The Boiling Crab

Seafood Restaurant
33 W Main St (at N Garfield Ave), Alhambra, CA 91801, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 3:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 120 votes

People like this place

  • Ranked #2 for seafood restaurants in Alhambra
  • What you need to know
    Antoinette B.
    "My favorite is the pound of shrimp with the Sha-bang sauce."(3 Tips)
    Chris F.
    "sweet potato fries and also the Cajun fries!!!"(3 Tips)
    "Love shabang medium prep with corn and sausage, shrimp & crab."(2 Tips)
    Zahra N.
    "Gotta get the whole shabang and XXX"(2 Tips)
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  • crab
  • whole shabang
  • shrimp
  • Cajun fries
  • crawfish
  • oysters
  • sweet potato fries
  • trendy
  • calamari
  • good service
  • clams
  • gumbo
  • corn
  • lobster
  • great value
  • mussels
  • lively
  • good for groups
  • spicy food
  • chili
  • Harmony H.

    We love the whole shebang!!!!

    Harmony Halley · 2 weeks ago
  • Josh M.

    Ask for corn on the side and you get sauce

    Josh Minott · December 17, 2014
  • Philip T.

    Always good, but do take away, since the waits are ridiculous

    Philip Tam · December 8, 2014
  • Robin C.

    Come here early or get it to go. Waits can be insane.

    Robin Chen · October 25, 2014
  • Zachariah C.

    As far as spicing get the whole sha'bang... Shrimp crab and gumbo are great choices... be sure to get a carb like rice as a filler

    Zachariah Cooney · September 29, 2014
  • Aung T.

    Shrimp, calamari rings

    Aung Than Toe · September 12, 2014
  • Vonia

    Shrimp, sweet tea...

    Vonia · August 16, 2014
  • Antoinette B.

    There is nothing here I don't like. My favorite is the pound of shrimp with the Sha-bang sauce.

    Antoinette B · August 11, 2014
  • Larry P.

    Growing in the east coast...wonder what is so special about this seafood place..that command long line..just regular seafood add old bay seasoning..will be no different

    Larry Pike · June 27, 2014
  • Debra L.

    Wash your hands by squeezing the lemon slices. It gets rid of the saucy smell!

    Debra Lee · April 12, 2014
  • Nancy F.

    Love the food hate the ridiculous uuugh 😝

    Nancy Fancy · December 2, 2013
  • Andrea R.

    The shabang is were the flavor is

    Andrea Ramirez · October 25, 2013
  • Kasem T.

    Wow..... ....

    Kasem Thianthongdee · October 13, 2013
  • Fashion P.

    Gwt a pound of shrimp with th e whole 'she-bang' and add some corn into it.

    Fashion Park · September 11, 2013
  • Lawrence F.

    Eat at the one on Valley Blvd, the staff here are fucking assholes!

    Lawrence Federico · September 3, 2013
  • Bryan Y.

    This is what happens when you heat your genitals to 212F Degrees: Boiling Crabs.

    Bryan Yen · August 22, 2013
  • Jackie

    Love shabang medium prep with corn and sausage, shrimp & crab. Worth gettin' dirrrrtay!

    Jackie · August 12, 2013
  • Josephine C.

    Not crowded at 5pm during weekday for dinner. Prompt service and refills. Delicious food.

    Josephine Chee · July 19, 2013
  • Rebeca H.

    If you get there right at open you get seated almost rights away otherwise wait is f o r e v e r busy or not service is always good

    Rebeca Hernandez · May 28, 2013
  • Stephanie W.

    I like the ambiance here better than the one located on Valley, MP

    Stephanie Wong · May 10, 2013
  • Pettra J.

    Yes and yessss!!!!

    Pettra JustPettra · April 3, 2013
  • 88Perfect K.

    Glorious usual

    88Perfect Keys · March 26, 2013
  • Nicole A.

    Sooo bomb!!

    Nicole Aguero · February 22, 2013
  • Adriana C.

    Head warning: you.will.stink of garlic for awhile. Your clothes.will.stink of garlic! Dress accordingly.

