The Boiling Crab

The Boiling Crab

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Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Seafood
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Is this a seafood restaurant?
CUISINES
Seafood
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles270 reviews
Excellent
160
Very good
84
Average
14
Poor
7
Terrible
5
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

foodcrawlph
1861 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
Boiling Crab offers a mouthwatering seafood experience that's sure to satisfy your cravings. With its lively atmosphere and delicious Cajun-inspired flavors, it's the perfect spot to indulge in a messy and memorable meal with friends and family. From freshest shrimp to flavorful lobsters, every dish is bursting with freshness and spice. Whether you're a seafood enthusiast or just looking for a fun dining adventure.
Written 1 June 2024
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Andrea P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
This was my first time trying Boiling Crab, and I Loved it. I had the Catfish basket, and everything was y u m m y... can't wait to go back. Only thing I hate, is that they don't open until 3pm. But other than that, they are great. Good food, and I'd recommend to anyone.
Written 23 January 2020
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Zainudin-Abd-Rahman
Singapore63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
Every branch got long line at least 1 hour of waiting. Food is good but not to my taste bud. Overall for first time visit is ok but to return again will give a miss
Written 28 February 2020
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Berries1
449 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
Now usually if i believe i can do it better job i don't usually go but my brother in law said its pretty good and fast, well the food was decent.
Written 25 February 2020
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Sierrita
Guatemala City1728 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 couples
This is a special place to be kids again Haha. Just kidding. But you have to eat with your hands. And the place is like the old times in Louisiana for the Mardi gras. The boling is just like sea food for your hands and it would be memorable. My lovely friend really enjoyed it and loved the flavor, the service, and the great idea. This is a fantastic place to come again. We taste a shrimp special and tostones and white rice. For the drink we had beers. Full recommended. It was fun and unique.
Written 26 October 2019
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Navigator828459
Los Angeles13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 family
Location is important; I have visited 4 diferente locations and service, food quality and taste varies depending on location. To me the best one is in Garden Grove, on Brookhurst Blvd. Best food, best service. Loooooonnnng lines, but it’s worth
Written 6 October 2019
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Georgia R
Auckland Central462 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 friends
We had the boiled prawns in mixed sauce and some fries between the two of us. It was a bit expensive for what we received but I can see the experience ended up being about $40 plus tip. The food was done nicely and was full of flavour so can’t fault that in anyway. Service was alright.
Written 10 September 2019
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Vincent Blackwood
California14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 none
One of my favorite restaurants! I always get King crab legs, shrimp, and corn on the cob with the whole shi-bang sauce. I usually get mild because it still has a spice kick to it. I also love getting their sweet potato fries! Fantastic service! The only thing is that there's ALWAYS a long wait. However, it's worth the wait!
Written 21 August 2019
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Emirati Vacationer
London217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 friends
Can I give this place 7 ✨ 💫? This is one of my top spots in the🌍. I'm not even exaggerating. Be prepared to eat with your hands 🙌 and enjoy the real seafood
Written 21 August 2019
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Debbie J
Bakersfield46 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 family
As first timers to this restaurant, we didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly greeted by a young man, who proceeded to tear off a length of butcher paper and guide us to our table toward the back. It was rather noisy and we had a hard time understanding what he was trying to explain about the menu and how to order. Finally, we each decided on different items to try. I had the fried shrimp & cajun fries. The shrimp was just passed by a fryer and was not de-veined. An immediate turnoff for me. Another had soft shelled crab & regular fries, which she said was fair. Another had a pound of shrimp cajun style with three potatoes (priced separately). It came in a plastic bag all mixed together. The pound of shrimp came complete with head and shell, along with the veins. You are expected to eat all food items without utensils. They give you a canister of napkins and then come back with lime slices which they dump out of a bucket onto your table. I've always wanted to have a seafood boil but this wasn't it. I can tell the regulars love it but the messiness of dipping hands into plastic bags and then peeling and de-veining your own meal is off-putting. The menu doesn't tell you the price of some items, like the crab, and our less-than-efficient server didn't offer to tell us. After she brought our limes, she disappeared and we never saw her again. Someone else brought out meals. We got no refills on drinks from anyone and finally had to ask another server if he could find our server in order to get our check. He very kindly got our check and apologized. The plastic bags didn't phase us as most of the other diners had them. It was the poor service and veined shrimp that we won't order again.
Written 30 July 2019
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review guru
New Haven142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 friends
A restaurant for sea food lovers. It is very unique because we ordered shrimp and it was served in a plastic bag soaked with the sauces we requested. We tried different sauces ranging from mild to hot, liked the garlic one the best. Had fresh oysters as well. Table can get a bit messy as the food is not served in a traditional manner, but as long as you are enjoying the experience, it should not be a problem :-)
Written 15 July 2019
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Tommy P
Hazel Green349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 family
We were on vacation in the area and always try to find good seafood or crab places to eat. Neat location and had over an hour wait. Was a unique style. Good seasoning.
Written 19 June 2019
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joekerr23
Newcastle upon Tyne163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 couples
Came with the wife for dinner. Both big seafood fans so though this would be a good choice. On arrival told that would be an hour and a half wait for a table (!). To be fair it was like 8pm on a Sat night. Went around the corner to a little dive bar for a few beers while we waited. Came back about an hour or so later and they seated us. I’ve never quite had anything like this before - seafood cooked in a bag with spices and sauce. No plates. Bibs. Table covered in plastic. Sounds tacky but I enjoyed how unpretentious it was. Shows how confident they are in their food when they don’t need to mess around with fancy decor. We ordered 1lb of shrimp, 1lb of mussels and some fried shrimp too. Xxx spicy and various sauces. So much food. Probably didn’t need the other portion as couldn’t finish it all (and I’m a total animal too when it comes to eating). Genuinely spicy as well - a nice slow burn that catches up on you so by the time you are finished you can feel your head sweating. Good selection of beers too for $5 a piece (which is worth it alone!) They even had Newcastle Brown Ale which being a native Geordie (resident of Newcastle, U.K. for any Americans reading) I found entertaining. I would like to note that it’s crazy that this seems to be a trendy beer here - as in the U.K. the only people who drink it are old men and lunatics. I can even remember my mother telling me not to to drink it when I was teen, as it was the drink that rotted my Uncles brain. But I digress... Overall cost under $40 for a bucket of food, 2 beers and burning mouth. If I’m back in LA I will be back!
Written 17 June 2019
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jennifer s
Sydney87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 couples
Super popular place, long queues especially on weekends so plan ahead. The experience is what makes this place, and the food is just as great. tasty crab claws with excellent butter cajun sauce as spicy as you like served with corn, potatoes, gumbo. Oh and expect things to get messy.
Written 26 May 2019
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Amy
London201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 friends
Came here with a bunch of friends and it did not disappoint! The seafood was fresh and delicious. Our server was amazing but couldn’t remember her name. We all left with full bellies and wished there was a boiling crab in London
Written 24 May 2019
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