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The Boiling Crab

18902 Gale Ave, Rowland Heights, CA 91748-1333
+1 626-964-9300
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“boiling crab” (8 reviews)
“seafood” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
18902 Gale Ave, Rowland Heights, CA 91748-1333
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

For seafood lover, this is a must go! the sauce is good, the environment is fun. Be prepared to wait at least 45mins to an hour. no reservation allowed and the queue is always long.

Thank jasmynn
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The big line shows that should have something good inside. After almost one hour waiting for our table, we enjoyed great seafood! Shrimp, lobster and a variety of crabs, all together with a delicious sauce and your choice of spicy!

Thank José Flávio A
Reviewed 13 April 2017

So recently went there for some 'delicious boiled, steamed crabs' however, it was nothing special because the crabs they have are from 99 ranch supermarkets; they are big but NOT as flavourful! The oysters are pretty tasty, but I don't eat them raw, Overall, I...More

Thank Laxiaozi08200912
Reviewed 2 April 2017

their crabs and shrimp are fresh but pricey. I will go to Redondo Beach for the same freshness but much cheaper and they cook the crabs so its hot

Thank rizzi428
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Long queue waiting but it's worth to wait. The original recipe with shrimps, mussels and crabs are sooo good. The oyster and lobster are fresh too!!

Thank Luckyairry
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Lots of crab items on the menu but fairly expensive. Great service but noise level was too loud. Gets crowded early.

Thank Randy A
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I see long lines every day so we decided to try it. The wait was 20minutes and we patiently waited for a table. Finally we were seated and we ordered their signature steamed crab but they ran out! We ended ordering calamari, fried chicken, soft...More

Thank Zenaida L
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Don't get me wrong. Boiling Crab is the original Cajun-Vietnamese restaurant that offered this type of cuisine. BUT, that being said, I have a few problems with them: 1) WAIT TIME Something has to be done about this. They typically open at 3pm on weekdays....More

Thank pomeranianlovah
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Get here any way you can . Bus ,plane,boat,car,bike,or walk . This is da best place for fun eating 👍 Awesome food and lots of it. Try everything !! Great to find a new Boiling Crab location for sure.. I give this place a two...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

The gumbo here was so good! I had been craving it for months, and boiling crab definitely delivered on its gumbo. I also had the crayfish, which was fresh. It was a fun experience shelling them and the meat was delicious, but I think next...More

Thank AllieCat08
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Carina M
8 March 2015|
Response from BlueMtn5 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they have take out as an option. The overwhelming majority of the items they serve doesn't work for take out.
19 February 2015|
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Response from Hideousme | Reviewed this property |
I have never made reservations there. I think you just get there and get in line. Furthermore they don't seat you till everyone in your party is present.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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: 18902 Gale Ave, Rowland Heights, CA 91748-1333
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rowland Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 626-964-9300
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