The Boiling Crab

Seafood Restaurant
33 W Main St (at N Garfield Ave), Alhambra, CA 91801, United States
Closed until 3:00 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 130 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)
    Zahra N.
    "Gotta get the whole shabang and XXX"(2 Tips)
    Sarah P.
    "The crawfish is delicious!"(4 Tips)
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  • seafood
  • crab
  • whole shabang
  • shrimp
  • Cajun fries
  • crawfish
  • oysters
  • sweet potato fries
  • trendy
  • calamari
  • good service
  • clams
  • gumbo
  • lobster
  • great value
  • mussels
  • lively
  • corn
  • spicy food
  • chili
  • Marisa M.

    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.

    Marisa Moran · September 19
  • Harmony H.

    We love the whole shebang!!!!

    Harmony Halley · August 14
  • 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
  • VIP

    Shrimp, sweet tea...

    VIP · 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
  • 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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