Crab Catcher – La Jolla, San Diego
Rating: 1 (not edible) to 5 (food heaven!): A Solid 3
While vacationing in La Jolla, we had a girl’s night out and wanted to grab dinner before hitting a bar. Not familiar with this area, we relied on Yelp! And found this spot right by the ocean. It’s fairly big but to be safe, we did Open Table. Hey, we are tourist in this town!
TIP: If you’re on a date, make sure you get the tables with a view! It’s a beautiful view of the La Jolla coastline!
We had: 2 dozen oysters (really fresh pacific coast oysters) to start and crab cakes, and dived into the entrees. We ordered to share 2.5 lb lobsters, 2 different kinds of Alaskan King Crab legs (one was orange and one was red)… I found the red one was much sweeter! And it came with a nice corn salsa. Ask them to double crack it, easier to eat. There was also a risotto with scallops special – wasn’t memorable. Definitely go for their seafood, it’s their namesake!
We had drinks as well, think they were generous with their alcohol – my friends had fun being tipsy! I’m was the non-drinker that night so I had many funny moments laughing at their silliness.
Service was attentive at first but once we got our food, hardly anyone came by to do refills or ask if we needed anything else. That was a bit disappointing because we really wanted dessert and coffee, however after waiting 20 mins for someone to casually come by to clear our table and then another 15 mins for another waiter to ask… our dining experience was done for the night.
Overall, worth a visit, I’ve had better king crab legs in City Island and would have liked a bigger seafood selection; still when in roam in La Jolla, grab a bite to eat here.