The Boiling Crab

★★★★☆
  • 742 W Valley Blvd

    Alhambra, CA 91803

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  • 626-576-9368

About The Boiling Crab

Hours
Sat-Sun 12pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 3pm-10pm

Food

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Awesome place to come eat. When this first open, it was a great new idea. The place gives you your good similiar to a claim bake. Choose what you want, how much you want, and seasoning you want. The food is brought to you in a plastic bag

3
★★★★★

Awesome place to come eat. When this first open, it was a great new idea. The place gives you your good similiar to a claim bake. Choose what you want, how much you want, and seasoning you want. The food is brought to you in a plastic bag

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it's good , but way too many ppl, last Friday me and my buddies waited almost one hour. But why am I complaing? the food is good. Love the shrimps , they called "whoe-she-bang" very good and a lot of flavors. \r
I will come back again, but

3
★★★★★

it's good , but way too many ppl, last Friday me and my buddies waited almost one hour. But why am I complaing? the food is good. Love the shrimps , they called "whoe-she-bang" very good and a lot of flavors. \r
I will come back again, but

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Went to the location on Main last night. Ordered the bland oysters, yummy but gritty clams, and the catfish with fries.

Now, there's a reason catfish is never served in sushi: it's not meant to be eaten raw!! I have photos posted on yelp

3
★★★★★

Went to the location on Main last night. Ordered the bland oysters, yummy but gritty clams, and the catfish with fries.

Now, there's a reason catfish is never served in sushi: it's not meant to be eaten raw!! I have photos posted on yelp

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It was pretty crowded, like all other Boiling Crabs, but after the hour wait, the food was definitely worth it! There is nothing like eating fresh, steaming, succulent shrimp and crawfish with the special, super secret Boiling Crab spices! Warning: Very messy

4
★★★★☆

It was pretty crowded, like all other Boiling Crabs, but after the hour wait, the food was definitely worth it! There is nothing like eating fresh, steaming, succulent shrimp and crawfish with the special, super secret Boiling Crab spices! Warning: Very messy

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I am now a huge fan of crawfish and I owe it all to the Boiling Crab! That and after I figured out the technique to open them. My husband thinks it's too much effort for such little reward but that's because he hasn't gotten the technique down. One small let down is ordering clams. If you order say 2 LBS of clams, a lot of it could just be clam shells with no clam inside. But you can find some at the bottom of the bag that has already fell out of the shell.

5
★★★★★

I am now a huge fan of crawfish and I owe it all to the Boiling Crab! That and after I figured out the technique to open them. My husband thinks it's too much effort for such little reward but that's because he hasn't gotten the technique down. One small let down is ordering clams. If you order say 2 LBS of clams, a lot of it could just be clam shells with no clam inside. But you can find some at the bottom of the bag that has already fell out of the shell.

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Good Stuff!! This place is a bit small, but the atmosphere is good and the food, is for the most part fresh and tasty. The Catfish Basket for $8.99 is a steal with 4 to 6 pieces of crispy moist fish. You can't beat the fresh Cajun shrimp either, though be warned the shrimp is served in authentic style with heads and claws attached. I definitely would recommend this spot. For fans of the Alhambra restaurant, a larger place is opening on Main Street in April.

2
★★★★☆

Good Stuff!! This place is a bit small, but the atmosphere is good and the food, is for the most part fresh and tasty. The Catfish Basket for $8.99 is a steal with 4 to 6 pieces of crispy moist fish. You can't beat the fresh Cajun shrimp either, though be warned the shrimp is served in authentic style with heads and claws attached. I definitely would recommend this spot. For fans of the Alhambra restaurant, a larger place is opening on Main Street in April.

Pros: Tasty Simple Menu. Seafood All The Way

Cons: Crowded

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This place is terrible. Perhaps it was good in the past, but I can't imagine how. Imposters - like the mcdonald's of cajun food. BAD.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is terrible. Perhaps it was good in the past, but I can't imagine how. Imposters - like the mcdonald's of cajun food. BAD.

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One of the best seafood restaurants you can get in this city. Love the shrimps, fresh oysters and corns. There are also choices of king crab legs, crabs, crawfish and as well as non-seafood stuff. The shrimps are so good that always make me craving more and more. The only drawback is there's always a linnnnnnnnnnnnne every time I go there.

