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Drought is Over! We Have Live Crawfish Once Again!

Live Crawfish Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab Cajun Grub

It's officially over. The crawfish drought for the year is over. Yes, you may come in and order pounds and pounds of live Louisiana crawfish once again. Don't come in all at once. Otherwise, we might run out again, hehe. Just kidding. We have plenty! You can also get shrimp, clams, and mussels as well. Cause, you know, you should always mix it up once in a while. Don't forget that we have an incredible menu of other, awesome Cajun grub that you can also order. Come have your next gathering at the Fire Crab! We'd love to see ya!

We've Got Oysters for Days!

Fresh Shucked Oysters Selection Cajun Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab

That's right. You read that right. We've got them for days. Why? Because we get new shipments all the time. And our selection is always different. Currently, we have 4 types: Kumamoto, Calm Cove, Fanny Bay, and Pickering Pass. We shuck them fresh to order and we check every single one we serve is fresh and ready for consumption. If you don't know which oyster to get, you can always get a sampler. A dozen sampler will get you 3 of each kind. Find out which is the best, and get another dozen of that one. So simple.

Open for Limited Dine-In

Orange County Garden Grove Crawfish Corona Cajun Food Seafood Combo

It's never too soon... for a Corona beer. Yes, starting September 8, 2020, the Fire Crab is now open for limited dine-in capabilities. Thank you, everyone, for being patient and understanding through this difficult time. ❤️ We are fully stocked of all your seafood favorites. Call us at (714) 638-8080 for all to-go orders.

Open for Take-out & Delivery!

Orange County Garden Grove Crawfish Cajun Restaurant Free Delivery

We are open for pick-up and delivery up to 10 miles away! We understand the current situation and prefer safety and health above all else for everyone. So from now until when this whole Corona situation is over, we will be offering free local delivery within 5 miles on all orders over $50. For deliveries less than $50 within 5 miles, there is a $4.99 delivery fee. For all other deliveries up to 10 miles away, there will be a $9.99 fee. Call us at (714) 638-8080. Please be safe and kind and we'll see everyone again soon enough.

Cajun Garlic Noodles to Go!

Cajun Garlic Noodles with Sausage Mussels to Go Orange County Garden Grove OC Fire Crab

You can pretty much get anything off of our menu to go! We'll pack it up real nice for you. Like the pictured Cajun Garlic Noodles with Sausage and Mussels. Or even clams and shrimp! We understand that sometimes you can't make it into our restaurant so we want to make it as convenient and just as good as if you were at our restaurant. Maybe you have kids you have to watch. Maybe you don't like to eat with your hands in public. We don't care. If you want it to go, we'll give it to you to go! And there's no additional charge for to go orders.

Shrimp & Chips! Yummy in the Tummy!

Shrimp & Chips Fries Fire Crab Orange County OC Cajun Grub Garden Grove

We showcased our Fish & Chips before so now it's time for us to talk about our Shrimp & Chips. We butterfly cut our shrimps, lightly bread and batter them and then deep-fry them to perfection. We serve them up with some chips (fries) but you can always upgrade those to cajun fries or sweet potato fries for only another dollar. It's definitely something that can be shared because it's entirely a finger food. Anybody at your table with fingers can eat it. If they don't have fingers, then that means more for you. It's a great appetizer as you await your cajun seafood combo.

Fish & Chips! Sub the Chips For Sweet Potato Fries!

Fish 'n Chips Sweet Potato Fries Garden Grove Cajun Restaurant OC Orange County Fire Crab

Originally, Fish & Chips is a British dish. They called their fries, "chips." Well, we've taken this British classic and added a Cajun twist to it, and then threw in a little Southern California flavor to make it all our own. Now you can get the Fish and Chips as it is, with our regular fries, or you can get them with any of our 6 other types of fries, including our oh-so-popular sweet potato fries. We pride ourselves on giving you options and having 7 different types of fries (or chips) is a pretty good sign of that.

We Have Fresh Oysters To Go!

Fresh Oysters to Go Orange County OC Seafood Fire Crab Garden Grove

Where else can you get fresh oysters to go in Orange County? We shuck them for you, make sure they're fresh, and then pack them up nicely and neatly on a bed of ice. It's a great deal, considering we check every single oyster to make sure they're not dead and stinky. You will always get the best oysters from us as they are shipped in quite a few times every week. And to top it all off, we always have at least 4 varieties in stock all the time. Next time you have a craving, give us a call and we'll prepare it for you for pick up.

Scary Fire Sauce!

Scary Fire Sauce With Crawfish Seafood Cajun Combo Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

There's nothing scary about our Fire Sauce! The only thing you need to be scared of is how hot do you want it? Do you like it when it burns? We do. Coming in and going out. And that's scary! But it tastes so good. You can add our Fire Sauce to any seafood combination such as Live Crawfish and Peeled Shrimp as in the picture. You can also order some bread to go with your combo so that you can soak up all that Fire Sauce goodness to the very last drop.

Ying-Yang Baked Oysters! With Two Different Colored Masagos!

