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Crawdaddy Restaurant

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779 Story Road, San Jose, CA
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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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200 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

The presentation is what makes this restaurant unique, but the flavor is equally exceptional. Crawfish, shrimp, crab, all super delicious and quite fun to pick out of a plastic bag. You better be okay with messiness and smelly hands. If you are, this restaurant is a must.

Thank Jorge V
Santa Clara, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Very tasty the Crawdaddy Shrimp are the best, you must try the Cajun fries and the boiled shrimp medium.

Thank victormavalos
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

We came to this restaurant after we visited the Gilroy Premium Outlets.This is a fantastic small restaurant .we seated immediately . The seafood is fresh and you get your food in huge plastic bags combined with a fantastic flavour of garlic/butter/spice and you can chose the spice level.For us this is the first time we tried this kind of Cooking.Our... More 

Thank Ghaith391
Stillwater, Minnesota
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129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

What a great find. Love this little place with some terrific seafood. Fresh, fun, authentic, good food. We had the gumbo with a side of Cajun fries. The gumbo was hearty and tasty with a little kick to it. It was still quite busy for later on a Friday evening - and everyone seemed to be enjoying their messy finger-licking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate here yesterday(12/19/15 saturday. Lunch time) Coz we are both craving for seafood and time to eat without our kids😂 not bec. We don't want them but bec. They are allergic to seafoods!(sad) Anyway, this is our 2nd time here... Pro's : - good as boiling crab😉 - no long line😉 - different kind of choices... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
San Jose
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We love their very fresh shrimps, clams, Dungeness crabs and fish and sweet potato chips. Also, they have friendly workers who attend to your needs right away!

Thank 731shirleyi
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

I must say it's better then boiling crab BUT Kickin' Crab is WAY better compared to this place. We wanted to try something new, came here and there was not that many people at this place for a 6:30 Pm, dinner time. Interior walling was nice. There was a bug that was red with wings running on the floor. Luckily,... More 

Thank kimlT5667DH
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Lucy L
Castroville, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Miguel L
Mountain View, California
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87 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2014

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

Thank dgnr77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 779 Story Road, San Jose, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?