We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
13892 Brookhurst Street, Garden Grove, CA
(714) 636-4885
Website
Improve this listing
Today
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 67 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 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
Great food, Quick service

The sauce is what brings people back. Be prepared to wait because it is that good. Do not expect to be seated any sooner than they tell you and your entire party had better be there. Don't be the jerk that will have other people trickle in and expect to be accomodated, this place is busy! Also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
BMH4
,
Huntington Beach, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Huntington Beach, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The sauce is what brings people back. Be prepared to wait because it is that good. Do not expect to be seated any sooner than they tell you and your entire party had better be there. Don't be the jerk that will have other people trickle in and expect to be accomodated, this place is busy! Also, this place is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Excellent service combined with excellent good equals a great dining experience at a very reasonable price for the amount of food that we consumed it was worse the trip!! Would I go back again? Most definitely will.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Waited for over 2 hours to be seated but it was worth it! First time here and we wanted to know what all the hype was about, I can tell you the wait time is totally worth it. I suggest not going when you are super hungry ( as you will get frustrated) or taking a snack. We had shrimp,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My friends who lived in the area recommended this place so we all went. It was around 7pm and we were estimated to be seated after a 2 hour wait. At 8:30pm, we got to sit down and order. We had the shrimp. It was delicious! However, I would probably not wait around like that again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Murrieta, California
Level Contributor
69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This place was more than an hour drive from where we live but it is worth. The Shebang mild shrimp menu was superb. Will come back for sure.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Murrieta, California
Level Contributor
69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Piscataway, New Jersey
Level Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Boiling Crab also viewed

Garden Grove, Orange County
Garden Grove, Orange County
 
Garden Grove, Orange County
Garden Grove, Orange County
 

Been to The Boiling Crab? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Seafood, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Boiling Crab staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?