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The Boiling Crab

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
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  • Jun D.
    "Shrimp and crab legs with whole shabang spice!"(7 Tips)
    cla310212
    "The shrimp, clams, corn and their cajun fries were to die for."(9 Tips)
    Jun D.
    "Dungeness crab with the whole sha bang spice"(3 Tips)
    JoAnn C.
    "Get the shebang!"(3 Tips)
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  • Kholoud A.
    The Best plase to eat seafood
  • Andreas C.
    The shrimp with 'the whole sha-bang sauce' and lemon pepper fries are amazing! It would be nice to see peeled shrimp on the menu though.
  • Hosam S.
    Hosam ShawliDecember 9, 2016
    They offer huge amounts of food
  • Mohammed I.
    Mohammed IbrahimDecember 30, 2015
    Shrimp 😋😋with rise 👍🏼👌
  • Mohammed I.
    Mohammed IbrahimDecember 30, 2015
    Shrimp 😋😋with white rise 👍🏼👌
  • Beej O.
    Beej OSeptember 28, 2015
    Be prepared to wait in line
  • Jun D.
    Jun DNovember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Shrimp and crab legs with whole shabang spice!
  • Miguel C.
    Miguel CortesSeptember 15, 2014
    Cajun fries are a must!!
  • Tina V.
    Tina VoSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Can't go wrong with 1lb of shrimp/crawfish the whole sha bang with corn & sausages! Fried Catfish w/ Cajun fries ! Oysters! And don't forget the ketchup mayo 😁 yums!
  • Ameen A.
    Ameen AqeelAugust 21, 2014
    The shebang sauce is very good but if you're not a fan of garlic then it's not for you.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DobbinsJuly 28, 2014
    The best Cajun Shrimp ever!!!
  • Fisa S.
    Fisa SimJune 16, 2014
    Get the whole shabang
  • Krissy H.
    Krissy HMarch 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pour garlic sauce over your fries, well worth the extra miles on the treadmill
  • Bekah J.
    Bekah JackieelynnFebruary 8, 2014
    Medium shrimp shabang! 👍😆
  • Natasha C.
    Natasha CherryFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    There is always a wait but it is well worth it!!!
  • Miguel C.
    Miguel ContrerasJanuary 27, 2014
    Everything is great but have to get there Cajun fries with anything you get.
  • Karen D.
    Karen DoJanuary 22, 2014
    LONG wait but more than worth it! Great customer service. The reception area is on the ball & the restaurant is clearly organized & runs like a well-greased machine! Get the whole shabang shrimp!
  • Eric S.
    Eric ScholtzDecember 15, 2013
    Don't eat here food is overpriced and place very filthy Service sucked major
  • Nikco M.
    Nikco MooreAugust 30, 2013
    Delicious, inexpensive and less than 4 blocks from my house. Went on a Tuesday night so the wait was only 20 minutes.
  • melly
    mellyAugust 27, 2013
    Monday throughThursday are the best days to go because there's no waiting. Shrimp the whole sha-bang medium with corn on the cob and a side of cajun fries with ketchup-mayo for dipping "the usual" :)
  • Joey L.
    Joey LeiAugust 18, 2013
    Have a two hour game plan for killing time if you plan to come here
  • Jun D.
    Jun DJuly 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    We had shrimp, king crab legs and Dungeness crab with the whole sha bang spice & its really good! Fried catfish, fried shrimp and Cajun fries are good as well! It's a little messy to eat but worth it!
  • Carol M.
    Carol MedinaJuly 20, 2013
    Long ass line on a Friday night-- get here early!
  • Kat N.
    Kat NguyenJune 27, 2013
    First time here with a friend couple weeks ago and I totally loved it! We got sha-bang shrimp and craw-fish, with cajun fries, they all went perfectly with some cold beer! Now that is living good!
  • Nancy N.
    Nancy NguyenJune 26, 2013
    Hands down they have the best sweet potato fries I have ever had.
  • Javier V.
    Javier VillegasJune 15, 2013
    Always amazing here!!!!!
  • cla310212
    cla310212May 19, 2013
    Must have the shrimp.
  • cla310212
    cla310212May 19, 2013
    Definitely order the shrimp. The oysters are ok, but not amazing. The shrimp, clams, corn and their cajun fries were to die for. As a sauce, go with "the whole shabang," it's very flavorful.
  • Desiree O.
    Desiree OliverMay 14, 2013
    The whole shebang shrimp and crab!
  • Maria A.
