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Crawdaddy Restaurant

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779 Story Road, San Jose, CA
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Just ate here yesterday for the first time and I gotta say it was very good. We had the shrimps with mild sauce with sausage and corn. I don't like spicy food the the mild sauce was just perfect you get that tiny hint of spicy. We also had the catfish which it was good (1st time eating catfish )... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Miguel L
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Castroville, California
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Went here on recommendation if a colleague. Place is in the SJ area known as Vietnamese Town. You order your seafood by the kind, heat, and lbs of good you want. We had mild shrimp ( comes with heads and all), med shrimp, catfish, crab and gumbo. All the good comes in a bag with the sauce and you eat... More 

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Castroville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Just ate here yesterday for the first time and I gotta say it was very good. We had the shrimps with mild sauce with sausage and corn. I don't like spicy food the the mild sauce was just perfect you get that tiny hint of spicy. We also had the catfish which it was good (1st time eating catfish )... More 

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had the shrimp and crab. Loved their sauce. We went to try the crawfish but it wasnt available then.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Do you like cajun spices? Fresh oyster, crawfish, jumbo shrimp, lobster by the pound delivered to your table in funny bags swimming in the best cajun sauce ever? Yes, this place has it all, and you will pay probably half of what you ever paid in the past. We only spent 2 days in the area, and yet we dined... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Been here a number of times with the family we all enjoy the place and their customer service. The shrimp and crawfish are the best overall.

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Kirkland, Wa/Roskilde, Dk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

First time at a place like this, and we had a great time! The food was fresh, and service was great. Food took some time, but I can't knock off points for preparing my food right. I'd go again!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I eat at one of the Vietenamese crawfish eateries at least once a month, i.e., Boiling Crab (the original one), Crawdaddy, and Red Crawfish and other copy-cat that are beginning to crop up all over the Bay area. Crawdaddy is the one come closest to matching Boiling Crab in terms of flavor and quality of the food. One thing in... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This was my first time trying crawfish. Crawdaddy gives quite the experience. As noted, butcher paper on the tables and boiled seafood and corn served in a plastic bag. The food was tasty, but I would have appreciated more options, other than deep fried and carbs, for sides. The sauce has a quite a kick. I found medium very spicy... More 

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Vista, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

Get ready for a messy experience! Butcher Paper on the tables and plastic bibs are the starting point. The crab, shrimp, and crayfish / sausage are served in polyethylene bags carried to the table in a pail. Getting at the meat is part of the fun, and a working knowledge of invertebrate anatomy is helpful especially when searching for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 779 Story Road, San Jose, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 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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