The Original Sand Crab Tavern

2229 Micro Place
Escondido, CA 92029
Phone: (760) 480-2722
Cuisine: Seafood
Price: $$$
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  • Hours
    Monday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Friday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Atmosphere Family / Children, Live Music, Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
  • Parking Availability Street, Parking on Site
  • Bar Beer, Wines, Micro Brews
  • Special Needs Locally-Grown Ingredients, Child Menu, Gluten-Free Items
  • Amenities TV, Wi-fi
  • Attire Casual
  • Banquet Facilities 10 - 20 People, 20 - 50 People
  • Reservation Information Not Required
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa


The first time I walked into the Sand Crab Cafe back in 1989, I knew I'd own it someday. Life is funny like that sometimes. It took almost 22 years, but on the first day of Winter in 2010, the Sand Crab Cafe became The Original Sand Crab Tavern, and Captain Rick took the helm proof positive that sometimes a guy's dream really does become reality. Perfected over many years of trial and error, my New Orleans style BBQ shrimp can be enjoyed by you right here. What luck. It's called Voodoo Shrimp and, like the original, these are BIG, heads on, peel and eat. Give them a try. I think you'll like 'em.

Rated 4 out of 5 by 69reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great service and food was great May 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by The King Crab was very good...I was on a special diet and asked for something to be grilled and spiced up a bit and they were unable to help...i got very tiny shrimp on a bed of lettuce absolutly no flavor...they were very nice ...just no creativity. May 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Took 45 min to get our order taken (3 other families whom were seated after us were served before us) & 35 min after to get our food Apr 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's just a unique way to enjoy great seafood. Apr 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food was amazing. Oysters were very fresh! Apr 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by The food is a good value for what we got. And the dining experience kind of fits the venue very casual. We believe that attention to details, service and environment could be better, but it is certainly not too bad. Mar 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Out of two items on menu we wanted: Mussels and Halibut. Overall somewhat slow getting food. Key lime pie was very.....small piece. Mar 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food was fabulous and the service was great. Hard to decide what to order, so many choices and our selections were all great Mar 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by We did not feel well at all after leaving with stomach problems and we were over charged. We had a NEW wait person and she did not know how to take the app coupon!It is a dive bar atmosphere. Feb 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Don't expect fine dining: by all outward appearances this is a dumpy little place buried on a tiny cul-de-sac, but its an area institution, and their seafood is *very* good and *very* fresh. Feb 14, 2015
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