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  • The Crack Shack

    The Crack Shack

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    About Us

    At the forefront of the fried chicken sandwich craze, The Crack Shack's original "SoCal Style" fried chicken has received national acclaim, separating themselves for, well, giving a cluck.

    The Crack Shack originally started as a passion project to transform the pristine, local ingredients from the founding team's fine dining restaurant into a more accessible, casual setting. What started as a humble, open-air chicken spot in San Diego in 2015 -- before the fried chicken sandwich craze began -- has now transformed itself into a nationally-acclaimed eatery with cult following. The secret sauce behind the crave-able "SoCal Fried Chicken" is the non-GMO, "beyond free range" birds. While bone-in fried chicken is the staple, the menu boasts unique fried chicken sandwiches, hearty bowls for the healthy-ish at heart and a Lil' Cluckers menu kids love and grown-ups feel good about serving. Guests love the "coop-like" d├ęcor, iconic chicken statue, full bar with craft cocktails and local beers, and of course the beloved sauce bar featuring housemade sauces. Their motto says it all: "There are no shortcuts when you give a cluck."

    Highlights

    Events

    Trivia Night at The Crack Shack
    • Gather your peeps and head to the Costa Mesa coop every Thursday at 6:30pm for the return of trivia nights! Prizes for the top 3 teams.
    • Thursday Sep 28, 2023
    Trivia Night at The Crack Shack
    • Gather your peeps and head to the Costa Mesa coop every Thursday at 6:30pm for the return of trivia nights! Prizes for the top 3 teams.
    • Thursday Oct 5, 2023
    Trivia Night at The Crack Shack
    • Gather your peeps and head to the Costa Mesa coop every Thursday at 6:30pm for the return of trivia nights! Prizes for the top 3 teams.
    • Thursday Oct 12, 2023
    Trivia Night at The Crack Shack
    • Gather your peeps and head to the Costa Mesa coop every Thursday at 6:30pm for the return of trivia nights! Prizes for the top 3 teams.
    • Thursday Oct 19, 2023
    Trivia Night at The Crack Shack
    • Gather your peeps and head to the Costa Mesa coop every Thursday at 6:30pm for the return of trivia nights! Prizes for the top 3 teams.
    • Thursday Oct 26, 2023
    Trivia Night at The Crack Shack
    • Gather your peeps and head to the Costa Mesa coop every Thursday at 6:30pm for the return of trivia nights! Prizes for the top 3 teams.
    • Thursday Nov 2, 2023
    Trivia Night at The Crack Shack
    • Gather your peeps and head to the Costa Mesa coop every Thursday at 6:30pm for the return of trivia nights! Prizes for the top 3 teams.
    • Thursday Nov 9, 2023
    Trivia Night at The Crack Shack
    • Gather your peeps and head to the Costa Mesa coop every Thursday at 6:30pm for the return of trivia nights! Prizes for the top 3 teams.
    • Thursday Nov 16, 2023
    Trivia Night at The Crack Shack
    • Gather your peeps and head to the Costa Mesa coop every Thursday at 6:30pm for the return of trivia nights! Prizes for the top 3 teams.
    • Thursday Nov 23, 2023