The Boil Waverly

4.6
1092 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Cajun & Creole Restaurant · Seafood Restaurant · Beer Hall
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was great. Everyone seemed really nice and friendly and the food was FANTASTIC!! 10/10 overall experience.

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LM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great as always! Love the Waverly location.

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T
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Just what I wanted. The food was soo good. The thing I didn’t like about this place is the service. The waitress only came once for the order but then she was nowhere to be found. I get it that the store was quite busy but I literally had to ask this random guy working there for another pair of gloves and then another order of food from some different waitress. And then the tips was just too much for the trouble I went through.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food at the boil was good nice and fresh, however the waitress was a disappointment. She was very short with us and acted as if she was in a rush. No personality at all I don’t recall her even smiling. Gratuity is included for parties of 4+ so that worked out in her favor other wise she wouldn’t have gotten much, if anything at all.

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TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious but the manager was not nice when I asked to speak with her regarding the use of the plastic utensils. We were reprimanded for not keeping the utensils out of the plastic bags.

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RJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was great except, being cash only and not stating that anywhere on their website. It's the 21st Century, that is quite antiquated and should not just be posted on a small sign near the hostess station.

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TM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You need improving for the program like celebrate whoever the birthday came up and no cake . I’m really enjoyed at the boil and the foods are good !

Next time I will know if I would ask if I can bring the cake for next birthday

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it !!! Food was amazing

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was WELL seasoned. Best seasoned crab legs I’ve ever had. Especially the “boil special” sauce

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JS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and environment was great. The service and people was great. I arrived 30 min from my reservations and they still seated us right when we arrived.

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S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my boyfriend love this place! The food is always fresh and tasty!

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c
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

If you enjoy seafood, cajun seasoning and don’t mind getting your hands dirty (suggest using the gloves) - this place is for you! Casual restaurant with a comfortable ambiance, serving boiled seafood at reasonable price. Only downside IMO is this is a cash only restaurant. Otherwise, you can’t go wrong here.

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AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time going to this restaurant, first time going to this location.

Definitely have to make reservations.

the oysters in this location weren't that good, but the rest of the food was great!

Definitely coming back again. Food is reasonably priced.

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CK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Would gladly recommend this play ( already have) everything was great..!! I was comfortable and had a very good time

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks
The host seated us fast
Our waiter was great

Thanks guys

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WC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to at least 2 other restaurants with the same concept as the Boil. They didn’t come close.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Cash only! Would have been good to know before going.

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LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best seafood in life. Take the L out Of Lover it’s over brother

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N
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was fantastic. Ambiance was great and music was excellent. I had a party of 9 and we didn't have to wait long before food and drinks were brought to our table

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ZA
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always great and satisfying. The drinks are nice and strong. The service is outstanding.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Love this place.

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DE
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at The Boil, first time at their Waverly Place location. The hostess was extremely patient. All of the guests in our party didn't arrive ay the same time. We couldn't be seated until everyone arrived, but the hostess sat us immediately was everyone arrived. There were 8 people in our party, we ordered appetizers & main dishes.... all of our orders were correct. Everyone enjoyed their meal, including my 3 year old grandson who insisted on eating macaroni & cheese with shrimp. Orders are a great portion & no one left hungry. My recommendation is to get anything with the Boil Special - all spices, at the hottest level of your desire. The sauce is delicious, but you have to dip the meat of your seafood back into it once you've peeled off the shell. Only negative comment is that it's a cash only payment method - which in today's world, who wants to count out Bill's after huffing down almost $600 worth of seafood amongst 8 people... Yeah our bill was a bit high, but that's because we had thirsty alcohol drinking patrons in our party, plus we each ordered an appetizer plus our main meal.... I guess we were a thirsty & greedy bunch!!! Needless to say, I would definitely go back. The seafood was fresh & tasty, plus the service was excellent. Oh & not everything could be perfect, their bathroom needs some serious plumbing. Water is extremely cold for washing hands & the toilets don't flush properly - which is a huge no-no in a ladies' room.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for large groups. The employees are so nice and patient. I come here like once a month honestly. The food is seasoned to perfection !!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

They were very accommodating. It became crowded but the noise level wasn't crazy. The food was very good

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the staff was nice. My food came out really fast. I will definitely go visit again with I come to nyc. I wish they had a location close to me.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing service a little slow

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V
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I ve been here three times and my Girlfriend is the reason why; she really enjoys the food and atmosphere at the boil located at Waverly Pl. Thank you for your service because if my Lady is happy then I'm happy; thank you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the boil! I love the food, and my favorite boil special sauce !

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

Staple every year for my girlfriends birthday!

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really good. Food was amazing and priced appropriately. The shrimp was really good

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VM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking to have good seafood and drinks. The waiters are all nice and on point. Love it!!! And definitely a place I will visit again.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were seated immediately, 10 minutes before our reservation. food came out quickly and the passion fruit lemonade is to die for. SO GOOD

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VD
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We did not know that establishment was Cash only until after we reveived the bill.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband’s birthday went great at Boil Waverly

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AR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Only problem I had was that they wouldn’t take a drink off the bill and I didn’t drink it all because it was so nasty. I don’t like that they can’t exchange it for something else or take it off the bill. If I didn’t drink it why do I have to pay for it. I didn’t enjoy that at all that really upset me, but that was my only complaint otherwise the food was really good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyday went well and the food was great. Will definitely be back soon.

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good however the service needs a lot of improvement. While we were still eating the bust boy is attempting to remove the tablecloth; we felt rushed.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jenn was a great waitress.

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AO
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and her husband invited us for my birthday, I have to say it is the best birthday dinner I’ve ever had. The food, service and ambiance was amazing. No complaints.

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SG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Boil is consistently great! If you are looking for a true seafood boil at a reasonable price, this is the place! The drinks are well made and the staff is attentive.... its perfect for couples, kids, family dinner nights.... and anytime you have a craving for amazing seafood!

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