You're always more than welcome to come on by for an impromptu Oyster Party. We currently have 6 varieties in stock! Kumamoto, Blue Point, Calm Cove, Malpeque, Fat Bastard, Hammersley. So come on by and get a dozen or two of our sampler platter. Find out which oysters you enjoy the most and then order another dozen or two of those. You just can't lose. Plus, it's Friday. Time for a good party.
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Can you believe it's already September? Time is flying right by. We're fast approaching our 4 year anniversary! What should we do? Let us know! In the mean time, do as this picture says. Don't labor this weekend, especially when it comes time to decide on where to go for lunch or dinner. We still have live crawfish so come on in this weekend and get them while we still got them. And, of course, you'll have to labor a little bit over peeling the crawfish but it's so well worth it. It won't feel like work at all.
While you're waiting for one of our Cajun Seafood Combos, get our awesome Fried Calamari as an appetizer to start. You won't regret it as we use our very own special combination of spices and batter and then fry these bad boys to perfection. You will be sorry if you never get to try our calamari. Good thing we're a forgiving restaurant. Come on in and get it today and all will be forgiven. Comes with lemon wedges and our very own dipping sauce. Use both or use none. It doesn't matter. You'll love it.
Yes, we have Crawfish Fried Rice. No, you don't have to peel the crawfish that's in the fried rice. We actually cook shelled crawfish tails in our fried rice along with an assortment of veggies and sausage. Definitely hits the spot, especially if you're looking for something a little bit more filling. Our Crawfish Fried Rice is definitely a fusion of Asian and Cajun, otherwise known as Cajun Asian style. This is also a nice dish to have for those who don't want to get their hands dirty with one of our seafood combos and it's most definitely a great dish for kids.
Our Garlic Bread has proven to be a big hit. Customers love to dip it in our sauce so if you get a Cajun Seafood Combo, be sure to get some bread, too, to finish off the sauce in the bowl afterwards. Or, you can always order some extra sauce on the side like in this here picture. You can even get a side of sauce especially when you'd like a different flavor (Garlic Butter, Lemon Pepper, Cajun, or Fire) and/or a different level of spiciness.
A very popular item on our menu is our Soft Shell Crab & Chips. We take 2 Soft Shell Crabs, batter them up, and then fry them to perfection. They're then served on a bed of chips, otherwise known as fries. You can always upgrade your chips to Cajun Garlic Fries (pictured) or even Sweet Potato Fries for an additional $1. Yes, you can eat Soft Shell Crabs whole, shell and all, especially after it's been fried. If you haven't tried, you should at least once. We also have Fish & Chips and Shrimp & Chips. Plenty of options for ya.
During our buy 3 lbs get the 4th lb free deal, you can get a pound of each type of seafood! Choices include live crawfish, shrimp, peeled shrimp, clams, or mussels. In this picture, you can see that a combination of live crawfish, shrimp, peeled shrimp, and clams. It's up to you and your group's preferences. Some people like regular shrimp and others like peeled shrimp. Sometimes, you need to get them together to really see which one you prefer. It's nice to be able to switch back and forth.
Did you know that we have 3 different types of Crab Leg Buckets? Our most popular one is our Crab Bucket Deal which features a pound of King Crab Legs and a pound of Snow Crab Legs and then another pound of seafood of your choice. All of this along with potatoes, sausages, and corn for only $63.95. If there's not enough sauce in the bowl, we recommend you get an additional bowl of sauce on the side so that you can freely dip your crab meat once you get it out of its shell.
We're not sure y'all know about our Peeled Shrimp yet so here's yet another post about it. As you can see from this picture, not only are these shrimp peeled, but they've also been deveined. Many of our customers over the years have requested for peeled shrimp because it's their preference and we can respect that. Sometimes, you don't have to get your hands all dirty, especially on a first date or after a recent manicure. So go ahead. Order the peeled shrimp and let it bathe in our Fire Sauce.
Do you feel like having oysters all weekend? We do! We have such a large shipment of oysters recently, we dare you to try to eat our whole inventory. We currently have 5 varieties in stock: Kumamoto, Calm Cove, Blue Point, Totten Inlet, and Fat Bastard. Each one is available in half dozen orders though if you know what you like, we recommend you get an entire dozen. You can always opt for the sampler which gives you a few of each and you can also get Oyster Shooters. Yes, they are the best aphrodisiacs around town.
