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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. 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.

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 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.

Wham Bam, Thank You, Clams

Cajun Clams Seafood Special Combo 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. Yep, treat yo self. Indulge. Get multiple seafood combos.

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

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. We also serve it with some lemon wedges because squiring a little bit of lemon juice brings out even more flavor from the Calmari rings. This item is always great to get as you're awaiting your Cajun seafood combo.

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. 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

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.

More Than Just Cajun Seafood

Kikusui Sake Bottle Jinro Chamisul Soju Tree Top Apple Juice Orange County Fire Crab Cajun Restaurant

Yep, we have more than just Cajun Seafood; we've got drinks as well. We always have 4 varieties of draft beers on tap along with a wide variety of bottled beer. But we also have a wide variety of other drinks because our customers vary so much. Here, we have our baby Kikusui sake bottle (not for actual babies), Jinro Chamisul Soju, and Tree Top Apple Juice. Don't mix them up. But feel free to mix them. If you're old enough. We close at 10pm everyday.

Crawfish While Inside a Crib?

Live Crawfish While Inside a Crib A Bib Silly Commercial Funny Orange County OC Fire Crab

Yeah, we know. You'd rather have crawfish while wearing a bib. Helps because you're such a messy eater. We'll be making a couple of more nods to our awesome Dr Seuss-style commercial in the next coming months so be on the lookout for your favorite rhymes.

Oysters on a Half Shell

Orange County OC Fire Crab Raw Oysters on a half shell Fresh Kumamoto

We usually have quite a variety 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 Pound Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab

Live Louisiana Crawfish is back in stock! 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.

All Day. Every Day. Happy Hour.

Live Crawfish Shrimp Cajun Combo Deal Special Discount 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. Seafood choices include live crawfish, shrimp, clams, and/or mussels. 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!

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

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.

Shrimp Rolls

Shrimp Rolls Sauce Appetizer Fire Crab Orange County Restaurant OC

Shrimp Rolls! These are great appetizers and not a reference to your manhood. Get an order or two while you wait for your Cajun seafood combo. They're simply shrimp rolled up in wonton sheets and then fried to perfection.

Crab Legs for Pops

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

Is your Pops a Legs Man? Yeah, we know he is. Well, you know Father's Day is coming up, right? What do you have planned? Nothing? Good! Bring him on in to the Fire Crab on Father's Day and get him some crab legs! This will surely make him happy. 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 19, 2016. 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.

Don't Forget the Rice!

White Rice Boobies Perverted Waiter Orange County OC Fire Crab Suggestive Silly

An item that many of our customers enjoy getting on the side is Rice! Yep, we give you a nice, big mound of rice if you would like it to accompany your meal, specifically, your Cajun Seafood Combo. Some people just dump the rice right into the combo and dig in! Others just take some sauce and some seafood and eat it with the rice. It really is your choice! Besides rice, we also have Fried Rice, Bread, and Garlic Bread to help balance out your Cajun Seafood Combos!

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

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.

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

Dry Out There; Wet In Here

Keep Dry Wet Seafood Cajun Garden Grove Orange County OC Rain Fire Crab

Woohoo! We're finally getting some rain here in the OC and it feels great! If you're unfortunately out in the streets doing some last minute shopping, we hope you keep dry. No need to get sick during the holidays. Keep dry out there and we'll keep the seafood in here all wet, just the way you like it. Order any of our seafood combinations and we'll drench it one of our signature sauces so that your pounds of cajun seafood will be all wet and juicy for you. Come on in from all the rain and take a break!

The Fire Sauce Awakens!

The Fire Sauce Awakens Star Wars Crawfish Combo Cajun Sausage Orange County OC

Well, the latest Star Wars installment is finally rolling out and we know you geeks and nerds are swarming to go see it. We just wanted to remind you that our Fire Sauce awakens every time you come around. No need to wait in any long lines for this show. Get any one of our awesome combinations and make sure you get it with the Fire Sauce. It'll make you feel like a Jedi Knight. Come on in either before or after you catch the movie. We don't mind. As long as your date doesn't mind your stinky garlic breath.

Our Not So Secret Ingredient: Lots of Garlic!

Mountain of Garlic Secret Ingredient Not Garden Grove Cajun Orange County OC Fire Crab

The word is out. Our secret ingredient is garlic. Please don't go abusing this new found knowledge. Let's keep it on the DL as much as possible. We don't want a bunch of Fire Crab imitators out there. We all know there are enough Asian Cajun restaurants out there, especially in Orange County. But yeah, garlic is so good! We always use pounds and pounds of it everyday. Next time, order a pound of garlic with your pound of crawfish. Let's see who will kiss you after that.

Best Seafood Cajun Combo in OC

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

What? You haven't heard? Well, it's official. We are home to Orange County's best Cajun Seafood Combo. Yes, we know that title is rather long but at least it's true. Well, to us and our customers it's true. Seafood choices include crawfish (live from Louisiana), shrimp, clams, mussels. lobster tails, and/or crab legs! That's plenty to choose from. Now hurry on in here!

Happy Hour Mondays & Tuesdays!

Happy Hour All Day Mondays Tuesdays Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

Here we go again! Another beautiful start to another beautiful week! Come on in and enjoy our Happy Hour all day on Mondays and Tuesdays! Choices of seafood include live Louisiana crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, and crab legs. You can also get frozen crawfish, too, but you would be in the minority.

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