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The Boiling Crab

742 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803-3231
+1 626-576-9368
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“crawfish” (9 reviews)
“cajun fries” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
742 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803-3231
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Boiling crab along Valley Blvd is now a to-go type of restaurant. It used to have a sit-down dining option before but for some reason they decided to change it. The one on Main St is the one with a dine in option. I said...More

Thank Rachelle121
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Service was wonderful, food was plentiful! We had shrimp, fries and gumbo, all were well seasoned. It's a fun place to eat, tho quite noisy. Again, the service was great!

Thank janinenbob
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Holy mother of God, has the She-Bang Medium always been this spicy? I've been to several other Boiling Crab locations in and around the San Gabriel Valley and never recalled it being this spicy. Well, 'spicy' is relatively subjective but I sweat up a storm,...More

Thank Toa B
Reviewed 8 January 2016

So this place gets really busy for a reason. They're food is awesome! Expect to wait long to get a table with a group. During the week and before 5 pm it's actually better, minimal to no wait. Weekends you can forget it, it's that...More

Thank cloudb310
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

More and more cajun seafood restaurants are popping up but the boiling crab is one of the original. The food is delicious but messy. If you have a large party, they will not sit you unless all parties are present.

Thank Donaldinc
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I live the shrimp, mild heat, the whole shebang. The place gets too crowded now so I always take out. The crab is also delicious and the fried fish is very good but I never get enough tartar sauce so be sure to ask for...More

Thank Oneusernm2many
Reviewed 5 August 2015

First time at this location having tried the one on Valley and the other on Rowland Heights. It is a highlight of our trips back home to the SG Valley. This one is really small and the wait is just what we expected. Improvements might...More

Thank SaundersNazarethPRKP
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

If you dont mind the messiness and crowd, this place is a go. All seafood aside, the chicken wing here is not bad.

Thank jeff D
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Finger-licking Cajun-style seafood, where bibs are the attire of choice. Clams, shrimp, corn are a must try item. Everything comes in a clear plastic bag with your choice of seasoning. If you're not sure get it all. Only bad thing is the wait can be...More

Thank tten05
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Be ready to wait a long time...most days is packed, you need to go at random times or take it to go. The place is super fun, they dont give you plates to eat, only some bibs. Shrimp are great, also crab legs and oysters....More

Thank Jaime81
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
15:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 22:00
Thursday
15:00 - 22:00
Friday
15:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 742 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803-3231
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alhambra
  • Phone Number: +1 626-576-9368
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