Encinitas Chamber of Commerce

The Crack Shack

The Crack Shack



About Us

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" 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."