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Graduation Party Large Gathering Celebration Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

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.

Fresh, Raw Oysters

Feeling Fresh Oysters Shucked Orange County's Best Fire Crab Cajun Restaurant

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.

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Honey BBQ Barbecue Wings Yummy Sweet Sauce Orange County OC Fire Crab

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, Grads!

Graduation Party Large Gathering Celebration Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

Congrats to all the 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.

Peeled Shrimp

Peeled Shrimp Cajun Sauce Little Saigon Orange County OC Fire Crab

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?

Cajun Garlic Fries

Cajun Garlic Fries Appetizers Orange County OC Fire Crab Garden Grove

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.

Shrimp or Crawfish?

Orange County Cajun Restaurant Fire Crab Crawfish Shrimp Fire Sauce Garlic

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.

Garlic Noodles

Garlic Noodles No Cajun Green Onions Great for Kids Orange County Fire Crab OC

We're always bragging about our Cajun Garlic Noodles and they are pretty awesome. But did you know that you can always get Garlic Noodles without all the Cajun spices? Yep, our Garlic Noodles is a pretty popular dish you can get plain, as shown, or loaded with sausages, shrimp, clams, and/or mussels. Yep, you can have all 4 toppings at the same time if you'd like. Our Garlic Noodles is great for kids or wimpy adults who can't handle the spice. Yeah, sorry, we had to call out those adults because it's funny.

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day Free Mimosas Cajun Seafood Combo Crawfish Orange County OC Fire Crab

Free Mimosas for all Moms on Sunday for Mother's Day, 2018! It's the weekend when we finally show our appreciation for all the sacrifice, dedication, and love our Moms have for us. If your Mom is the type who likes to get her hands dirty (and not have to clean up afterwards), you should seriously consider bringing her and the entire family in for Mother's Day. Get multiple combos and make everyone happy! But especially, Mom. Happy Mother's Day, everyone!

¡Feliz Día de las Madres!

Feliz Dia De Las Madres Happy Mother's Day Oyster Shooters Orange County Cajun Fire Crab

¡Feliz Día de las Madres! May 10, 2018 is Mexican Mother's Day so we wanted to take a moment to thank all the madres out there for holding it down. This Sunday, May 13th, is the regular Mother's Day and we will be giving out free Momosas (our version of mimosas) to all mommies who come in to dine with us. Take your mom out for some cajun goodness and we'll take care of her with a free mimosa. If she wants more, we'll give her more. Afterall, it's her day. Time to treat that lady right! Oh, and Momosas go well with our always fresh oysters and oyster shooters. Get a dozen of your favorite or get a sampler. Either way, you can't go wrong! Come on in this Sunday for Mother's Day!

We Have Oyster Shooters!

Oyster Shooters Kumamoto Quail Egg Ponzu Masago Green Onions Sake Orange County Garden Grove OC Fire Crab

Have you tried our ultimate Oyster Shooters? If not, you should! We take a fresh oyster from whatever we have in stock, shuck the crap out of it, top it with masago, green onions, ponzu, a secret sauce, and a quail egg. It comes with a shot of sake. It's your choice whether to take the shot before or after but you should really take it with the oyster shooter. It's the best oyster shooter around! And you know, you can't order just one.

Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo  Corona Modelo Cajun Fish Shrimp Tacos Orange County OC Fire Crab

On the 5th of May this year, come on in and celebrate with us. We know it's not Mexican Independence Day. It's a holiday celebrating the Mexican army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. But still, that shouldn't stop us from celebrating as everyone else will be, too, right? Swing on in and have a few beers with us.

Yes, We Have a Cajun Seafood Orgy Combo!

Seafood Orgy Combo Clams Shrimp Crawfish Orange County OC Fire Crab Garden Grove

So we were thinking about using another term rather than, "orgy," but "assembly" or "congregation" didn't quite have the zest we were looking for to title this seafood combo. Orgy hits the spot. This orgy consists of our staple seafood: crawfish, shrimp, clams, and mussels all tossed in a garlic-filled cajun sauce. Hopefully, using this term won't detract our followers from what is important here: our seafood combo. If you want to get kinky with our combos, that's strictly up to you. But if you do, try to pick one of the booths in the back corner so we don't have to see it.

Kikusui Sake

Kikusui Sake Orange County OC Fire Crab Garden Grove Alcohol Cajun Seafood Combo

We've recently updated our menu and it now includes a 300 ml bottle of Kikusui! Kikusui is probably one of the most popular sakes out there right now. It is crisp, clean, and bright with slight hints of citrus and persimmons. It's a small bottle so you can share it or drink it all by yourself. It goes great with just about everything on our menu such as our Baked Oysters, Cajun Garlic Noodles, and our Cajun Seafood Combos. It's light and refreshing, especially if you're looking for an alternative from beer.

