The Costa Mesa Coop is The Crack Shack’s third location, originally built for Orange County peeps who needed their fried chicken fix a little further up the coast. Once a bank on the corner of 17th & Orange, this high-ceiling, open-air, family-friendly coop boasts 28 taps, constantly pouring out SoCal’s best craft beers. It’s the only coop with a second level where guests can find extra seating, or host a flock for a private event. With its own parking lot and curbside pick-up spots right out back, it's also ideal as quick, convenient and high quality takeout for busy hens.
Eat all the chicken. Raise all the money. Host a fundraiser at your local coop!
Taking your catering game to a higher perch with award-winning fried chicken, delivered straight to you and your peeps.
Head to your Encinitas or Costa Mesa coop and please the gluten-intolerant peeps with GF fried chicken.
"Not an exaggeration: One of the best chicken sandwiches we have ever had!! The chicken is crunchy, moist, and flavorful. The bun is soft and wonderful…we are still dreaming about this chicken sandwich!"
"So The Crack Shack is bomb…it never disappoints. The chicken is cooked to juicy perfection, sauces available for dipping come in a variety unique flavors and the list of creative cocktails keep drinks flowing freely."
“This place does not have nearly enough hype. Not only is the quality and taste of their food beyond any other, they offer unique options that can't be found anywhere else…It was absolutely chefs kiss. You really can't go wrong here.”
“One of my favorite spots to eat. Great area to hang out, talk and eat creative and AMA-ZING chicken sandwiches. Highly recommended...seriously love, Love, LOVE this spot!!!”
“Jidori fried chicken is my new favorite…If you haven't tried the delights cooked up here, you are truly missing out and need to come get your fix ASAP. The Chicken is some of the best I've ever had.”