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Crab Cooker Restaurant

) #15 of 237 Restaurants in Tustin €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Soups
17260 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1969
+1 714-573-1077
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cooker” (25 reviews)
“chowder” (8 reviews)
“halibut” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
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17260 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1969
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've been to the Crab Cooker in Newport often, but this was our first visit to the Tustin location. The contrast was substantial. We went quite early and should have received better service and the best in food preparation, but that wasn't the case. Maybe...More

Thank John19672
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I went with a friend to celebrate my birthday. I had halibut with Romano potatoes. They let me substitute a green salad for my side. The lunch portion was large enough that I had enough to take home for dinner. Since it was my birthday...More

Thank meeser
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This place is consistently good for fresh , casual seafood dining, I love their halibut when it's in season, also the shrimp on skewer is very good, the clam is fantastic , as side dishes go my favorite is always the mashed potato

Thank Mosafer14
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Crab Cooker is an tradition and an institution. From the Newport Beach original location to the Tustin location this restaurant is terrific. It is kitchy but authentic. Of course its clam chowder is awesome. What a great place to have a relaxed fish/seafood meal...More

Thank UpbeatTraveler
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I had a craving for chowder and stopped by last week. Alert - they don't have New England Clam Chowder, only Manhattan style. It was flavorful but the clams were like little rubber bands. I won't be having that again. The bread was fresh and...More

Thank rayu
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We love to eat here when we drive to the OC. My kids love it too so when they fly into John Wayne, it is where we stop to eat. Last night I had shrimp and scallops on a skewer and the rice pilaf is...More

Thank Kristin H
Reviewed 4 August 2016

No frills, very good price and quality. The halibut was moist, flaky and delicious. Had the lunch size and it was just perfect portion. If you're looking for a fish place that has good food and is not fancy (and doesn't have fancy prices) this...More

Thank Corinne C
Reviewed 20 April 2016

My girlfriend and I shared the Shrimp & Scallops (charcoal broiled on a skewer) and the Atlantic Salmon. We ordered all four side dishes (romano potatoes, rice pilaf, cole slaw, and fresh tomatoes) creating a colorful collage for the eyes and taste buds. It's a...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Good but not outstanding; surely missing the atmosphere of the Newport location. Clam (Manhattan) was excellent although I personally would have preferred New England.. The lobster skewers were very good but I was completely disappointed by the bread. Pricing I believe is identical to the...More

Thank arnold s
Reviewed 16 March 2016

1st timer, After reviewing the responses, I took the drive from my hotel to 17th st. eatery... I did wait about 5-7 mins, before a waitress saw me and offered to seat me... They have a cold seafood case in their lobby where customers were...More

Thank pierogyman
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16 August 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, 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: 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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