2
★★★★★

One of the best seafood restaurants you can get in this city. Love the shrimps, fresh oysters and corns. There are also choices of king crab legs, crabs, crawfish and as well as non-seafood stuff. The shrimps are so good that always make me craving more and more. The only drawback is there's always a linnnnnnnnnnnnne every time I go there.

Pros: nice place to dine with a group of people

Cons: long waits

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I have to choose one star because there is no zero-star for the rating. This is the worst restaurant that I have ever been to. Maybe many people like the craw fish there, which I am not interested in, but everything else is just crap. The food is so terrible. I will never go there again.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I have to choose one star because there is no zero-star for the rating. This is the worst restaurant that I have ever been to. Maybe many people like the craw fish there, which I am not interested in, but everything else is just crap. The food is so terrible. I will never go there again.

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The restaurant has a seafood theme with fishing nets and pictures hanging on the walls. In between are signatures of all the people who came though the place. The waiters are nice and friendly. Once you are seated and ready, they go by and put a bib so your cloths don?t get all dirty when you are finished eating. You have to get an order of the Cajun fries. The shrimp is really good. It is loaded with garlic and flavor from the sauces. They also have other seafood you can order like oysters, king crab legs, crayfish, and gumbo. I liked this place a lot compared to some other seafood restaurants around the neighborhood. The only problem with The Boiling Crab is the lines can be very long at peak hours starting at 6. It is defiantly worth the wait. I am very pleased and go back every time I?m craving seafood!

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★★★★★

The restaurant has a seafood theme with fishing nets and pictures hanging on the walls. In between are signatures of all the people who came though the place. The waiters are nice and friendly. Once you are seated and ready, they go by and put a bib so your cloths don?t get all dirty when you are finished eating. You have to get an order of the Cajun fries. The shrimp is really good. It is loaded with garlic and flavor from the sauces. They also have other seafood you can order like oysters, king crab legs, crayfish, and gumbo. I liked this place a lot compared to some other seafood restaurants around the neighborhood. The only problem with The Boiling Crab is the lines can be very long at peak hours starting at 6. It is defiantly worth the wait. I am very pleased and go back every time I?m craving seafood!

Pros: Delicious food, fun environment

Cons: Lines can be very long on friday, saturday nights

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The Boiling Crab is not a bad place to eat. I've been here a couple of times and would keep coming back. Their seasoning is alright, but it can be a bit salty on some days. The prices are normal for small crab shacks. About $8 for a lb of shrimp. Of course, prices for crab is seasonal. I would recommend this place if you were in the neighborhood, but if you were in West Minster, I would direct you right away to Cajun Corner because I think that their seasoning is much better.

The service is always good at this place.

3
★★★☆☆

The Boiling Crab is not a bad place to eat. I've been here a couple of times and would keep coming back. Their seasoning is alright, but it can be a bit salty on some days. The prices are normal for small crab shacks. About $8 for a lb of shrimp. Of course, prices for crab is seasonal. I would recommend this place if you were in the neighborhood, but if you were in West Minster, I would direct you right away to Cajun Corner because I think that their seasoning is much better.

The service is always good at this place.

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don't let the bib and the decorations trick you.. they serve you a plastic bag with seafood and seasoning and you get to forage for your own meal. it's also very dark which scares me a bit.

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★☆☆☆☆

don't let the bib and the decorations trick you.. they serve you a plastic bag with seafood and seasoning and you get to forage for your own meal. it's also very dark which scares me a bit.

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a great place for you to hang out with friends. you dont even need plates, forks, or knives to eat here. the food is delicious and very flavorful. you might smell like garlic after but otherwise it is fun and has great seafood!!

5
★★★★★

a great place for you to hang out with friends. you dont even need plates, forks, or knives to eat here. the food is delicious and very flavorful. you might smell like garlic after but otherwise it is fun and has great seafood!!

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This place has all different types of seafood, including crab, crawfish, shrimp, oyster and more. Their side orders are pretty good, too. But it can be veryy spicy.

The parking here sucks. It has about 7 parking spaces and the wait is horrible. However, the food makes that seem obsolete.

4
★★★★☆

This place has all different types of seafood, including crab, crawfish, shrimp, oyster and more. Their side orders are pretty good, too. But it can be veryy spicy.

The parking here sucks. It has about 7 parking spaces and the wait is horrible. However, the food makes that seem obsolete.

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