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The Boiling Crab

13892 Brookhurst Street, Garden Grove, CA
(714) 636-4885
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Ranked #15 of 380 restaurants in Garden Grove
Price range: $40 - $300
Cuisines: American, French, Vietnamese
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I was informed of the no reservation policy also they will not seat you until the whole party has arrived. However I got to the restaurant early and submitted my name on the list. I was told in ten minutes we would be seated. Ten minutes turned into thirty then almost an hour, in the meantime other large groups that... More

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Our first time ever eating sea food like this! I was a little worried..had no clue what it was going to be like. When you are seated they cover your table with a paper sheet, put bibs on you and toss lots of lemons on the table..and a big box of napkins. The ordering process is pretty easy you choose... More

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Camarillo, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We keep coming back to this chain of seafood restaurant. The wait is really long but it's worth the wait. You have to order by the pound whatever seafood you like. Then they ask what kind of sauce you want and like always " the whole shabang " whatever they mixed with it, it's really delicious that you crave for... More

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Fresno,CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

It's all about the sauce. Whatever the concoction is it's the magic. You can pick how spicy you want. I always pick shebang! You eat off the table, no plates at all. Food is served in a clear plastic bag. All you do is wear the plastic apron then you go crackin' crabs or lobsters. Dig in and get messy!!!!... More

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Edmonton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I love the boiling crab! The first time I came, we didn't anticipate a 4 hour wait and alas had to leave. However we made sure we had plenty of time the next night to try out this place. The yelp reviews and photos were amazing! I LOVE the concept! Its so unusual to go to a place and not... More

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Boston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Went here because the boyfriend recommended it and said the wait is usually two hours. We waited a little less than an hr, so was happy about that. We ordered 2 pounds of shrimp and clams and 5 pounds crawfish. The shrimp was not as flavorful but filling bc you peel of the skin which holds all the favor. Took... More

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