    Maria AveryMarch 30, 2013
    Come by for lunch at 2 pm, when they first open their doors. Your wait will be 15-20 min tops!!
  • Bernie L.
    Bernie LoredoMarch 27, 2013
    The food was great services was great food cane out hot
  • Corey M.
    Corey MooreMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Enough said!
  • TJ C.
    TJ CheshMarch 25, 2013
    Come early.
  • Tee M.
    Tee MoneyFebruary 10, 2013
    You'll be waiting a long time if it gets too late but once you get in, they are very accommodating. That sausage is out of this world! Damn!
  • JoLai D.
    JoLai DraperJanuary 13, 2013
    Warning: it's 2013 & they don't take American Express cards!!! #fail
  • Denise Q
    Denise QJanuary 7, 2013
    Try the Chicken Tenders & Fries
  • Denise Q
    Denise QJanuary 6, 2013
    Try the Cajun Shrimp - #mildSpicy
  • TONY A.
    TONY ADIVARINovember 17, 2012
    I've never seen so many adults wearing bibs in one place. But it's needed unless you want to smell like crab all day.
  • Christine Danielle T.
    Christine Danielle TranNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Mon-Fri usually no wait til around 7pm and Sat & Sun usually no wait til 3pm. Call ahead of time to see what the actual wait is! :) finger lickin' goodness!
  • Tiffany P.
    Tiffany P.September 30, 2012
    The food here is awesome!!
  • Soojin S.
    Soojin SouSeptember 14, 2012
    Kind of disappointed that there was no wait @ this time. It's become a part of the whole boiling crab experience
  • Mateen S.
    Mateen ShaikhJuly 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The whole shabang spicy is good with anything! King crab and lobster always good prices.
  • Jada Pada
    Jada PadaJune 17, 2012
    For all y'all who not from Louisiana, you'll love this place cuz you don't know no better. If you from the boot, don't waste your time.
  • Bri N.
    Bri NguyenMay 11, 2012
    Definitely worth the two hour wait
  • Norris T.
    Norris TranApril 24, 2012
    The whole sha bang is just what the doctor ordered. Don't go higher than medium spicy unless you're a pro. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Come early and hungry! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Xavier D.
    Xavier DaoApril 22, 2012
    They charge $.25 for a cup for water
  • Bello Signature
    Bello SignatureMarch 21, 2012
    I love the shrimps here and how they taste with garlic butter! Nice...
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WhiteFebruary 12, 2012
    I like how they cook the shellfish in pee. Gives it some ammonia flavor.
  • Navid
    NavidFebruary 3, 2012
    Best seafood ever!
  • Gigi F.
    Gigi FunkJanuary 29, 2012
    you should try the restaurant i work at--the sauce is so much better. and my service is A+ :D
  • Saad
    SaadJanuary 14, 2012
    delicious !!!! ymmmmy
  • Diana B.
    Diana BaikJanuary 7, 2012
    Get shrimp w/corn, whole sha-bang medium. Peel, dip in own juices then lime juice/salt/pepper mixture, consume. Rice is a MUST to sop up all.dat.SAUCE. Brookhurst = best location, but super long wait.
  • BJ O.
    BJ OrbaseDecember 21, 2011
    Lemon pepper shrimp. Garlic butter shrimp. One pound each. No spice necessary. Good times for all ages.
  • Rehoaddin P.
    Rehoaddin PapaNovember 14, 2011
    Bags of seafood O____o ooops! haha
  • Julie C.
    Julie ChattongOctober 27, 2011
    Wear all black or the whole sha-bang will leave stains!
  • Weedstache
    WeedstacheOctober 24, 2011
    Long long wait
  • Kristine M.
    Kristine MacaranasSeptember 25, 2011
    Get. EVERYTHING.. o_o
  • Vince H.
    Vince HoangSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    fried catfish! Read more
  • Jo J.
    Jo JoSeptember 8, 2011
    It's always a long wait but it's all worthwhile. Nothing beats The Boiling Crab's Sha-bang sauce :)
  • Dina F.
    Dina FazaSeptember 5, 2011
    Worth the wait!!
  • Erik @ S.
    Erik @ SC VapesSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Always packed.
  • G ..
    G .August 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Shabang Medium Shrimp, Clam, Dungeness w/ Sausages and Corn, Lemon Pepper Wings & Sweet Potato Fries. Part of a balanced diet.
  • Janelle A.