Happy 4-20! Smoke Some

Happy 4-20 Smoke Some and Roll Through Cajun Combo Seafood Special Fire Crab Orange County OC

Smoke a bowl and roll on through! Bring some with you and share! We don't care. We've got a pretty big area in front of our restaurant for you to smoke. Just don't be so obvious about it. What's even better is that you get to eat with your hands and get all dirty. And, of course, our seafood combo deal right now makes it even sweeter. Just make sure you got a reliable ride home afterwards. We're located on Garden Grove Boulevard, a couple of blocks east of Beach Boulevard.

Dungeness Crab: Just Add Fire (Sauce)

Crab-Chella Dungeness Crab Fire Sauce Lemon Pepper Cajun Garlic Butter Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

Come on in for Fire Crab-chella! Yep, our Dungeness Crabs have just come back from partying at Coachella all weekend so now we're gonna have Crab-Chella at the Fire Crab. Goes great with our Fire Sauce but of course, if you would like to add a different flavor, you sure can, like Garlic Butter, Lemon Pepper, or just straight up Cajun. Any way, you can't go wrong. No 3-day pass necessary and parking is a breeze, most of the time.

Garlic Bread - The Fire Crab

Garlic Bread Orange County OC Fire Crab Cajun Seafood Combo Sauce Garden Grove

Ask and you shall receive! We, at the Fire Crab, try our best to do what we need to keep our customers happy. Well, many of you have told us that the bread we offer is awesome for dipping in our Cajun sauce but that you would like to upgrade the bread to Garlic Bread. So bam! There you go. You now have the option of getting Garlic Bread with your Cajun Seafood Combos. Wow! That's a lot of flavor and now, you can really sop up all the sauce after you eat up all that seafood.

Crab Leg Combos

Snow King Crab Legs Combo Shrimp Cajun Seafood Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

The Fire Crab has recently updated our menu and we have new combos available! Everybody loves our Crab Bucket which consists of 1 lb of King Crab Legs, 1 lb of Snow Crab Legs, 1 lb of seafood of your choice (crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels), and sausages, potatoes, and corn. Well, we've added 2 more combos where you can pick either 1 lb of King Crab Legs, 1 lb of Snow Crab Legs, Dungeness Crab, or Lobster and then choose 2 or 3 lbs of your favorite seafood (crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels), which also comes with sausages, corn, and potatoes. Yep, that's a lot to choose from, especially if you love crab legs, crab, or lobster.

Fresh Oysters! We Shuck Them to Order!

Raw Oysters Fresh Shucked Bar Kumamoto Blue Point Bald Calm Cove Orange County OC Garden Grove

That's right. We don't shuck them till you order them. Our variety changes almost every week so be sure to check out our oysters menu whenever you do come in. Currently, we have Kumamoto, Blue Point, Bald Point, and Calm Cove. Take your pick! Get a dozen of any or even half a dozen. If you can't decide, we also have a sampler available both in half a dozen or in a dozen. We also check to see if each and every oyster is fresh before we serve them. We hate getting bad oysters, too, so we make sure you don't get any.

Fire Crab's Gumbo

Gumbo Okra Shrimp Garden Grove Cajun Restaurant Orange County OC Fire Crab

Looks like another cold and wet weekend here in the OC. Well, what better way than to warm up with a nice, piping hot bowl of our very own homemade gumbo! It comes with shrimp, okra, veggies, meat, and a bunch of other goodies. And you also have the option of a scoop of white rice on top, like the one pictured. If you're trying to cut down on carbs, then by all means, please request no rice. Either way, you won't be disappointed because it's hearty, warm, and delicious. It's perfect for this weather. Come on in and we'll warm you up.

Flavored Sakes

Flavored Sake White Peach Fuji Apple Lychee Orange County Fire Crab OC Cajun Restaurant

Even though we have 4 beers on tap and quite a few options for bottled beers, sometimes, you just want to have some sake. They are 375 mL bottles so they're not too big or intimidating. We think they're the perfect size for 2 people to share. We have three different flavors on hand: White Peach, Fuji Apple, and Lychee. Of course, they go great with our Cajun Seafood Combos and all of our awesome appetizers. Swing on by and get a bottle today, if you're tired of your usual drink.

It's Pouring Outside and Inside, Too!

