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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. You buy 2 pounds of seafood and the get the 3rd pound absolutely free! Free pound of seafood must be of equal or lesser value. Cannot be combined with any other deals, discounts, or coupons. Seafood choices include crawfish (live from Louisiana), shrimp, clams, mussels. and/or crab legs! That's plenty to choose from. Plus, you also get a dollar off all beers. Now hurry on in here!

Happy Hour Deal! Buy 2 Pounds, 3rd Pound is FREE!

OC Orange County Garden Grove Happy Hour Seafood Cajun Creole Restaurant Fire Crab

You survived the Thanksgiving holiday weekend! With all the family gatherings, holiday shopping, and college football, you're probably famished again and want to save some money. Well, come on in for the Fire Crab's Happy Hour all day on Mondays and Tuesdays. Buy any 2 pounds of crawfish (live!), shrimp, mussels, clams, or crab legs, get the 3rd pound for FREE! Free pound of seafood must be of equal or lesser value. May not be combined with any other deals, coupons, or specials. $1 off all beers!

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!

Fish & Chips! Sub the Chips For Sweet Potato Fries!

Fish 'n Chips Sweet Potato Fries Garden Grove Cajun Restaurant OC Orange County Fire Crab

Originally, Fish & Chips is a British dish. They called their fries, "chips." Well, we've taken this British classic and added a Cajun twist to it, and then threw in a little Southern California flavor to make it all our own. Now you can get the Fish and Chips as it is, with our regular fries, or you can get them with any of our 6 other types of fries, including our oh-so-popular sweet potato fries. We pride ourselves on giving you options and having 7 different types of fries (or chips) is a pretty good sign of that.

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! Buy any 2 pounds of seafood and get the 3rd pound free! 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. Free pound of seafood must be of equal or lesser value than the 2 pounds of seafood purchased. May not be combined with any other offer, discounts, or coupons. $1 off all beers, too!

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. And if there's any leftover, you can also enjoy them during Happy Hour all day on Mondays & Tuesdays!

All Day Mondays & Tuesdays: Buy 2 lbs of Seafood, Get 1 lb FREE!

Cajun Seafood Special Buy 2 lbs Get 1 lb free Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab

Let's celebrate this fall with an awesome deal on seafood! All day on Mondays & Tuesdays, buy any 2 lbs of seafood, get the 3rd lb FREE! Free pound of seafood must be of equal or less value. This applies to crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, snow crab legs, and king crab legs. That's a lot to choose from! This offer may not be combined with any other discounts, coupons, or specials. Also, $1 off all beers. Only good on Mondays & Tuesdays so that you can start your work week off right!

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.

Scary Fire Sauce!

Scary Fire Sauce With Crawfish Seafood Cajun Combo Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

There's nothing scary about our Fire Sauce! The only thing you need to be scared of is how hot do you want it? Do you like it when it burns? We do. Coming in and going out. And that's scary! But it tastes so good. You can add our Fire Sauce to any seafood combination or as some of our regulars like to order, they get the Fire Sauce with a side of a few pounds of crawfish. You can also order some bread to go with your combo so that you can soak up all that Fire Sauce goodness to the very last drop.

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.

Look! It's the Super Fire Crab Moon Eclipse!

Supermoon Blood Moon Eclipse Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab

Can you believe that we got such a good picture of the Super Blood Moon Total Eclipse last night? Yeah, we don't either. But it's a pretty good photoshop job, hehe. We don't have any lunar eclipse specials but we sure do have plenty of regular day to day specials. Come on in and get one of our awesome cajun seafood combos! They're a great deal and you get to customize them however you want. You can get it with the limited time, special edition blood moon sauce! Just kidding again.

We've Got Oysters for Days!

Fresh Shucked Oysters Selection Cajun Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab

That's right. You read that right. We've got them for days. Why? Because we get new shipments all the time. And our selection is always different. Currently, we have 4 types: Kumamoto, Calm Cove, Eld Inlet, and Hammersly. We shuck them fresh to order and we check every single one we serve is fresh and ready for consumption. If you don't know which oyster to get, you can always get a sampler. A dozen sampler will get you 3 of each kind. Find out which is the best, and get another dozen of that one. So simple.

Lobster! Face Down, Tails Up!

Lobster Cajun Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab Face Down Tails Up

Things are getting kinda dirty dirty lately. Sing along to our groove as you order our lobster special: Face down, tails up, that's the way we like to grub! Pretty funny take on the rap song my Meek Mill. If you're too old to know that song, it's okay. It's still pretty funny. But yes, we do have lobsters in stock and on hand, in case you want a large, super delicious version of a crawfish. It requires less work and you get way more meat. It's a great meal, especially with our signature Fire Sauce. Put your face down and go at it!

It's Hot! So Is Our Seafood!

