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The Kickin' Crab

Map & Directions 3611 S. Bristol St., Ste. C
Santa Ana, CA 92704
  • Cajun, Vietnamese
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Necessary
  • Lot Available


OC Weekly's Description

The first thing to get at the Kickin' Crab is the shrimp. The high meat-to-effort ratio is the best value for the buck. Since you're actually paying for the part you throw away more than the part you eat, the lower yields of the fresh crawfish should be your second choice. For sauce, asking for mild is sufficient. Dare to go hotter, and OSHA-approved goggles should be required, lest the caustic stuff splash into your eye and render you blind. As with all restaurants like this, the fun is in getting your palms thoroughly greased with the red-tinged sauce and your fingernails jammed with garlicky gunk and crab innards. It plays to our basest kid instincts, indulging us in the urge to eat with our hands before Emily
Post-imposed manners got in the way.

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  • OC Weekly on 11/18/11

    Voted Best Boiling Crab Imitator in OC Weekly's Best Of 2011 Issue! Seafood in the best things ever: Butter, garlic & Cajun spices. Click the link to download the Best Of app and view more winners!

  • Oscar G. on 04/20/12

    Shrimp tortilla bites. Clever and really tasty.

  • Oscar G. on 04/20/12

    Cajun fries are a must

  • Oscar G. on 04/20/12

    Add the lemon to the salt and pepper. Then you dip your seafood in that sauce.

  • Sandy M. on 01/27/11

    Mild spicy = medium Medium spicy = HOT

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