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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.

New Items: Cajun Tacos

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

For those of you who have not been by in a while, we have updated our menu to include new items. We'll slowly unveil all of them here but if you're anxious to find out what they are, come on in. For our first unveiling, we would like to present to you our Cajun Tacos. You can get them with either fish or shrimp. Both are battered in our special cajun spices and then fried to perfection. And then it's topped with all kinds of delicious veggies like tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and cabbage. And then it is dressed with two different kinds of sauces. Now there's something for that one person in your group who doesn't like to suck on crawfish heads.

1 LB of Free Sexy Crab Legs for Dads

Sexy Long Crab Legs For Free Father's Day Daddy Pops Dad Treat Cajun Orange County OC Fire Crab

Yes, we know your dad enjoys legs, especially nice, long, sexy crab legs. Well, to satisfy his craving, we're giving all fathers out there a free pound of crab legs on Father's Day! This deal is for dine-in only and it's highly suggested that you call us at (714) 638-8080 to make a reservation if you plan on coming. Spots are quickly filling up. This deal may not be combined with any other discount, deal, or coupon. Restrictions and conditions apply. Sorry, if your Dad is a breast man, he can go get a chicken somewhere else. We can accommodate large parties so bring as many people as you want.

Free Pound of Crab Legs for Pops

Free Crab Legs Father's Day Orange County OC Fire Crab Cajun Restaurant Garden Grove

Father's Day is Sunday, June 19th. What do you have planned? Nothing? Good! Bring him on in to the Fire Crab on Father's Day and we'll give him a free pound of crab legs on the house. May not be combined with any other offer or discount. Additional restrictions and conditions apply. Please contact the restaurant for more information and if you would like to make a reservation. Spots are quickly filling up. And remember, we are large-party friendly! So bring the whole fam-bam. We'll take care of them all.

Free Crab Legs on Father's Day!

Free Crab Legs on Father's Day Orange County OC Cajun Restaurant Best Deal in Town

Now this is the best deal in Orange County for Father's Day: one free pound of crab legs to all fathers on Father's Day, June 19th. Limit one pound per father. May not be combined with any other offer, discount, or coupon. Additional restrictions and conditions apply. Please call the restaurant for more information. We know you dads out there like to eat with your hands and don't mind getting them dirty. So come on in for Father's Day where you'll get to eat your way.

Cajun Happy Hour Every Monday & Tuesday

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

We know how to get your work week started right. All day on Mondays & Tuesdays, buy any 2 pounds of seafood (live crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, or crab legs), get the 3rd pound of seafood for free. Free pound of seafood must be of equal or lesser value than the purchased pounds of seafood. May not be combined with any other offer, deal, or coupon. Additional conditions and exceptions apply. And, for Happy Hour all day on Mondays and Tuesdays, you can also take advantage of our beer special: $1 off all beers. If that isn't a great way to start the week, we don't know what is.

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! Get it today! It's only $4 each. And you know, you can't order just one.

Crawfish v Shrimp: Dawn of Cajun Goodness

Crawfish v Shrimp Dawn of Cajun Goodness Seafood Fire Crab Garden Grove Orange County OC

Batman v Superman might be coming out soon but we have a battle on our hands everyday! It's always the age-old question of crawfish or shrimp? No one truly loves both equally. You have to love one more than the other, just like your kids. You either like the juicier and more flavor-absorbing crawfish or the meatier, easier-to-peel shrimp. And typically, it's divided right down the sex line. Women prefer crawfish. Men prefer shrimp (because it's easier to peel and more meat rewarding). Luckily for you, you can always get however much you want of either at our restaurant. You could even get the same amount. :-)

Get the 3rd lb of Seafood for Free!

Cajun Seafood Combo Boil Crawfish Shrimp Happy Hour Crab Legs Clams Mussels

Yes, it's our Happy Hour again. Happens every week. All day on Mondays & Tuesdays. Buy 2 pounds of seafood, get the 3rd pound free. Free pound of seafood must be of equal or lesser value. Seafood choices include live crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, and crab legs. Additional restrictions and conditions apply. Also enjoy $1 off all beers. Can't beat that anywhere around. The work week is hard. Why not start if off right with some delicious cajun grub at a killer price? Raw oysters always in stock!

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 always have at least 4 or 5 varieties of raw oysters in stock every day 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. Plus, it's lent, and we are definitely lent-friendly, unless, of course, you gave up delicious food for lent. Then, my religious friend, you're screwed. Have a nice weekend, everyone!

Best Happy Hour! Buy 2, Get 1 Free!

Best Happy Hour Garden Grove Seafood Cajun Fire Crab OC Orange County Crawfish Shrimp Mussels

We're at the end of February and our Happy Hour is still going strong! We just might continue doing it for awhile. Buy 2 pounds of seafood, get the 3rd pound free! Seafood choices include live crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, and crab legs. Free pound of seafood must be of equal or lesser value than the first two. Additional restrictions and conditions apply. You may also choose the flavor and how spicy you like it. We're all about choices here. It's all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and to quench your thirst, we also have $1 off all beers. Yep, the best Happy Hour around. Happy Leap Year Day, everyone!

All Day Mondays & Tuesdays: Happy Hour!

