The Boiling Crab

14241 Euclid St.
Garden Grove, CA 92843


  • $$
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Know this: wait times are routinely long and frustrating. But the payoff is worth every minute lost to time. The hours spent thumb-twiddling outside will eventually get you a wax-paper-draped table inside and a bib tied around your neck. You'll then feast (with your hands!) like never before on frigid oysters, crab of different persuasions, crawfish when they're in season and good ol' shrimp. Ask for everything "Whole-Shabang," in which the food is coated with an ingenious concoction made from butter, lemon juice, Zatarain's and lots of garlic--basically every flavor they have mixed into a bag. Opting for mild is sufficient. Anything hotter requires eye protection, lest that stuff accidentally splashes into your sockets and causes blindness. The shrimp soaks up the sauce like a sponge and gives you the most bang for your buck. Strip each critter of its head, suck the fatty goop from its skull, being careful not to let its sharp appendages poke you a new orifice. Dig into the underbelly, and disrobe it of its shell and tail. Eat the spindly legs and take the sweet meat for once last dip in that sauce before eating. This is what you've been waiting for.


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