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Crab Cooker Restaurant

17260 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1969
+1 714-573-1077
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cooker” (27 reviews)
“chowder” (8 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (6 reviews)
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17260 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1969
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food...always! Great place to meet people and catch up. The food is consistently fresh and the staff is very accommodating. Recommend highly

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My go to favorite place! Casual atmosphere and great food. The red clam chowder is the best I've tasted and light.. and has nice clams in it! All seafood is grilled nothing fried I don't think. The one on 17th street is a duplicate of...More

Thank brmezz
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Crab Cooker is excellent! You walk in and there is a fish market in front where you can pick up food to go (either call in an order or just like a deli, pick fresh seafood from the glass case). I would often get the...More

Thank Sheri P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have been eating at the Crab Cooker for years every time we are anywhere near Newport Beach. Part of the fun is the memories but also we love the food - especially the potatoes! Don't leave without having the potatoes! If you are in...More

Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 4 September 2017 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 28 August 2017

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 21 August 2017 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
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17 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
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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