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Wham Bam, Thank You, Clams

Cajun Clams Seafood Special Combo 3rd lb free Orange County Fire Crab OC

We get it. Sometimes, you just want some clams. We feel that way every once in a while. There's no peeling. There's no work. Just pick up the shell, scoop some sauce while you're at it, and put it to your mouth, and suck. Simple as that. We like it simple some times. It's just nice that clams is a good scooper for the sauce, too. And with our buy 2 lbs, get the 3rd lb free seafood combo special, you can do that every time you come in. And you can get another 3 lbs of the other seafood: live crawfish, shrimp, and/or mussels. Yep, treat yo self. Indulge. Get multiple seafood combos.

Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp Tiger Prawn Cajun Restaurant Garden Grove Orange County OC Appetizer Fire Crab

We've had this item on the menu for about a year now and it nearly doesn't get the attention that it should. It's our Coconut Shrimp. We love giving you plenty of options as appetizers as you wait for your Cajun Seafood Combo so here's another one to make your decision that much tougher. We use large, tiger prawn shrimps so they're bigger than your average shrimp. We butterfly them, coat them in our coconut batter, and then fry them to perfection. It's accompanied by a delicious, fruity marmalade. Comes 5 to an order and it'll come out to your table fast! Come on in and give it a try. We know it'll become another favorite of yours.

Graduation Party-Friendly

Seafood Combo Special Graduation Large Parties Congratulations Grads Orange County OC Fire Crab Garden Grove

It's Graduation Season and we're starting to get quite a few requests for large parties. Yep, we are capable of handling very large parties. Just give us a call ahead of time and we'll be sure to accommodate. And what better time to come in than while we're having our Seafood Combo Special where you can buy 2 lbs of seafood and get the 3rd lb for FREE! Seafood choices are live crawfish, shrimp, clams, or mussels. And yes, our special is going on all day, every day. So whether you're graduating from high school, college, preschool, or any kind of school, just come on in with all of your family and friends. We'll take care of ya. Just be sure not to use your gown to wipe your dirty hands afterwards.

Fresh Shucked Oysters

Fresh Shucked Oysters Kumamoto Cove Orange County OC Fire Crab Garden Grove

We'll shuck these bad boys up real good for you. If you want a dozen, we'll shuck you a dozen. Just make sure to check our fresh oyster board when you come in because our selections change almost daily! We do always try to have Kumamotos on hand but there are no guarantees. Sometimes, we have an oyster freak come in and eat up our whole supply. It does happen. Luckily, we usually have at least 4 different types of fresh oysters and they're all sure to be yummy. Right now, we have Blue Points, Calm Coves, Eld Inlets, and Kumamotos. Get a dozen or two today! If not, then get a sampler!

Try Our Calamari

Calamari Orange County OC Cajun Seafood Appetizer Battered Fried to Perfection Fire Crab

We're not sure when or how overhead shots of food became so popular but here's ours of our Calamari. There's definitely a little trick to the shot as you want to have some sunlight coming in from one of the sides to accentuate the food. In any case, you should really come on in and give our Calamari a try if you haven't already done so. It's lightly battered with our own Cajun seasonings and of course, fried to perfection. Many like to eat them as is but we always serve them with a side of our own house cocktail sauce. Always great to get as you're awaiting your Cajun seafood combo.

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day Buy 2 lbs Get the 3rd lb Free Special All Weekend Everyday Orange County OC Fire Crab

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 where you can take advantage of our buy 2 lbs, get the 3rd lb free special. Seafood choices include live crawfish, shrimp, clams, or mussels. Get multiple combos and make everyone happy! But especially, Mom. Happy Mother's Day, everyone!

Cajun Fish Tacos

Cajun Fish Tacos Shrimp Tomatoes Onions Cilantro Sauces Orange County OC Fire Crab

Yep, in case you missed it, we added Cajun Fish Tacos to our menu about a year ago and everyone loves them! We also have Cajun Shrimp Tacos and they are also awesome, as well. As you can probably tell from the picture, it is loaded up with cabbage, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and dressed with 3 different sauces. Yep, they are extremely flavorful so if you can't handle an immense amount of flavor in one bite, don't get it. We don't advise it for people who like things bland.

