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“I need a bib!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of LA. Boiling Seafood Crab & Crawfish

LA. Boiling Seafood Crab & Crawfish
1242 E. Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803 (Formerly Boiling Crab And Seafood)
(407) 826-1681
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Ranked #890 of 3,178 Restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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Omaha, Nebraska
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“I need a bib!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The food was good, specially the po-boy! I ordered one of their combo platter and really liked it. Shared it with the rest of the fam. I wished they had free refills on their pop/soda. Overall, I would recommend it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Currently Oregon
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135 reviews 135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Don't miss this place if crustaceans are your passion!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Right smack downtown on a block of Vietnamese restaurants. We were downtown to imbibe at Orlando brewing and looking for seafood as always. Since Orlando brewing doesn't serve food, this nearby restaurant became our 2nd stop. Here's what the 2 of us feasted on: 3lbs fresh boiled crawfish, 6 fresh blue crabs, and 9 or so super large head on shrimp, washed with iced tea. Did I mention garlic and butter and garlic, and the red potatoes and corn in the crawfish? When we walked in there were several Vietnamese families dining and quite a few more came for takeout... good sign. And then came the food... Ohhhhhh. Messy... Yummy... Fantastic. I regret that we had only one night to eat there as the menu was tantalizing. The bill: $66. This is Orlando. Our drinks and appetizers were $66 at Bahamas Breeze over in the tourist district. If you can find your way downtown, do not miss this and give the brewery a shot as well. Good beer choices in a funky little industrial location. What a great evening!

Visited April 2013
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Jalisco, Mexico
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“A Great Seafood Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This is a very unpretentious restaurant a few blocks east of I-4 on Colonial Drive in the middle of a Vietnamese community. If not for groupon, we never would have known about this place and are really glad we discovered it.

Like others, our groupon was for the seafood platter. It came out in a large aluminum foil pan with 2 large snow crab clusters along with 2 claws, 16 extra large shrimp with the heads on, a blue crab, 2 ears of corn, and 2 red potatoes. The bottom of the pan was filled with butter and garlic. Everything was cooked perfectly and delicious. Other patrons were eating po-boys and fried seafood baskets and seemed to be really enjoying their meals as well.

Having recently spent some time in Vietnam, we loved the atmosphere since the staff was Vietnamese along with most of the customers and music videos from Saigon playing on the tv's. Service was very good and attentive and our whole experience was pleasurable.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oviedo, Florida
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
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“Good seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We went here because we had a groupon for seafood platter. Food was fresh, the shrimp was great but we ad to take the heads off which wasn't too bad. Next time will try poboys or Vietnamese soup which smelled delicious . Very clean and friendly staff.

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Brandenburg, Kentucky
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“a really good tasting po-boy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I haven't been to NOLA in 5 years, but the taste of a po-boy is unforgetable. This place delivers one to match that. As you know, the bread makes it and they have found the right bakery. Aside from a little too much eggwash on the bread, the inside texture and flavor was spot on. Nice amount of shrimp.

The mess of crawfish at the table next to me looked and smelled heavenly. Will go back for that this weekend.

A Tuesday night last week I drove by and a line was out the door. That tells you this place must be doing something right.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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