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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! If you're courageous enough to come here on a first date, good for you! And good luck!

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. 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.

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 Party Friendly

Large Birthday Party Friendly Cajun Orange County OC Fire Crab Restaurant Holidays Gatherings

The Fire Crab is most definitely Large-Party-Friendly, especially for birthdays and holiday gatherings! 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.

Sour Cream & Onion Fries

Sour Cream & Onion Fries Variety Cajun Garlic More Orange County OC Fire Crab Cajun Restaurant

If you ever have a hankering for some fries, then the Fire Crab is your next destination. We have seven different fries to choose from! There's regular, cheddar, cajun, cajun garlic, salt 'n vinegar, sour cream and onion, and sweet potato fries. We have a little bit of everything, depending on your mood and your tastes. Get more than one and compare and find out which you like the best! Pictured is our Sour Cream & Onion Fries, which is very popular with those who don't necessary like our spicier options.

Orange County Fresh Oysters. Everyday!

Orange County Fresh Oysters Fanny Bay Kumamoto Dozen Sampler Platter Fire Crab OC

Yes, we always have fresh oysters. What are they? We always list the current inventory on the home page of our website. Currently, the are Kumamoto, Calm Cove, and Hammersley. If you'd like a sample of each, we usually have a sampler platter available in a half dozen or a dozen. From wherever you are in Orange County, our fresh oysters are worth the drive! We have sushi chefs from other restaurants come by just to order a few dozen of our oysters nightly. Maybe you should, too.

That Look You Get....

Food Coma That Look You Get Satisfied Blissful Orange County Cajun Fire Crab Restaurant

We are way too familiar with this look. Food coma is about to kick in. All the food and sauce is just about gone. And he's still got a piece of bread in hand. He's blissfully full, but he's got to make the most out of this last piece of bread. How best can he sop up the rest of this sauce with this last piece of bread? Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words and we can go on and on about this one. But we'll leave it at that. And be sure to get some bread or garlic bread so you can end up with the same look as this guy.

Spicy Garlic Edamame

Spicy Garlic Edamame Orange County Cajun Restaurant Fire Crab OC

We've got a lot of great appetizers to get you started at the Fire Crab! One that has always been on our menu is our Spicy Garlic Edamame. We know it's not a traditional Cajun appetizer but it does include two elements that we particularly favor in our food: spice and garlic! You can always order it without the spice but it wouldn't be as fun to eat. There's plenty of flavor and you'll be proudly eating your veggies, something you can brag about to your mom (no matter how old you are ;-)).

Happy Smiles All Around

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, Fanny Bay, 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. 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.

¡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!

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.

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 Instagram. Check in on any social media you might have. Brag about how good you got it at the Fire Crab. And watch all your friends swoon over your picture.

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.

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. These bottles are 375 mL 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.

Garlic Noodles with Sausage

Orange County Garlic Noodles Cajun Style Spicy with Sausage Clams Shrimp Fire Crab

A crowd favorite, our Garlic Noodles with Sausage hits the spot every time! It's also a very generous portion so you might consider sharing this dish, if you do decide to get it. You have the choice to get it plain, with nothing at all, or you can get it with sausage, clams, mussels, and/or shrimp. That's right. You can combine whatever you wish. Sausage and shrimp. Clams and mussels. Shrimp and clams. Whatever you want. Get it your way, the way you like it. We also can make it super spicy for you. Just ask for our Cajun Garlic Noodles!

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 7 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, and Sour Cream & Onion 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.

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