Crawfish in Garlic Butter Sauce

Crawfish Garlic Butter Sauce Clams Seafood Combo Special Boil Flavor Orange County OC Fire Crab

A couple of weeks ago, we posted about our Garlic Butter Sauce but it was a picture of mussels and clams. This week, we're posting about our Garlic Butter Sauce again but are using a picture of crawfish instead. Looks pretty good, doesn't it? Yep, that's why we had to post it. It's also a good way to suggest trying out our other Seafood Combo boils during our buy 2 lbs, get the 3rd lb special going on all day, every day. So we have Garlic Butter, Cajun, Lemon Pepper, and our house sauce, Fire Sauce. Now go try all of them!

Savory & Sweet Fish Sauce Wings

Fish Sauce Wings Savory Sweet Little Saigon Restaurant Cajun Fire Crab Orange County OC

Despite the name, we love our Fish Sauce Wings and many of our regulars love them, too! If you haven't tried them out, you're definitely missing out. While you're waiting for your seafood combo order where when you buy 2 pounds of seafood and get the 3rd free, you can get an order of 5 or 10 delicious Fish Sauce wings. They come out piping hot so be sure to be careful when biting into that first wing. Served with some healthy celery and a side of ranch, though you really don't need it.

Variety of Oysters Always in Stock

Oysters on a Half Shell Kumamoto Eld Inlet Bald Point Blue Point Fresh Orange County OC Fire Crab

We always have at least 4 varieties of raw oysters in stock. This week, we have Blue Point, Eld Inlet, Bald Point, and Kumamotos. We'll do our best to add a new section to the site that will be updated of our current oysters in stock but you can always give the restaurant a call if you truly want the most up to date information about our oyster inventory. We serve them in increments of 6 and always check to see if they're fresh before serving them to you. If you can't decide on what you would like, you can always get our sampler which is a couple of oysters of each. And, you can always pick a certain oyster for an oyster shooter, if you'd like. Yep, you've got plenty of options.

Happy 4-20! Smoke Some

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

No better time to take advantage of our buy 2 lbs, get the 3rd lb free deal then on 4-20. 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. 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.

Garlic Butter Sauce

Garlic Butter Sauce Mussels Clams Cajun Orange County OC Fire Crab

Now that we have this buy 2 lbs, get the 3rd lb free deal, you should really try and experiment with some of our other flavors besides the usual Fire Sauce. Our Garlic Butter Sauce is exactly how it sounds: garlicky and buttery. It's especially good if you have kids in the group or some wimpy adults who can't handle the spice. Our other flavors include Lemon Pepper and Cajun. Combining all three flavors (Garlic Butter, Lemon Pepper, Cajun) make up our Fire Sauce. We like getting our combos with clams and mussels because their shells double as scooping utensils so we can drink the sauce, too. Yum.

Buy 2 lbs of Crawfish, Get the 3rd Free

Live Louisiana Crawfish Free Pound When you Buy 2 Orange County OC Fire Crab Cajun Restaurant

It's all we've been talking about for the past month or so. Maybe you should really listen up because you never know when we'll decide to end it. And then you'll be all like, "um, what happened to the buy 2 lbs get the 3rd lb deal?" And then, we'll be like, "um, sorry, you didn't act when we told you a gazillion times to come in." Yeah, that's the extent of it. Now, if you don't know, buy 2 lbs of seafood (choices include live crawfish, shrimp, clam, or mussels) and you'll get the 3rd lb free. Yep. Simple as that. Free pound of seafood is the least expensive of the 3 lbs. Additional restrictions and conditions apply. And, it is for a limited time. So come in. NOW!!!!!!

More Than Just Cajun Seafood

Cajun Fish Tacos Shrimp Jalapeno Poppers Coconut Shrimp Appetizers Orange County OC Fire Crab

We have other items on our menu to spice things up for you. Besides our 4 varieties of raw oysters always in stock and our seafood combos, we also have tacos, jalapeno poppers, chicken strips, and coconut shrimps. These are all great items to have as appetizers while you're awaiting your oysters or seafood combo. And of course, we currently have a seafood combo special going on where you buy 2 lbs of live crawfish, shrimp, clams, or mussels, and you'll get the 3rd lb free. And that's available all day, every day! Restrictions and conditions apply. We close at 10pm everyday.