Shrimp Crawfish Hot Steam Fresh Live Cajun Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

We thought summer was over? This is what we get for living in Orange County. But we shouldn't complain. Look at our poor seafood. It's always too hot for them. Luckily for you, however, we have the a/c on full blast in our restaurant so you can enjoy all the hot and steamy cajun seafood you'd like! Pictured is, of course, our standard crawfish and shrimp combination. It's everyone's go-to combo and it should be yours, too! And yes! We still have live crawfish. Get it while it's still in stock!

Crawfish, Corn, & Clams! Oh my!

Crawfsh Corn Clams Cajun Combo Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

Oh my indeed. You can get this as one of our man different combos. Just pick the seafood that you like! You can choose from crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, and/or crab legs and then make it a combo! That also gives you corn and sausages, too, if you elect to make it a combo. And, all day on Mondays and Tuesdays, we also have Happy Hour! Buy any 2 pounds of seafood, get the 3rd pound for free. Free pound of seafood must be of equal or lesser value than the purchased pounds of seafood. May not be combined with any other discounts or offers. Additional restrictions and conditions apply.

Live Crawfish Straight Outta the Swamp!

Live Crawfish Straight Outta the Swamp Orange County Garden Grove OC Fire Crab

Yes, while the others guys are still scrambling around looking for live crawfish, we still got plenty! Come on in and enjoy it while we still got it! Yes, we're using the popularity of the most watched movie over the weekend but it's true! Our crawfish is straight outta the swamp and ready for you to enjoy! Come on in and stock up (in your stomach) as much of these swamp crawlers as you can!

You Can Get Multiple Seafood Combos!

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

Get a combo of combos! You can order as many as you want and you can combine them however you wish! It's all about options at the Fire Crab! And it's especially nice during our Happy Hour which is all day on Mondays & Tuesdays because when you buy 2 lbs of seafood, you get the 3rd one free. So if you want various combos to have various seafoods and have a different sauce type and/or spiciness level for each, feel free to order to your heart's content. There's no limit! Free lb of seafood must be of equal or lesser value. May not be combined with any discounts or deals. Seafood choices include crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, or crab legs. We can accommodate large parties.

Cajun Garlic Noodles with Shrimp! Make It Spicy!

Cajun Garlic Noodles Shrimp Sausage Clams Mussels Orange County OC Garden Grove Fire Crab

You think you can handle the heat? Try it on your next order of our Cajun Garlic Noodles with Shrimp! We definitely give you a nice serving plus we'll make it as spicy as you'd like it. Not only that, but you also have options when it comes to what you want with your Garlic Noodles. You can get it with shrimp, mussels, clams, and/or sausages. Hell, try getting them all together at once! It'll turn out to be Spicy Garlic Seafood with a side of Noodles but hey, that's your prerogative.

Bivalves Combo! Clams & Mussels.

Clams Mussels Bivalves Combo Cajun Garden Grove OC Orange County Fire Crab Seafood

What are bivalves? Bivalves are marine and freshwater mollusks that have bodies enclosed by a shell consisting of two hinged parts, like clams and mussels. Just because you're out of school, it doesn't mean you should stop learning. Yes, you can get a combo with just bivalves, if that's what your heart desires. And you can also order a dozen of our other popular bivalves known as oysters. Get it while you can!

We Support Seafood Segregation

Seafood Segregation Shrimp Crawfish Crab Legs Garden Grove Orange County OC Fire Crab

Yes, we like certain seafood away from other seafood. It's our right to segregate our seafood however we see fit and you have the same right whenever you come to dine at the Fire Crab. If you want shrimp and crab legs in one combo, and then all the crawfish in its separate combo, you can. And you can even make each one a different flavor and/or a different level of spiciness. You can even separate your clams from any of those seafoods, too. The choice is really yours and no one will judge you all the same. We encourage seafood segregation during our Happy Hour all day on Mondays and Tuesdays where when you buy 2 pounds of seafood, you get the 3rd pound for free! Seafood choices include live crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, and/or crab legs. May not be combined with any other special or discount.

Crawfish in Fire Sauce. Doesn't Get Any Better Than That

Orange County OC Crawfish Fire Sauce Garlic Orange County OC Fire Crab

Have you had your crawfish fix lately? If so, what are you waiting for? Come on in to the Fire Crab as quickly as you can and order a few pounds of our awesome crawfish in fire sauce. As you can see from the picture, it also comes with plenty of garlic. So be prepared for not being able to kiss anyone for a while after getting a bucket of crawfish at our awesome, Garden Grove restaurant. It's time you stopped thinking about it and just act on it already. And, if you come in on either Monday or Tuesday, you get to enjoy Happy Hour, where when you buy 2 pounds of seafood, you get the 3rd pound free. May not be combined with any other discount or deal.

Cajun Garlic Noodles with Sausage

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

A crowd favorite, our Cajun 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! We're always cook it to order.

