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The Boiling Crab

1631 E Capitol Expy #101, San Jose, CA 95121
(408) 532-6147
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Food is excellent but you have to be brave to wait for 2 hrs to get a seat which is very annoying. Staff is nice but my message to the management is "don't make it that hard for the customers!!" Double or triple the size of the place or move to a bigger location. At least my husband and I... More 

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Honolulu
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

They put a big sheet of wax paper over your table when they seat you. They dump lime wedges on top with salt/pepper containers, so you can squeeze lime juice into them to make your own dipping sauce. Your meal comes all bagged in plastic bags, carried in a metal pail by the wait help....corn dripping in butter, king crab,... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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8 reviews 8 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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Additional Information about The Boiling Crab

Address: 1631 E Capitol Expy #101, San Jose, CA 95121
Phone Number: (408) 532-6147
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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