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We Have Live Crawfish! But They're Not When You Eat Them!

Live Crawfish OC Orange County Garden Grove Cajun Fire Crab Restaurant Alive

Okay, we know y'all have been craving for some live crawfish. It's the best way to kick off this new year! Our shipments of live crawfish are coming in daily so come on by and get your pounds of it today! We know you want it so we've got it! Of course, we're gonna cook them up and drench them in our Cajun sauce before we serve them to you so don't expect them to be alive at your table. If you want proof, feel free to ask our server. They'll gladly show you a few of the suckers that you'll be eating later on. Just to forewarn you though, they're not that good looking. But they are great-tasting!

Cheers to the New Year!

Oyster Shooters Half Shell Quail Egg Masago Ponzu Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab Cheers 2015

We have had another awesome year and we have all of you to thank for it! So cheers to all of you! We have some fantastic plans in store for the coming year so be on the lookout. We're going to make some menu changes as well as host periodic events. For now, come on in and enjoy some Oyster Shooters. We serve them on the half shell so that you know they're fresh. Comes with a quail egg, masago, green onions, ponzu, and a shot of sake on the side. We're open from noon till 6pm on New Year's Eve and from noon till 10pm on New Year's Day.

Cajun Garlic Noodles with Clams. Get Some!

Cajun Garlic Noodles with Clams Green Onions Garden Grove Fire Crab OC Orange County

You like our Cajun Garlic Noodles? You like it with clams? Done, son! Stop by the Fire Crab in Garden Grove and have some awesome cajun seafood and some awesome Cajun Garlic Noodles with Clams! If you want it more on the mild side, then you can get our regular Garlic Noodles with Clams. If you want more of a kick, you can add more hot sauce, like sriracha, which is what a lot of our regulars do. If you'd like it with shrimp, sausage or anything else you can think of, we'll throw it on there. As long as it can all fit on the plate.

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 Christmas Eve from noon till 6pm and on Christmas Day from noon till 10pm so that you can come and get your Cajun seafood fix whether you'd like to dine in or take home. We 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, too ;-). Merry Christmas, everyone!

Beers on Tap

Stella Elysian IPA 805 Sapporo Beers on Tap Garden Grove Orange County Fire Crab OC

We've always had Stella and Sapporo on tap but now, we've added two new draft beers to our bar top: Elysian IPA and 805. A cold, fresh beer or two always goes well with our Cajun grub so be sure to get a pint or pitcher next time you swing on by. And in case these 4 beers on tap don't do it for you, we also have plenty variety of bottled beer including but not limited to Shock Top, Corona, Heineken, Blue Moon, Bud Light, Cass, Hite, OB, and Long Hammer IPA. So what are you waiting for? Let's get to drinking!

Drought is Over! We Have Live Crawfish Once Again!

Live Crawfish Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab Cajun Grub

It's officially over. The crawfish drought for the year is over. Yes, you may come in and order pounds and pounds of live crawfish once again. Don't come in all at once. Otherwise, we might run out again, hehe. Just kidding. We have plenty! You can also get shrimp, clams, and mussels as well. Cause, you know, you should always mix it up once in a while. Don't forget that we have an incredible menu of other, awesome Cajun grub that you can also order. Come have your next gathering at the Fire Crab! We'd love to see ya!

It's Baby Making Season! Get Some Oysters!

Oysters Aphrodisiacs Horny Love Making Baby Season Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab

It's getting cold out there, especially for Southern California. And you know what that means. Yep, it's time to stay in, cozy up to a loved one, and make some babies! Well, we here at the Fire Crab want to help you out. Come on in for a dozen oysters on half shell. We have fresh shipments come in throughout the week so our varieties always change. Current inventory includes Calm Cove, Eld Inlet, Blue Point, and Shigoku. We can't guarantee you'll make some babies but we can guarantee you'll get some loving.

Fish 'n Chips, Cajun Style

Fish 'n Chips Cajun Entree Best in OC Orange County Fire Crab Garden Grove

We try to put a cajun twist on everything on our menu and that includes this entree of Fish & Chips. Our "chips" are actually are Cajun fries but you can always upgrade that for sweet potato fries or Cajun Garlic Fries for another dollar. This entree is a large serving! You can definitely try to eat it all yourself but we've made these portions large intentionally so that you can share them with the rest of your table. Come on in to Orange County's best Cajun restaurant!

