San Diego/Encinitas/Costa Mesa:
We are a counter-style concept. You order food and drinks (including cocktails!) at the cashier, are given a number, grab your silverware and sauces, and choose your seat. We will bring food and drinks to your table! You are also welcome to sit at or order from our full service bar.
Since we are a counter-style restaurant, we want to make sure anyone who chooses The Crack Shack has a seat, so we do not reserve tables. We do, however, offer event and large party options. See our Catering & Events page for more information.
In San Diego, Encinitas and Costa Mesa, we allow dogs (on leash) and well-trained iguanas.
Our San Diego and Costa Mesa locations have street parking and valet parking available. Our Encinitas restaurant is in a location with a parking lot.
You can order in advance for to-go food, and pick it up at our to-go window without waiting in line! However, you cannot order to dine-in in advance. All to-go food will be packaged to-go.
We do not offer delivery ourselves, but we are offered through third-party delivery services including UberEats, Postmates, and DoorDash.
We do not yet have nutritional information available. This is provided after 20 stores – and maybe we’ll get there one day! If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please email email@example.com.
We can definitely feed you. Plenty of our salads, sides, and slaws are vegan. While we don’t have gluten free bread, we have lots of options like grilled chicken, albacore tuna, and even our fries! Your cashier can guide you through all of these options.
Everything on our menu is a la carte. We encourage you to order sides from our “Other Cluck,” all of which can be shared.
Our ingredients are the absolute highest quality that we can source, from mostly organic produce, to antibiotic-free, preservative-free, “beyond free-range” chicken. Our pride lies in our locally sourced, high-end ingredients. We understand that this ethos may not be important to everyone, but we strive to elevate the chicken and the egg by using the same ingredients and chef-driven attitude as we do at Juniper and Ivy.
We buy our birds whole from local farms including Jidori with the goal of reducing waste by selling our birds by the half (our 5 piece) and whole (our 10 piece). We do offer boneless thighs and breasts that you can purchase a la carte.
No, it’s not because we think our food is addicting, but thanks to those who think so! It is “crack” as in “cracking an egg.” Our logo is a cracked egg meets chicken. Our flagship location in San Diego’s Little Italy was built on a property with a metal shack, which we turned into our order window and kitchen!
Sorry, but no. Outside food and beverage is not allowed by health code!
A chicken oyster is CHICKEN and comes from the chicken’s lower back. It is a small, tender piece of dark meat chicken, often known as the chef’s favorite part!
We are not your typical Southern fried chicken, but rather Southern California fried chicken. We are influenced by Southern California flavors, with Baja style poutine, slaws and salads. While we do offer some traditional sides – try our buttermilk biscuits – we strive to offer a little something different – like our chicken oysters or Mexican Poutine.
Right now, we’re growing throughout Southern California – but who knows! We are owner-operated and do not foresee becoming a franchise. For further information on growth opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org
2266 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, California
407 Encinitas Blvd
196 E 17th St
Costa Mesa, California
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, California
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