The Boiling House

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Here, at The Boiling House, we take great pride in providing a friendly and vibrant atmosphere for our guests to enjoy our deliciously famous seafood buckets, noodles, buffalo wings and much more. We take the traditional Creole seafood boil to the next level. We boil our seafood with classic Louisiana styles, along with our own secret blend of seasonings, then top it off with your choices of our amazing sauces (House sauce, Garlic Butter, Lemon Pepper and Old Bay). Most of our menu is Gluten Free, including our popular Seafood Fried Rice.

Celebrate your special events with our special Sea Festiva bucket. Don't forget to BYOB.
What 530 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

my only complaint was with the sauce this visit. it seemed a little off from the last time we were here back in March. however we did order the mild level rather then medium like our first time. regardless we would return for sure.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It took while to be seated and service but once you get the food it was not bad. We got the entire restaurant to sing happy birthday for my mom. That was great.

k
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!!

SA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, atmosphere and food!! Highly recommended!!

Sherie A

CO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was okay but food was excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing

AG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very small, quaint restaurant. Enjoyed the food. A little pricey for the amount of food received. Food was very good. Looking forward to returning.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is awesome!! Had a great time!

KD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food !

CH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were 20 minutes late...they were still very accommodating. We seated right away. Our waiter was very patient, friendly and quick.

D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

One word : Mediocre

ID
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent.

S
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was mediocre and the seasoning was basically non-existent. Won’t be going back.

EC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

What what I enjoyed the most was the food...very tasty and they give you plenty of it!

RD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food Excellent Service. I will definitely return.

MM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Go for the food enjoy the experience it’s not like other dining they could make it better like drinks they give you soda in a can. The seafood is the greatest part. The wait staff isn’t very attentive the bathroom is pretty dirty but again the food is one of a kind hard to find a meal like this one. Some TVs are on some are not. The place is small and cramped but it’s fun.

TS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The food was unseasoned and shrimp were over cooked. Our waitress was fantastic but the food was subpar.

H
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent!

LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place and the food was great outstanding.... The service was also great... I'm coming again....yum yum lol

C
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Go for a enjoyable family atmosphere. My family enjoyed ourselves.

DO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food is always outstanding! One of my favorite places!

JJ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to start by saying- from the moment I was introduced to this restaurant, I have been 3 times in 4 weeks. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE FOOD!!! Other seafood restaurants aren't comparable to The Boiling House. My favorite selling point is that this restaurant is BYOB (which is a plus for me) in addition to the great staff (Tim was our waiter this time) but everyone from Josh and Mitchell (can't wait for him to get back from college so he can play my favorite playlist)... They are all awesome staff.

CJ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love their food. The atmosphere is always great and the service was wonderful. I will always be a customers.

CK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let me say it was AMAZING, 3rd time back. The food, the music, the atmosphere and the service are always great. Definitely one of my favorite seafood places in south jersey, first time coming here was from JL Jupiter vlog video and I it surpassed my expectations, had the 160$ bucket the sea festival and couldn’t even finish it, they even give out aluminum containers to wrap it up to take home! Excellent as always and will be back.

j
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The menu on the website said they served fish but we got to restaurant and waiter said there was no fish was on the menu until we showed him. The waiter was very aloof until we started complaining . The food was good but overpriced.

AG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent - love this place- most eat here - best dining experience - so welcoming

A
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, great times with friends, food and service!!!

a
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The boiling house was amazing as always!! I got shrimp tacos and salad for dinner. My fiancé got crab fries which we shared and 1.25 dungeness and 1.25 snow crabs. The price is worth it! The flavor and the way the crabs were cooked was BEYOND perfect! Only thing Is I wish the place was bigger, but it’s never too crowded to feel like we are on top of each other. I recommend to anyone whose looking for a great crab spot in the area.

K
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Waiter was horrible! Only came to table if you caught him walking by. He kept the change that I needed, to give him the proper tip. Spoke as if we were bothering him when we called him.

D
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

WE sat outside so the atmosphere was beautiful. The food was great but the service was horrible. We waited over an hour for our food after we placed our order. We had to constantly remind our waiter for our drinks. We still never received the water he offered us when we sat down. Our waiter told us the kitchen was backed up because the chef was in the Philadelphia location. Because the outside ambiance and food was good, I would definitely go back to try it again. Hopefully they will have more staff and the chef will be back..

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst dining experience, had a reservation for 6:30, promptly seated however waiter took over 15 minutes to come to table. Finally took our order which we received timely being that it was busy BUT one dinner was NEVER brought to the table. The bus lady came to table to ask how everything was, we told a dinner was missing but she NEVER came back to the table. We finally got the waiters attention after we were almost finished eating, told him we didn’t receive a dinner and never mind as the rest of our dinner party was almost finished eating at this point. We got the standard excuse the kitchen is busy BLAH BLAH BLAH. The food was not worth the hassle or the less then service we received, please do not waste your time or money.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood was seasoned perfectly. The staff was friendly and on point! Nice ambiance and music. All around excellent place!

WT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

It seems like this place is a victim of its own success. The food was tasty, and is the primary reason I would recommend this place to a friend. That said, this place probably has the worst service of any place I've ever been to. No joke, I literally waited over an hour for my main meal. If I were not a patient person, I would have definitely walked out. While the wait staff was attentive, the food was simply not coming out fast enough. Either they need to get a bigger kitchen and/or faster cooks, or they simply need to do a better job limiting the number of guests. Do not come here unless you have the patience to wait an unreasonably long time to receive your food.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome experience, orderd food, came out in 15 minutes. Three different waiters one had a bit of an attitude but overall great vibe awesome food for a great price, will definitely be back😊

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience and ambiance!!! Celebrating my good friend’s birthday.

JJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Boiling House is the best BYOB seafood restaurant I've visited EVER. the servers Joe and Josh were Awesome!! The food was delicious. Note that you need to pick your own seasonings and spiciness. I would recommend garlic butter and old bay as the seasoning..I prefer extra hot for my spiciness. Dont forget your side of garlic noodles and do yourself a favor.. DIP YOUR NOODLES IN YOUR SEASONING SAUCE. you won't regret it.

P
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Sons birthday

PL
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

What has happens to good service. Order was taken wrong and was delivered incomplete. Specifically ordered and told them can’t eat garlic for dietary reasons and shrimp which came out late was loaded with garlic. Had no chance to let them know cause they never came back to check Just dropped off and ran. Finished eating and waited 30 minutes to get the check cause I couldn’t get anyone’s attention. Was thinking about calling them on the phone to get someone at the table. Also, why would you not have an air conditioned restaurant when it is 100 degrees outside. I think they had 2 or 3 ceiling fans running and the place was at 90 inside. It’s steamed seafood. It all tasted the same as long as you have a slight clue how to cook. So if that is your thing you better have good service and a better atmosphere to be worth coming back. Needless to say I will not be back

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