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13892 Brookhurst Street, Garden Grove, CA
(714) 636-4885
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Today
3:00 pm - 10:15 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 25
    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
Good food but busy

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Dustin T
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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.

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Murrieta, California
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

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Murrieta, California
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about The Boiling Crab

Address: 13892 Brookhurst Street, Garden Grove, CA
Phone Number: (714) 636-4885
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Garden Grove
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
Average Prices: USD 40 - 300
Cuisine: French, American, Seafood, Vietnamese

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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, 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

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