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“Really fresh seafood, really odd place to eat” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boiling Pot

Boiling Pot
Ranked #114 of 661 Restaurants in Mobile
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Alabama
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Really fresh seafood, really odd place to eat”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We visited last night. Ordered at the counter and waited for our order: all fried seafood meals. The seafood was amazingly fresh and perfectly prepared. Sides were a little generic and did not seem homemade. The atmosphere is just plain odd: booths in cafeteria style, with little ambiance beyond cheap decor. Soft drinks only, if that matters to you. Recommend carry out, not dining in.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Terre Haute, Indiana
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Seafood At A Good Price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

I was in Mobile on business for six weeks and I ate more meals at this place, than any other. The fried seafood platter was enormous and well prepared. My favorite though was the grilled crawfish wrap. Mmm mmm mmm.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Not boiled, but fried”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

The name is misleading, as there is nothing boiled, only fried and breaded seafood. If you're looking for traditional, dive, fried and breaded seafood then this is place is fine. You order at the counter. They have soft drinks and sweet and unsweet tea to drink. A half po boy is huge. We had the shrimp po boy and it was served in a basket overflowing with shrimp. We also had a fried shrimp and catfish plate. The shrimp on the plate was bigger gulf shrimp than what comes in a po boy. The mac and cheese was horrible and runny, so skip that. The hush puppies and fried okra are good. The fries are just regular crinkle fries. The corn is not seasoned or boiled, so it's just regular corn on the cob served with melted butter. They have tartar sauce and cocktail sauce on the side. Overall, it was typical southern fried goodness with massive portions. My one complaint , other than the mac n cheese, would be the bread for the po boys. Nothing beats New Orleans bread and the bread they had in mobile is just average and everything spills out of a po boy while eating it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

We were looking for someplace close to our hotel after driving all day. Primarily it is a seafood place where you order at the counter. The food was reasonably priced and good quantity, but was nothing special. Would look for another alternative if we were in this area again.

Visited March 2013
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Seafood at Great Prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Some of the best seafood in Mobile is right here at this little restaurant in a strip mall in Tillman's Corner. The steamed Royal Red shrimp are fantastic and the oyster and shrimp Po boys are fabulous! The portions are large enough to share, and the prices are extremely reasonable. Atmosphere is casual, and food is ordered and picked up at the counter. A great everyday dining experience!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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