Boil Seafood House

4.5
528 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Seafood boils are a tradition in Louisiana, and we’re adding to this flavorful part of our culture with our restaurant in NOLA’s Garden District. Hieu, the man who started BOIL Seafood House, grew up fishing for shrimp and crawfish, and he’s eager to share his passion for cooking up fresh catches. At our restaurant, you start by picking your seafood, your flavor, and then choosing your heat level. Then you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy your meal with everyone else who’s gathered around the table. It’s just like a backyard boil except for the fact that the food, cocktails, and craft beer never end. Bring your friends. Bring your appetites. It’s time to eat!
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CelineO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was really busy and they really nice because they held our reservation even though we were a few minutes past the 10 minute maximum hold time. The food was really good and the waitress was super friendly

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vipNolaKAOS
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty. Service was a little slow. My main issue is that they don't have the proper utensils to make the meal work smoothly. Tough to find shell crackers for the lobster and crab leg forks for the crab legs. Hand peeling the shrimp and crawfish was easy because they were cooked well. At their price point, they need proper, and maybe even wacky, utensils in order to really dig in.

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HeatherF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Whenever I am in town, this is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is always great with the right amount of spice and heat.

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Amberg
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

For the price the food wasn’t worth it, service was mediocre at best. Be prepared to ask to thinks like silverware

CZ
CrystalZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to taste local food. Good service…………

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KayleeE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our waiter was absolutely amazing! However, hostess was a little rude. We giggled at him and it didn’t bother us, but jeez, he could have used a chill pill to some of the people who walked in lol

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CodyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was AMAZING! Food was AMAZING! Would recommend this place to anyone.

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GingerB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unpretentious atmosphere, welcoming staff, great service and yummy crawfish that are real Cajun approved!

We went with four adults and my two kiddos (3 and 6 years old) and they were very accommodating!

Prices were a little high for what you get for the fresh boiled stuff, but we didn't mind paying because it was delicious and we had a great time. I'd totally recommend this place!

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vipNelliseO
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This food was so good it was mind blowing. The shrimp was perfectly cooked and seasoned to say it was delicious is not even fair. It was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend the taste of New Orleans boil. It was incredible. Get the boil special sauce that is all the sauces combined. Get a side of bread to dip in your extra sauce

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Dining here was very delightful but it would be nice to add a mix n match menu. The waitress was amazing and attended to our every need. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was soooo good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great ambiance.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Sad that tourists think this is real New Orleans food. Terrible food, ok service. Dirty restaurant.

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JuniM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best waiter ever. Never asked for her name but it was a white girl with blueish gray eyes on the second level. Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was incredible, service 100% and fun yet cozy environment. Our favorite restaurant in New Orleans 👏🏼

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AveryC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! My boyfriend and I love the staff and the environment that BOIL house has!

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Keke
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ceiling had leaks over table
Management needs to fix this issue

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Sfsawyer56
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We overall had a pretty good experience but out biggest issue is that we sat under a ac vent which constantly leaked water on us and our table the entire time of the meal. We had to constantly keep wiping up the water off the table and us. We could not move to another table as the restaurant was pretty full and we had a party of 6.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will make a point to return to this restaurant when I am in New Orleans again. Loved the food, best boil I have ever had!

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vipPerfection
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing platters here. Everything is so flavorful.

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RicardoC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good was good. Our server Jojo was excellent. Very small restaurant. Make sure to make a reservation if you don’t want to wait.

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EvelynC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation at 8:30 and watched as the hostess sat walk-ins for 10 minutes before us. We finally got sat and we waited for a waitress to bring us water or even tell us that they would be with us in a minute. No one came. After 30 minutes of just sitting there we left. The staff was unkempt, and running around with too much urgency for the level of people that were in the place. There was waitstaff standing at the bar and the hostess running around acting like an ER doctor running into surgery. It was one of the worst experiences in a restaurant.

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DavidS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had the Shack boil. It was great. The boils house salad was very nice too.
Waiter was ok.
Table was wobbly.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service both were really good. I would definitely go again. I would recommend making a reservation if possible to shorten or eliminate the wait time.

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CATHYK
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Appetizers came out with dinner and were cold. Waiter took apps to have redone and manager came over and said they don't recook anything and nothing she could do. Then came back and said she got approval to take off our bill. Not a good experience. So many better places in New Orleans that we ate at!

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KaseyC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Everything was wonderful. We were even sat earlier than our reservation time. Food was amazing.

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TameikaJ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Make sure that you make a reservation for this restaurant, I can see why it fills up fast! The food is really delicious!

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AngelicaB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! The flavors, the quality were more than we expected! The service exceptional. Not only will I recommend. I will go back, when in Nola!

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Naynay
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

The hostess southern hospitality was non existent she was horrible she didn’t even want to sit us she argue. with us just straight rude and we were from out of town! Our reservation was for 930 she told us the kitchen closed at 930 come to find out the kitchen closed at 945 and she was rude to us. The food and drink was good. The waiter must have had his head in the clouds he was a bit clueless and not helpful. I will find a better place next time.

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JerilynS
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a little of everything and were so glad that we did. Laidback atmosphere and simple but delicious seafood. Make sure to get The Feast.

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LeahS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent spot to get a seafood boil. Very reasonable! Our server Felix was so nice, even showed us how to properly peel crawfish.

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AlisonJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service with our waiter, JoJo were absolutely phenomenal! A must visit for a tasty Vietnamese Creole seafood fusion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family day

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JanetF
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Use to be my favorite restaurant but yesterday I spent $400 on my family of six to have to eat crab legs and lobster with no crab crackers. Management should mention that when we’re ordering. Complained until finally, when we were done they brought us one pair of crackers. Terrible idea to serve food for which you cannot eat without the proper utensils.

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Frances
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were delighted with our Crayfish, Shrimp and Crab boil. Everything was delicious -

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Hitchcock11
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the lobster and shrimp out of this world.

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Amberl
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good !! Definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was wonderful. Food was great!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Boil Seafood House using the Order Online button. Boil Seafood House also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Boil Seafood House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 309-4532.

Boil Seafood House is rated 4.5 stars by 528 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.