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The Boiling Crab

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742 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803-3231
+1 626-576-9368
15:00 - 22:00
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Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Boiling crab along Valley Blvd is now a to-go type of restaurant. It used to have a sit-down dining option before but for some reason they decided to change it. The one on Main St is the one with a dine in option. I said mixed feelings because for some reason buying food here now is a hit or miss... More 

Thank Rachelle121
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Service was wonderful, food was plentiful! We had shrimp, fries and gumbo, all were well seasoned. It's a fun place to eat, tho quite noisy. Again, the service was great!

Thank janinenbob
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Holy mother of God, has the She-Bang Medium always been this spicy? I've been to several other Boiling Crab locations in and around the San Gabriel Valley and never recalled it being this spicy. Well, 'spicy' is relatively subjective but I sweat up a storm, dining here on Sunday. So the sister was visiting from the crotch of California, that's... More 

Thank Toa B
Gardena, California, Usa
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129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

So this place gets really busy for a reason. They're food is awesome! Expect to wait long to get a table with a group. During the week and before 5 pm it's actually better, minimal to no wait. Weekends you can forget it, it's that busy. It's busy because you don't eat with utensils. Everything there you eat with your... More 

Thank cloudb310
Los Angeles, California
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122 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

More and more cajun seafood restaurants are popping up but the boiling crab is one of the original. The food is delicious but messy. If you have a large party, they will not sit you unless all parties are present.

Thank Donaldinc
Alhambra, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I live the shrimp, mild heat, the whole shebang. The place gets too crowded now so I always take out. The crab is also delicious and the fried fish is very good but I never get enough tartar sauce so be sure to ask for extra.

Thank Oneusernm2many
Chernex, CH
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

First time at this location having tried the one on Valley and the other on Rowland Heights. It is a highlight of our trips back home to the SG Valley. This one is really small and the wait is just what we expected. Improvements might be: provide a place to wash hands that doesn't involve queuing up for the one... More 

Thank SaundersNazarethPRKP
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

If you dont mind the messiness and crowd, this place is a go. All seafood aside, the chicken wing here is not bad.

Thank jeff D
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Finger-licking Cajun-style seafood, where bibs are the attire of choice. Clams, shrimp, corn are a must try item. Everything comes in a clear plastic bag with your choice of seasoning. If you're not sure get it all. Only bad thing is the wait can be easily 2 hours. Also parking is very difficult since they only have a few spots,... More 

Thank tten05
Los Angeles, California
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

Be ready to wait a long time...most days is packed, you need to go at random times or take it to go. The place is super fun, they dont give you plates to eat, only some bibs. Shrimp are great, also crab legs and oysters. Friend chicken is pretty good and also the sweet fries. If you don't like seafood,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 742 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803-3231
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alhambra
  • Phone Number: +1 626-576-9368

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?