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Boiling Crab in SGV

bsquared2 May 6, 2007 08:02 AM

I love the Boiling Crab in Garden Grove. I saw a sign that a new one was opening on Valley Blvd. If anyone knows when it is opening, I will be one of the first ones there.

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    eileen216 May 6, 2007 03:11 PM

    I just saw the sign today too. But I'm sorry to ask... What is Boiling Crab? What kind of food do they serve? Crab I assume. But what kind of cuisine? Thank you. ^^

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    1. re: eileen216
      fishybear10 May 7, 2007 10:00 AM

      Basically it's Seafood such as crab, shrimp, crawfish, etc,..seasoned with 3 ways: garlic +butter, lemon pepper or cajun seasoning...or all 3 which is the whole she-bang (recommended) and different levels of spiciness. All seafood are bought by the pound and get ready to get your hands dirty and wear a bib.

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      rameniac May 7, 2007 10:08 AM

      is it open yet? is it open yet?! i saw the title of this thread and...

      lol. but yea the environmental signage is in place. can't be long now!

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      1. re: rameniac
        fishybear10 May 7, 2007 10:30 AM

        I'm passing by everyday after work to see when there is going to be a grand opening, I can't WAIT!

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        MeowMixx May 7, 2007 10:27 AM

        I want crawfish!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait for this place to open. I hate trekking all the way down to GG.

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          eatdrinknbmerry May 7, 2007 02:47 PM

          i'll be driving over there with my bib already on.

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            MeowMixx May 7, 2007 05:34 PM

            lol. Have you tried any of the places down in OC?

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              wilafur May 8, 2007 09:31 AM

              the newer location in garden grove (brookhurst) is the bomb. had so much fun there and the beers were only $2.50. woot! woot!

        2. CookieEater May 7, 2007 04:14 PM

          According to this myspace page, it is supposed to open May 9. That's this Wednesday!

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            rameniac May 7, 2007 04:26 PM


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              fishybear10 May 8, 2007 09:24 AM

              are you serious???....I am so there!!!!! I wish it was tomorrow already.

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                fishybear10 May 8, 2007 03:06 PM

                now the grand opening date is extended....May 21st the new opening date...according to their myspace page.

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                  CookieEater May 9, 2007 02:58 PM


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                  rameniac May 9, 2007 06:21 PM

                  aaargh, i would have been there tonight...

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                Scott the Poet May 7, 2007 04:24 PM

                I've been looking for a place like this ever since I lived back east. Are there any other places in the LA area where we can whack our ways to some crabby goodness?

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                  phant0omx May 8, 2007 04:09 PM

                  i just passed by a half hour ago. it looks all cleaned up and ready to go. didn't see any signs though.

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                    Quik May 11, 2007 11:09 AM

                    their webpage (www.myspace.com/theboilingcrab) shows that it won't open till may 21st.

                    well, i THINK it's their webpage.

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                      rameniac May 11, 2007 11:44 AM

                      according to my restaurant biz friends, it's probably due to last minute health inspection checks and red tape... was hoping to take the rameniac mom there for mother's day! i can't wait any longer... maybe i'll just drive to garden grove lol...

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                        MeowMixx May 11, 2007 11:58 AM

                        I can't wait either. I'm heading there tomorrow :) (neener neener nyah nyah)

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                    fishybear10 May 22, 2007 09:19 AM

                    Boiling Crab is still not open ....their myspace changed from May 21st to coming soon. GRRR!

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                      ceejoi May 23, 2007 02:46 PM

                      uh oh. hopefully they're not related to the new folks at crabulous.

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                        SauceSupreme May 24, 2007 11:32 PM

                        They better open with their beer license ready to go, otherwise they're in trouble.

                        But the Brookhurst location is doing just fine, so it's not like this is a new venture. I can't wait until this location opens so I don't have to drive all the way down to Garden Grove every time I want to get my bag o' shebang. (I love dipping my fries in the "marinade").

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                          keithlca Aug 7, 2007 07:52 AM

                          Tried the place on Vally Blvd. several weeks ago. This restaurant is small and the servers were inexperienced. More importantly, the food is simply awful. There are many places in the Midwest, Southwest and the South that are authentic and a lot better.

                          Why would anyone go to Alhambra (predominately Asian community) to have psuedo cajun food? You are much better off going next door to Noodle World.

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