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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

Cajun Fish Tacos Shrimp Jalapeno Poppers Coconut Shrimp Appetizers Orange County OC Fire Crab

We have other items on our menu to spice things up for you. Besides our 4 varieties of raw oysters always in stock and our seafood combos, we also have tacos, jalapeno poppers, chicken strips, and coconut shrimps. These are all great items to have as appetizers while you're awaiting your oysters or seafood combo. We close at 10pm everyday.

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 Twitter. 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.

Cajun Garlic Fries

Cajun Garlic Fries Appetizer Seafood Combo Garden Grove Orange County OC

It's been a while since we acknowledged our best appetizer, our Cajun Garlic Fries. Although we have 8 different fries, this one still seems to be the most popular. The other type of fries are Cajun Chili, French, Cajun, Cheddar, Salt & Vinegar, Sour Cream & Onion, and Sweet Potato. Yep, that's quite a few to choose from. If you're unsure of which you would like the most, just get several!

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 always have at least 4 different varieties 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 Free 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.

Oyster Tasting: September 18th

Oyster Tasting Event Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab Variety of Oysters

We are proud to announce our next Oyster Tasting Event! We've made quite a few changes since our first one in February. This event will feature 2 dozen oysters for $48. There will be 6 varieties of oysters we don't normally carry and we'll serve them 2 varieties at a time so that you can really enjoy each type for its distinct taste. The other major change is that we are now doing it on a Sunday. We will be taking reservations at the top of each hour for the entire day. 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.

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.

1 LB of Free Sexy Crab Legs for Dads

Sexy Long Crab Legs For Free Father's Day Daddy Pops Dad Treat Cajun Orange County OC Fire Crab

Yes, we know your dad enjoys legs, especially nice, long, sexy crab legs. Well, to satisfy his craving, we're giving all fathers out there a free pound of crab legs on Father's Day, 2016! This deal is for dine-in only and it's highly suggested that you call us at (714) 638-8080 to make a reservation if you plan on coming. Spots are quickly filling up. This deal may not be combined with any other discount, deal, or coupon. Restrictions and conditions apply. Sorry, if your Dad is a breast man, he can go get a chicken somewhere else. We can accommodate large parties so bring as many people as you want.

Free Pound of Crab Legs for Pops

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

Father's Day is Sunday, June 19, 2016. What do you have planned? Nothing? Good! Bring him on in to the Fire Crab on Father's Day and we'll give him a free pound of crab legs on the house. May not be combined with any other offer or discount. Additional restrictions and conditions apply. Please contact the restaurant for more information and if you would like to make a reservation. Spots are quickly filling up. 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.

Crawfish v Shrimp: Dawn of Cajun Goodness

Crawfish v Shrimp Dawn of Cajun Goodness Seafood Fire Crab Garden Grove Orange County OC

Batman v Superman might be coming out soon but we have a battle on our hands everyday! It's always the age-old question of crawfish or shrimp? No one truly loves both equally. You have to love one more than the other, just like your kids. You either like the juicier and more flavor-absorbing crawfish or the meatier, easier-to-peel shrimp. And typically, it's divided right down the sex line. Women prefer crawfish. Men prefer shrimp (because it's easier to peel and more meat rewarding). Luckily for you, you can always get however much you want of either at our restaurant. You could even get the same amount. :-)

Happy Lunar New Year! Year of the Fire Monkey!

Happy Lunar New Year Fire Monkey Garden Grove Crawfish Orange County OC Fire Crab

When is it going to year of the Fire Crab? Well, that's every year for us. It is the year of the Fire Monkey and we do wish all of you great happiness, health, and success for the new year. And in case you wanted to celebrate outside of the home, we're open. What a stellar way to kick off the year of the Fire Monkey: at the Fire Crab.

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.

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:

Happy New Year! Happy Hour!

OC Happy Hour New Year Crawfish Cajun Orange County Fire Crab Shrimp Clams

The new year has finally arrived! It's the start of the first full week of the year and what better way to kick it off than with our Happy Hour!

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 Happy Hour in OC!

Best Cajun Seafood Happy Hour OC Orange County Garden Grove Live Crawfish Fire Crab

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

Live Louisiana Crawfish Still in Stock!

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

Go ahead and look all around Southern California and you will not find live crawfish in most of the cajun joints. You will find even less locations with live Louisiana crawfish. That's right. You have plenty to be thankful for and so do we! We're thankful we got these shipments of live crawfish coming in and you should be thankful that we have them in stock for you! We will be closed for Thanksgiving so if you find some time over the weekend, you should stop by and get a few pounds of live crawfish while they're still in stock!

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.

Live Crawfish in Stock!

Live Crawfish Cajun Fresh Shipment Seafood Garden Grove Orange County OC

They said it couldn't be done. Well, we did it. While everyone around town is serving frozen crawfish, we somehow magically are able to get fresh shipments of live crawfish! Seriously, no joke. This was extremely hard for us to obtain and we do it all for you! Come on by as soon as you can and take advantage of our fresh stocked, live crawfish. If you have to wait till the weekend, then so be it. But we can't guarantee that we'll still have them.

Eat & Suck On Dem Claws, Legs, & Tails!

Suck Seafood Claws Legs Tails Crawfish Crab Legs Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

We encourage you to do as you like when you come to the Fire Crab. And if that's pigging out and enjoying every bit of sauce drenched in our seafood, then so be it! Yes, some of those nooks an cranny that the sauce will seep into are in the claws, legs, and tails and there isn't anything wrong with sucking the sauce out of those parts. Sure, it sounds a bit off putting, but it really is worth it if you just dig on it and suck the crap out of your choice of seafood, which includes crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, king crab legs, and snow crab legs.

Live Crawfish Still in Stock!

Live Crawfish Cajun Seafood In Stock Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

Can you believe it? You better! We're probably one of the last places in Southern California that still has an inventory of live crawfish. What's our secret? Don't worry about it. Just come on in and order a few pounds before we truly run out. And we will run out. And then we'll be in the middle of another crawfish drought, like we do every year. The crawfish drought is inevitable so you better come on in and stock up in your belly now. After it runs out, we'll probably be out until the end of the year, just like everyone else.