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“A defintely different place to try!”
Review of The Boiling Crab

The Boiling Crab
Ranked #32 of 2,235 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We tried this place after visiting the Winchester House. It opened at 3 pm and there was a long line of people waiting at 2:30. I was a bit discouraged, but then happily surprised the place was able to seat all of the people waiting.
Food: A very different place to eat. Everything comes in plastic bags which they boil. The heat and sauces are chosen by the patron and are very tasty.
Service was average, nothing above and beyond.

Good place to try out to see if you like this sort of cuisine style.

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Thank katmar7
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We love this place! It is super reasonable. One pound of shrimp in the sauce is 10 bucks. A bucket of rice goes nicely with the sauce and my husband adds sausage to his order of shrimp. We always order the sweet potato fries and lemon pepper fries and never leave here hungry. We try to go at "off hours", around 2pm or 3pm because it is so busy. It is still a good one hour wait but well worth it. It's always good to wear dark clothing when you come here because it can definitely get messy. Don't wear a jacket you can't wash because your clothes will smell like garlic and everything..and I mean everything needs to be washed when you get home. Enjoy!

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Our visits with family in San Jose are never complete without dining at Boiling Crab. It's a must-go! We always order their shrimps in the whole shabang, medium spicy. Yummy!

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Thank MamaSqueak
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

The Boiling Crab! What a great experience! Totally full of people, and dozens more waiting to eat! The receptionist said the waiting time would be from 30 to 45 minutes. 20 minutes later we were already in and ready to order! So glad we decided to wait! I 100% recommend!!!

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Thank Claudete J
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I loved this place had Craw Fish (wiht Rajun Cajun seasoning) for the first time and it was simple amazing. Tried Shrimp (with The Whole Sha-bang seasoning) too which was excellent. Sea foood was fresh and the atmoshpere was electric. It was a pity that I had to do a take home as the wait time was more than an hour and they stopped taking reservations as we reached late. But I will definitely be visiting this place again with friends and family.

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Thank raul3088
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