The Crab Cooker is caught in a charming 1950's time warp, full of nostalgia, kitsch and incredible classic seafood.
The nautical no-frills diner and fish market is a Newport Beach institution. Locals, celebrities and tourists from all over the world pine for the delicious fish served at this candy-apple red corner eatery with its trademark green and white awnings wrapped above its windows.
The restaurant began when owner Bob Roubian (a carpenter in the late '40s) helped remodel the fish market on the corner of 28th Street and Marina (its original location) in Newport Beach. When the market's owner asked Roubian if he'd like to take over the business in 1951, he accepted. Roubian was also a fishing enthusiast and enjoyed working in the seafood business.