Boil Seafood House

4.5
206 reviews
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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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Nashville
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great service. Waitstaff and bar.

P
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Our server Justin was awesome. When in town again I’m def visiting

TH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

$55 crab legs had a piece of hair on it. Waiter never brought the manager out to even apologize. When they brought my food out a second time they made it super hot and I ask for low so I did not even enjoy the food. need to work on customer service and at least accommodate or bring out the manager when something is wrong ESPECIALLY when it comes to HAIR IN THE FOOD

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best boiled seafood I’ve ever had and I’ve lived in New Orleans 37 years.

L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing and funny, she made our time at the restaurant even better! Food was amazing and well affordable!

KN
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved that they still have crawfish this time of the year!!!! Already a plus for me!❤️ Would live to cone back again!

OT
Baton Rouge
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, good food, awesome service. Justin was a delight.

LW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A little pricey, food was pretty good. The waiter was knowledgeable about the food and menu.

ML
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Everything with the meal and the experience was great... Until the end when we asked to split the check. The server literally lost her mind. She couldn't comprehend how to split a meal between two people. The handheld payment device was acting up and that's pretty much when she lost it. I've never seen someone get so confused and angry so fast. There were several kids around and she was cussing like a sailor. That's just not how someone should react to a common request.

I would recommend this place because the food was incredible. The service however, could have been better. The place had like 20 tables in the area we were in and it filled up pretty quickly. I went without a drink for nearly 15 minutes. I was a server for 10 years and that's just something that shouldn't happen.

SL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food and service was absolutely impeccable! The bread basket appetizer (free) was phenomenal and the margaritas were strong! We all ordered different meals, surf n turf, seafood in eggplant, steaks, fried green tomatoes, gumbo, it was all yummy! The service was quick and our drinks never went empty. At the end of our meal we were asked if we wanted to tke a group picture with the chefs . It was adorable!

A
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, our waiter K was amazing, he really made the whole experience so much better. I would definitely suggest this to everyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our food was good...for the people that received their meal. There were a few people that didn’t get their food on time, something to do with running out of pasta. And when they DID get their pasta it wasn’t cooked all the way. Server needs to let people know when they are going to be charged for something extra, even if it’s as simple as $.50 for butter. But overall flavor of the food and everything was GREAT!! Would definitely come back....with fewer people (to avoid gratuity and check issues)

OT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Out of everything we ordered i really loved the grilled oysters. As for the rest, I think I’ve had better seafood, but give it a try. You might like it

KJ
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great! Our server had great suggestions and explained everything very well. I think the sauce on the boil was a bit bland and could have been a bit better flavor wise. Otherwise that is my only note. May try again, whenever I travel back to NOLA.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Super attentive and amazing food!

BM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC!!!!! Thank god for the touristy hop on/ho off bus! That is how we found this. We love seafood and this place IS THE BOMB!!!!!!! Kearica was our waitress and was attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. From apps to dessert, including drinks, she did not fail us. We now have another favorite place to eat in NOLA and in the Garden no less. ❤️❤️

AD
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

First day for our waitress... got the wrong spices for $57 order

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to taste NOLA food!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best seafood I've had. I cannot wait to go back. Definitely worth the drive away from French Quarter.

KM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my sister and I were in New Orleans from Chicago for a family reunion and we were looking for some place to go to try something we never had and the boil Seafood House was exactly what we were looking for . The food was great , the drinks were great , and the service was great as well. I believe our servers name was keerica and her energy was amazing and I thank her for helping us with our many questions and great service. Out of the few restaurants we tried boil Seafood House was our favorite. We are planning a trip back and we will definitely be back with more family.

BF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The blue crab had almost no meat. Since there were 3 on our order, we had a lot of wasted food. Shrimp were very good and spicy.

OT
Monterrey
53 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service by K.

ST
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We had a great server, the ambience was nice but that was about it. The prices are a bit too pricey for the amount of seafood we got. The appetizers were down right not good at all and over priced as well. We traveled to New Orleans just for the food and chose this location based upon good reviews. We enjoy dining at new places and love seafood, needless to say we were disappointed.

m
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place. Table was ready as promised. Waitress with good recommendations. Food was wonderful. Great experience all around.

JW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The thing to do at Boil Seafood House is order seafood options from the big board on the wall along with the desired seasoning and level of heat. We ordered a pound each of blue crab and mussels for my wife and I had shrimp and know crab. I was fabulous. With drinks and tip I spent $140. We enjoyed it so much we went back for lunch two days later. We fried oysters were had in a platter and on an oyster po-boy showed that their culinary skill is found in their boiled selections. The oysters had a lot of breading and not much seasonsing to enhance the oyster. We would highly recommend the boil options on the big board.

DE
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed this place a lot, especially because it was one of the only places open during the threatening hurricane! The oysters and shrimp were good, and the service was helpful and attentive, even though the place was short-staffed,

CB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Al was a wonderful server and was very knowledgeable! This was my 2nd time at Boil and I will be back whenever I’m in the New Orleans area!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s was really nice! We sat at the bar the server was awesome. I highly recommend. Prices were great too.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We made a reservation but did not realize that they put large parties upstairs and they do not have an elevator so we had to wait for a table downstairs for about an hour. They hostess and the wait staff was very helpful and friendly.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food!!!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kierrica was our waiter and she was PHENOMENAL!! She was very helpful in making our first New Orleans Cajun seafood boil experience great! She was very knowledgeable about the menu and the food was amazing! Everything was piping hot and very flavorful! Make sure you dine here for a great Cajun experience!!

LP
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter K was absolutely fabulous!! Each dish he recommended was perfect!

TR
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Seasoned well and spicy. Seafood was bomb and bread as well. Will be going back when I return!! Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Something different , our server K was excellent !! I’ll definitely be back

JM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, Justin (our server) was amazing... & did I say food was AMAZING. One of the best seafood boils I’ve ever tasted.

A
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Cajun platter and separately ordered mussels. Cajun seasoning on first and garlic on other. It was delicious

NK
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food was delicious. Came here while on vacation. Wish we had one in a Florida!!

u
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Food with new twist oN seasoning.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food came out quickly, and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. We enjoyed our meal, however, it took a little long to get drinks. Overall, we would definitely recommend and look forward to going back.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service ! Kay the Server from Maui was the best to help us enjoy the experience, he was great host! Don’t lose him he’s a keeper!

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