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Baked Oysters: Peanut 'n Chives

Baked Oysters Peanuts 'n Chives Appetizers Cajun Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab

Peanut 'n Chives is a classic Vietnamese topping for a lot of our drinking foods. We've applied it here, on some of our baked oysters and everyone loves them! It's especially good when you get it on top of freshly shucked oysters, too. And, as you all should know by now, we always have fresh oysters on hand. We have 3 different types of baked oysters. The other two are called, dynamite and ying-yang. Try out each one every time you visit. Let us know which one is your favorite!

We Have 8 Different Types of Fries!

Cheddar Fries Sour Cream Onion Cajun Garlic Fire Crab Orange County OC Appetizers

If you love fries, you have to come in and try all 8 of our different fries! Pictured here is our cheddar fries in the foreground, and our sour cream and onion fries in the background. We also have cajun fries, salt & vinegar fries, cajun garlic fries, sweet potato fries and regular french fries. And, our latest addition to the menu is our Cajun Chili Fries. Wow, that's a lot of different fries! The first 7 types of fries range between $3 and $4 but the Cajun Chili Fries is $7.95. Great appetizer to share with everyone else at the table or to gobble up on your own.

OC Date Night

Date Night Orange County OC Fire Crab Crawfish Beer Cajun Combo Deal Free Seafood

We are very date-night-friendly, especially if you're in a relationship where you're both comfortable getting your hands dirty while you're eating, sucking on seafood in front of each other, and taking advantage of great deals together. Yep, that sounds like true-love to us! In case you don't know what great deal we're speaking of, it's our buy 3 pounds, get the 4th pound free Cajun seafood combo deal. Seafood choices include live crawfish, shrimp, clams, or mussels. If you're courageous enough to come here on a first date, good for you! And good luck!

Raw Oysters in Stock

Orange County Oyster Bar Kumamoto Calm Cove Kumiai Shigoku Sampler Fresh Raw

The Fire Crab has the absolute best oyster selection in Orange County! Our current inventory: Hammersley, Calm Cove, Kumamoto, and Shigoku from Washington state and Kumiai from Baja California, Mexico. Be sure to check back often as our selection changes all the time according to availability and shipping schedules. We also have oysters shooters for $4 each and can also batter and deep fry the oysters if you'd like. And, we can also pack trays of freshly shucked oysters on ice for your next get together or party. Come on by and get a few dozen today!

Cajun Shrimp Tacos

Cajun Shrimp Tacos Veggies Onions Tomatoes Cilantro Dressing Orange County OC Fire Crab

Not to be outdone by our Cajun Fish Tacos, we also have Cajun Shrimp Tacos! We know that fish is not for everyone and we're all about choices. We batter up some shrimp, fry them up, and they're served two to an order. They're loaded up with veggies, like cabbage, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro, and then we drizzle our sauce all over them. If you don't want any particular veggie or if you'd like the sauce on the side, of course we will always accommodate. Great to get while you await your buy 3 lbs, get the 4th lb free Seafood Combo Deal.

Garlic & Shrimp

Garlic Cajun Shrimp Seafood Combo Special Deal Orange County OC Fire Crab

It's only fitting that we do a tribute to Garlic & Shrimp since we did one for Crawfish a couple of weeks back. Shrimp is actually a very popular item to get during our Buy 3 Pounds, Get the 4th Pound Free Combo Deal going on all day, every day. It ranks right up there with Crawfish but you can also mix it up and get mussels or clams, too. And of course, we'll give you a ton of garlic since you like having the stinky breath and all. We're open every week day at 3pm and on the weekends at noon. We close at 10pm everyday, although many of you like to stay past then ;-).

Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out Cajun Combo Special Deal Orange County OC Fire Crab

Did you know that the Fire Crab is the perfect place for a Girls Night Out? We have plenty of space for any size group of gals who want to get together, chit chat, and take advantage of our buy 3 pounds of seafood get the 4th pound free Cajun Combo Deal. We understand that women have to get away once in a while to have alone time and we respect that. We'll be your sanctuary. Oh, and we're not saying that guys can't come and have their night out, either. All groups are welcome. We just think the women are definitely more photogenic ;-).

Deep Fried Oysters. Yummy.

