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The Boiling Crab

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Alhambra
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7.1/10
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  • Ranked #2 for seafood restaurants in Alhambra
  • 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)
    Jane D.
    "whole shabang sauce"(2 Tips)
    Cathy A.
    "❥ Seafood lovers Shrimp, Calamari, Fried Oysters Crabs & Lobsters."(9 Tips)
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  • Mohammed A.
    Mohammed Abu HajarFebruary 24, 2016
    Here once again, the food is Great specially for Crab Lovers, try the King Crab leg Mic mild and chilli
  • NICK M.
    NICK MYRSNovember 2, 2010
    Get the whole she-bang & have the corn IN the bag, trust me! And if you like to drink, a bottle of beer is perfect. Most importantly, make sure everyone in your party is there or you will be skipped.
  • Zachariah C.
    Zachariah CooneySeptember 29, 2014
    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
  • Shiella M.
    Shiella MarietaDecember 2, 2011
    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.
  • Cathy A.
    Cathy AltresAugust 27, 2011
    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.
  • Pleasure Palate
    Pleasure PalateAugust 17, 2010
    When you order the whole sha-bang, be sure to include corn on the cob and sausage with whatever seafood you choose. The corn and sausage really absorb the wonderful chili flavors as well.
  • Larry P.
    Larry PikeJune 27, 2014
    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
  • Elvis R.
    Elvis RodricksJanuary 20, 2016
    Get ready to get dirty for a spicy side of seafood! Seafood done different with an eastern influence! Corn on cob is a must as well!
  • Rebeca H.
    Rebeca HernandezMay 28, 2013
    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
  • Michael P.
    Michael PALROAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    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 $$$.
  • Denny P.
    Denny PanJanuary 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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?
  • Chris F.
    Chris FabianDecember 17, 2012
    Don't forget to get yourself some sweet potato fries and also the Cajun fries!!! Delicious!
  • Josephine C.
    Josephine CheeJuly 19, 2013
    Not crowded at 5pm during weekday for dinner. Prompt service and refills. Delicious food.
  • Clara K.
    Clara KJanuary 4, 2013
    They now have mussels! Clams are good too and shrimp are always a must.
  • Antoinette B.
    Antoinette BAugust 11, 2014
    There is nothing here I don't like. My favorite is the pound of shrimp with the Sha-bang sauce.
  • James L.
    James LuiOctober 23, 2011
    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.
  • Allen D.
    Allen DJanuary 11, 2016
    My go to spot when we travel to Los Angeles is boiling crab
  • Adriana C.
    Adriana CaroJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Head warning: you.will.stink of garlic for awhile. Your clothes.will.stink of garlic! Dress accordingly.
  • Mary C.
    Mary COctober 11, 2010
    30+ min wait. Everything disposable, no plates or utensils. Market prices for seafood is on board inside at the back. Flurry of servers bib you and check on you regularly. Overall, ok. $100/5 people.
  • Robin C.
    Robin ChenOctober 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Come here early or get it to go. Waits can be insane.
  • Fashion P.
    Fashion ParkSeptember 11, 2013
    Gwt a pound of shrimp with th e whole 'she-bang' and add some corn into it.
  • Josh M.
    Josh MinottDecember 17, 2014
    Ask for corn on the side and you get sauce
  • Larry W.
    Larry WeisbergSeptember 26, 2016
    Been loving Cracking Crab in Montrose. Giving BC one more try - but a 90+ minute wait is NOT worth it!
  • Nikki P.
    Nikki PhamJune 2, 2012
    Best time to go without waiting long is between 12-3pm.
  • Philip T.
    Philip TamDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always good, but do take away, since the waits are ridiculous
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PresleyNovember 20, 2010
    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.
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WongMay 10, 2013
    I like the ambiance here better than the one located on Valley, MP
  • Macy H.
    Macy HongSeptember 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure everyone in your party is present! If not, you'll get skipped and your table will be given away ): </3
  • Her Pink Box !!!
    Her Pink Box !!!April 9, 2012
    Very messy, but delicious... The snow crabs are huge!
