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- 61%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
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- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (11)
- Boiling CrabAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 06, 2013
This place is totally hyped and has a loyal fan base unlike any other! At all hours, this place is packed and the line is out the door. Expect a couple hours of wait time if you're looking to go to dinner and work. Is it worth it? If you're coming for the crawfish and shrimp to dip in the various sauces they have here, then you're at the right place. If you're like me, who is too lazy to peel crawfish and shrimp, and usually opt for fried catfish and cajun fries, then this is not the place to be. The catfish and fries are a far distant to the ones served at Crawdaddy. As for the sauces, they do warrant some praise, as they offer a variety of different tastes, but because of the wait time, it's just not worth coming here. I would still go to Crawdaddy because of the less wait time and good crawfish/shrimp that is served there. If there was no wait time...
- Boiling CrabMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversNov 01, 2013
Only been here twice, but it's enough visits to know that I love the place. Our party of 3 took on 3 pounds of shrimp and a pound of crawfish with the Sha-Bang seasoning, medium. We also ordered a side of sweet potato fries. Wow, that medium packs some serious heat, but it was still Sha-Bangalicious. I thought the fries would help tone it down a bit. Not really. I took it like a champ and went through a good pile of the stuff (plus a few refills of water) before I got full to my heart's content. If flavor is more your route and not the heat, ask for the Sha-Bang and remember to keep it mild friends. Trust me on this!
FYI - If you're a first time visitor, it's a must that you try to come as early as your party can permit. Why? Let's just say the outside often looks as if you're waiting to get into a club. The wait can range anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. No guest list, no VIP hook ups, no exceptions! You've been warned...
- Boiling CrabMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 01, 2013
I can't believe I have waited this long to try The Boiling Crab. Having spent a good few years in the South, I was quite reluctant to take a Cajun inspired Vietnamese seafood restaurant seriously. There is no doubt their recipes are not authentic Cajun. But oh boy, the food was certainly delicious.
Wanted to try their clawfish but unfortunate they were all out. Ordered the shrimps with a dungeness crab instead and I was not disappointed at all. Their shrimps were very fresh and of great quality. Every single one was huge and juicy. They soaked up the sauce so well that I almost wanted to swallow all the shells. The dungeness crab was meaty with a nice sweetness. The seasoning wouldn't totally penetrate the shell so you will have to dip the meat into the sauce. It was a nice contrast to the saltier shrimps. I found their Whole Sha-Bang sauce highly addicting. It is a mixture of Cajun, lemon pepper and garlic butter. The medium spiciness has just the right amount of kick.
It is true that there is almost always a wait unless you come here super early. For those with limited patience, I recommend getting take out. You should be on your merry way in 15 minutes.
- Boiling CrabMember ofBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 15, 2013
seafoods are my and my wife's favorite. We have hear this place for awhile, this is the first time we here, everything is more than our expectation, but it would be even better if their oyster are fresher.
- Boiling CrabMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Nov 16, 2013
There is a certain je ne sais quoi about fresh seafood with tangy lime, pepper, salt condiments all wrapped in a messy bag of spicy goodness. I simply can't resist it.
What to Order Here:
Sauce: The Whole Sha-bang or Garlic Butter
1. If you like spicy food, go with MED. XXX can be too spicy and distracts from the flavor of the seafood.
2. If you like toasty pepper flavor I would go with the Whole Sha-Bang, otherwise, Garlic Butter is a great alternative.
3. I prefer shrimp to crawfish because you get more bang for your buck! Crawfish is much heavier in terms of weight and contains less edible meat per pound.
4. No reservations taken. Prepare to wait at least 40 minutes in line. Thankfully there is a Target next door. (Plan your shopping beforehand to save on time.)
5. Do take out if you're really short on time. Will cut your wait time by 20-30 minutes.
See you in line!
- Boiling CrabJan 11, 2013
**(Taking a star off for their horribly-incompetent and arrogantly-bitchy waitresses)**
ATTENTION BOILING CRAB OWNER:
Congratulations. Yes, your restaurant does very well. Yes, you have customers waiting up to 2-3 hours to eat your shrimp in a bag. Yes, you probably go home to your crawfish-shaped mansion every night and sleep in your bed of crabs. Why do you have to worry about how your waitresses treat your customers, right? Because you're the f-ing owner!!
