The Boiling Crab began as a humble mom-and-pop store tucked away in a small town of Garden Grove, California in 2004. It’s unique offering of a backyard crab boil grill experience quickly caught the attention of locals, and soon, people from miles around were making the trip to experience this one-of-a-kind restaurant. After years of success and growth, the Boiling Crab has now become an international phenomenon, bringing its signature crab boil grill experience to the rest of the world.
The restaurant’s concept is truly unique and has been gaining popularity, as it allows customers to enjoy a variety of seafood dishes without the need for utensils. They have a Vietnamese-Cajun twist called “The Whole Sha-Bang” that adds an extra layer of flavor to seafood (my personal favorite).
Get your giant bibs ready because it’s time to take a look at the menu items and prices at The Boiling Crab in 2023. One disclaimer about the menu prices: The Boiling Crab regularly changes prices weekly to reflect the market price of seafood by the pound. While I will continue to update the prices on this post as frequently as possible, I would only use this as a rough estimate for prices because they will change often depending on seasonality and supply.
- What’s Your Catch?
- I Like It Fried!
- Extras Menu
- Specialty Cocktails
- Beers Menu
- Sodas and Teas
- FAQs about the Boiling Crab Menu
What’s Your Catch?
|Blue Crab||Market Price|
|Raw Oysters||6 pcs.||$17.00|
|Raw Oysters||12 pcs.||$30.00|
|Dungeness Crab||Market Price|
|Snow Crab Legs||Market Price|
|King Crab Legs||Market Price|
I Like It Fried!
|Fried Softshell Crab Basket||$16.00|
|Fried Catfish Basket||$12.00|
|Chicken Tenders Basket||$10.00|
|Kids' Chicken Tenders Basket||$6.00|
|Sha Bang Bang Shrimp||$12.00|
|Hot Wings||6 pcs.||$11.00|
|Hot Wings||10 pcs.||$17.00|
|Gumbo w/ or w/o Rice||$7.50|
|Gumbo w/ or w/o Rice - Extra Shrimp of Sausage||$0.50|
|Corn On The Cob||1 pc.||$1.75|
|Hard Boiled Eggs||3 pcs.||$2.50|
|Crabber Fries||1/2 Order||$9.00|
|Lemon Pepper Fries||$6.50|
|Sweet Potato Fries||$7.00|
|Dos Equis, 805||$6.00|
Sodas and Teas
|Minute Maid Lemonade||$3.00|
|Hi-C Fruit Punch||$3.00|
|Green Tea (Sweetened)||$3.00|
|Raspberry Tea (Sweetened)||$3.00|
|Black Tea (Unsweetened)||$3.00|
|Southern Sweet Tea||$3.00|
FAQs about The Boiling Crab Menu
What menu items have been discontinued at The Boiling Crab?
Since its opening in 2004, the menu at the restaurant has remained fairly consistent over the years and is largely determined by the fresh seafood that’s available. For instance, The Boiling Crab in Australia offers some different seafood options than what’s offered in the United States.
In Australia, you can find menu items like baby octopus, sea snails, abalone, and Australian Lobster, all of which are common catches Down Under. In the United States, Snow Crab Leg and Dungeness Crabs are more widely available.
There is one thing that will always make it taste amazing and that is their unique blend of Cajun seasonings called The Whole Shebang.
Are there any discounts you can claim at The Boiling Crab?
The Boiling Crab is currently not offering any discounts. or a loyalty program at this time.
What are the most popular menu items at The Boiling Crab?
Snow Crab Legs
The Snow Crab Legs at The Boiling Crab is a delicacy that’s sure to please seafood lovers. Each order of this delicious dish consists of one cluster, including half a body, 4-5 legs, and the claw. You have the option to pair it with either the Rajun Cajun, Lemon Pepper, or garlic sauce. In my opinion, the Whole Sha-bang seasoning is the absolute best.
