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Red Crawfish

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401 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3301
+1 650-347-7888
12:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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San Mateo, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Pretty good for shrimp plates. Atmosphere was a bit loud, but lively. The wait was a bit long, but well worth the wait. There is an adult lounge downstairs that has a full bar, music and sometimes comedy.

Thank 735happy
Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We always order the shrimp, crab, rice and garlic noodles... always consistently good! The sauce on the shrimp is so good. The garlic noodles are something I've never tasted and the crab is always delicious!!! I love this place.

1 Thank ivyr332
San Francisco, California
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330 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Came here without a reservation on Saturday night for dinner. Were seated almost immediately (tip come after 9pm and the place is empty). Food was good, but Crawfish (as expected) does not have that much meat on them so if you are new to the Crawfish arena make sure you understand that! Shrimp was a better deal from a dollar... More 

1 Thank worldtraveler0632
Burlingame, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is my favorite seafood restaurant. Fresh crab legs, Cajun shrimps, Garlic noodle, Garlic rices are so delicious. We love to come here all time.

Thank Trinity S
Mableton, Georgia
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270 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

One of things in the world that I enjoy most is to eat peel and eat shrimp. I've tried various restaurants all over the country, but my second visit to this restaurant only reconfirmed my initial assessment. This is absolutely the best place for peel and eat shrimp in the US. I recommend that try it with the various sauces.... More 

Thank zablob
Danville, California
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240 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

They may have changed their name to Crawfish Fusion .... It looked like this is the place to come if you want fresh crab as all the tables around us had fresh crab. Several of my colleagues ordered the crab ($50 each) and they enjoyed it. The restaurant has cheap tables and chairs – and was smelly (like fish spell).... More 

1 Thank SandraBaja
Burlingame, California
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299 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

We went on a Friday night and the place is a funny large room with TVs on the walls and lots if tables of different sizes smashes together. Prices seem high. Good selection of beverages. We got blackened fish and Cajun fries with a side if greens. Greens were the best part of the meal. Fish was ok, as were... More 

Thank travelagentreplies
Odessa, Ukraine
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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

We were a company of 5 people and as it seemed to us,we ordered not a lot,but the portions were so big that we had to add another table to ours:)Their Cajun sauce is very decicious.It's also notable that when taking your order they ask about the amount of spice in your dish.I asked medium and still it was quite... More 

Thank Dermenjy
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014

During my recent visit to SFO , I was looking for a quiet place and after taking a drive to San mateo ...a litle stroll on quiet streets , ended up here ....lucky me...good food ..oysters ...a rustic charm in the place , staff was decent could have a little more warmth to the customer ...however no complaints ...enjoyed ....went... More 

Thank JesyHitesh
Pearland, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

King crab legs were old, fishy, extremely salty... What a waste of time and money. Calamari were fishy as well, salad was drenched in dressing which made it unbearable! I would avoid this at all cost!

Thank EVS-32

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Seafood, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-347-7888

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