Free Group Pictures

Free Group Pictures Seafood Combo Special Discount Check In Social Media

We love taking group pictures for you! And guess what? We'll take them for free for you. That's right. No charge. As long as it's not too busy and our servers are available, please feel free to ask them to take a picture of your group. And also feel free to check in and brag about your experience at the Fire Crab. Check in on Yelp. Check in on Facebook. Check in on Twitter. Check in on any social media you might have. Brag about how you got to take advantage of our seafood special where you buy 2 pounds of seafood and get the 3rd pound free. And watch all your friends swoon over your picture.

Cajun Garlic Fries

Cajun Garlic Fries Appetizer Seafood Combo Garden Grove Orange County OC

It's been a while since we acknowledged our best appetizer, our Cajun Garlic Fries. Although we have 8 different fries, this one still seems to be the most popular. The other type of fries are Cajun Chili, French, Cajun, Cheddar, Salt & Vinegar, Sour Cream & Onion, and Sweet Potato. Yep, that's quite a few to choose from. If you're unsure of which you would like the most, just get several! Most of them cost only $3.95 each for a basket. That's a great deal. Whichever you decide to get is a great appetizer as you await your seafood combo, which of course, if you buy 2 lbs, the 3rd lb will be free.

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 Chinese 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.

Crawfish While Inside a Crib?

Live Crawfish While Inside a Crib A Bib Silly Commercial Funny Orange County OC Fire Crab

Yeah, we know. You'd rather have crawfish while wearing a bib. Helps because you're such a messy eater. And, because you have to eat with your hands when you come in to take advantage of our seafood special where when you buy 2 lbs of seafood, you get the 3rd lb for free. Seafood choices include the highly demanded live crawfish, shrimp, clams, or mussels. Restrictions and conditions apply. We'll be making a couple of more nods to our awesome Dr Seuss-style commercial in the next coming months so be on the lookout for your favorite rhymes.

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. While they're busy with their items, you can feel free to take advantage of our Seafood Combo deal: buy 2 lbs of seafood, get the 3rd lb for free. Restrictions and conditions apply. So come on in. And bring those mistakes you call kids.

Oysters on a Half Shell

Orange County OC Fire Crab Raw Oysters on a half shell Fresh Kumamoto

We always have at least 4 different varieties of Oysters in stock. You can order them in increments of 6 (half dozen) but we always recommend you get a dozen of each. If you're unsure of which oysters you would like, you can always get a sampler so you can try 2 or 3 of each variety. We shuck them to order and always check them for freshness before serving them to you. Every order of oysters come with a lemon wedges, horseradish, and our own cocktail sauce. And tabasco is also always available in case you want it spicier. If you'd like to try any of our oysters in an oyster shooter, we can also do that.

My, What Big Claws You Have

Live Crawfish Up Close Big Claws Free Pound Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab

Yep, we have live crawfish. If you ever want to see one, please let us know. Our servers will gladly let you see the one you will eventually eat, haha. This picture definitely puts a different perspective on the crawfish but once they're boiled and cooked in our sauce, you'll quickly forget how they actually look. We just thought it was a cool picture and wanted to post it. Don't forget that you can buy 2 pounds of live crawfish and get the 3rd pound for free. All day. Every day. Or, you can always get other seafood, such as shrimp, clams, or mussels. Free pound of seafood is the least expensive of the 3 pounds.

Happy Hour is All Day, Every Day Now

Happy Hour Every Day All Day Orange County OC Live Crawfish Shrimp Clams Mussels

We're not sure how long we can do this for but it's our special right now so you better come in whenever you can and as often as you can while we are still running this special: buy any 2 pounds of seafood, get the 3rd pound for free. Seafood choices include live crawfish, shrimp, clams, and/or mussels. Free pound of seafood is the least expensive seafood of the 3 pounds. May not be combined with any other discount or deal. We recommend getting 3 pounds of every seafood. Don't add sausage to the combo and it's lent-ready! So come on in before we change out minds.

All Day. Every Day. Happy Hour.

Happy Hour All Day Every Day Live Crawfish Shrimp Clams Mussels Orange County OC Fire Crab

You no longer have to wait till Monday or Tuesday to take advantage of our Happy Hour deal. You can take advantage of it any time we're open. All day, every day, buy 2 pounds of seafood, get the 3rd pound for free. Seafood choices include live crawfish, shrimp, clams, and/or mussels. May not be combined with any other discount. Free pound of seafood is the least expensive of the seafood chosen. This is for a limited time. Or maybe not. We're not sure. You should make sure to come on in before we change our minds. We're open at 3pm on weekdays and at noon on the weekends. We close at 10pm every day. See y'all soon!