    Janelle A.August 22, 2011
    1 pound of shrimp, whole sha-bang mild w/ cajun fries. Can't go wrong with that.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MoralesJuly 30, 2011
    It gets packed but worth the short wait
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GarciaJuly 27, 2011
    Shrimp with Whole shabang mild...is the bomb!
  • Marvelyn
    MarvelynJune 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    ATTN: LADIES! While you wait, check out Skylark Nail & Beauty Supply. OPI Nail Polish for $4, and pleeeenty of other nail polishes for $1! :D
  • @dentalgaymer
    @dentalgaymerJune 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The guys work here are cute. (Usually) I cant help but flirt with them. :) - @dentalgaymer
  • Hana L.
    Hana LeeMay 30, 2011
    Wait is way too long!!! Food is ok but not sure wait is worthy.
  • Mia D.
    Mia DApril 27, 2011
    Prepare to get messy...the food is good!
  • Juiceifer C.
    Juiceifer CeeMarch 30, 2011
    Make it before dinner time. Get some oysters, shrimp with the while shabang and a heineken. If you can hang you won't be disappointed!
  • BaBoy
    BaBoyMarch 10, 2011
    Gotta have the gumbo w rice and add the juices from the whole shabang!
  • Emily O.
    Emily OnoMarch 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get Cajun fries XXX
  • Timothy W.
    Timothy WrightFebruary 13, 2011
    Try the oysters they are delish
  • Alan H.
    Alan HaleJanuary 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The whole SHA-BANG. And THEN some.
  • OC Weekly
    OC WeeklyJanuary 6, 2011
    The Whole Sha-bang Shrimp is #6 on our Top 100 Dishes! The sauce is an ingenious and patentable concoction made from butter, lemon juice, Zatarain's (I think) and lots of garlic. Finger lickin good! Read more
  • sophat c.
    sophat chhivDecember 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    KISS MY ASS SEABASS!
  • Brian J.
    Brian JudhanNovember 22, 2010
    Try the corn! It's drenched in sauce! Yum!
  • Eugene M.
    Eugene M.September 26, 2010
    Come early especially if your in a group.
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MendezSeptember 12, 2010
    This place is always crowded, prepare to wait at least an hour. But once you sit down and eat, you'll forget how long you waited. If you're truly impatient, try going to the new one in Rowland Heights
  • Michael P.
    Michael PALROAugust 29, 2010
    If it's your first time, order 1/2lbs amounts of shrimp as it is the only item that can be ordered in that quantity. This allows you to taste more flavor & spiciness level combinations for your $$$.
  • J T.
    J TAugust 5, 2010
    Rockin' Crawfish tasted better
  • Arnann P.
    Arnann PhangdyJuly 27, 2010
    Good food! I ordered 1/2lb. of shrimp, side of rice & green tea for lunch/dinner. Oh and try the sweet potato fries!
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NguyenJuly 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't stand in line; come at five!
  • John L.
    John LobelJune 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Come early often a long wait to be seated
  • Keri R.
    Keri RobinsonJune 21, 2010
    I'm allergic to shellfish and still love this place! Get the sweet potato fries, sausage, and corn.
  • El G.
    El GJune 11, 2010
    Try to make it before they open- round 3 in the afternoon, otherwise expect a 3 hour wait for dinner hour
  • Francis
    FrancisMay 22, 2010
    There's a small enclosed area in the back... Sit there.. Better service and less crowded feeling.
  • pirin p.
    pirin pootongMay 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Come early during the week its not a long wait.
  • JoAnn C.
    JoAnn CApril 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the shebang! It's worth the wait.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarrettApril 18, 2010
    show up half hour before closing time, mad easy to get a table!
  • michael s.
    michael saccaMarch 29, 2010
    Come early on a sunday. Two hour wait at 6
  • David P.
    David PioFebruary 15, 2010
    the togo store is a big fail.you have to wait in the same line to order and pick up. if you phone in your order and its ready to go, you still have to easier in the long ass order line
  • Kathy D.
    Kathy DiazJanuary 25, 2010
    One of the tastiest fried shrimp around. Not greasy. Hefty-sized shrimp. Not a lot of batter. Just perfect.
  • Jared T.
    Jared TanJanuary 6, 2010
    be ready for a lonnnnng wait.
  • Francis
    FrancisDecember 1, 2009
    when asked what sauce.. go for "the whole sha-bang"!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CamargoOctober 4, 2013
    Atascada total, directo de la mesa, no platos, no cubiertos, la comida te la llevan en bolsas. Diferente, divertido y rico
  • Gloria Y.
    Gloria YiNovember 24, 2011
    Cajun fries extra crispy
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