Deep Fried Oysters Battered Yummy Fresh Shucked Appetizer Cajun Orange County OC Fire Crab

We don't have to sell you everything on or in a shell. We also have our very, very popular deep fried oysters. Nothing to peel. Nothing to suck. Heck, you'll barely get your hands dirty. We batter up a dozen freshly shucked oysters, deep fry them to perfection, and then serve them to you fresh. You won't be disappointed with this appetizer at all. Our current oysters in stock are Blue Point from New York, Calm Cove from Washington, Kumiai from Baja California, Kumamoto from Washington, and Shigoku from Washington. Yep, 5 varieties to choose from right now.

Lemon Pepper Wings

Lemon Pepper Wings Cajun Appetizers Orange County OC Fire Crab

We have 4 different types of wings and all of them are awesome but if you're looking for something "safe," you can always rely on our Lemon Pepper Wings. They're not spicy and full of flavor so they're safe for everyone to enjoy. We use our very own Lemon Pepper batter and we always fry them to perfection. They're served with a side of celery and a ranch dipping sauce. Our other wing flavors, if you're more adventurous, are our Cajun, Honey BBQ, and Fish Sauce. A 5 count is $6.95 and a 10 count of wings is $12.95.

Garlic & Crawfish

Garlic Cajun Crawfish Seafood Combo Special Orange County OC Garden Grove

If you like garlic, you're gonna love us. We go through so much of it every day, we stank of it when we go home. You can get your garlic with an assortment of seafood, especially our live crawfish. But you can also choose from shrimp, clams, or mussels and take advantage of our buy 3 lbs, get the 4th lb free deal going on now all day, every day. We also have snow crab legs, king crab legs, Dungeness crab, and lobster, but they are not included in our ongoing special. And yes, you can get garlic with those, too. Choose from our Garlic Butter Sauce, Lemon Pepper Sauce, Cajun Sauce, or our Fire Sauce, which is a culmination of all the aforementioned sauces.

Large Party Friendly

Large Party Friendly Birthday Celebration Reunion Gathering Family Big Tables Orange County OC Fire Crab

We are Large-Party-Friendly! Yes, we like 'em large and we like to party. So bring your whole fam-bam down and we'll save a big table for them. You can even take over a large section of the restaurant if you so desired. And why wouldn't you? With our current Seafood Combo Special where you buy 3 lbs of seafood (live crawfish, shrimp, clams, or mussels) and you get the 4th lb free, you would want to share such a good deal with a large group. So bring in your birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, funerals, divorce parties, we don't care. Just bring everyone down!

Get Your Freshly Shucked Oysters!

Kumamoto Fresh Oysters Shucked Half Shell Best Oyster Bar Garden Grove OC Orange County Fire Crab

4th of July is finally over and you deserve at least a dozen freshly shucked oysters for your enjoyment. Come on by and our master shuckers will shuck the crap out of some fresh oysters for you to enjoy. Current inventory of oysters are Kumamotos, Blue Points, Calm Coves, and Kumiais (coming in on Friday). If you'd like a breakdown of any particular type, just ask one of our friendly servers who will gladly drop some oyster knowledge on y'all! We shuck them to order and can even pack them to go for you. And we always serve them with some horseradish and our very own cocktail sauce.

Party With Us

Party With Us Leave the Mess Large Party Friendly Seafood Combo Special Orange County OC Fire Crab

We love it when you come and party with us. Celebrate whatever you wish, birthday, marriage, anniversary, or break-up, we don't care! Yes, you can eat with your hands and make a mess. We'll do all the cleaning afterwards. You don't have to worry about a thing. Well, you do have to choose what to eat and we do have our ongoing seafood combo special going on all day, every day. Yep, buy 3 lbs of live crawfish, shrimp, clams, and/or mussels and get the 4th lb free. So you have to make that decision, which is a pretty sweet deal. Roll on through.

Gumbo: Cajun Goodness in a Bowl

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

Made from scratch, our gumbo is made with the love and care you'd expect from a Southern cajun restaurant from New Orleans. One bite of our delicious gumbo and you'll totally forget that we're a seafood & oyster bar in Garden Grove. There's so much goodness in it, we can't list it all for you. Obviously, you can see the shrimp and okra, but we also have shredded meat, sausage, onions, celery, and a few other secret goodies you'll have to come in and find out for yourself. Grab a bowl for yourself because you won't want to share this bowl.

