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Jan 29, 2007 10:16 AM

Rockin' Crawfish - Westminster, CA

Went there at about 7:30 on Saturday night. It was pretty empty (just a birthday party of about 8 ppl at one table, two people at another). The waitress was nice enough, although service sometimes was a little slow. It's a cute little place with kitschy little signs all over the place and they played a good selection of songs (mostly kroq-y stuff).

Now, on to the food. We ordered mild and spicy crawfish ($6.99/lb). Both flavors were hardly spicy at all, the seasonings were pretty good, but more garlicky than anything else. Apparently, for every 2 pounds of crawfish, you get one corn on the cob, but you can order extra at $.49 each. Our order didn't come with sausage or potatoes either (add-on is an extra $0.49). Oysters ($12.99/dzn) were pretty good, but the clams ($8.99/lb) were pretty nasty. A lot of unopened clams, and the ones that were open were all empty (we found some of them at the bottom of the bag, but hardly making up for the pound that we ordered). We ordered an extra spicy order of head-on shrimp (sorry, didn't check how much it cost). The extra spicy was definitely spicier, but still, mostly garlicky than cajun spices. Finally, we had the dungeness crab (at a whopping $10.99/lb).

All in all, our meal came out to $100 bucks: not bad for 4 people.

Note: I've been to Cajun Corner and I like their seasonings better, but the quality of Rockin Crawfish' seafood was fresher and their crawfish were bigger and tastier than Cajun's. Looking forward to checking out Boiling Crab.

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  1. Cajun Corner makes it nice and spicy and you're right about their crawfish not being the freshest, but what do you expect? We live in California, not Louisana. =P

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    1. re: mstinawu

      Not a big fan of Cajun Corner. Sauce is borderline bitter. Need to revise recipe. But I assume some are used to it.

    2. I had no complaints about the Boiling Crab my first few visits. But then things the crawfish got teeny tiny. Now that they are about to be in season in Lousiana lets hope the Boiling Crab gets the bign's again.

      I love the boiling crab, I'm even their myspace friend, but I have a tip. Order the shrimp medium or mild and the crawfish hot. The hot sauce really permeates the shrimp shell and can be too much heat.

      1. oo interesting. another crawfish place! this is a trend i'm happy about. i've only been to crawfish house and boiling crab, but i guess this just means there's more places to check out!

        1. Here's an article on on the crawfish trend.

          1. MeowMixx, thanks for the review. Spicy garlicy crawfish...mmm.