As a dedicated foodie, finding new restaurants, and visiting the favorites, is a passion of mine.
That’s not to say I am out eating at some eatery daily or even multiple times a week – after all, the food at home is some of the best, IMO. But now and then the opportunity arises to check out a new place.
I was in Leucadia yesterday visiting Sanctum, a relatively new gallery along the Coast Highway, and since it was lunch time my wife and I decided to check out a new Leucadia restaurant - Auggie’s House of Crab founded by Agostino Scalercio (Auggie)...owner, cook, you name it.
Auggie’s House of Crab is on the coast road at the northern end of Leucadia (Encinitas) and well worth a visit, especially if you are a seafood lover. Leucadia is a funky beach town and Auggie’s fits right in.
No pretension here. Come as you are to enjoy the simple but colorful décor, a wide range of seafood offerings, and friendly staff (ask for Diane to wait on you – she’s terrific), all of which make for an ideal quick lunch, one of Auggie’s feasts, or a casual dinner. Crab, of course, is popular. But I understand their shrimp burgers are outstanding.
Now that Auggie’s is open for lunch, they have daily specials that are a real bargain – 3 seafood quesadillas yesterday (with chips and salsa) for $5 plus a beverage? How can you miss?
Auggie’s is destined for dining greatness in Leucadia and I will definitely be back to enjoy more. Stop by for a terrific meal at 1468 North Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas. (760) 634-CRAB  and visit their website for more information.
The mural was designed by Courtney and Nicole Fischer at TransformationInteriors.co
NOTE - Sadly Auggie's is now closed.