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The Boiling Crab

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13892 Brookhurst Street, Garden Grove, CA
(714) 636-4885
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
The place does not looks like much but their sauce is unbeatable

At this pace their seafood (shrimp, crab legs, crawfish) you can get beats the quality of top seafood restaurants. The setting does not really say much but the sauce base they use to cook their seafood is kind of amazing. The garlic and the spices are perfect to enjoy a good mean. There are no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
Ian S
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

At this pace their seafood (shrimp, crab legs, crawfish) you can get beats the quality of top seafood restaurants. The setting does not really say much but the sauce base they use to cook their seafood is kind of amazing. The garlic and the spices are perfect to enjoy a good mean. There are no plates just plastic bags and... More 

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Thank Ian S
Edmond, Oklahoma
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64 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We went here for one of my friend's birthdays to celebrate. It was a perfect atmosphere. The noise level, service, wait time, food, drinks, and lots of messy fingers. I would say that for a bigger group like 10 to 12, this is nice because it's open and plenty of space to move around. Hope you like as much as... More 

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Thank Robby W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Love how you get to eat with your fingers. They bring you your food hot. They are very friendly. They put a smile on your face.

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Thank Sydnei C
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Even with the countless copy cat restaurants, the OG boiling crab still attracts crowds. Be prepared to wait over an hour in line during their peak times. If you still haven't been here, come by and try out some shrimp and crawfish with the whole shebang. If you're in a rush they have a take out spot in the same... More 

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Thank Chris D
Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The sauce is what brings people back. Be prepared to wait because it is that good. Do not expect to be seated any sooner than they tell you and your entire party had better be there. Don't be the jerk that will have other people trickle in and expect to be accomodated, this place is busy! Also, this place is... More 

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Thank BMH4
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service combined with excellent good equals a great dining experience at a very reasonable price for the amount of food that we consumed it was worse the trip!! Would I go back again? Most definitely will.

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Thank gaston58
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Waited for over 2 hours to be seated but it was worth it! First time here and we wanted to know what all the hype was about, I can tell you the wait time is totally worth it. I suggest not going when you are super hungry ( as you will get frustrated) or taking a snack. We had shrimp,... More 

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Thank clozano39
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Thank Dustin T
Murrieta, California
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103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 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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Thank AJP242
Murrieta, California
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103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?