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“Deliciously Spicy!”
Review of The Boiling Crab

The Boiling Crab
Ranked #167 of 3,626 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Sachse, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
606 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Deliciously Spicy!”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

The foods are deliciously spicy. I like fish and chips. My family like boiled crawfish and crabs. We usually wait about 40 minutes but it is worth it.

  • Visited June 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Austin
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Yummy Seafood”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

I have been to this place many times and always feel the food a great taste. I always recommend anyone who wants to enjoy delicious seafood. Even though it's super busy all the time, worth waiting to dine in.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank CBC1728
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Level 4 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Order to go if you don't want to wait!”
Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

When we first drove by and saw the line we decided not to go. We had heard so many good things about this place, we decided to turn around and check it out. We ordered it to go, grabbed some extra paper/napkins and are at a local park. Yum!

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Thank Kristin B
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Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
255 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Worth the wait!”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

I was in a party of 6. When we got there on a Sun. at opening time (12:00) there was already a line half a block long! We were told when we finally got in to put our name in that it would be close to 2 hr.s. I did not want to wait but everyone else said they heard it would be worth it. We got in just under 2 hr.s. All the service help were very nice and helpful. I ordered a calamari appetizer. It was not bad, but not amazing either. It was all rings. No shoots or figure ends. You sit at the table that is covered with paper. All your scrapes, shells, and everything else you just throw on the table. Its a fun experience. You feel like your on the East coast, or in Cajun country. When you order, it comes by the pound on the shrimp, snow crab, king crab, and crawfish. Oysters only come raw. No fried or broiled. Fries ( plain or Cajun), new red potatoes, corn on the cobb are all excellent but are an extra charge. You can get different spices, and different levels of spicy. I tasted the king crab, shrimp, potatoes, corn, catfish, and chicken strips. All were excellent. It was a very fun time. And yes, I would say it WAS worth the wait.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Mur018
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Glenn Heights, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“The Boiling Crab not just a meal but an experience!”
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!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Darla D
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