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BrooksSeptember 13, 2010
    A poor showing compared to the original in Garden Grove. Food isn't hot enough and doesn't marinate in the shebang sauce long enough. If you think this is good you NEED to go to the one on Brookhurst.
  • mark anthony c.
    mark anthony cortezDecember 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
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  • Amol K.
    Amol KJune 29, 2011
    Cajun fries are better than any, even in Louisiana, and I lived 4 years in the South.
  • Jenny H.
    Jenny HuynhOctober 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Whole Sha Bang is the way to go!
  • Jenn
    JennNovember 21, 2010
    Order 1 lb of shrimp and crawfish with the sha-bang sauce and sweet potato fries.
  • @jcruiam
    @jcruiamAugust 15, 2011
    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.
  • Super J.
    Super JaymzeApril 9, 2012
    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!
  • Harmony H.
    Harmony HalleyAugust 14, 2015
    We love the whole shebang!!!!
  • Debra L.
    Debra LeeApril 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Wash your hands by squeezing the lemon slices. It gets rid of the saucy smell!
  • Nancy F.
    Nancy FancyDecember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the food hate the wait...so ridiculous uuugh 😝
  • Marisa M.
    Marisa MoranSeptember 19, 2015
    Service is horrible and slow. No one is attentive of the customers. They take the order disappear until the food comes out and never appear again until they see you're bored of waiting for the check.
  • Thao P.
    Thao PhamDecember 4, 2015
    Line was loooooong ! Make sure to stick around or they will pass your name. Food is ok.
  • Marcus
    MarcusJanuary 9, 2011
    When you're done eating, please be considerate of others waiting and leave in reasonable amount of time.
  • Bryan Y.
    Bryan YenAugust 22, 2013
    This is what happens when you heat your genitals to 212F Degrees: Boiling Crabs.
  • Zahra N.
    Zahra NealyOctober 26, 2012
    Gotta get the whole shabang and XXX
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GuideroFebruary 2, 2011
    When they ask you if you want a bib do yourself a favor and say yes.
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HorwathFebruary 23, 2012
    Get the snow crab it's amazing!!
  • r0ckwell
    r0ckwellFebruary 20, 2012
    Restaurant should set a time limit on parties more than 5 people
  • Aung T.
    Aung Than ToeSeptember 12, 2014
    Shrimp, calamari rings
  • Anthony I.
    Anthony IgnacioAugust 29, 2011
    If your fatass is done eating then leave quickly.
  • Jane D.
    Jane DamJune 6, 2011
    This place is inconsistent...sometimes the whole shabang sauce is good, but other times it's almost flavorless.
  • Andrea R.
    Andrea RamirezOctober 25, 2013
    The shabang is were the flavor is
  • Lawrence F.
    Lawrence FedericoSeptember 3, 2013
    Eat at the one on Valley Blvd, the staff here are fucking assholes!
  • Pettra J.
    Pettra JustPettraApril 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Yes and yessss!!!!
  • 88Perfect K.
    88Perfect KeysMarch 26, 2013
    Glorious ...as usual
  • T C.
    T CastilloOctober 18, 2010
    Much shorter wait than the one on Valley.
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AgueroFebruary 22, 2013
    Sooo bomb!!
  • r0ckwell
    r0ckwellFebruary 20, 2012
    Restaurant should invest in pagers/beepers for patrons
  • Vonia
    VoniaAugust 16, 2014
    Shrimp, sweet tea...
  • Jen C.
    Jen CAugust 29, 2010
    The whole-shabang is the best!!
  • Kasem T.
    Kasem ThianthongdeeOctober 13, 2013
    Wow..... ....
  • Steff B.
    Steff BarrosJanuary 24, 2012
    Does this bib make me look fat?
  • 🌺💕CoRteZ💋💘
    🌺💕CoRteZ💋💘August 27, 2011
    Customer service sucks Especially the hostess staff
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer TranAugust 17, 2011
    shabang it up!
  • Jen C.
    Jen CApril 23, 2010
    get the whole sha-bang!
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