Check Out Our Mussels

Mussels or Muscles Orange County OC Fire Crab Seafood Combo Special Garlic Butter Sauce

It's finally the summer! Time to show off those mussels! Yes, we mean of the seafood variety :-). We love getting mussels because you can use the shells as a scooper and scoop up all that goodness and shovel it into your mouth. We serve only live, black mussels and not the usual frozen, green mussels that most other places serve. Mussels are definitely underrated but don't forget you can get them along with live crawfish, shrimp, or clams for our Seafood Combo Special. Buy 3 lbs of any of these seafoods and get the 4th pound free. Free pound is the least expensive of the 3 lbs. Eating seafood will definitely get you in shape so you can really show off your muscles.

Dynamite Baked Oysters

Dynamite Baked Oysters Cheese Mayo Spread Seafood Veggies Orange County OC Fire Crab

We recently posted about our Dynamite Bread. Well, if you like that spread on bread, try getting it on fresh oysters! Yep, we have Dynamite Baked Oysters. We take 6 fresh oysters (usually the bigger ones, whatever we have in stock at the time) and shuck them. We, of course, check them for freshness, and then cover it in our Dynamite spread, which is a combination of seafood, cheese, mayo, and some veggies. We bake them until the tops are crusted over and then serve them to you with some lemon wedges. If you love our Dynamite spread and our fresh, raw oysters, you must get this on your next visit.

Spoil Dad on Father's Day

Spoil Dad on Father's Day Cajun Garlic Noodles with Shrimp Sausage Orange County OC Fire Crab

We'd like you to spoil Dad on Father's Day. That means giving him whatever he wants, including our Cajun Garlic Noodles with Shrimp and Sausage. No, just shrimp is not enough. And, obviously, just sausage is not enough either. Heck, if he also wants to add clams and mussels, too, we can do that. It's his day! Let's spoil him! And don't forget, we also have our Buy 3 lbs of seafood, get the 4th lb free deal going on all day, every day, even on Father's Day. We are large-party-friendly so bring all your dad's kids, too. Even the ones you despise. :-).

3rd Pound is Free

Free Pound of Seafood Live Crawfish Shrimp Clams Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

Our Seafood Combo Special is still going strong, all day, every day! Buy 2 pounds of live crawfish, shrimp, clams, or mussels and get the 3rd pound free. Free pound is always the least expensive seafood chosen. It's such a good deal that you can get multiple seafood combinations and make everyone in your party happy. Some might like a different sauce. Some might like it spicier than others. And still, others might not like the same types of seafood. You get to choose how many 3-lb seafood combinations to get. It'll be tough so try to get as many as you can.

Effective October 25, 2017, this deal has been changed to Buy 3 pounds, get the 4th pound free.

4 Varieties of Oysters in Stock

Oysters on a Half Shell Calm Cove Blue Point Malpeque Kumamoto Orange County OC Fire Crab

We almost always have at least 4 varieties of raw oysters in stock. Our current inventory includes Calm Coves, Blue Points, Malpeques, and Kumamotos. And, as usual, if you would like to have a sample of each, we can give you a sampler of in increments of half dozens. So you can get 6, 12, 18, etc of the sampler. The same goes for each oyster. You can get them in increments of 6. Mix and match. Pick what you like and then get more of that. We always check each oyster we serve for freshness and every order comes with in-house made horseradish and cocktail sauce.

Dynamite Bread

Dynamite Bread Spread Cheese Bell Peppers Shrimp Cajun Appetizers Fire Crab Orange County Fire Crab OC

We always strive to provide awesome appetizers while you await your Cajun Seafood Combos so here's another one you might not have tried yet: Dynamite Bread. We take 5 slices of baguette bread, smother our spread of bell pepper, shrimp, cheese, and other secret ingredients on one side of each of them, and then toast them to perfection. You will get a nice, gooey bite with every bite! And if your seafood combo comes out before you finish them, you can also dip them into your seafood combo sauce for even more flavor. That's a lot to handle. Hope your taste buds are up to the challenge!

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 3 lbs, get the 4th lb free seafood combo special, you can do that every time you come in. And you can get another 4 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.

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.

Garlic Butter Sauce

Garlic Butter Sauce Mussels Clams Cajun Orange County OC Fire Crab

Now that we have this buy 3 lbs, get the 4th 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.

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