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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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”.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Shrimp was overcooked twice.

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SonjaF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

So much salt in the boil I couldn’t eat the corn. For 47 bucks, two crab clusters and 10 shrimp is exorbitant. I’m not afraid to spend money on great food and love salt. But this is basically an overpriced Joe’s Crab Shack. (Regional reference. Sorry. :) )

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VDayCouple
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great! Thank God we had a reservation cause this place does get packed quick. I did feel like we got ignored once we were seated. A couple who got seated after my friend and I got serviced before us, while we sat before them. But other than that food was great. I did ask for garlic butter sauce low
Heat and it was kind of medium heat but other than that the food was great. The sweet tea was amazing ! A must visit in Nola.

JB
JanelB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only 4 stars because our food was not hot. The boil would have been excellent with some steam

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and everyone was so nice

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gabby
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOH, service and food: Awesome! Henry was our server and he was on point. The ambiance is great and the food is so delicious! Price of the food is not too bad either. Two can share a boil because it was really good portion. Too bad we do not have enough room in our belly to finish it all off.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice waiter and the food was bomb and seafood expert says ☺️

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Jazzy
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

the food has no favor. This was a waste of time, over 100 dollars spent for nothing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthdays and very good place to eat

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp is always cooked well and spicy.

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DeonE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful experience all around. The good was amazing as was the dining experience!!

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TreniseB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and fresh! Service was great and as patient as they could be for accommodating us for my daughter's 15th bday dinner party. She was very pleased! That's all that mattered!

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KathyR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This place was on the list of top places to get a crawfish boil in NOLA. I had high hopes, but they were dashed almost on arrival. They were out of three different things we wanted to order, but they said in an hour those items would be available. We decided we’d have a drink and hang out, and wait for the food to be available. We had a child with us who likes seafood, but no spice, so we ordered our food with no heat. The platter was so spicy that my lips were burning after the first bite, and we had to send it back. Pretty sure all they did was dump off the spicy butter, and replace it with less spicy butter because the food was still coated in spice, and the seafood was in a pile all pell mell. At no point did anyone offer to replace the food, or did a manager come speak with us even after we repeatedly told the server our food was still too spicy, and not very good. All in all, it was an expensive and low quality meal. We should have just gone to Clesi’s. Save your money and your time, don’t go here.

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vipKatherineF
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Would go back again

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JuniorS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and a view of Magazine Street from most tables. Would definitely visit again.

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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 304 OpenTable diners.

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