    Adriana Caro · January 25, 2013
  • Clara K.

    They now have mussels! Clams are good too and shrimp are always a must.

    Clara K · January 4, 2013
  • Chris F.

    Don't forget to get yourself some sweet potato fries and also the Cajun fries!!! Delicious!

    Chris Fabian · December 17, 2012
  • Zahra N.

    Gotta get the whole shabang and XXX

    Zahra Nealy · October 26, 2012
  • Jenny H.

    The Whole Sha Bang is the way to go!

    Jenny Huynh · October 4, 2012
  • Nikki P.

    Best time to go without waiting long is between 12-3pm.

    Nikki Pham · June 2, 2012
  • Super J.

    I asked the waitress if the sauce had coconut in it. She was VERY RUDE and said she wasn't going to give out the recipe. I told her it was because I was allergic. VERY VERY VERY bad service!

    Super Jaymze · April 9, 2012
  • Her Pink Box !!!

    Very messy, but delicious... The snow crabs are huge!

    Her Pink Box !!! · April 9, 2012
  • Kyle H.

    Get the snow crab it's amazing!!

    Kyle Horwath · February 23, 2012
  • r0ckwell

    Restaurant should invest in pagers/beepers for patrons

    r0ckwell · February 20, 2012
  • r0ckwell

    Restaurant should set a time limit on parties more than 5 people

    r0ckwell · February 20, 2012
  • Steff B.

    Does this bib make me look fat?

    Steff Barros · January 24, 2012
  • Shiella M.

    Although the wait can take up to hours, but bear w it because this place is worth it. Always go w the whole sha-bang sauce on your food. Satisfaction guaranteed.

    Shiella Marieta · December 2, 2011
  • James L.

    Tables seat a max of 6. Larger parties need to either divide and conquer, or hit en masses and all be present, or no seating.

    James Lui · October 23, 2011
  • Anthony I.

    If your fatass is done eating then leave quickly.

    Anthony Ignacio · August 29, 2011
  • Cathy A.

    Seafood lovers Shrimp, Calamari, Fried Oysters Crabs & Lobsters. Fun to be messy with food using your hands & the sauce is so delicious. Waiting line after 7 PM.

    Cathy Altres · August 27, 2011
  • 🌺💕CoRteZ💋💘

    Customer service sucks Especially the hostess staff

    🌺💕CoRteZ💋💘 · August 27, 2011
  • Jennifer T.

    shabang it up!

    Jennifer Tran · August 17, 2011
  • Jamie C.

    Ehhh... Craw fish was over cooked. Shrimp was okay. At least I can say I killed my hype curiosity about this place. Service was good though, but I don't think I'll be coming back.

    Jamie C · August 15, 2011
  • Amol K.

    Cajun fries are better than any, even in Louisiana, and I lived 4 years in the South.

    Amol K · June 29, 2011
  • Jane D.

    This place is inconsistent...sometimes the whole shabang sauce is good, but other times it's almost flavorless.

    Jane Dam · June 6, 2011
  • Daniel G.

    When they ask you if you want a bib do yourself a favor and say yes.

    Daniel Guidero · February 2, 2011
  • Denny P.

    Catfish w/ Cajun fries. Comes with bomb tarter sauce. 2 pounds of crawfish w/ the whole shibang. 2 pounds of shrimp w/ the whole shibang. A few coronas. That's all for me... What you ordering?

    Denny Pan · January 15, 2011
  • Marcus

    When you're done eating, please be considerate of others waiting and leave in reasonable amount of time.

    Marcus · January 9, 2011
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    mark anthony cortez · December 27, 2010
  • Jenn

    Order 1 lb of shrimp and crawfish with the sha-bang sauce and sweet potato fries.

    Jenn · November 21, 2010
  • Sarah P.

    The crawfish is delicious! Unless it was previously frozen. In that case, it is awful. Before you order, make sure they got in a shipment of LIVE crawfish. If they didn't, go for the shrimp.

    Sarah Presley · November 20, 2010

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