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Shrimp and/or Crab Sandwich or Melt

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

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

        --Dommy!

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

          1. 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

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