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“Tasty seafood”
Review of The Boiling Crab

The Boiling Crab
Ranked #177 of 2,209 Restaurants in San Jose
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

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 is a bit overpowering and quite spicy so have one dish with lemon garlic only.

Also the sweet potato fries are very tasty.

Good thing they provide plastic cups with straws and bibs!

Thank HoneyandHoney
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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.

Thank Qi J
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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 waited 2 hours for ours. But it was well worth it!

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Thank mcondavila
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Have been here on multipul weekend trips. Its well worth the wait whether its only 10 minutes or an hour. There is a wide menue selection. My favorite always being fried oysters, and shrimp with the whole shabang medium. Just dont wear white!

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Thank Miranda N
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

There was almost a 1 hour wait so we figured the food must be good because there was a long line of patient customers waiting to be served. By the time we got our table, we were famished. We had our plastic bibs on, washed our hands and dove into the Dungeness Crabs, shrimps, clams, sweet potato fries and boiled corn swimming in butter. Everything was delicious esp the huge crabs in spicy "the whole shebang spicy" sauce. Definitely worth the wait...will try the fresh oysters on our next visit! Will definitely go again!

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Thank esmodes
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