Having read about the Cracked Crab on Trip Advisor I ensured that our road trip from LA to San Francisco stopped off in Pismo Beach for the night. I was not to be disappointed.
After a walk along the beach, we arrived at the restaurant expecting a wait but we were warmly welcomed by professional and knowledgeable staff. The place soon filled up though so it pays to get there early.
We ordered the bucket for two and fish and chips. We chose Alaskan king crab and the bairdi alongside mussels. This was after soon great advice from the waiting staff. We had never had crab before, and definitely not dumped on our table like this, but our server was on hand to offer advice (especially the best tools for opening up the crab). I had also expected a lot of hard work for little return but the meat that we got from our crabs was amazing. My daughter, whom had 'persuaded' to join me in a bucket, was soon pulling huge chunks of the tastiest meat from the claws and I had a battle on to keep up with her!
The bucket was complemented by tasty potatoes, sausage and corn. I have to say the whole evening was an experience I will never forget, helped by warm, caring staff who couldn't have done enough for us. We were nervous first time crab-eaters as we arrived but by the end we were experts and the bucket and table of mess was testament to a most enjoyable evening. Thanks to all at the Cracked Crab for making our meal out a food experience that we will not forget. There are not many restaurants or meals that you get this level of service and quality of food tied up with such an interesting experience.
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