The Crawfish is another popular dish at The Boiling Crab, and they ensure they can provide their customers with the freshest, best-tasting product available. It also includes corn, potatoes, and sausage in their crawfish meal, making it a complete and delicious dish that customers can enjoy any time of the year. Not only does this combination of ingredients provide a unique and flavorful meal, but it also provides a full balanced meal with all the essential nutrients needed for a healthy diet.
Shrimp is another classic. At The Boiling Crab, the shrimp are served whole with the shells still on, ready for you to peel and eat. There’s nothing quite like the deliciousness of succulent shrimp cooked to perfection that you eat right off a table.
The Whole Shabang!
The Boiling Crab revolutionized seafood cuisine with the development of their spectacular sauce, The Whole Shabang! is a seasoning crafted with carefully selected ingredients such as butter, Cajun spices, lemon pepper, and enormous amounts of garlic. Trust me when I say your breath will be rocking after eating this, but it’s totally worth it.
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Is there a secret menu at The Boiling Crab?
The Boiling Crab does not have a secret menu.
Are there any menu items for specialty diets?
The Boiling Crab is a growing seafood boil restaurant renowned for seafood. Customers can order their seafood by the pound, mixed with cajun butter sauce and a variety of add-ons such as corn, potatoes, and sweet potato fries. The dish is a favorite among seafood lovers and is viewed as a healthier option than other seafood dishes.
However, it is important to note that while the seafood itself is low in fat… the sauce is predominantly made of butter, making it extremely high in fats. As a result, it is important to be mindful of how much sauce is used when consuming seafood from Boiling Crab. Let’s have a look at some of the healthier menu options below.
Low-Calorie Food Items:
- Plain Shrimp 1LB: 410 Calories
- Whole Shabang Shrimp 1LB: 450 Calories
- Plain Mussels 1LB: 390 Calories
- Plain Crawfish 1LB: 350 Calories
- Plain Oysters (1 Dozen): 100 Calories
- Potatoes Side: 220 Calories
- Corn ( ear): 90 Calories
- Gumbo with Rice: 300 Calories
- Steamed Rice: 440 Calories
Gluten-Free Food Items:
- Cajun Wings
- Blue Crab
- Dungeness Crab
- King Crab Legs
- Snow Crab Legs
- Corn on the Cob
- Potatoes in boil
- Steamed Rice
- Sweet Potato Fries
Vegetarian Food Items:
- Corn on the Cob
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Steamed Rice
Make sure to confirm with your server that these items are not mixed with meat during the cooking process if that’s important to you.
Who is the target audience of this The Boiling Crab’s menu?
The Boiling Crab’s primary target market consists of customers from a range of ages from teenagers to seniors. Anyone that enjoys Cajun style seafood will enjoy this restaurant. The restaurant has a particularly strong following among Millennials, who are drawn to its informal dining atmosphere. The Boiling Crab follows a traditional Louisiana seafood boil model, characterized by a nautical theme décor and casual dining experience. Since the restaurant first opened in Garden Grove, California, they have a significant Vietnamese following.
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As a result, you can expect long lines at dinnertime as customers of all ages flock to experience this popular style of cuisine. The Boiling Crab boasts an extensive menu featuring a variety of seafood options from steamed mussels to fried shrimp. There are also various sides and appetizers to choose from, guaranteeing something for everyone to enjoy.
By combining signature broths and sauces, the seafood has an undeniably delicious flavor that brings out the best of the sea. You can expect to order a range of seafood delicacies, including blue crab, lobster, shrimp, crawfish, mussels, and oysters. The seafood dishes are also served in buckets, making it a unique dining experience that’s hard to find elsewhere.
The Boiling Crab holds a special place in my heart because it’s the first place my wife and I shared our first meal together. At the time, we were both in our mid twenties and had met earlier in the day at a pool party. One of my friends happened to be celebrating a birthday party at the Boiling Crab that evening. I invited the girl I met to this party and she accepted my invitation. The rest, as they say, is history and I’m happy to report we are still happily married to this day.