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The Boiling Crab

1631 E Capitol Expy Ste 101, San Jose, CA 95121-1826
+1 408-532-6147
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good58%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab” (16 reviews)
“fried catfish” (3 reviews)
“messy” (10 reviews)
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1631 E Capitol Expy Ste 101, San Jose, CA 95121-1826
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

If there is such a word! The only way to enjoy you crab and lobster, with your hand!!! Don't clean your crab otherwise you will missed out on the best part of the crab and libster, roe!!! Go for the shebang sauce. Spicy but to...More

Thank RobertChew-MY
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We had clamps, Shrimps and crab in the bag and just loved the spice and the flavor. Hands and you and the table gets messy but totally worth it. You may have to dress casually ( I would put on a comfortable black t-shirt -...More

Thank Ronwess
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here twice, always have to wait for a table but once seated it's a lot delicious but messy hands on eating. We always order the combination of everything on the shrimp or the crab & have not been disappointed. It's spicy & garlicky.

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Don't wear a white shirt. This was a great spot to laugh and have good time. King crab legs were delicious and shrimp were tastefully prepared.oysters were very plump and fresh.after many beers and pile of napkins this was a great first stop in San...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Visit this restaurant for the 1st time this week while on a business trip. Very unique place!!! The seafood (Lobster, Crabs, shrimps) come in plastic bags and the restaurant does not provide plates. Get ready to eat with your hands and make a mess. Side...More

Thank 967AF
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This San Jose location is the best that I've been on, the service is amazing and the food is always fresh. The XXX sauce is extremely spicy and you should only order it if you like to suffer or are used to food like that....More

Thank Rodrigo V
Reviewed 5 December 2015

We ordered the mild spice. My gumbo was so spicy, that I could only eat a small portion. And I am from Texas about 50 miles down the road from Seadrift which the restaurant's website indicated is their roots. The food was overall not something...More

Thank bubba65
Reviewed 22 November 2015

We love the spicy shrimp. The place is always packed! The fried items are ok, Cajun fries are spicy!

Thank obdocSanJose
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Call in early or be prepared to wait 😳 but aside from the wait, the staff was polite and the food worth it. The crab legs and the shrimp in Cajun seasoning is so delicious and addictive (albeit expensive), it's got us hooked. We will...More

Thank HajriziR
Reviewed 31 July 2015

My Brother introduced the family months ago. Since then Mom & I make regular trips every 2-3 weeks. We make it a point to arrive at opening time & are usually 1st in line for entry. We usually sit in the same spot & (usually)...More

Thank BAN67
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1631 E Capitol Expy Ste 101, San Jose, CA 95121-1826
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-532-6147
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