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The Boiling Crab

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13892 Brookhurst Street, Garden Grove, CA
(714) 636-4885
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 3:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Wed 3:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thu - Fri 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always looking forward

My husband and I really love to eat at boiling crab especially this branch. The staffs are very friendly. Orders come not too long. The shrimp meal was so delicious and we ate a lot. Will always come back to eat as a couple, as a family and as a group.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
AJP242
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Murrieta, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Murrieta, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I really love to eat at boiling crab especially this branch. The staffs are very friendly. Orders come not too long. The shrimp meal was so delicious and we ate a lot. Will always come back to eat as a couple, as a family and as a group.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

For the first time being at boling crab I have to say my experience was pretty good. The food was delicious and I love the fact that the food goes on the table instead of on a plate. Props for genuinit. The wait was long, but I mean what can u expect from a small restaurant. Overall the atmosphere was... More 

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I am not a fan of seafood, too bad my sister was, and was a bit disappointed she took me here when I visited her. We left the beach early because she said there was a long wait here - did not add up to the excitement. Since it was just the two of us, we got seated right away.... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Always been a pleasure to eat our favorite shrimp with garlic sauce and fresh oysters! This recipe is surely a top notch that can only be eaten here at Southern California! Rainier Layug

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I went with a group of people & enjoyed it so much that we've driven 2 hours to get here before. We live two hours from Los Angeles so this is the nearest Boiling Crab to us... I am pretty simple when it comes to shrimp, so when I order my pound do shrimp with Cajun seasoning,... More 

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Shorewood, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I went here as the finale to our week long visit to California. I wanted something different, something we had never eaten before, something we couldn't get back home. This place was exactly that! We ordered the shrimp and decided to be daring and try crawfish for the first time! We did the whole sha-bang in the... More 

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199 reviews 199 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We placed an order of King Crab Legs to go, grabbed a dollar plastic table cloth, and had our own picnic. Even the take out was crazy busy but that's what you would expect for amazing value and delicious food. The lime and pepper is a great addition! Make sure to order the mild, their spicy level is hot, hot,... More 

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Newbury Park, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We took my brother in law to try a new style of seafood eatery. He teaches hospitality services in Taiwan and consults airlines, hotels and restaurants all over Asia. We ordered calamari, shrimp, sausage, corn, and king crab with rice. I made the mistake of ordering the whole shebang medium spicy, which was too hot. Mild spice is our limit... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We usually order dungeness crab in garlic butter sauce and sweet potato fries from the take out location that is a few doors from the restaurant. Why? Because there's like always a line at this restaurant. You can find yourself waiting over an hour easily. Both crab and fries are yummy good. Most of the time, the crab is of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I really like the whole shabang with the crawfish, shrimp, clams or crab legs. Crawfish is the best when it is the fresh and not the frozen one. If the crawfish seems too much work then I would recommend getting either the shrimp.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13892 Brookhurst Street, Garden Grove, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Garden Grove
  • Phone Number: (714) 636-4885

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 300
  • Cuisine: French, American, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?