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The Boiling Crab

71 Curtner Ave Ste 20, San Jose, CA 95125-1065
+1 408-297-2322
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boiling crab” (10 reviews)
“shrimp” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
71 Curtner Ave Ste 20, San Jose, CA 95125-1065
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time to this seafood place. It is your stereotypical “Cajun seafood” restaurant in its design and decor. Nothing to special about menu but the food was tastey! The staff were friendly and knew the menu well. They did not really explain the eating process...More

Thank mdramminger
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Not sure how this place has such a high rating. 1st off service was great that was no issue. BUT they did not have half the items on the menu. Even one item i ordered came back and didn't have. So I ordered shrimp crab...More

Thank martyh00
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Visited place with different concept of serving food with authentic taste. Variety of crabs from soft shell to hard shell, small to large. Freshness of Crab and Shrimps were beyond expectations.

Thank vinda c
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have visited The Boiling Crab many times and they always have fresh, delicious, and wonderful food. Their quality, consistency, and great customer service is what has returning every time. The atmosphere is fun, friendly, and just an overall good time to be had every...More

Thank Rafibaby2000
Reviewed 29 June 2017

As I southern born fan of seafood and "low-country boils", this joint brought back memories of childhood weekend with the family. As soon as you hit the doors, the aroma of Cajun spices and seasoned shellfish hit your nose and grow the anticipation... and it...More

Thank james h
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I've been to this place for a couple times and love it every single visit. Not only the seafood itself is really good! The seasoning was done just right. The atmosphere in the restaurant fits for most of your occasions. Grabbing dinner with friends or...More

Thank Roosevelt N
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We planned to take our lunch here. But upon arrival at 1pm, we learned that it opens at 3pm. So we waited for 2 hours. The wait for 2 hours was so worth it! The dungeness crab and the king crab legs in rajun cajun...More

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The boiling crab is the perfect place to go if you're looking for fresh sea food at an affordable price. I've been there with some friends and eating all of those shrimps and lobsters just using our hands was really fun! Unfortunately it's not possible...More

Thank Erika B
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Food with such great flavor. Great for any date night, family dinner or friends dinner. service and lots of employees to get you what you need. Very busy so even on a Tuesday we had to wait 40 min. But it was worth it. Crab,...More

Thank norcaligirl
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This place tends to have long line ups so plan ahead and go early! We were seated almost immediately and the quality of their seafood is top notch! Great atmosphere and quick service!

Thank Karliiiiita
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Curtner Ave Ste 20, San Jose, CA 95125-1065
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-297-2322
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