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Shrimp and/or Crab Sandwich or Melt

foodfever Jun 2, 2007 11:12 AM

I just returned from my glorious and food-filled vacation in the San Francisco Bay Area. On my way back to LA, I stopped in Pescadero at Duarte's (Chowhound suggestion) and had the most amazing crab melt. Filled with dungeness crab, mayo, swiss cheese and green onions on buttery sourdough.

Anyone know where I can find a similiar sandwich here in the southland? Will travel.

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    New Trial Jun 2, 2007 11:39 AM

    Hal's on Abbott Kinney offers a delicious one without cheese on a kaiser roll and Cafe Del Rey in MDR used to have a good one on its lunch menu with cheese (I have not been there for lunch since last year so can't vouch whether it is still offered).

    1. hrhboo Jun 2, 2007 01:34 PM

      Not crab, but The Lobster in Santa Monica has a wonderful lobster melt on their brunch menu.

      1. Dommy Jun 4, 2007 11:04 AM

        My FAVORITE is the Crab Melt at Cafe Del Rey... just heavenly...


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          So Ho La Jun 4, 2007 12:24 PM

          Hof's Hut in Long Beach has a nice Shrimp & Crab Melt. No mayo, however.

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            zguru24 Jun 6, 2007 10:51 PM

            I like the Hot Crab Meat Sandwich at Harbor House Cafe. I've only been to the one at Sunset Beach. I usually end up going there and then do some kayaking to work it off!

            If you end up liking it, you can get your crab meat sandwich fix 24 hours a day!

            16341 Pacific Coast Highway
            California, 90742

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            1. re: zguru24
              foodfever Jun 7, 2007 11:13 AM

              Thanks so much for all of the recs. I will try to work all of these in this weekend. Wish me luck!

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