Eat With Family

Eat with Your Crazy Family Fire Crab Orange County OC Garden Grove Large Party

Eat with your family, even the crazy ones! Haha, we all have crazy families that we must go eat with every now and then. Might as well eat at the Fire Crab since we are large-party-friendly! It's especially nice since Moms don't have to do any of the cooking nor does anyone have to do any of the cleaning. We'll take care of all that for ya! Yep, order a few of those combos for your entire crazy family.

Crawfish and Clams? Sure! Why not!

Crawfish Clams Cajun Grub Seafood Boil Orange County OC Fire Crab Garden Grrove

You really have the option to combine whatever seafoods you like at the Fire Crab. A current favorite is crawfish and clams, since live crawfish is still barely in season. It could run out at any time now. We're open from 3pm till 10pm on the weekdays, and from noon till 10pm on the weekends. We hope to see everyone real soon.

Coconut Sea Snails

Coconut Sea Snails Vietnamese Dish Suck Them Out Spicy Orange County Fire Crab

An item that's always been on our menu but we've neglected to promote until now is our Coconut Sea Snails. The coconut is actually a coconut milk so it's very creamy. It's traditionally a Vietnamese dish but of course, we put our little Fire Crab spin on it :-). You eat it the same way you eat crawfish heads: you suck the little snails out of their shells. If you're too high class for that, you can always use a toothpick, which takes forever. Hey, who cares about manners when you're eating with your hands and leaving a mess all over the tables anyway ;-). Available in regular or spicy!

Eat Me, Said the Crawfish

Live Crawfish Eat Me Louisiana Cajun Boil Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab

We're not sure if this feisty little crawfish is being suggestive or telling you off but either way, you should just do what it says and eat it. It's a simple request. Of course, we'll cook it up for ya. Just pick what sauce you'd like and how how you want it. After we do all the cooking, it's up to you how you wanna eat it. Just the tail? Or do you suck on the head? It's kind of a waste if you do not suck the heads. There so much flavor in there. Just try it once and you won't think twice about sucking the head in the future.

Crawfish or Shrimp?

Live Crawfish Shrimp Cajun Combo Deal Special Discount Orange County OC Fire Crab

Can't decide between Crawfish and Shrimp? Well, get a bucket of each! It only makes sense to go ahead and get 4 pounds of everything. Live crawfish is in limited supplies so act now while we still have them.

Eat Happy!

Eat Happy Customers Smiles Satisfied Orange County OC Fire Crab Crawfish

Our ultimate goal every time you come and visit the Fire Crab is for you to leave happy. We love seeing you happy because that means we did our jobs right. We try to give you the best possible service with the best possible food every time you come and visit. So whether you want to come with just a few friends or your entire family or crew, feel free to swing on by and eat up some Cajun goodness that will surely make you happy.

Cajun Wings

Cajun Wings Appetizers Chicken Garden Grove OC Orange County Fire Crab Yummy

We couldn't really call ourselves a cajun restaurant if we didn't have Cajun Wings, now could we? We have crafted our very own unique blend of cajun spices that you will surely appreciate with every bite of our Cajun Wings. You can order them in a 5 or 10 count and you have other wing flavors to choose from, like Honey BBQ, Lemon Pepper, and Fish Sauce. Honey BBQ has obviously a sweeter taste to it and the Fish Sauce has a sweet and savory taste to it. Lemon Pepper tastes like lemon and pepper, haha. All 4 have unique tastes of their own and none of them are ever a bad choice!

Classic Seafood Cajun Combo: Crawfish, Shrimp, Clams

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

They say the classics never get old, like this seafood cajun combo. Crawfish, shrimp, and clams is always a good choice when you're trying to put together your combo. Come on in today and get as many pounds as your heart desires. Take advantage of our many different beer selections, including 4 beers on tap: Sapporo, Stella, 805, and Elysian Space Dust IPA. And, we also have 8 different types of fries and a whole assortment of appetizers and entrees. Come on by today!

Celebrate Your Birthday With Us

Celebrate your birthday with Us Large Parties Seafood Combo Happy Customers

We love it when our customers celebrate with us, especially when it's their birthday! It's an honor and a privilege for us to host such an important gathering for you and your family and friends. It's also nice because we are so large-party-friendly, so bring every body you want for your birthday. Just be sure to call ahead and let us know if it's an especially big party. Hope you have a birthday coming up soon.

