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The Boiling Crab

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13892 Brookhurst St, Garden Grove, CA
+1 714-636-4885
15:00 - 22:00
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Mon 15:00 - 22:00
Tue 15:00 - 22:15
Wed 15:00 - 13:00
Thu - Fri 15:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Garden Grove, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Driving South on Brookhurst Street from our home in Garden Grove, you pass a sign on the left - "Welcome to Little Saigon." A few yards later is where you turn into the large shopping center where "The Boiling Crab" is located. Welcome indeed to Saigon. So far, so good. Culturally you have just entered a new world. Colorful Asian... More 

Thank GlenSample
Taipei, Taiwan
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The mecca of seafood. It was soooo good that we went to the joint's LA location a week later. Don't forget to order some sweet potato fries, they are heavenly. Corn is also a must-have side order.

Thank Sabrina C
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

For a seafood worshipper, I found my gastronomic heavenly space. We ordered a dozen raw oysters, a pound of garlic shrimps, a lobster, and rice, and we were good to go. My aunt and I savoured every pound of all these delicious seafood, eating with our barehands, prepared to get messy. This isnt my first time, I am from out... More 

Thank BcMom02
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

My friend was telling about this place and so we had to try it out and this was his treat. Loved the atmosphere. Was able to get a table for us no sooner we entered, no waiting time for us. Some items were not available in the menu and we had to settle for the clams and shrimps. There was... More 

Thank Fassy J
Calistoga, California
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This was our first time at this restaurant chain, and it was not a disappointment at all. The wait was the only problem, had to wait around 1 hour for our party of 7. The atmosphere was very casual and loud, it was fun to have dinner here. If you have children who don't eat seafood like we do, the... More 

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Riverside, California
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This Boiling Crab is the most roomiest. It serves their long lines faster, but still long lines at peak hours. Their franchise restaurants share the same recipes so if you're been to one or another, expect it to taste the same. Newbies would get addicted, but those that are Boiling Crab snobs, we go once in awhile to hit that... More 

Thank TTH888
Garden Grove, California
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

The service and the food at the Boiling Crab is the BEST! However, you want to go early. After 5pm the wait time can be 15-45 minutes. But believe me the wait is well worth it. I eat there at least once a month. Try it. You won't be sorry.

Thank redharleymn
Winnipeg, Canada
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Holy smokes. If only there is such a place here in Winnipeg, Canada! Everything is delicious. Writing this review makes me crave for more Boiling crab food - crawfish, shrimp and lobster. Just make sure you have an empty stomach, throw on the bib and off you go.

Thank JJDeo
Olive Branch, MS
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

This restaurant was different from any that I've ever been to. You pick your seafood (shrimp, snow crab, king crab, etc), pick your sauce (lemon pepper, garlic, cajun, or all three together) and you pick your spice level. We picked Shrimp and King Crab, all sauces and Medium Spice Level. The shrimp were served in a plastic bag (shells on)... More 

Thank rabz786
Anaheim, California
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266 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I heard such great things about this place I had to give it a try. We really weren't impressed. First of all I'm not a fan of standing in lines to get into some where and this doesn't look like the type of place that takes reservations. I prefer to sit at an actual table, not a picnic table with... More 

Thank Mark B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 300
Seafood, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:15
15:00 - 13:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13892 Brookhurst St, Garden Grove, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Garden Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 714-636-4885

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?