What Color is Our Seafood? Doesn't Matter. Just Eat It.

What Color Seafood Shrimp Crawfish Orange County Garden Grove OC Fire Crab

The great debate. What color is our shellfish? Do you see a light orange and red? Well, you're wrong. It's delicious and yummy. But the bottom line is, it doesn't matter. All you have to do is order it and eat it. We assure you. Your tummy and your tastebuds won't care what color it is. Get it by the pound or get a combo, we don't care. Just get it. Besides, once we drench it in one of our awesome cajun sauces, it's all going to be the same color anyway. So come on and stay out of the rain.

Hot Spicy Mess. That's the Way You Like It.

Hot Spicy Mess Cajun Restaurant Orange County OC Fire Crab Crawfish Shrimp Clams

Bottom layer is live crawfish. Next layer is a pound of shrimp. Last layer is a pound of clams. Cover it all up with a thick, garlicky, spicy cajun sauce, like our Fire Sauce, and then enjoy! You know you like hot, spicy messes. Just like your ex-girlfriend. You know it's bad for you but you can't help it. You come back for more and more every time. No matter what your brain tells you, you heart (and your stomach) wants what it wants. Yes, that's a Selena Gomez reference. Friend made me listen to that song all weekend long. Happy Hour all day on Mondays and Tuesdays: buy 2 lbs of seafood, get the 3rd lb free. May not be combined with any other discount.

It's all about the Cheddar... Fries, baby!

Cheddar Fries 7 Types Cajun Restaurant Orange County OC Fire Crab Garden Grove

Although we now have 8 different types of fries to choose from, it's all about the Cheddar Fries, baby! Yeah, it obviously has a nice cheesy taste to it. If you want even more cheese on it, you should get our Cajun Chili Fries. They're our latest addition to the menu. If not, there are still 6 more different types of fries to try out, if cheese ain't your thang: French Fries, Cajun Fries, Cheddar Fries, Salt & Vinegar Fries, Cajun Garlic Fries, and Sweet Potato Fries. Yep, that's a lot of different fries.

Live Crawfish. We're Open for Thanksgiving.

Live Crawfish No Drought Open for Thanksgiving Orange County OC Fire Crab

It is now pretty late into the year and we're still getting shipments of live crawfish. Come on in on Monday or Tuesday where we have Happy Hour all day. You can buy 2 pounds of seafood (including live crawfish!) and get the 3rd pound free. May not be combined with any other discount. Also enjoy $1 off all beers. Seafood choices include shrimp, clams, mussels, and/or crab legs. And to make things even more interesting this year, we've decided to open on Thanksgiving Day! From noon till 6pm. Come on and get some live crawfish for Thanksgiving, something you can truly be thankful for.

Shrimp 'n Crab Legs Combo! Way to End the Year!

Shrimp King Snow Crab Legs Cajun Seafood Orange County OC Fire Crab

You want crab legs and shrimp? No problem. Now, do you want Snow Crab Legs or King Crab Legs? Yes, you can get both, if you'd like. We don't restrict your choices. You should come on in enjoy our seafood selection before the end of the year. You never know what we might switch up at the end of the year. It's nice to switch things up every now and then. Keeps things exciting. We're open from 3pm to 10pm every weekday. Happy Hour is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays where if you buy 2 lbs of seafood, you get the 3rd lb free! May not be combined with any other discounts or deals.

Shrimp Clams Combo, Oh My!

Shrimp Clams Combo Potatoes Corn Cajun Sauce Orange County Seafood OC Fire Crab

Yes, we do have other seafood besides our live crawfish. Geez. You should try our shrimp and clams combo. It's quite popular and quite tasty which makes it all the more satisfying. You can get 2 lbs of shrimp and 1 lb of clams or vice versa. Or, you can just get a couple of pounds of both! The shrimp has more meat than the crawfish and the clams make perfect little scoopers for when you want to get a scoop of the cajun sauce at the bottom of the bowl. Yeah, there's no shame in our seafood game.

Our Version of a Surf 'n Turf: Crawfish and Sausage!

Cajun Surf n Turf Live Crawfish Sausage Orange County Fire Crab Garden Grove OC

At the Fire Crab, you, too, can have a Surf 'n Turf meal, if you use your imagination. Our standard one is crawfish (which happens to be live right now) and sausage in any one of our awesome sauces. Our most popular sauce, the Fire Sauce, combines the flavors of all of our other sauces: garlic butter, cajun, and lemon pepper. If you come on in on a Monday or Tuesday, you can also take advantage of our Happy Hour where when you buy 2 pounds of seafood, you get the 3rd lb free. May not be combined with any other discount or deal. Seafood choices include live crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, and/or crab legs. And you can add as much sausage as you'd like and still make it a Surf 'n Turf meal ;-).

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