Get Our Oyster Sampler! 4 Types of Raw Oysters!

Fresh Live Oysters Shucked Sampler 4 Types Kumamoto Orange County OC Fire Crab

Current live oysters in stock: Blue Point, Calm Cove, Shigoku, Kumamoto. We always have a fresh variety of oysters every week so it might be hard to decide which oysters you want. That's why you can always get the oyster sampler. It has 4 different types of oyster so you can always try a little bit of everything. They usually go for $13.49 for 6, or $23.99 for a dozen. But the price may vary, according to the type of oysters we have on hand. After you get the sampler, you can then pick your favorite and then get a dozen of those!

Cajun Garlic Noodles with Shrimp! Yummy!

Cajun Garlic Noodles Shrimp Entrees Fire Crab Orange County OC Garden Grove

Yes, it most certainly is yummy. You can get our cajun garlic noodles with so many options! First, you can get it either bold or mild. And then, you can decide to add sausage, shrimp, clams, or mussels! Whatever you do choose can't be wrong because you will love it. And, the serving is so large that you can share it with others. Come on by and try it out today along with all of our other entrees!

Mussels & Shrimps

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

The Fire Crab is well known for our crawfish so sometimes, we need to shed a little light on our other seafood options like this here Mussels and Shrimp. They make for a great combo together. You can also choose from crawfish or clams but this combo is usually pretty solid on its own. Just add sauce (4 to choose from) and your spice level (5 to choose from), add some potatoes, corn, and sausage, and you have a pretty complete meal. Oh, add some bread if you'd like to sop up all the sauce while you're eating. Now, that's a complete meal.

Eat With People You Kinda Like

Eat With People You Kinda Like Friends Family Coworkers Enemies Orange County Fire Crab OC

Wasn't really sure how to title this picture. Was going to say, "Eat with family, friends, co-workers, and enemies" but that was too long. "Eat with friends and strangers"? Nope. Eat with people you kinda like works for everyone. You don't have to fully like them, which applies to a lot of friends and family. It's especially the case with co-workers so yeah, this title is very fitting. That's all you really need to know. Thanks for reading this far into this post. Hope it was enjoyable for ya.

Fresh Oyster Bar Every Day!

Fresh Oyster Bar Best in OC Orange County Kumamoto Blue Point Fire Crab Garden Grove

We have fresh oysters everyday! We shuck them to order and you can get them in increments of 6. We usually have at least 4 different varieties to choose from and they come from all over. Current oysters in stock are Blue Point, Calm Cove, Eld Inlet, and Paradise. Sampler Plate is available for $21.99 for a dozen. We check every single oyster that goes out to make sure you don't get a bad one. We know how that feels and if you ever do get a bad one from us, we'll gladly replace it! Come on in and we'll shuck some for you now.

Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder Warm Soup Cajun Restaurant Cold Weather Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab

We only carry two soups and we're very proud of both! Our Gumbo and our Clam Chowder are both made in-house and we invite you to order one or both on your next visit. If you prefer a creamy soup, you should most definitely try our Clam Chowder. It's great to get for the kids or as an appetizer, especially if you want something warm in your belly.

Eat With Yo Hands

Happy Customers Eat With Yo Hands Large Parties Friendly Orange County OC Fire Crab

At the Fire Crab, we encourage you to eat with your hands. You gotta dig on into your seafood combo and get what you want, eat the sauce, peel the shell, and gobble it all up. Yep, it's fun to do and we'll clean up the mess right after ya. We also encourage you to eat with your hands because we hate washing utensils. So it's a win-win for everyone! Now get on in here already.

Crab Bucket Deal

Crab Bucket Deal King Crab Legs Snow Crab Legs Cajun Shrimp Orange County OC Fire Crab

If you're in the mood for crab legs, you should most definitely get our Crab Bucket Deal. It comes with a pound of King Crab Legs, a pound of Snow Crab Legs, and a pound of your favorite seafood: crawfish, shrimp, clams, or mussels. We usually like to get a pound of shrimp with ours. And being a combo, of course we also throw in some potatoes and sausages. Throw it in some fire sauce and you'll be in business. We're open from 3pm till 10pm on the weekdays, noon till 10pm on the weekends.

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! 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.

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