The Boil Waverly

4.7
1673 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Cajun & Creole Restaurant · Seafood Restaurant · Beer Hall

**We are cash only, limited seating, and there will be a 20% Hospitality Service Fee.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1673 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was good and delivery of the food was quick! food was very good, too!

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vipNetta
New England
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

I love The Boil, it’s always a great time and the food is delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was seated upon arrival. Waitress friendly courteous and knowledgeable of specials and menu choices.

BY
BambiYo
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We have been to this location several times and have enjoyed it in the past. This time, our reservation was at 9:00, perhaps a bit late (we were the last table to leave). But the busboy kept trying to remove things while we were still eating, and although our waiter did a fine job, we definitely felt like the staff could barely wait to get us out of there so they could go home. The staff started putting chairs up on tables and cleaning while we were still eating. One staff member actually started spraying disinfectant on the table tops near us, which we could smell while trying to eat. The food was good, but my snow crab legs were so soft that I couldn't crack them, making it difficult to get inside and remove the flesh. This meant that it took me longer to eat my meal than it normally would.

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Enigma
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Visited to celebrate a birthday. The celebrant enjoyed their crab and shrimp meal. The cocktails were a bit watered down for the price. Two attendees had dietary restrictions and previewed the menu and decided to order the chicken wings. However, were saddened to learn that the establishment fries their shellfish and poultry in the same oil. The value of the portions was not commiserate with price.

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KeeyaL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love the boil! Food was absolutely delicious. I don’t like the new way they have the crab legs by the cluster instead of the pound because it’s a bit confusing but the waitress helped us through our ordering

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Some of the best crabs in nyc ! Period !

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JerryS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and experience! 👍👍 can’t wait to bring more friends there again!

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ALDIV
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place, the food is delicious and the environment is really good

LJ
LeviJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and fast efficient service. My only complaint would be that they are cash only.

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charles
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome. Lobster spiced with fire 🔥is hot but delicious. Ask for Jenny as you're server. She is kind smart and beauitful. Reservations are hard to get but so worth it

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SharonE
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone had a great time, food was excellent, ambience excellent, service was excellent. This group of 20+ would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It’s cash only and the atm was not working had to walk two blocks in the heat to get cash and there is a 20 percent gratuity so my bill was only 40 dollars they added 20 dollars in taxes for sitting at the table

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Lamoon (I believe that was their name) was incredibly sweet, attentive, and helpful. I dine in at The Boil fairly regularly and this was one of my best experiences. I love bringing people to experience the Waverly location. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Cash only was a surprise.

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Breathless
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Terrific staff, very welcoming and willing to go the extra mile. Rey good food. Shrimp cocktail was great.

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LeeLeeLovesFood
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's awesome ..I LOVE IT been going there since they opened.

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bruh you will love it here! So bomb and tasty! Lastnight was different 🔥❤️‍🔥

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks was good like always

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This place used to be great but now they give you way less food for the same (if not more) money. Most of our crab legs barely had any crab in them. Left still hungry and that never used to happen. Time to find a new seafood boil spot, unfortunately. I don’t know why they changed the menu so instead of a pound of crab legs you get one cluster. It is a real shame that this is happening because we love this spot. But we feel ripped off because we spent the same amount of money we always have but got way less food. Won’t come back until you go back to giving us a proper amount of food for what we pay for.

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KAREENA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Been a while since I’ve been here and the prices have soared up for less food. I understand a pandemic hit and everyone has to make up their money but trying to finesse your customers while providing less isn’t good. Probably not making the trip there anymore

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DrDoughnut
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We dined outside, in a little shelter on the street. It was rainproof and it had its own heater, which we were glad to have. The atmosphere inside is what I'd call genuine "faux-thenticity." Our shrimp arrived boiled in plastic bags, so while this is not fine dining, it was fresh and tasted great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time there. The food was superb and the service was great!

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Nakevabee
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great besides TWO waiters coming to our table every 5 mins. We continuously ordered enough food & drinks while we were there so it wasn’t like we were wasting time or a table. Other than that, the waiters were all friendly & polite. Just don’t come off too strong next time.

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SamanthaN
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience with the service/wait staff and overall ambience! Having an outdoor seating experience with The Boil was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was celebrating my son’s Baby and Father’s Day

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Everyone was really nice, food was amazing and came out quickly. Drinks were so good (highkey recommend the frozen margaritas) crab leg sizes were great too.

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ChristinaP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to the boil with my family. Food is amazing and we will return soon.

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leangym
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, food was delicious and the services was excellent.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Must have changed management. I’ve been here a thousand times and have always loved it -but I’ll never be going back. The menu and prices have changed along with the quality -incredibly salty food, and 25$ for only 1 knuckle of crab? No thank you. I can eat seafood elsewhere from now on.

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vipUnderwhelmed
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good but…I’ve not eaten at a cash only restaurant in years. No one carries cash anymore. Get with the times!

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giuseppinag
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and delicious food. Servers were very attentive.

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JHyde
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a good time! Great food! The crab and shrimp boil is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the place! very fun experience and everyone is so nice and attentive. bring cash

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun change of pace meal. Be prepared to get messy as it's served in a bag to be dumped on the paper covered tables. I wish Maryland Crabs were in season when we went, so we'll have to go back.

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ShenikuaM
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, delicious drinks, and the service is impeccable. The wait staff was so friendly and ready to help with any request. The food was so good, my boyfriend and I will definitely be returning.

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MRosario
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant! Loved everything about it. 100 percent recommend.

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YvonneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the service was great. It felt really good being able to enjoy dinner with family and friends..Lets get it New York!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Boil Waverly using the Order Online button. The Boil Waverly also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 833-7110.

The Boil Waverly is rated 4.7 stars by 1673 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.