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The Boiling Crab

1631 E Capitol Expy #101, San Jose, CA 95121
(408) 532-6147
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Ranked #62 of 1,906 restaurants in San Jose
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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35 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

First things first! I always make a point to stop by The Boiling Crab when I'm in the area! 2lbs shrimp, 2lbs clams, 1lb crawfish the whole shebang medium all in separate bags. 2 sides of rice. 2 sides of corn in butter. 2 iced waters. Lol, can you tell I have my order down to a T? This is... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My sister treated me and my family to dinner at this restaurant. She forewarned that the wait time was about two hours. We got curious and so we waited. It was more difficult for our group of 10 to be seated. We were finally accommodated right before their closing time. Guess what..... It was worth the wait. The Dungeness crab... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

want to share great food in a homey atmosphere. eating with your hands and your table cloth is made of parchment. This is a great place to just peel your shrimp or crab and drink beer. Bibs are included

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Shelton, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

First off, I'm not a veru patient person. When they said a 2 hour wait, I was out of there. But the family heard so much about this place they begged me to stay. We went across the parking lot to another restaurant and had some beers. I believe all the other restaurants in the area only survive by skimming... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I will just move to SJ because BC! The clams are the best! Many People will say they have really good shrimps, but my favorite is the Dunguness Crab. :-)

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Oakland, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Very very long line, so we put down our name, got an estimate and walked around to target and another tiny Vietnamese fruit shop in the next plaza. The best dinner combo is going with close friends (yes you need to be comfortable to be messy around each other), sharing the shrimps, clams, and some crab. The whole shebang sauce... More

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Sunnyvale, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Food is fantastic, service is awesome, but the line is always too long and need to wait at least 1 hour to get food.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The food was done fairly quickly. My husband and I ordered a dungeness crab, shrimp, and crawfish. You need to try the "the whole shebang" seasoning! You put on a bib and eat with your hands. A very casual atmosphere and the pricing is very fair. There is one downside..,.the wait for a table is usually over 1 hour! We... More

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Monterey, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Have been here on multipul weekend trips. Its well worth the wait whether its only 10 minutes or an hour. There is a wide menue selection. My favorite always being fried oysters, and shrimp with the whole shabang medium. Just dont wear white!

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Manila Phils.
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

There was almost a 1 hour wait so we figured the food must be good because there was a long line of patient customers waiting to be served. By the time we got our table, we were famished. We had our plastic bibs on, washed our hands and dove into the Dungeness Crabs, shrimps, clams, sweet potato fries and boiled... More

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