Our Tacos are no joke and come fully loaded! We have two types, Shrimp and Fish. Both are Cajun battered and fried to perfection. They are then served on a tortilla with cabbage, cilantro, and our unique tacos sauces. There are two tacos for every order and they're definitely a great item to get while you wait for your Cajun Seafood Combos. These tacos are also great for those people who are still not that comfortable with eating our Cajun Seafood Combos. You know there's always a couple in every large group. Now, everyone can be happy.
In efforts to broaden our menu, we have Jalapeño Poppers as an appetizer! We like to give you a lot of options when it comes to appetizers so we invite you to try these bad boys out. You can get 3 pieces for $4.95. They're not very complicated items as they are just jalapeños filled with cream cheese, battered, and then fried. They are a great item to get while you take advantage of our Cajun Seafood Combo deal where when you buy 3 lbs of live crawfish, shrimp, clams, or mussels, you get the 4th lb free.
While we encourage you to get dirty and eat our Cajun Seafood Combos with your hands, we'd like to encourage at least a little bit of civility by serving you your combos in a metal bowl. The combos do initially come out in bags but then they are all emptied into metal bowls at your table. If you'd prefer to have your combos stay in the bags, please be sure to let our servers know. They will gladly oblige (plus, less bowls for us to wash). We just find the bags hard to pick out of as a group because it can easily get more than just your hands dirty. And don't forget! We still have the buy 3 lbs, get the 4th lb free deal going on.
Everybody loves our wings and surprisingly, they really love our Fish Sauce Wings. It's surprising because it doesn't exactly have the best name but somehow, it is the most popular out of the four types of wings that we offer (we also have cajun, lemon pepper, and honey bbq). You have the choice of getting them in orders of 5 or 10 and it comes with a ranch (that you won't need) and some celery (that you do need). We're about to unveil quite a few more types of wings very soon. It'll be interesting to see if our Fish Sauce Wings remains the most popular.
The Fire Crab is most definitely Large-Party-Friendly, especially for birthdays! We can always rearrange our tables to accommodate whatever size party you have in mind. If it's an exceptionally large party (over 12), please give us a call at (714) 638-8080 so that we can make the necessary arrangements to best handle your large-sized party. And, of course, our staff is always more than willing to help you capture your occasion with a group photo as long as we are not too busy.
If you ever have a hankering for some fries, then the Fire Crab is your next destination. We have seven different fries to choose from! There's regular, cheddar, cajun, cajun garlic, salt 'n vinegar, sour cream and onion, and sweet potato fries. We have a little bit of everything, depending on your mood and your tastes. Get more than one and compare and find out which you like the best! Pictured is our Sour Cream & Onion Fries, which is very popular with those who don't necessary like our spicier options.
It's getting hot in Orange County! Well, it's always been hot in our kitchen. Get any of our steaming bucket deals and you'll see what we mean. Once we bring your seafood out, the steam is so hot, those bad boys can't wait for you to take them out of their shells. And if you want hot as in spicy, yeah, we go that, too. Just ask. We like a good burn every now and then, too. Our Fire Sauce is just a combination of all of our various flavored sauces. Pick your favorite one and let us know how hot you want it. We can make it as hot as you want it.
Yes, we always have fresh oysters. What are they? We always list the current inventory on the home page of our website. Currently, the are Kumamoto, Fat Bastard, Totten Inlet, Calm Cove, and Blue Point. If you'd like a sample of each, we usually have a sampler platter available in a half dozen or a dozen. From wherever you are in Orange County, our fresh oysters are worth the drive! We have sushi chefs from other restaurants come by just to order a few dozen of our oysters nightly. Maybe you should, too.
If you're planning on having a get together this weekend, remember that we have everything on our menu ready for your next party! Just call us up and order it. It'll be ready for you within a few minutes. We hope everyone has a fun filled and safe independence holiday! We'll be open from noon till 6pm for dine-in or for to-go orders. If you do decide to dine in, you can get our special: buy 3 pounds of seafood, get the 4th pound free. Seafood choices include crawfish, shrimp, clams, and/or mussels. Free pound of seafood must be of equal or lesser value. May not be combined with any other discount or coupon. Sorry, you can't take our beer to-go ;-).
At the Fire Crab, we give you options. So if you want Shrimp & Mussels, that's what you'll get. And during our buy 3 lbs, get the 4th lb free deal, you can also choose from live Crawfish or Clams, too. Yes, mix it up and get what you want. And then pick what sauce you'd like, like Lemon Pepper, Cajun, Garlic Butter, or the the combination of all three which is our Fire Sauce. And then, make sure to get some bread while you're at it to sop up all the sauce afterwards. Get the Garlic Bread if you want even more flavor. See? We're all about options here.