Crawfish Combo Happy Hour All Day Best in Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

That's right! Our Happy Hour is still going strong. All day on Mondays & Tuesdays, buy any 2 pounds of seafood, get the 3rd pound for free! Seafood choices include live crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, and crab legs. Free pound of seafood must be of equal or lesser value. May not be combined with any other discounts or coupons. Also enjoy $1 off all beers. It's really the best way to start the work week. Great food at an awesome price. Bring your family and friends! We're big party-friendly!

Valentine's Day Special: Free Champagne

Free Champagne with Raw Dozen Oysters Half Shell Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

Valentine's Day is Sunday, February 14th! That's this weekend! What better way to spend you Valentine's Day than to get a dozen raw oysters on a half shell with us! If you do, we'll give you a free glass of champagne! That'll be nice to get things started on your romantic day. A little alcohol and some raw oysters should do the trick to get you both in the mood for "dessert." Unless, of course, you like to sleep after a good meal, like us. Yeah, sleep is good. Especially after eating a nice meal with us. Come by Sunday!

Happy Lunar New Year! Year of the Fire Monkey!

Happy Lunar New Year Fire Monkey Garden Grove Crawfish Orange County OC Fire Crab

When is it going to year of the Fire Crab? Well, that's every year for us. It is the year of the Fire Monkey and we do wish all of you great happiness, health, and success for the new year. And in case you wanted to celebrate outside of the home, we're open and it's Happy Hour all day! Mondays and Tuesdays, as usual. Buy any 2 lbs of seafood, get the 3rd pound free. Restrictions and conditions apply. $1 off all beers. What a stellar way to kick off the year of the Fire Monkey: at the Fire Crab.

Oyster Tasting Event! February 18th!

Oyster Tasting Event Orange County OC Garden Grove Kumamoto Shigoku Fire Crab

Our first Oyster Tasting Event will feature 8 different types of oysters! We will be taking reservations for tables of up to 6 people each for 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm. The cost for each table will be $45, which includes 2 dozen oysters of 8 different varieties and a bottle of appropriately paired wine. 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-february-2016

$1 Off All Beers Mondays & Tuesdays

Orange County Beer Happy Hour Stella Sapporo OC Garden Grove Cajun Restaurant

As if our Happy Hour wasn't good enough, we also have $1 off all beers! On tap, we have Stella and Sapporo. And then we have a whole myriad of bottled beers, including Newcastle, Blue Moon, Corona, Ob, Cass, Heineken, and many more! In addition to $1 off all beers, we also have the best Cajun Happy Hour around with our buy 2 pounds of seafood, get a 3rd pound for free. Oh, and it's all day on Mondays and Tuesdays. Our hours are 3pm till 10pm on both days. Plenty of time for you to come in.

Cajun Garlic Noodles to Go!

Cajun Garlic Noodles with Shrimp 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 Shrimp. Or even oysters on a half shell. 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.

Yep. Free Seafood.

Free Seafood Cajun Combo Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab Crawfish

Who doesn't want free seafood? We had to get your attention somehow and we got it. It's very simple. Happy Hour is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and if you buy any 2 pounds of seafood, you'll get a pound of seafood for FREE! Seafood choices include live Louisiana crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, and crab legs. Free pound of seafood must be of equal or lesser value than the purchased pounds of seafood. Dine-in only. Combinations of the 3 pounds may not be separated. May not be combined with any deals, coupons, or specials. Additional terms and conditions apply. Also, $1 off all beers! Let's drink!

Drinking Time! Beers on Tap.

Beer o'clock Sapporo Stella Korean Beers Cajun Seafood Combo Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

Every hour we're open is beer o'clock. In other words, it's always time for a beer. We have Sapporo and Stella on tap as well as an assortment of other bottled beers including some of your favorite Korean ones, like Cass and OB. You know, since we're located on Garden Grove Boulevard and all. The Korean District. It's always nice to have an ice cold beer with one of our Cajun seafood combos. But it's also nice just to have a beer. And you are more than welcome to swing on by and just have a beer. But you know, some fries would go well with that. We have seven different types.

Happy Hour All Day: Buy 2, Get 1 Free!

Happy Hour All Day OC Orange County Fire Crab Live Louisiana Crawfish Combo Cajun

Here we go again. Another start to another week in Orange County. Kinda gloomy out and it's supposed to rain soon so come on and sit for a spell with us. Especially if you have the day off today thanks to Martin Luther King, Jr. Do something good for the community and then come in and take advantage of our buy 2 pounds of seafood, get the 3rd pound for free. This is a Happy Hour so it's for dine-in only. Further restrictions and conditions apply. Come on in! We're waiting for you!

Would You Like Crawfish on a Rooftop? With K-Pop?

Crawfish on Rooftop with K-Pop Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

We've finally found some time to revisit the genius that is our commercial. It's a multiple part commercial inspired by Dr Seuss rhymes. It accomplishes everything we aimed for. It's funny, it's witty, and it reinforces the fact that we have crawfish and can pair it with a number of different seafood options. Here is one of the first rhymes: Would you like crawfish on a rooftop? No, I would like my crawfish while watching some k-pop! Why does this make sense? Because we're located on Garden Grove Boulevard, the heart of the Korean District and lover of k-pop in all its glory. This rhyme can be found in part 1 of our commercial: https://youtu.be/O3wXU4nh2V8

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