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Crab Cooker Restaurant

17260 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1969
+1 714-573-1077
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cooker” (25 reviews)
“chowder” (8 reviews)
“halibut” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
17260 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1969
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been there 2 years ago, with friends that are used to it, and the experience was great ! Now, we went there again, with a group of 19, and it was still great ! The service was good, even for separate checks, and the...More

Thank Robin K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dont; really enjoy eating here that much with the paper plates and all. I like the Newport location better for that beachy vibe. But I love dropping by the market and picking up smoked albacore, salmon, clam chowder and bread.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible service. Food served on paper plates. Fish was tough to bite on. Salad was dull and not fresh & crispy. Potatoes were over cooked. Pricey.

Thank aviramo2016
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Only other outlet for this Restaurant. Original is in Newport Beach and is hard to get to. This one is the same and easier to park. Be sure to visit on 1st or last Sunday of each month for awesome car shows (Starts at 0800)

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This place was good...Great service, and even enjoyed the small crab shack-y feel of this little place...but I felt the food was very expensive. I ordered the salmon plate with slaw and mashed potatoes, my husband and cousin both ordered the lobster plates with their...More

Thank Michele O
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Great Fish with professional servers. Good price for the fish. Casual environment, great bread sticks available on the table. Granted the food is served on paper plates, plastic ware and cups but if you want alcohol those drinks come in Glass. Which I think is...More

Thank gmerino4mma
Reviewed 30 March 2017

They serve consistently excellent seafood and this is one of the few places I will actually eat fish or shellfish at because I know its the best quality. Love how they serve with paper plates and plastic utensils. That is their style and they're sticking...More

Thank Jessi-ann-ferrari
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nothing fancy but super fresh fish. It is the best place to get a simple fish dinner in Tustin. Always busy with locals. Love the smoked Albacore for an appetizer. Relaxed atmosphere. Their clam chowder is the best in town.

Thank 911jackie
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant many times. My biggest complaint is no fried fish and no French fries, which says more about me than the restaurant. The atmosphere is casual and family friendly. I ordered the shrimp skewer with bacon with sides of cole...More

Thank DeborahHockenheim
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The Crab Cooker was an old favorite from my days of living on Balboa Peninsula in the 1970's. When they opened their second restaurant in Tustin, this became one of our local standards. My wife adores the halibut, while my favorite has always been the...More

Thank Mike S
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I don't work for the Crab Cooker. My review was based on a recent visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17260 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1969
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: +1 714-573-1077
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