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“New Orleans Family Shrimp Dinner in SoCal”
Review of Boiling Crab

Boiling Crab
Ranked #7 of 777 Restaurants in Santa Ana
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is not for everyone! However if you love shrimp and other boiled and seasoned seafood this is the place. We love this place! You must peel your own shrimp etc. However, you do get to pick the level of spice. Always fast efficient servers that are quick to refill drinks and provide more napkins. My family feels like they are at a New Orleans family picnic. Don't dress up or wear something you can't easily wash. Jump in and enjoy the food and experience. Hint--from my daughter--order a bowl of white rice and pour the seasonings from the boil bag over the top. The best!!

Date of visit: April 2017
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Thank russellf154
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I thought we were going to go out for a nice lobster dinner. The food comes in a bag and the shrimp have their heads on. A cultural experience yes, but not for me.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank LaryssaR
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

The restaurant is very casual. Seafood served on paper. Nice selection of shrimp, oysters, lobster, etc.
Poor selection of side items -- mostly potatoes and fries. No coleslaw or salads.
The setup is very confusing. You walk in the door to a large counter that says "Order Here". So I ordered then went to sit down, however, that was not permitted. Apparently that is only for "To Go" orders and you must sit down for table service.
Overall a nice meal. Lobster and shrimp were outstanding.
Would be better with expanded side dishes and someone to explain the process.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Thank AngieTheGreek
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Food was good and fast service. The food is served different than I would of expected but it made it less messy since must stuff is peel and eat. The raw oysters were just ok so you might pass on those here.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Thank Stephanie L
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great way to enjoy your seafood. Don't forget the sausage and fries though. always a great time and food when we go

Date of visit: October 2016
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Thank pdub110
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