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The Boiling Crab Menu Prices

Last Updated on March 16, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

The Boiling Crab is an American casual restaurant chain well-known for its delicious seafood such as crabs, oysters, shrimps, and crawfish. The standard seasonings are their Whole Sha-Bang and Rajun Cajun.

People like to come here not only for the tasty food but also for the atmosphere and welcoming staff. In order to get an idea about how much you should budget for eating and drinking at The Boiling Crab, you will find their latest menu prices in the table below.

Food Size & Price

Step 1: What’s Your Catch?

Blue Crab Market Price
Oysters $10.00 – $17.00
Dungeness Crab Market Price
King Crab Legs Market Price
Snow Crab Legs Market Price
Lobster Market Price
Shrimp Market Price
Crawfish Market Price
Crawfish (1 Pound)
Frozen $10.00
Clams (1 Pound)
Mussels (1 Pound)

Step 2: What’s Your Flavor?

Rajun Cajun
Lemon Pepper
The Whole Sha-Bang!
Can’t decide? mix all three!
Garlic Sauce

Step 3: How Spicy Can You Go?

Non Spicy
Plain n’ simple
Just a kick
It’s gettin’ hot n’ here!
I can’t feel my mouth!

I Like It Fried!

Each Selection Is Hand Tossed In Our Homemade Batter And Fried To Perfection When You Order It.

Fried Catfish Basket $12.00
All baskets include cajun fries, no substitutes.
Fried Shrimp Basket $12.00
All baskets include cajun fries, no substitutes.
Chicken Tenders Basket $8.00
All baskets include cajun fries, no substitutes.
Fried Calamari $12.00
Fried Oysters $12.00
Hot Wings $6.00 – $8.00
Cajun or lemon pepper


Gumbo $7.00
With or without rice
Gumbo $0.75
Additional for extra shrimp or sausage
Cajun Powder $10.00
Cajun Chowder $0.75
Additional for extra shrimp or sausage
Corn On The Cob $1.00
Potatoes $2.00
Sausages $9.00
Cajun Fries $4.00
Lemon Pepper Fries $4.00
Sweet Potato Fries $5.00
Steamed Rice $2.75

Extra Condiments


Garlic sauce, ket/mayo, mayo, g’s sea-sauce, honey mustard, bbq, ranch, tartar, cocktail.


Soda $3.50
Free refills. coke, diet coke, sprite, raspberry iced tea, sweet green tea, black tea-sweet/unsweetened, lemonade, fruit punch, mr. pibb, root beer.
Domestic Beer $4.50
Imported Beer $5.00
Soju $12.00

Brand history

The Boiling Crab was founded by the couple Sinh Nguyen and Dada Ngo in 2004. Their first location was opened in Garden Grove, California. Since its launch, The Boiling Crab opened more than 20 restaurants all over the United States alone in states such as Washington, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Texas.  Also, they went international and opened locations in Melbourne and Shanghai.

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This restaurant has received many awards and nominations for its great food and service. For instance, in 2009 and 2010 it became a finalist in Best Creole/Cajun, and in 2012 won the Best Seafood 2nd Runner-Up.

Our review

The Boiling Crab restaurants have a simple design, with pirate-like decorations, TVs that air channels in general sort, and nice music.

The Boiling Crab SeafoodTheir fried seafood is tender and crispy and is always served sizzling hot. Also, the crab meat is sweet and well-seasoned. Moreover, the beers and cocktails match their tasty food perfectly.

The Boiling Crab offers more than mouthwatering food, a unique dining experience, for example. The seafood is not served on plates as you would expect. Instead, it is served in a plastic bag which is placed inside a bucket and the bucket is put right on your table. Also, the clients receive an oversized bib so as not to get sauce splatters on themselves while eating.

The Boiling Crab offers its clients the possibility to choose their preferred seafood, level of spice, flavor, and extras. It is recommended to try their Fried Shrimp Basket flavored with their famous Rajun Cajun.

You will have to follow three steps when deciding what to order. First, you need to choose your catch, which may be blue crab, oysters, Dungeness crab, King crab legs, Snow crab legs, shrimp, crawfish, clams, or mussels. Secondly, you have to decide on the flavor as you have more options such as Rajun Cajun, lemon pepper, garlic sauce, or the Whole Sha-Bang. Finally, you will have to say how spicy the food has to be – non-spicy, mild, medium, or X, which is so spicy that you cannot feel your mouth.

In general, there is a waiting line at the majority of their locations because the main concept of The Boiling Crab restaurant is to eat buckets of seafood without using any utensils. Plus, their prices are reasonable and affordable.

For example, a Fried Catfish Basket costs around $12. The Fried Shrimp Basket is priced the same, while the Chicken Tenders Basket costs around $10. Fried oysters and fried calamari cost around $12 each and for the hot wings, you should be prepared to pay anywhere between $8 and $10. Their extras cost anywhere between $5 and $11 and include steamed rice, sausages, potatoes, sweet potato fries, lemon pepper fries, gumbo, Cajun fries, and corn on the cob.

You can also order your favorite food from The Boiling Crab and enjoy it at your office or at home. They offer delivery services through third-party apps like Postmates, UberEats, and DoorDash.    

The Boiling Crab FAQs

At what time does The Boiling Crab open?

The Boiling Crab opens at 05:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday and at 03:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. However, it may vary from one location to another and you should visit their official website to see which are the opening hours of the location you are interested in.

At what time does The Boiling Crab close?

The Boiling Crab closes every day at 10:00 p.m. But again, it depends on the location and the day of the week. So, you should check their official website for this information.

What dies The Whole Sha-Bang sauce contain?

The Boiling Crab specialty sauce is The Whole Sha-Bang, which is a mix of Cajun seasoning, garlic, butter, and lemon.

How many The Boiling Crab locations are there?

There are more than 20 The Boiling Crab restaurants in the United States, but also in Shanghai and Melbourne.

When was The Boiling Crab founded?

The Boiling Crab was founded in 2004, in Garden Grove, California.

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