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The Crack Shack

196 E. 17th St. (Orange Ave.) Send to Phone
Richard Blais' fast-casual concept whips up chicken and more on Costa Mesa's hippest street.


Lunch & Dinner daily

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The Crack Shack, Costa Mesa, CA

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The Crack Shack Restaurant Review

: Located on Costa Mesa's compact, hipster-luring 17th Street, this outpost of the fast-casual San Diego-based micro-chain is the brainchild of Top Chef All-Stars champion Richard Blais. Chicken is the name of the game: patrons can order up a wide range of poultry goodies from traditional fried chicken to sandwiches of varying preparation, such as grilled or pollo asado. Kicked-up traditional sides like papaya and mango slaw and schmaltz-fried fries complement unique accompaniments like chicken oysters and deviled eggs. A full cocktail menu and a rotating tap list of beer and wine options are also available.

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