Boil Seafood House

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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hostess was very polite and my host was extremely on point with everything. Food was out in a timely fashion everything was good will be returning

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IeshiaJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I’ve been before and the food was better than what it was this time I went

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DarionD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was A1! I’ll be visiting again

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JeffC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first bucket of crab and crawfish so much we had a few drinks and ordered another bucket. Then came dessert, oh my it was best chocolate cheese cake I habe ever had. Can't wait to be back in town to go here again.

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AlexaS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey but food is delicious and totally worth it!

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HaroldS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful place to eat at we always go nice drinks also

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Rellie
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was great from us walking in to getting to our table I love this place and the seafood was EXCELLENT I will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome and the food was great

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KHAH
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD! PERIOD!
We're amateurs when it comes to seafood boil. We had to ask for some directions on how to eat a crab. Our servers was very welcoming, helpful and non-judgmental whatsoever when we asked. We didn't feel out of place, and dived into our platter like animals. We made a mess and could not have enjoyed the experience more!

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MIjamlady
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing Boil, and outstanding, knowledgeable, friendly staff!

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DanyllJ
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service. They were out of certain items and made every effort to make sure our meal prepared well and filling.

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Eddie
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Please allow me to begin by saying that I appreciate the restaurant being open during these difficult times. Secondly, our server was excellent, what I am about to say about the food quality is in no way a reflection on the server. I have lived and worked in New Orleans my entire life, as such I have enjoyed delicious food. This is not New Orleans style seafood, for example, I ordered something called Gumbo, as a native that comes with certain expectations. What I received would best be described as a clam stew, it was ok but it was not gumbo. This is just one example, there are others, but I don't feel the need to go on. Perhaps tourists won't know the difference, but to a native this was disappointingly unauthentic.

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Tyrisha
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was great!! She never missed a beat!!

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AniyaY
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They need new management or supervisions the manager was very unprofessional rude with no remorse

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was good food

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BrettD
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had these reservations for a week. When we got there we were served drinks and then informed that they were completely out of food. By that point we had already been there for thirty minutes and things were beginning to close meaning that now our options for dinner were extremely limited. Super inconvenient. Why were we not told when we got there that they had no food? Like no food? Really you didn't know? Highly highly unlikely to return. On top of all that we never saw a manager or anything. Super disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Seafood!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and I just love their crawfish!

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MarcusA
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Timothy gave the best service! I used to work with him at another company but his personality is still the same! Upbeat loves to make sure his customers are properly taking care of.

5stars if I can give more I would!

Much love from Marcus & Maya

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Hushpuppies and fries were very good but the trout was flavorless and dry.

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vipFoodie
Detroit
39 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Unfortunately there was some sort of issue with the kitchen and meals were very late which caused a significant interruption in service.

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KimH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Didn’t wait long on the food to come out. Food was hot & tastful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was very loud, waitress didn’t check on us at all. But the food was amazing

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BabyCakeBaseball
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The boiled seafood was fantastic. The other food, not as good. But The Service was Horrible! This place needs a new FOH Manager.

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MissStassi
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

My waitress had to have been having a bad day bc her attitude was extremely bad. I was there when they open for three. They seemed annoyed that the line was kind of long to say they were just opening. My food was cold well , Let’s not say cold it was not as hot as I would like when it came to the table. I told my waitress about the issues she immediately pointed out that there was no exchange and I wasn’t asking for an exchange I just wanted hot food. I also ordered for the space to be extra hot it was not as all. The overall experience was rushed! it wasn’t experience my order was not right!! I didn’t really push any issues because my waitress attitude was pretty bad she’s the older woman with the red hair. So I just paid my bill took my food to go but I would not recommend this place.

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Boil Seafood House was and is amazing. I will definitely be visiting New Orleans again just to make reservations at the Boil Seafood House. It's a bit tight but I'm sure the owner will expand but I absolutely have zero complaints.

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kyleO
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Go early it’s packed and reservations you still have to wait a little

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Great service and awesome food!

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Bone
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Different style of crawfish but overall very good. I would do it again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, all local seafood prepared like the locals eat it. Or like a tourist, if you prefer. We were impressed with the food. Service was outstanding. Setting is casual, if not rustic. Picnic tables work here. It’s quite loud.

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KellyY
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was overall good. I was expecting more of a Louisiana style boil but it was more like New England style. I would suggest keeping the staff up to date on what food you are out of. One member in my party ordered the crab cakes and wasn't until like 20 mins later the server told us that they were out. because of this she didn't have food for like 20 mins while the others got their food. And the other thing is, when you have a reservation don't try and tell me that my reservation is actually 15 mins later than it is and that youll try to to seat us by our reservation time.

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LatriceM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It took the sever a long time to come to us after we sat down .. they took for ever to brought our food out and it came out one by one....it was cold... very bad experience in my life

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AdventureinNYC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place was such a good find! I loved walking through the residential areas of NOLA and getting away from the Mardi Gras chaos. The seafood buckets were so good, seasoning, variety of choices, and flavors. The price was reasonable too. We sat upstairs since we had a party of 5 and It was a lot more chill and less crowded. I would definitely recommend visiting this place. Yummy for your tummy!

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NathanS
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was good but was extremely overpriced. I believe this place is trying to feast off of tourists. They’re not alone in this endeavor but my wife and I, who live in Metairie, were blown away with the prices. We almost walked out. Our waiter, while nice, was extremely talkative without really saying anything. He didn’t ever really answer our questions despite talking non stop. We will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been traveling to New Orleans for 30 years and the boiled crawfish was delicious!!

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TonyP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service. The seafood boil was a little too salty for me, but i still ate my snow crab legs. The prices were ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! We ended up doing a second boil it was so good! Tim was a great server! Nailed it on every aspect.

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MariaH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a good time, delicious food & drinks. Tim was nice & attentive.

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KarlosH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood was delicious! Place was very clean and Jennifer, our waitress was excellent. Anticipated our needs before we even knew what we needed.

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thebirdVo
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little background, I was born and raised in New Orleans so I was skeptical trying a “sit down restaurant” for crawfish. Usually, the BEST crawfish are from hole-in-the-wall seafood joints where it’s only takeout. Since I had a friend come to town, I really wanted a spot for us to sit down and enjoy crawfish then walk to the parade route (it’s currently Mardi Gras season).

Our waiter at BOIL Seafood House was super friendly and easy-going. We ordered crawfish and shrimp with the Boil House flavor at medium heat and I must say it was REALLY good. Surprisingly good.

We also tried the Cajun flavor at medium heat and that was good also. However, between the two flavors, BOIL House wins.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone, especially local New Orleanians who wants to try “restaurant crawfish”.

FAQs

Boil Seafood House does offer 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 319 OpenTable diners.

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