Happy Hour All Day, Every Day!

Orange County Happy Hour All Day Every Day Cajun Buy 2 Get 1 Free Live Crawfish

Great new! We have decided to expand our Happy Hour to all day, every day! Buy 2 pounds of live crawfish, shrimp, clams, and/or mussels, get the 3rd pound for free! Free pound of seafood is the least expensive item purchased. May not be combined with any other discount or deal. This is for a limited time so come in whenever you can and as many times as you can, before we change our minds! We are open weekdays at 3pm and on the weekends at noon. We close at 10 pm. So if we're open, it's Happy Hour. It's as simple as that. We want you to be happy every day.

Merry Christmas! We're Open!

Orange County OC Open Christmas Crawfish Live Seafood Cajun Fire Crab Garden Grove

Christmas is finally upon us and we realize that many of you would love to come out and let us take care of all the food for your gathering. We are open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from noon till 8pm on both days so that you can come and get your cajun seafood fix. We still have live crawfish so bring the whole fam bam and/or all your friends and feast with us. We also wouldn't mind if you brought us a gift ;-). Merry Christmas, everyone!

Sunday Oyster Tasting: Sept 18th

Oyster Tasting Foodie Event Orange County OC Fire Crab Garden Grove

Our Oyster Tasting Event this fall conveniently lands on a Sunday, when many can take their time and come in whenever they want. Our first Oyster Tasting was on a weeknight so that was a bit difficult for everyone to attend. Some other changes that we have made to our tasting is that we will be serving 2 different oysters at a time so that you may enjoy each type individually. It's $48 for 2 dozen oysters. 6 different varieties means that you will get 4 of each type. And, these are not oysters we typically serve here. Please be sure to follow the link to register as we are starting to run out of space for this event. We will be taking reservations at the top of each hour for the entire day. http://www.thefirecrab.com/oyster-tasting-event-signup

Oyster Tasting: September 18th

Oyster Tasting Event Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab Variety of Oysters

We are proud to announce our next Oyster Tasting Event! We've made quite a few changes since our first one in February. This event will feature 2 dozen oysters for $48. There will be 6 varieties of oysters we don't normally carry and we'll serve them 2 varieties at a time so that you can really enjoy each type for its distinct taste. The other major change is that we are now doing it on a Sunday. We will be taking reservations at the top of each hour for the entire day. As the oysters are served, we will be informing you of their origins and how to what to look for in their unique tastes and flavors. Space is limited so please follow this link to make your reservation today.
http://www.thefirecrab.com/oyster-tasting-event-signup

Cocktails: Mojito, Mai Tai, Margarita

Cocktails Bar41 Orange County OC Mojito Mai Tai Margarita Wine Based Drinks

Why, yes, you may stop by for a cocktail or two. What would you like? We have some very basic ones like a Mojito, Mai Tai, or a Margarita. Try them out and let us know what you think. Heck, have a few and we just might have a few with you, too. And in case you're wondering, yes, they are wine-based cocktails. We think they taste very much like the real thing and we challenge you to see for yourself if you agree. It's a great alternative for those who don't necessarily want to load up on all those especially heavy beers while enjoying our cajun seafood grub.

Shrimp & Chips, Anyone?

Shrimp and Chips Fries Sweet Potato Cajun Garlic Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab

It's only natural for us to have this on our menu since we already have Fish & Chips. Our Shrimp & Chips features shrimp lightly battered in cajun spices and then fried to perfection. And for the chips, better known as fries, you can choose from regular fries or sweet potato fries or cajun garlic fries for an additional $1. It's a great dish to get while you're waiting for your oysters to get shucked or your cajun seafood combos to get cooked.

Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers Orange County Cajun Restaurant Appetizer Garden Grove Fire Crab

In efforts to broaden our menu, we now have Jalapeño Poppers! 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. We halve a jalapeño popper, batter it up, and fry it to perfection. It's accompanied by a dipping sauce and they're fairly large for jalapeños. The nice thing about our poppers is that you can really taste the jalapeño when you bite into them. Give them a try today as you wait for your cajun seafood combo.

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