The Boiling Crab. Trying to cure my crab craving.
I want to try The Boiling Crab for the first time. Dishes you recommend? Is one location better than the others? Is it true the wait time can be forever? Are their any similar places like it? Thanks.
The Boiling Crab
14241 Euclid St Ste C116, Garden Grove, CA 92843
I've only been to the one in Garden Grove, but the shrimp is usually mushy and unappetizing. I prefer the dungeness or king crab. But I usually get to eat king crab at my mom's house so it's not worth it to me. I love the corn and sweet potato fries though. Fried catfish is good but nothing special.
Somewhere in the middle.
It's "dry" but there's so much sauce that they're swimming in it.
You won't want to drip bread into it like killer shrimp (at least I don't). you will want to redip all your crawfish/shrimp in it though.
I'd go for the crab, crawfish, sausage, corn, and sweet potato fries (not necessarily in that order)
Unfortunately my GF gets a craving monthly so I have to endure the waits at least monthly, not that it's bad just not worth the wait. The crawfish is the best seafood there when it's live only, but many people don't like all the work for the little scrap of meat. I don't really care for the shrimp though many do. On recent visits, most of the bag has been full of mushy shrimp that must have been dead before they were cooked. The fried stuff is always pretty good. And the best thing there is the corn. I always order at least 2 for myself. Raw oysters are flavorless and watery but at least not fishy. The dungeness crab is ok. I don't really care for king crab there or in general. For seasoning, I like the whole shebang medium spicy. The wait can vary from 1 to 2 hours
Personally, the wait is way too long and the parking sucks (Alhambra location), so takeout works out perfectly.
I like the shrimp with the whole shabang medium spice. Make sure to add corn and sausage, it is perfect!!! I have yet to try the potato, but others have said it is good too.
I tried the fried catfish with fries, but it wasn't that great, I'll just take another pound of shrimp.
Another plus with takeout is that you can grab some bread from Lee's or Mr. Baguette on the way home.
If you're deciding between the two locations in Alhambra, I prefer the newer one. I always get some shrimp, whole she-bang, medium spicy and dungeness crab the same way along with some corn on the cob in the bag with the seafood. I tried clams but they weren't worth it in my opinion. I was just there two nights ago and the fried calamari was good as were their cajun fries.