The food was mediocre and that ridiculous extra tax they tried to tag on us because it’s expensive to run a restaurant was absolutely not acceptable.......my suggestion? Don’t waste your money on this place. The best part of the experience was the view......
Great location and very friendly and skilled staff. Free parking below off of Coast Dr is a plus (tell construction workers you are going to restaurant and they will let you through). However the food fell short in several places and for what you pay you should get close to top notch. Perhaps going on a Wednesday wasn't the best idea. Best items were the lobster pasta and crab cake. Pasta sauce was fabulous: creamy sherry with lobster pieces. I was surprised by the additional shelled half lobster on top; I let my husband deal with cleaning it -lol- and it was very good. Crab cake was tall and full of Crab, my husband wanted more lumps and but I thought good and accompanying sauces yummy. Octopus app had a great presentation; abit rubbery but not bad. Clams app were disappointing. Hardly any broth and what was there was not great- an off taste. A couple closed ones (which should be removed) and a couple gritty. For $22 better is hoped for. Another disappointment was stuffed fish entree. It was sooooo small! I mean laughable. Like a "tasting" portion with maybe two bites of something on the side, $34!
Id recommend sticking will whole shellfish and settle in for some cracking and cleaning, that may be what they do best here.
Kristine was awesome. Food was spectacular as always
Asked for an outside table and we got the best one! Seafood ordered was fresh and exceptionally well prepared. Had Norwegian salmon, fresh fish of the day and calamari. Service was very nice and the pear martini was awesome! I totally recommend
We love this place. I'd been here five years ago and took my wife. It became one of her favorite restaurants.
I can't think of a restaurant with better ambiance. The food and wine is amazing.
Excellent food and great service and best of all.. GREAT VIEWS
Disappointed the Crab Coctail (crabmeat) is no longer on the menu. They did make it for me but, it ain’t on the menu
Food is always amazing. The heaters on the patio kept us warm enough to enjoy the window view of the La Jolla shoreline.
Absolutely delicious! Wonderful service and the most fabulous view! Highly recommend the crab omelette, oysters on the half shell and octopus!
Enjoyed lunch for San Diego Restaurant Week! Would love to come back for dinner!
We had a lovely time at Crab Catcher! Wow the crab bisque was unreal and the service was so pleasant. The outdoor patio and view are gorgeous. We had the best waiter!!
Truly enjoyed our meal and time there with family and friends. The food was excellent, perfectly cooked and all the staff wonderful.
Waiter too pushy. Food was just ok Nothing had unusual taste or spice Cost was a little steep
Always a pleasant experience with great weather and the patio along with a great staff.
What a great restaurant!! It was my wife's birthday and right from the moment we got there, the staff was courteous and ready to serve us. An outstanding selection of seafood and other entrees. The Calamari Steak appetizer was the best we have had. Both lobster dishes we ordered were excellent and at a reasonable price. The complimentary birthday slice of macadamia nut ice cream pie was excellent and enough for both of us.
Kudos to Tori our server who made sure that everything was as we ordered and checked on us periodically, but not too often which was nice.
Great view, food was good but not awesome, good drinks, and good service.
It was our 20th anniversary. I had arranged flowers and fift to be there. And a waterside table. Everything was taken care of exactly as arranged. The details in conjunction with an excellent meal, made it a very special night.
Stopped in for lunch while at the cove
First time there and will definitely be back
Our waitress Torey was awesome
Good and specialty martinis were great
Watermelon martini a must do
We had swordfish special and crab cake sandwich- so yummy
Absolute excellence!!! Would definitely go back and refer!
Beautiful and scenic view with exceptional service and food! Great way to start my 30th Birthday!!
Good food great service. Highly recommend
We had a great time. Our window table overlooked the cove, we enjoyed watching all the activities. Service was attentive and caring, This was a birthday surprise for my wife, she enjoyed her Maine lobster. cooked to perfection. My lobster and pappardelle was delicious. Our waiter made the day memorable when he brought my wife a birthday dessert. We will definitely come back soon.
The view is beautiful if you get a seat near the window. However the food is not worth the price you pay. My nearly $30 chicken was dry and unappealing. The lobster was tough and nothing special.
Amazing view and great food. Great with 50% off wine on Fridays.
Top of the line! Gorgeous setting overlooking La Jolla Cove, fabulous seafood. Go for the lobster and the macademia nut mud pie! Only complaint, a minor one: server was so over the top that her enthusiasm became annoying. (I never understand why a server would repeatedly call a table of women "my darlings.") But she meant well and was very accommodating. We will be back next trip to San Diego.
Very nice. Wish we could see the water better at night
The oysters were great! We ordered both raw and grilled. I'm not much of a cooked oyster person but my wife is. It was so good it had me thinking about ordering another dozen. We went around 1:30PM Sunday and it was quiet. Our window table had a great view of the cove. The service was excellent. I'll have to eat here again!
The drinks were pretty normal, the food took longer than expected to get to the table and once it arrived some of the dishes needed more flavor, but the clams and the crab legs were reeeally good! I would go back for those. It was a good experience overall, just expected a bit more for the price we paid.
The service was very slow and the food, when it arrived, was luke warm and not terrific for the price. I had to request bread twice. Further, we shared an expensive salad as a starter, and they did not divide it for us (as most classy restaurants do).
I will not return to the Crab Catcher again. I stayed away for a number of years, and now I know why.
First time at this restaurant. Gorgeous view, great food and service. We were seated near the window in the more formal dining area. When the weather is a bit cooler I would love to sit on the outside patio. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Spectacular views on the patio, great food and ambience.
Exceptional view, tasty food and superb service.
It has beautiful window views of the La jolla Beach, the food is very good as well as service.
The crab cake and appetizer tacos delicious.
The decoration is the same as many years ago, needs some remodeling.
Drinks, appetizer, and seafood entrees were delicious and extremely well made. The pasta was also magnificent but the sauce wasn't as well paired.
Always a favorite. Best crab bisque and crab cakes around, very enjoyable. Very good menu choices, excellent restaurant with outstanding service.
My 90 year old mother and I brought her 91 year old "friend" to Crab Catcher to celebrate his birthday. He had never been to Crab Catcher before. ( My mom and I have been coming for the last 10 years to celebrate our birthdays). Her friend loved it! He's still talking about it! We had the best table in the house, and our server, Patrick, saw to it that everything was perfect. Thanks, Crab Catcher!
The food was wonderful. Braised short rib and Ahi special were exceptional. The key lime pie was only so so and the drink I ordered wasn't great. Horchatini was the martini and it was awful. I would go back again just for the food.
If you want to have a relaxing lunch with a spectacular view and ambiance this is the place. The service is excellent and attentive. The food is more seafood based and wonderful combinations of faire that provide a variety of choices. If you are entertaining out of town guests this is highly recommended.
Beautiful view of the la Jolla cave ! Love the decor and outdoor patio. Very intimate