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The Boiling Crab

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33 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801-3510
+1 626-300-5898
Mon - Fri 15:00 - 22:00
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Shenfield, Essex, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

What can I say? If you like Crab this place is a must. The cajun shrimp and fries is also excellent. Service is friendly and first class. 10 out of 10

Thank Baggieman63
Pasadena, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Word of advise: Dine here early! We came at 5pm on a Friday and the wait time was already 45min. There was at least 20 ppl waiting ahead of us. We've learned our lesson not to come here after 5pm because the average wait time can be 1 1/2 hrs. Maybe in my 20's I would've had the patience to... More 

Thank Christy L
Los Angeles, California, USA
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Took my order home to eat. Ordered the spiciest level and was sweating as if I went to the gym, just the way I like it. My only complaint is they did not include the table settings and accessories (plastic table mat, wipes, etc). Other than that, always a great meal. FYI snow crab = delicious

Thank LKV19
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195 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

I have dined here twice. They kindly put a nice plastic crab bib on everyone. They normally serve five different crab but only the two most expensive were available for us. We made a good choice and had the shrimp, corn and potatoes with the medium sauce and it was too spicy hot for us. Order is often delivered to... More 

Thank flyboy1320
Los Angeles, California
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147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

If you don't arrive 10 min before opening, expect at least a half hour wait. I've heard from many people that shrimp is the best deal at Boiling Crab, but we wanted to try crab anyways. Our waitress suggested Snow Crab instead of King Crab because of the easiness to peel and price ($16/lb vs $23/lb). The crab legs weren't... More 

Thank leep116
Las Vegas, Nevada
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585 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

I tried the boiling crab the 1st time and I think it is OK. I usually like to go to restaurant and order food that I can't cook or cannot do a good job cooking it. That's why I never went to Boiling crab because I can boil the same seafood at home and probable do it better. The food... More 

Thank Tom Y
San Francisco, California
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215 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

my first time at Boiling Crab and it was so yummy. We got 2lbs shrimp with the whole sha-bang, corn and cajun fries. The fries were crunchy, crisp, and flavorful. The shrimp bag are more or less those large jumbo shrimp, tasty and takes a while to peel, and goes really well with the sauce. Service is great. We came... More 

Thank jnlv2trvl
Monterey Park, California, United States
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

I went with my niece and her boyfriend. We had the Crab Legs with sausage and shrimp the all the sauces. Wow. Good sized crableg, nice pink shrimp. and tasty sausage. Corn on the cob was great.

Thank Gary K
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

I've been a huge fan of boiling crab ever since the first time I got to try it. What I hate about trying to it in their restaurants is the extremely long waits you have to go through and the ridiculous parking difficulty you have to wait for. Fortunately for this branch there is a multi-level free parking lot nearby.... More 

Thank Adrian J
Alhambra, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

I love the shrimps and calamaris in this place. The whole sha-bang flavor is the best, I order it mild because I like spicy but not too spicy. And the fries calamaris are sooooo good, they are so soft to eat, oh and dont forget the corn inside your shripms or mussels, sooo good too.

Thank JACRUZ1972

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801-3510
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alhambra
  • Phone Number: +1 626-300-5898

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?