The Boil Waverly

4.6
1168 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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L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food here is absolutely delicious however, for $35 each for a pound of crablegs and a side of corn, I was NOT full and left frustrated that The Boil gives such small portions. They should at least include potatoes and corn in every pound rather than every two pounds. It is ridiculous that one would have to spend $60 minimum to get corn and potatoes included. On top of that, they charge $4 for extra sauce (same price as a side of corn). That is a rip off and ridiculously overpriced, especially considering that they give barely enough sauce for two clusters. After spending $80+ with my partner, we still had to got to the store to get a snack to feel full. We eat normal portions of food. If I pay that much, I want to leave satisfied. Period.

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

The food is so good.... the place is nice and the people are very friendly

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

I am a regular! That is how you know it’s good!

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

I Always have a good time at the Boil! Food is amazing and drinks are strong & tasty. Going back soon!

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Make sure you use open table to reserve your table. I would even say do it a day or two ahead. Great place to eat. A little bit pricey and they only take CASH!. Overall great dining experience.

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OS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to the boil with my son and my mother. They have great options for both kids and adults. As always I choose the “Boil sauce” cause it’s the right amount of spicy.

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MR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual!!! Great staff!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, it’s one of my favorites!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The girl who takes the table was a bad person and very pedantic. Otherwise very good service and excellent food.

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AP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Honestly, it's a great place to eat seafood. It's outstandingly expansive but it's worth it. I ordered a king crab legs with pasta, it was a bit salty but very tasty. I would definitely go there again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the server to the food was an epic experience.

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YA
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food is to expensive and the gratitude that was included in the bill was to high!! To be eating out of plastic bag & paper plates.,

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EA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I usually go to The Boil at Chrystie street so I decided to try this location. Bigger spacing and nice servers but for some odd reason I feel like the food was not fully cooked. I ordered shrimp and clams and I feel like they could have kept the seafood in a little longer. For now, I’ll stick to the Chrystie street location.

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RL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience as always !

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o
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place is great for groups - there were 8 of us. The food is delicious. It requires effort to peel and eat the seafood you'll be getting but it is way worth it. Can't go wrong with The Boil. I'll be visiting again for sure!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cash Only place there's an ATM at the main entrance. I loved the food with the whole she bang or special i think it is called here.
I'll be back.!!

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

I love the food and the way everything is set up so you don’t get messy, dope restaurant

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CA
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The lobster and shrimp were delicious. The calamare was too spungy and cold could cook more . over all i dont like plastic utensil to eat with in a restaurant and most of all the food comes in a plastic bag on the table. I was expecting maybe they would put it on some kind of platter . so with that daid i dont tjink i will go back there ..i would recommend a friend nut its mot my style of eating

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SC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everytime I've visited the Boil it has been great from the food to the service I only had one small problem and that was when I needed to use the bathroom on Monday when I was there due to the fact I'm in a wheelchair for now the door didn't close to the handicap stall but I was still able to use it though...But other than that the Boil is a great place!!!

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CJ
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall it was a Great! Experience i came here with my girlfriend for her birthday. Nice setting, good food nd good service. Only let down was there was a bus boy that was constantly watching us nd coming over to check when we we’re finished with our plate. So it felt alil as if we was being rushed, but other than that we was very pleased.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was nice and I will go back

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

-The service is seriously lacking attention and didn’t warrant the 20% they automatically tack on your bill.
-The food was good.

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RR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Will always come and eat at The Boil. Especially the Waverly location.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was very good, the service was wonderful I will come back again.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Chosen by our youngish daughter for a birthday celebration, it filled the bill. But speaking of the bill, they take CASH ONLY but nowhere on their website does it mention this, nor on Open Table when making the reservation. Seeing as it is a VERY expensive place -- and it caters to groups -- one would have to hit the bank to arrive with the cash needed. So it cost me, and most every other host there, an extra five bucks to use their ATM (fees to the machine and to the bank). NOT GOOD. Also, in this day and age, one suspects that they are cash only for the wrong reasons. It doesn't seem to lower their prices any (it's all paper and plastic, disposables) and it certainly is a very annoying problem for the customers. Two wrongs -- they should announce it beforehand, and they should drop the practice.

Also, I think they should dump the bags and use pots instead.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great! I always get the crab legs with The Boil sauce..drinks are also good.

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GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were served very quickly!

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MG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You have to work a bit to eat the most delicious seafood. But it makes it interesting and fun. As a starter while you wait for your bags ( literally, bags of seafood) I would highly recommend Cajun fries... mmmm... It was my third time, will go again for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Our waitress Jennifer was awesome. Enjoyed our time.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They ONLY accept CASH! no credit cards... ATM on site.

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TT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Snow crab legs. Get the snow crab with sauce on the side. Amazing!! One of the better boils We’ve ever been to.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the waiter was very professional

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BJ
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The concierge staff was very hospitable to me and my guests. They accommodated my late and last minute change to my reservations and for that I am grateful to them. The staff was friendly as well, however I felt the our server was not as attentive to our requests. She seemed distracted and when one person ordered a drink, she just went back for the one drink and did not ask for other orders. One person ordered King Crab Legs, she brought back Snow Crab legs. She proceeded to say that King Crab legs was not the order and stated she repeated the order afterwards, which she did not. As a result, we were enthused with her service but we were required to tip her because it was included in our bill.
I will still continue to come to The Boil, despite this one time situation.

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M
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood spot hands down! One of my fav places!

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time as always

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j
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just loved and enjoyed our dinning experience thursday. The Boil is the best Cajun experience in the city. Great food, good service all around. Wish I could eat there daily.

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o
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was excellent! I’ll be going back soon!

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VG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time going and it won’t be my last!!! Food and service was great. Will return again soon

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C
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was awesome and accommodating, the food was amazing. I’m headed back next week

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c
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! We’re regulars at the Boil. The food is great, the staff are quite friendly given the volume they do their best. I do think the prices could be a tad lower; they serve in plastic bags with no silverware, I am sure the cost is quite low. Their bar needs work, we ordered bloody mary and it tasted like pepper juice lol

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