The Boil - Jersey City

4.6
333 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Cajun Style Fresh Seafood Boil in a friendly environment. Our food speaks for itself. Seafood is ordered by the lb with your choice of sauce and spice. ​ ​
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Neequa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very friendly and courteous. I asked that they sang HBD to my BFF and they did they don’t have cake but they made a cute shot glass. The food was wonderful very flavorful I would definitely be returning. The parking sucks but that’s the price you pay for city type dining. Also there is a gratuity fee of 20 percent so if you go assure your bring the funds for that as well. Other than that it was outstandingly fun…….

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and experience did not disappoint. The Boil has been my “Go To” spot for a great seafood experience.

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JamieL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was constant. Ambiance was great. Will come back when I have the money.

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vipclrgms
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a casual dinner with the family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, loved the food and service.

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crossthebrij
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was alright, sauce wasn't as spicy as described and the bag def needed more of it. The king crab was good. Probably wouldn't go again though.

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CarleneR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thoroughly enjoyed my experience at The Boil. Food and service were great. Enjoyable atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good no Complaints

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MorayoO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast! Food was excellent and perfectly seasoned. Wait staff was attentive and observant. Didn’t like the mandatory 20% hospitality fee though.

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vipKristinaG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Simply delicious combos , dope, beachy atmosphere and you can make a reservation/ pay with a card in comparison to the LES location. The boil sauce is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful but I should of been able to bring my service dog in with me. I had to eat outside.

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JonM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique experience. Put on your bibs and gloves and dig in. Table sharing style- order by the pound and choose your sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with the family. Staff were friendly and on top of making sure we had everything we need. And made sure we all were enjoying our meal and were having a good time.

Food and cocktails were excellent!

I would definitely recommend to all my friends and family.

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Shery
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time at the boil! Food is always freshly served! Definitely recommend this spot if you want delicious seafood.

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Taryn
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was well worth the 2 hour drive! The service was great and the food was even better!

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RicoP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh seafood, nice ambiance, friendly service. Parking will be hard though.

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Punkin
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let's just say the food is never a disappointment. I'm there every 2 weeks. The people are nice and love atmosphere. This is the only place I go for seafood boil. Hands down the best to me

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vipMaggieD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. First time at JC location, I think it is my favorite!!!!

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KadeenG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Boil! The food is SO good, the atmosphere is so much fun, and the waiters are all helpful and friendly. This was my second time going and I'm just in love with the place.

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SadurO
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and polite staff and the food is amazing. Definitely going back again

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vipJohnE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we alway enjoy the boil and today was not different from our past wxperience. one thing I notice was the size of shrimp and alaskan crab seems smaller than usual. but overall, the taste, service and attention is still the same.

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Zalphara
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! It's my second time coming here and this time I went to the bar first where I was greeted by really kind and helpful bartenders. I couldn't recall the beer I liked the last time I visited and they really tried to help me find it and even gave me new options to try out! They weren't rude and seemed to enjoy helping me out which I really appreciate. When it was time for my reservation, we were seated in a minute and our order was taken promptly. Each time I've visited, servers were amazing and willing to give recommendations if asked or if they knew it was your first time, which helps a lot! Definitely recommend the house sauce on anything you purchase (mild to any spice level, it still tastes amazing!) Another server will come every so often to fill up your water so you never have to personally ask for a refill. Everything is reasonably priced, I usually get the Snow Crab with Shrimp (substitute for shellfish) for $40 and share it with a friend! You easily get satisfied to full, add on a beer and you're coming out there with the biggest smile on your face. Happily recommend this place to everyone!

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Joey
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and excellent service

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Wandy
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time eating at The Boil. We all enjoyed our meal and would eat here again!

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MicheleM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hospitality at the restaurant was excellent. The service is 1st class. The portions of the food was just right, served hot and delicious.

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GregH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is always good, service was excellent. Parking is usually an issue but we were able to find something extremely close

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Liyahbaby13
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience I love the food everything was great 😍

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vipMark
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food did not taste good. Calamari, overcooked. Crab Cake had an unpleasant taste and was mostly filler. Gumbo was fine. Beer was fine. My wife had lobster roll. We made with strange sauce.

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courtneyc
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

A complete rip off!!! If you are looking to enjoy a seafood boil, this is not the place. Went for a friend’s birthday and there idea of a boil is 2 types of seafood and 1 piece of corn and a red potato split in 4 pieces. We ordered the King crab legs and it came with shrimp…. I inquired with the waitress if that would be enough for 3 people and she said yes. The ‘boil’ bag showed up and we just laughed out loud. The staff was very kind, but the experience was awful

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Love It!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and a fun activity for a group!

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RedGuy
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The waitress was outstanding, but bartender had trouble getting the drinks right. Food was OK. Pretty expensive considering what we received.

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Yamilee
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience here from day one was so good! Made the reservation with the Manager I believe, Vincent, since we were originally a party of 9 and he was so kind and professional on the phone. The day of our dinner they were very accommodating, and on point! Customer service A+! They helped to make our birthday dinner so special for my sister, from the host Lionna, (sorry if I misspelled her name!) to our waitress Malina. I plan on coming back and definitely recommend it. And yes, the food is so good!!! Shrimp cocktails, crab cakes, the raw oysters..delish!! I have a place to bring family and friends!

Thank you so much!!!

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VirginiaR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time for a surprise birthday dinner. The food was amazing!

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ArlenisK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I love the boil. That evening wasnt their best night. It seems like a staff member was injured in the kitchen which caused them to do " last call" early and the service standards dropped after that. I felt like we were being rushed out for something that had nothing to do with us/ wasnt explained well. I was also misgendered by one of the workers which definitely couldve been handled better. :(

I still love the boil but will go to the ones in NYC instead

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ChristaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Feel like you're down the shore. Amazing food

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SarahB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brought my son here for his birthday. The ONLY issue I had (which isn’t even really and issue) was that we had one server then another and then the first one came back then the second one. It was confusing but they were BOTH AMAZING!!! Food was (as always) superb!!! Drinks were also sublime!!! Overall an excellent experience!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

20% gratuity is included in the visit. Because of this I assume is the reason why the service was really bad. I left notes here on open table for the restaurant. They read the message and ignored it. I specifically asked them to reach out to me if they cannot accommodate what I was asking for. The waitress was cold and short. The drinks were the worst I’ve EVER had. We will not return to this location again and we now won’t be trying any other location.

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vipWOW1
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to get dirty eating with your fingers, in gloves. Well worth the visit take your time and eat talk and enjoy

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YaniB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Drinks was good, cajun wings were good. That's about it. Everything else was oily and gross.

Slow service... had to ask for everything. My mom
And nephew was almost finished with her crab legs before she received the cracker tool she requested.

Female bathroom was overflowing with paper towels all over the floor, told a staff member and pretty much ignored me.
Our Bill was $600- we could have stayed home and enjoyed much better for way less

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You can order delivery directly from The Boil - Jersey City using the Order Online button. The Boil - Jersey City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 479-0808.

The Boil - Jersey City is rated 4.6 stars by 333 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.