Don't hire newbie waitbitches who can't handle the pressure of customers waiting 3 hours for a damn table. I'm already waiting 3 hours, I don't need a Chinese tweeny-bopper rolling her eyes at me when I ask a simple question like: "Do you know how long the wait is?" Listen, there's no need for you to hire young, hot Chinese chicks with semi-big boobs at this stage (and to be honest, they're not even that cute -- except for one. you know who she is. keep her only. you only need one cute one). I mean, people come to Boiling Crab for the food and eating process only-- you will have just as many customers if the waitresses are 50-year old Chinese ladies wearing AppleBottom jeans. Now, as for your current army of snobby bitches who don't know how to treat customers with decent respect: throw them into a bag, shake them up with the same "whole she-bang" concoction that you reuse from each customer over the year, and chuck it into the street.
If you think that your food is so good that if you treat us like shit then we'll still come back and wait in line for it, then you're probably correct. But my suggestion to you is to remember that someday, it will come back and bite your shit in the ass. The second someone opens up a Boiling Shrimp right next door, you can bet your ass that you'll be crying for your customers to run back.
Here's my tip for you: why don't you put out a little table on the outside patio with some iced tea? It's simple, it's cheap, and it will help make waiting outside for 2-3 hours just a little more bearable -- and you can go back to swimming in your golden lobster tank with a clear conscience.
Love the food, though. Keep up the good work. But seriously, get rid of those waitresses.
- Boiling CrabMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 05, 2012
This place is NO joke.
Sat down with 4 people on a Tuesday at 6:30PM. Tables were available.
6 pounds of crawfish, 1 pound of clams, 2 pounds of shrimp, a dungeness crab , plate of sweet potato fries, and two corn on the cobs later . . . my friend and I were ADDICTED.
Perfect amount of spices. Best of all, I wasn't sick or suffered from any MSG-OD (Warning: your breath and hands will stink for days . . so good spot for a blind date.)
Total with 2 beers was $145 + $20 tip = $165 for 4 ppl stuffing our faces with seafood junk. LOVE IT.
Hands down the best crawfish I have ever had and I am from New Orleans.
We are going again this weekend because I keep having yummy crawfish dreams. I can't wait to suck your heads and chew your tails, little guys (no jokes please).
Minus one star for so-so service. We had to flag down too many people for refills and additional orders.
Crawfishies, see you soon!
- Boiling CrabMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 05, 2012
*Must get every piece of crab meat out of this shell!* (I've been told that I have an intense look of concentration on my face when I eat crab. I LOVE crab, so don't distract me with any questions while I pick at it.)
A group of us got down and dirty with several pounds of crab. Thanks to our friends, they were able to get there early to post up at a large table because when we arrived, the place was packed!
With a bib on, a roll of paper towels in front of me, crab cracker in one hand and dungeness crab claw in another, I was ready to eat! I got the whole sha-bang at medium spiciness, and that was perfect flavoring for the crab. Our cajun fries also came medium spicy, but that was WAY too spicy for our tastebuds. Get mild unless you want to cry.
The only mishap that happened was that our server forgot to put in one of our orders! So, while the rest of us were attacking our crab legs, one person was completely missing them! We made sure they knocked off that order from the bill.
Get ready to get messy and smelly. Those lemons are on the table for a reason!
P.S. You must arrive right when it opens at 3pm to get a table. Yes, 3PM!!! Otherwise it can be a 2 hour wait.
- Boiling CrabJul 04, 2012
Boiling Crab has its ups and downs. quality and taste of food is usually consistent. I have eaten here on off days (in which their seafood doesnt taste as fresh as normal, or the sauce just tastes off) but most of the time, this place does not disappoint.
good vibe and crowd, a good place to eat with a group of friends. wait time can be LONG.
the SheBang sauce is their specialty. it goes perfect with the seafood, I always get Corn on the Cob as well