We are way too familiar with this look. Food coma is about to kick in. All the food and sauce is just about gone. And he's still got a piece of bread in hand. He's blissfully full, but he's got to make the most out of this last piece of bread. How best can he sop up the rest of this sauce with this last piece of bread? Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words and we can go on and on about this one. But we'll leave it at that. Come in for our buy 3 lbs of seafood, get the 4th lb free. And be sure to get some bread or garlic bread so you can end up with the same look as this guy.
We've got a lot of great appetizers to get you started at the Fire Crab! One that has always been on our menu is our Spicy Garlic Edamame. We know it's not a traditional Cajun appetizer but it does include two elements that we particularly favor in our food: spice and garlic! You can always order it without the spice but it wouldn't be as fun to eat. There's plenty of flavor and you'll be proudly eating your veggies, something you can brag about to your mom (no matter how old you are ;-)).
Do you like legs? We thought so. Don't these King Crab Legs look sexy and delicious? You can get them by the pound or get our Crab Legs Combo which includes a pound of King Crab Legs and a pound of Snow Crab Legs. Yep, legs for days. We'll even give you some scissors to help you take off the shells. Once you get to the meat of the legs, dip them in the Cajun sauce and enjoy. Yeah, that's way better than just dipping them in butter. Yeah, we're a little biased.
We love our regulars! This is a picture of Eric and his family celebrating his graduation at the Fire Crab. We couldn't be any more proud or honored to have been able to share this occasion with him and his family and look forward to spending more time with them in the future. They were able to enjoy the somewhat private section of our restaurant where they could share great conversation and great food with one another. Cheers to you, Eric, on your graduation! Thank you for the continued support.
At the Fire Crab, we always have at least 4 raw types of oysters in stock. This week, we have Kumamoto, Kumiai, Blue Point, and Calm Cove. We shuck them fresh to order every time and we always check to ensure that we only serve you fresh ones. If there's even a remote possibility that the oyster is bad, we will toss it. If you don't have a preference out of the 4 choices, you can always get the sampler, where you will have 3 freshly shucked oysters of every type. It's a good way to figure out what you prefer.
At the Fire Crab, we currently have 4 different types of wings to choose from. There's Cajun, Fish Sauce, Lemon Pepper, and the pictured, Honey BBQ. If you have a bit more of a sweet tooth, then this is the type of wings you should order. We are in the process of coming up with at least a few other flavors so if you have any suggestions, please let us know! We'd love to hear from you. The wings are $6.95 per order of 5, or $12.95 per order of 10. That's a pretty good deal. Get a dozen of each type so you can see the drastic differences between their flavors.
Congrats to all the 2018 grads! Come on by and celebrate your graduation party with us! We are large-party-friendly so bring all your friends and fam bam! We can accommodate them all! Our atmosphere is relaxed and casual so it's perfect to host your graduation party here. No need to go to a stuffy restaurant to celebrate. Your grad deserves to kick back and have a good time in a relaxed environment.
You asked for it and we're giving it to you! Peeled Shrimp is now on the menu! And these aren't your dinky little wimpy shrimps that most other restaurants give you. These are good sized shrimps for those customers who don't like peeling shrimp. You know who you are. We know you're not lazy. You just don't want your hands to get too dirty. We get it. These shrimps are peeled and deveined so all you have to do is pick them up by their takes and bite them off. So what else would you like us to add to make your lives easier?
Okay, maybe it's not the best appetizer in the whole word but in our world, it sure is! Our Cajun Garlic Fries is so popular, our customers automatically order it as soon as they sit down. Well, that and an ice cold beer. If you haven't tried it out you should. It's got all kinds of cajun yumminess happening all over it, with garlic, parsley, and our blend of cajun spices. And don't forget, we also have 6 more types of fries to choose from, in case you ever could get tired of our cajun garlic fries. Yeah, like that would ever happen.
You really don't have to make that decision since you can get both at the Fire Crab. You can get them in separate orders or together in the same combo. It's your choice! It's nice to keep them separate if members of your party like different spice levels or if they prefer a different flavor since we have a few to choose from: Cajun, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Butter, or Fire Sauce (combination of all 3 flavors). We bring all of our combos out in bags and then dump into metal bowls because we're classy like that. And it sucks when you get your hands all dirty when reaching into the bags.