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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
It's only fitting that we do a tribute to Garlic & Shrimp since we did one for Crawfish a couple of weeks back. 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 ;-).
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 get one of our Cajun Seafood Combos. 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 ;-).
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.
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. We also have snow crab legs, king crab legs, Dungeness crab, and lobster. 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.
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? So bring in your birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, funerals, divorce parties, we don't care. Just bring everyone down!
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.
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. So you have to make that decision, which is a pretty sweet deal. Roll on through.
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.
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. Eating seafood will definitely get you in shape so you can really show off your muscles.
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 3 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.
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! We are large-party-friendly so bring all your dad's kids, too. Even the ones you despise. :-).
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.
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!
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. Yep, treat yo self. Indulge. Get multiple seafood combos.
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.
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. 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.
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!
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.
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. So we have Garlic Butter, Cajun, Lemon Pepper, and our house sauce, Fire Sauce. Now go try all of them!
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. 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.
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.