Boil Seafood House

4.5
408 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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4.5based on recent ratings
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EricaF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I had been there in October 2020 and the food was great! Went to visit again now in February 2021 and it seems that it has been sold and the quality is simply not there anymore. This time we were a party of 9 They got our order wrong twice, server was MIA most of the time, and they were out of mostly all seafood items. Definitely will not be going back. It’s truly a shame because it was a good place with good food.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service

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RangerZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best BOIL we've ever had! We had their Cajun boil and it was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Great Hurricane too!

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SherrelleB
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Where do I begin? So, let’s rewind to the previous night (February 27th). My significant other and I was visiting from out of town. We both wanted seafood so tried we decided to try the Seafood Boil House. Once arriving we approached the hostess. We were asked did we have reservations and we answered no. We were then told the wait was about an hour and we was fine with that. However, one hour turned into two and the hostess wanted to give us an small table by the door. So we decided to leave and try back the next day. Now, it’s the next day February 28th and I made reservations for this day. I walked to the hostess gave her my name and she replied “oh”. We then had to wait an additional 30 minutes although we had reservations. The manager, cooks, and waitresses were all out on smoke breaks and which is why they could not produce adequate service. The manager asked how long have we been waiting and I tell him, he then proceeds to flick a cigarette with no care in the world. To make matters worst the food was warm, the server added his own tip to our tab ( we had to decline it), and the hostess tried to sit us directly next to a group with no regards to COVID 19! This place use to be good but with the service they have now, it’ll go down quickly! February 28th was my last day ever eating from them and when I visit New Orleans again I’ll be looking for another seafood spot. The service and food was horrible! They need to do better and focus on customer service rather than smoking cigarettes! I was very disappointed.

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DwanellH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, hot and well seasoned. Service was also great, and drinks were awesome.

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markh
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will eat there on every trip the the Big Easy from now on!

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CatieB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience. My husband and I were looking for an authentic Cajun seafood boil and this was it!! Great other dishes and appetizers but we are still craving another boil!!

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vipfoodlovers
New Orleans
67 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first return for crawfish since last year and Boil is still wonderful. The crawfish is delicious and we added corn, potatoes, mushrooms, and sausage. Our server Lisa was just great. Will definitely be back when we get our next crawfish craving. And, we don't have to clean up the mess left after eating!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

When early on a Tuesday evening. 6 PM. Unfortunately it seemed they had only one server on staff. Drinks took over 20 minutes to receive and when they brought it they told my friend they couldn’t make her dirty martini so they made her something else instead. Which she didn’t want. Then she asked for a glass of Chardonnay and they said they did not have wine... not that they didn’t serve it, they just didn’t have any available. Employees were very nice, but it was a bit disappointing when you’re spending about $100 a head.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had The Shack Boil & it was great & service was great. They were out of several menu items...

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CARLT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible. Waitress didn't know menu well enough to tell us how to get what we wanted. Did not offer options. Felt rushed and ignored when I was trying to order. Go to a boiled seafood place and get seafood the whole idea of this restaurant is a joke. Overcharging for something you can get everywhere in New Orleans

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LoganM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was great not to loud or anything very good 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

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CotinaM
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were amazing! It was fresh and encompassed everything that dining in NOLA is about. We will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food! definitely recommend.

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Meme
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience great food great waitress. We reserved a table for my daughter’s birthday and it was perfect 😍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my family loved it was great

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amazing food- and totally price appropriate. Service was a little slow but with covid regs, I’m sure they’re doing their best!

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WhitneyF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I love the chargrilled oysters. I did not like the shrimp poboy at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Both host sucked. We made reservation online showed up on time no isUnorganized

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Godsent
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was pretty bland. Service was really good. Kinda pricey for the value. Probably won’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place!!! the service and food were great

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LeighaM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Will definitely be back. Next time will be all dressed up.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They were running behind and we got seated 45 minutes after our reserved table time which was frustrating. Other than that 5 stars. Waitress was great food great.

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BrandonH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The service was outstanding and I would recommend the server I had she was fantastic, explained all the items detailed. She was a pleasure to have as a server!!!!!!!!!

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JosephJ
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun place to eat with friends. Friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food

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MiguelC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing service was great drinks delicious

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JodyW
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience4

The boiled seafood wasn’t what we expected. Extremely oily and shrimp was slimy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jo-Jo made the experience so fun! The recommendations were spot on and I’m so glad we decided on this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best boil in NOLA!

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KitR
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boil Seafood House was the best seafood I’ve had in New Orleans!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good! And service was great!

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AnnB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

If you are looking for boiled seafood this is not the place. It was as if everything was just steamed and then they pour a greasy strange butter like seasoning over everything.

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AngeliqueL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Although the food was very good, I did get sick a little after eating there. Everyone at the table pretty much had the same thing so I think it might have been the boiled shrimp, which I ate most of.
Also, the wine was very overpriced.

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff! Super friendly and awesome food! Would highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Decided to try Boil Seafood out for my birthday. The service was really good. The price was a bit high compared to other places in New Orleans but the food was good.

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KatrinaH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! My kids loved it here as well. Great service!

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NicoleF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

I made 9:30 reservations to checkout this restaurant while visiting from out of town. I arrived at exactly 9:31pm, and was greeted by the hostess with “We won’t be able to seat you because your reservation was for 9:30, but you can sit at the bar if you like, but the kitchen closes in 5 minutes”. I was taken aback by the poor customer service, and quickly asked some probing questions to understand why the business allowed me to schedule a reservation at that time knowing this information. She quickly shifted gears and withdrew her initial positioning statement, and seated us at a table for service. The waiter that was assigned to us was extremely pleasant and was able to make us feel comfortable and assured us we will be able to eat and enjoy our experience. The food was good, but I will never eat here or recommend this restaurant to any of my friends or colleagues.

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ShayM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The food was ok and the meal was expensive I think the prices should go down and switch up sauce

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rhonda
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

just a little pricy but the food is good. service 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 408 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.