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Blue Water Seafood and Crab

860 Willow St, Ste. 100, San Jose, CA 95125-2399
+1 408-289-8879
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
860 Willow St, Ste. 100, San Jose, CA 95125-2399
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We ordered lobster rolls, steamed shrimp and Little Neck Clam. All of them are disappointing. Overpriced given the quality of food. Decoration is nice and reminds me of Boiling Crab and Hang Ten Booker, unfortunately the food is much worse. *coolest thing in this restaurant...More

Thank Sishuang Z
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Seriously understaffed on the day that we had lunch. Only one person to serve 25-30 people at lunch.... taking orders, serving food, bringing beverages, busing tables, being the cashier and the bartender. Food is only average, the restaurant is clean and service was good in...More

1  Thank lwj
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I just had dinner with my husband at Blue Water. We had oysters which was yummy. My seared tuna salad was okay but my husbands Dungeness crab was huge. He really enjoyed it.

Thank NS0903
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This spot is a fun place to go if you just want your basic seafood boil. It is loud and small. They have a wide selection of crab/seafood and different sauces you can add. It is "hands-on" eating so don't wear white. The food is...More

1  Thank Sean M
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Coming from Baltimore, I'm always on the lookout for an authentic crabcake rather than the lump of broiled mayo that you get most places outside of Maryland. Advertising itself as a mecca for maryland seafood, I was hopeful of getting an authentic crabcake. They weren't...More

Thank dcpalter
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We have been going Blue Water for several years. Our last visit was not as pleasurable as our previous. They did make some minor changes to their menu which was not a big deal, but I think they changed cooks. The clam chowder was a...More

Thank JIMMYH7777
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I was staying at an AirBNB within walking distance and the owner recommended Blue Water. The place had a coastal seafood restaurant vibe that is very familiar and comfortable. I noticed the seafood Po Boy on the menu. The last good one of those I...More

Thank Todd L
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I am here at my favorite mixed seafood place in South San Jose. They have a assume collection of beers and tonight I am having several different small seafood dishes at $ 4.00 per dish. I like there shrimp and Crab louie and I have...More

Thank johnllee
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The seafood salads were disappointing.. Watery greens and just basically bland, nothing interesting or different about either of our salads.

Thank Valary M
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Sports bar atmosphere. Our waitress Draya was excellent and very knowledgeable of the menu from the bar and restaurant! We had 3 pound bucket with medium garlic spices seasoning and just loved it! They have a wide assortment of food item so even if you...More

Thank jodydf
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 860 Willow St, Ste. 100, San Jose, CA 95125-2399
    (Bird Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-289-8879
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Hello! Blue Water Seafood & Crab is Craig and Irene's first restaurant. After working for big chain restaurants for many years, Craig's dream has been to open his own place where he can cook and serve his favorite foods. When Craig and Irene got married a few of years ago, they decided it was time to do it and started looking for a location. In the summer of 2012, they found the perfect place in Willow Glen and put a lot of work into the spot to make it their own. Please come in and try us out.

Why Seafood & Crab? Being from Maryland, seafood & crab are some of Craig's favs. Irene's more of a land lover, who likes a good burger. So, our menu has something for everyone, including kids.

What about the Shark? Craig's a huge San Jose Sharks fan. When designing the restaurant, Craig said that a life-sized, animatronic shark would be an awesome focal point. So, he had the shark custom made for Blue Water.

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