• 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 fresh from Jidori Farms. 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" décor, 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

    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Thursday Dec 8, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Thursday Dec 8, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Friday Dec 9, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Saturday Dec 10, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Sunday Dec 11, 2022
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Sunday Dec 11, 2022
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Monday Dec 12, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Monday Dec 12, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Tuesday Dec 13, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Wednesday Dec 14, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Thursday Dec 15, 2022
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Thursday Dec 15, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Friday Dec 16, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Saturday Dec 17, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Sunday Dec 18, 2022
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Sunday Dec 18, 2022
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Monday Dec 19, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Monday Dec 19, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Tuesday Dec 20, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Wednesday Dec 21, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Thursday Dec 22, 2022
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Thursday Dec 22, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Friday Dec 23, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Saturday Dec 24, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Sunday Dec 25, 2022
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Sunday Dec 25, 2022
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Monday Dec 26, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Monday Dec 26, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Tuesday Dec 27, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Wednesday Dec 28, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Thursday Dec 29, 2022
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Thursday Dec 29, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Friday Dec 30, 2022
    Tis the Season for Chicken Love
    • This month, each coop is partnering with their flock’s favorite local organization to give back to the community.
    • Saturday Dec 31, 2022
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Sunday Jan 1, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Monday Jan 2, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Thursday Jan 5, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Sunday Jan 8, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Monday Jan 9, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Thursday Jan 12, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Sunday Jan 15, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Monday Jan 16, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Thursday Jan 19, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Sunday Jan 22, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Monday Jan 23, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Thursday Jan 26, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Sunday Jan 29, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Monday Jan 30, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Thursday Feb 2, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Sunday Feb 5, 2023
    NFL Game Days at The Crack Shack
    • Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, perch up at the Costa Mesa coop to catch every NFL game & fuel up with exclusive game day cluck and sips.
    • Monday Feb 6, 2023