Thank weluvbeaches21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great local restaurant. All seafood, so don't stop here if you want something other than that. It is a great local diner atmosphere. The food was absolutely amazing! We had the fisherman's loaf which was hot and fresh. My husband ordered the shrimp and it...More

Thank Holly_A_Honey
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Love the Smoked Albacore and the Clam Chowder. Shrimp and Scallop skewers are also a must order. A great atmosphere and always friendly service. Love this place.

2  Thank tk4456
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

It's probably redundant, but this place is landmark status! One of those places that everyone should experience. Food is A++. Service on target. Don't forget on departing to get some of the complimentary salt water taffy.

1  Thank Jonky1
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does the clam chowder contain pork or bacon?
8 June 2017|
Response from 23Traveler | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not sure. I would direct the question to the restaurant.
Mick K
Do you take reservations?
19 October 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Samsara624 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. It is a pretty casual type place with some great food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4324
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-0100
  • E-mail
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