Masago Roe Caviar Ying Yang Baked Oysters Orange County OC Fire Crab Garden Grove

We have 3 different types of baked oysters to choose from. There's Dynamite, Peanuts & Chives, and Ying-Yang. As you can see from the picture, Ying-Yang consists of 2 different colored masagos (roes) on a baked oyster, red and black. Every order comes with 3 freshly-shucked oysters and they're only made when you order them. If you like seafood, then this is the dish for you. It's fish eggs on top of an oyster. That's seafood on top of seafood. Yumminess on top of yumminess. Just another one of our awesome seafood appetizers you gotta try out soon!

Cajun Wings

Cajun Wings Appetizers Chicken Garden Grove OC Orange County Fire Crab Yummy

We couldn't really call ourselves a cajun restaurant if we didn't have Cajun Wings, now could we? We have crafted our very own unique blend of cajun spices that you will surely appreciate with every bite of our Cajun Wings. You can order them in a 5 or 10 count and you have other wing flavors to choose from, like Honey BBQ, Lemon Pepper, and Fish Sauce. Honey BBQ has obviously a sweeter taste to it and the Fish Sauce has a sweet and savory taste to it. Lemon Pepper tastes like lemon and pepper, haha. All 4 have unique tastes of their own and none of them are ever a bad choice!

You Can Get Multiple Seafood Combos!

Cajun Combo Clams Mussels Shrimp Crawfish Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

Get a combo of combos! You can order as many as you want and you can combine them however you wish! It's all about options at the Fire Crab! So if you want various combos to have various seafoods and have a different sauce type and/or spiciness level for each, feel free to order to your heart's content. There's no limit! Seafood choices include crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, or crab legs. We can accommodate large parties.

It's Getting Hot in Here! So Take Off All Our Shells!

Shrimp Crab Legs Crawfish Cajun Hot In Here Spicy Orange County Seafood OC Fire Crab Garden Grove

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.

Chicken Tenders for the Kiddos

Chicken Tenders Basket Fries Kids Menu Safe Not Spicy Fire Crab Orange County OC

We heard ya. We need some items for the kids and so we do have 2 items specifically kid-friendly: Fried Shrimp Basket and the pictured Chicken Tenders Basket. Yes, it's not pictured in a basket but we'll serve it in one. Both come with fries and are completely safe for the kids to eat. Meaning, they're not too spicy and not too flavorful for their delicate palettes. So come on in. And bring those mistakes you call kids.

Get a Hearty Gumbo!

Hearty Gumbo Andouille Sausage Okra Shredded Chicken Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

If you need a little something to help warm you up from the inside before you have one of our awesome Cajun seafood combos, get a Gumbo! It'll surely warm you up and it's quite hearty, too! It's made in-house and has all kinds of awesome ingredients, like shrimp, shredded chicken, andouille sausage, okra, and green peppers. Every spoon is full of flavor and some kind of meat. Come on in and get it now!

Fresh Oyster Shooter

Fresh Oyster Shooter Masago Green Onions Sake Ponzu Oyster Bar Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab

Come on in for a fresh Oyster Shooter straight out of the shell! We shuck a fresh oyster and then top it with masago, green onions, ponzu, a secret sauce, and a quail egg. Then you get a shot of sake to take either before or after the oyster. Your choice! Current raw oysters in stock: Kumamoto, Fanny Bay, Pickering Pass, and Calm Cove. Live Crawfish is still in stock. And of course, everything on our menu is available for take-out.

Oyster Party in Your Mouth!

Oyster Party On a Half Shell Orange County OC Fire Crab Garden Grove

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.

Don't Labor This Weekend Unless It's Peeling Crawfish

Live Fresh Crawfish Garden Grove Orange County OC Labor Day Weekend Fire Crab

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.

Don't Be Sorry! Love Our Calamari!

Calamari Cajun Spices Appetizer Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

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.

Crawfish Fried Rice

Crawfish Fried Rice Cajun Asian Style Fusion Orange County OC Garden Grove

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.

Dip that Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread Dip Sauce Cajun Orange County OC Fire Crab Garden Grove

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.

Soft Shell Crab & Chips

Soft Shell Crab Chips Cajun Garlic Fries Orange County OC Fire Crab

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.

Crawfish, Shrimp, Peeled Shrimp, & Clams

Live Crawfish Peeled Shrimp Clams Cajun Seafood Combo Orange County OC Fire Crab

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.

Sexy Crab Legs

Sexy Crab Legs Snow King Bucket Deal Orange County Cajun Fire Crab OC

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.

Peeled Shrimp - So Easy!

Peeled Shrimp Cajun Orange County OC Fire Crab Garden Grove Little Saigon

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.

Oysters Galore All Weekend!

Aphrodisiac Fresh Raw Oyster Best in Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab Kumamoto

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.

Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers Orange County Cajun Restaurant Appetizer Garden Grove Fire Crab

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.

Cajun Seafood Combos in Metal Bowls

Cajun Seafood Combo Metal Bowls Live Crawfish Shrimp Clams Orange County OC Fire Crab

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.

Fish Sauce Wings

Fish Sauce Wings Cajun Appetizer Honey BBQ Fire Crab Garden Grove Orange County OC

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.

Large Birthday Party Friendly

Large Birthday Party Friendly Cajun Orange County OC Fire Crab Restaurant

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.

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