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“The Boiling Crab not just a meal but an experience!”
Review of The Boiling Crab

The Boiling Crab
Ranked #192 of 3,656 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Boiling Crab in Dallas Texas is the best meal in a bag that money can buy.The shrimp, corn on the cob and potatoes in the "whole shebang sauce" is all that..sweet potato fries delicious! Go early!

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Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had been told that no matter what time of day you go you will be waiting 1 to 1.5 hours but we were also told that the wait will be worth it. VERY TRUE! When we were told it would be at least 1.5 hours before we were sat we decided to have a beer at a nearby Taco Cabana. We arrived just in time to be sat and proceeded to have the most amazingly fresh seafood in a very entertaining manner. I love the way you just dig in to the seafood and eat off the table. It reminded me of eating blue crabs in Maryland off the Chesapeake Bay. Only thing missing was a water view. We were with another couple and tried a bit of everything sans the fried stuff. All of it was very fresh and full of spice. The corn on the cob was amazing FYI!! We will be going back very soon!

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Thank Bran2002
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is the very best place to get crab legs! The wait is long, however worth the wait. Your chouce in seasonings and level of spicyness. I love the whole chabang. Everyone goes for the crawfish also. Very casual and the staff is ALWAYS friendly!!

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Reviewed April 12, 2014

I was visiting Dallas recently, from Chicago. Learned of the Boiling Crab from food network, knew I had to visit. Read the reviews online & did as they said... GET THERE EARLY!!! Early as in when they first open. Arrived 40 minutes before open time, there was a line starting (we were 4th or 5th). My family & I truly enjoyed the food. I wish there was one in Chicago. They really should expand this location & expand to more cities also.

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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Don't let the reports of long waits scare you away from this unique dining experience. We just put our name in the list, then spent the majority of the time shopping in a nearby area. Another tip is to pick up a to go menu from inside and decide what you want in advance. Thankfully after a long wait, the orders come out surprisingly quickly and the servers do a good job keeping the drinks full, too. There is wax paper on the tables, orders are brought out in a bucket, then a big plastic bag is placed in front of you, with your choice of seafood, corn, potatoes, and sausage just swimming in one of their unbelievable sauces. The sauce choices are Ragin Cajun, Garlic Butter, and Lemon Pepper, but the real star of the show is a mix of all three called The Whole Sha-Bang. No eating utensils are provided, so be prepared to get messy, but just dive right in with your hands and after the first bite you will forget all about about the mess. A provided bib helps keep it off of your clothes and an entire roll of paper towels on the table helps mop things up as you go. The table might look like a disaster area when you are done, but you will be feeling completely satisfied by one of the most delicious and unique meals you have ever had. When you are finally ready to leave, don't be surprised if a few people in the line outside ask a certain question as you go by. You will undoubtedly answer with a resounding, "Oh yes, it's definitely worth it!!!"

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