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Crab Hut Kearny Mesa

4646 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 92111

A local Vietnamese family runs this friendly, bare-bones eatery, specializing in Louisian-oid fried seafood and boiled seasoned shrimp, crabs, and crawfish. Inexpensive to moderate.

Additional Info

Hours

Sunday noon to 10 p.m.
Monday noon to 10 p.m.
Tuesday noon to 10 p.m.
Wednesday noon to 10 p.m.
Thursday noon to 10 p.m.
Friday noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday noon to 10 p.m.

Restaurants details

Cuisine
Price range of entrées $11 - $30
Delivery No
Outdoor seating No
Party room No
Reservations accepted Yes
Kids menu No
Occasional live music No
Payment options Accepts credit cards

Restaurant Menu

Comments
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My brother and I used to be big fans of it since it was so much fun and wanted to take my parents there last Friday for father's day. We got there and they asked us how many - we said 5, then another group of people came in a little after us and they had a group of 6. The hostess offered us a table for 4 - which was tiny. I saw a larger table and asked about it and she said we needed at least 6 people. Five isn't too off from six seeing that it was 2 women and 3 big men (my boyfriend is 6'3" - 250 lbs, he can take up the whole table himself)!! Basically, they were trying to get us to take the table for four so they could seat the people behind us in the larger table which is unfair because eating at Crab Hut is already crowded and messy enough - realistically a table for 4 would only comfortably fit 2 or 3. A party of 5 is not much different from a party of 6. I pointed this out and the hostess just kind of fumbled around for an answer and told us we could wait for a "table of five" to open up. They only had tables for 4 and larger tables (which were two tables of 4 put together) - so what exactly were we expected to wait for? A table of two tables put together to open up? Exactly what was already available?? I really think they were trying to impress the group of 6 behind us simply because they were caucasian (and this is a Vietnamese ran restaurant, I'm Vietnamese so I know how this is) - to be blunt, and I really can't stand racist service especially from asian restaurants who tend to do this. I'm very big on good customer service - I'd rather have mediocre food and fantastic service than poor service and delicious food. We came first, there was a big enough table - we should have been seated first. If it were a group of 2 behind us , I can understand seating them first IF there were no tables available for a group of 5. Being that there was and a group of 5 and 6 can clearly sit at the same sized table - this was rude and unnecessary of them. So like me, my Dad was pretty furious too and said "forget it, we'll go somewhere better" - and we all walked out. What a great Father's Day right? We ended up going to CrawDaddies across the street which actually tasted better anyway! Needless to say, we are DONE with Crab Hut.

June 16, 2008

Delicious food and great service, the place was packed! I was in a party of 6 and we were seated almost immediately. There was a party of 5 that arrived just ahead of us complaining about not getting seats, so while they were screaming at the waitresses we just snuck past! The food was delicious, we ordered a couple types of crab, king and blue, and then lobster and clams! Always get the corn, try to get the crab, and if you're into beer get Ballast Point! Experience was wonderful, way better than Crawdaddies or whatever it's called, no matter what you hear!

March 8, 2011

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