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The Boiling Crab

€€ - €€€Seafood
1631 E Capitol Expy Ste 101, San Jose, CA 95121-1826
+1 408-532-6147
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good60%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
3 weeks ago
“Yummy Seafood, go before busy time”
4 weeks ago
“Great food! ”
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1631 E Capitol Expy Ste 101, San Jose, CA 95121-1826
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hostess Jay/J was awesome. Even though we had a wait, she was friendly and assured us a good approx wait time. Jimmy our waiter was awesome. He was able to tell us more about the menu. I wished they had some type of a mix...More

Thank Ricae X
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for a conference and wanted a good crab dinner so we found this place! It was great! We had a long wait, small waiting space and no bar to sit at. Once we sat, our server was helpful and sweet! We...More

Thank Dianamwill
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 14 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 23 November 2015

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

Thank obdocSanJose
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: 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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