Pour Fire Sauce Garlic Crawfish Live Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

Finally we get some rain! Woohoo! Too bad the freeways get all crazy as soon as some rain drops start to fall. Anyway, it's pouring inside the Fire Crab, too! Yes, we're always pouring our sauces all over our seafood combos, especially our crawfish! Come on in and take advantage of our live crawfish inventory while we still have them in stock! Stay dry out there and come on in. But for goodness sake, please drive carefully.

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries Variety Orange County OC Fire Crab Cajun Restaurant

We always have 8 types of fries available every day and every one has their favorites. One of our favorites is our Sweet Potato Fries They're unlike typical fries because they're sweeter, just as the name insinuates. Our other type of fries include regular French Fries. Salt & Vinegar, Cajun, Cajun Garlic, Cheddar, Sour Cream & Onion, and our Cajun Chili Fries. Fries and drinks should always be the first thing you order when you come in to dine with us. It's just the right thing to do.

Lent-Friendly Food

Lent Friendly Food Seafood Combo Clams Crawfish Shrimp Fire Crab Orange County OC

We know not everyone observes lent but for those of you who do, be aware that the Fire Crab's menu is most definitely lent-friendly. With the exception of sausages and our chicken wings, just about everything else on our menu is Vatican-approved for lent. So swing on by for meatless Fridays or if you gave up meat for lent, swing on by any time. And for those of you who don't observe lent, well, just come on by. We don't discriminate and think you're going to hell because you don't observe lent.

Fried Calamari

Fried Calamari Fire Crab Garden Grove Cajun Restaurant Orange County OC

We have developed a special blend of spices and batter for our fried calamari that you're sure to love! Easily one of our most popular appetizers, it's a great way to start out your seafood feast with us. We also have spicy garlic edamame, dynamite bread, deep fried oysters, and three different types of wings (cajun, honey bbq, fish sauce). You should probably try them all out to see what you like best but we're pretty sure you'll love everything.

Valentine's Day Special

Oyster Kumiai Orange County OC Fire Crab OC Valentines Day

Valentine's Day is on a Wednesday this year and we want to help you get in the mood with oysters all day long. That's right. February 14th. It's all the makings of a romantic Valentine's Day for us. Eating oysters and then eating a Cajun seafood combo with our hands. Sounds like heaven. Be sure to swing on by. Dates, however, are not mandatory.

50 Shades of Crawfish

Orange County Crawfish OC 50 Shades Fire Crab Garden Grove Cajun Love Valentine's Day

50 Shades of Crawfish is way better than 50 shades of any color, including grey! We're close to Valentine's Day so we don't expect too many of you to have a nice, romantic dinner sucking on crawfish heads and peeling shrimp. Unless, of course, you're in one of those really comfortable relationships where you don't have to be romantic. You'd rather go out and have a great meal. Then, we're the place to go if that's what you're looking for, especially since we also always have 4-6 live oysters in stock. Better load up on those aphrodisiacs and have your own 50 shades kind of night.

Get The Shucked Oysters Outta Here!

Fresh Shucked Oysters to go Garden Grove Oyster Bar Orange County OC Fire Crab

It's Super Bowl Weekend! We can always pack our freshly shucked oysters to go for you. Just simply pick from our selection of available oysters (currently, Kumamoto, Eld Inlet, Calm Cove, Blue Point) and we'll shuck them, make sure they're all good, and then pack them up for you to take home and gobble down. So next time you have a hankering for some fresh oysters at home, give us a call and we'll take care of ya! Have a great weekend, everyone!

Super Bowl Party Pack

Orange County Super Bowl Party Pack To Go Seafood Live Crawfish Calamari Wings

We know most of you will be attending a 2018 Super Bowl Party so we have decided to offer a special to-go party pack! It features 4 pounds of seafood (live crawfish, shrimp, clams, or mussels) and an order of our awesome calamari and 10 wings (Lemon Pepper, Cajun, or Honey BBQ), all for only $59.95. That's a 20% discount off the regular price. If you would like to order yours ahead, please feel free to give us a call at (714) 638-8080. You can also order anything else off of our menu to go, including our raw oysters. And of course, we will also be watching the game so if you want to watch it with us, please feel free to do so. Now, what's the spread and who you got?

Cajun Seafood Combo

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

By now, many of our customers know exactly what they like in their seafood combination. Whether it be just live crawfish, or a pound of shrimp, clams, and/or mussels, they know exactly what they want. The nice thing about our eating arrangement is that it is meant to be shared. So you can pick whatever combo you want for yourself and then your friends can do the same and then when the food all comes out, you can have a little bit of everything. Who knows? Maybe you'll end up liking someone else's combo and then making it your own in the future. We love it when you share.

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