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Urban Crawfish Station.
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Nine Restaurants Dishing Out Fresh Seafood Boils in a Bag in Las Vegas and Henderson

Roll up your sleeves and dig into buttery Cajun-spiced steamed seafood

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Urban Crawfish Station.
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It seems like a new restaurant serving bags of steamed seafood started opening almost monthly in the past year, and a number still have plans to debut in 2021 and beyond. The OG, Hot N’ Juicy Crawfish, now has four locations in Las Vegas and spread to locales such as Orlando, California, Arizona, and Washington, D.C., serving its bags of steamed seafood, sausage, corn, potatoes, and Cajun seasonings meant to share and sold by the pound. Now seafood boils seem to permeate Las Vegas, with each offering sauces from bland to spicy that keep the Southern-inspired dish feisty. Diners roll of their sleeves, don a bib, and dig into these bags with their hands for a messy good time. Here, a look at nine places to pick up seafood boils in Las Vegas.

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Hot N Juicy Crawfish

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With two locations in Chinatown, one in Henderson, and another at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort, the OG of seafood boils in Vegas brings Louisiana live crawfish, shrimp, an assortment of different types of crabs, and live lobsters. The restaurant opened in 2007 with spice levels on the sauces that range from house’s signature seasoning to three-alarm fire.

Bags with lobster, shrimp, crab legs, crawfish, and more.
Hot N Juicy Crawfish.
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Pier 88 Boiling Seafood & Bar Las Vegas

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Pier 88 specializes in Louisiana-style Cajun seafood, with specials such as the Low Country boil with a half pound of snow crab legs, another half pound of shrimp, a half pound of sausage, a boiled egg, corn, and potato as well as two way shrimp with eight fried and a half pound boiled. Diners can choose from Cajun, lemon pepper, or garlic butter for a sauce. Coming soon to 2080 North Rainbow Boulevard. Online ordering available.

Shrimp, crab legs, and corn on a metal plate
Pier 88 Boiling Seafood & Bar.
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Urban Crawfish Station

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Tucked into Chinatown, Urban Crawfish Station features fresh seafood and fried Southern classics including shrimp, lobster, and oysters. Choose the urban mix sauce, a combination of garlic butter, lemon pepper, and Louisiana-style and Cajun sauces, with a medium spice level for a real kick. Online ordering available.

An assortment of seafood on a table
Urban Crawfish Station.
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The Boiling Crab

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Choose fresh seafood such as crawfish, clams, or shrimp with a choice of four different flavors and spice levels. Fried fish such as calamari and catfish are also available to order. Add on a side of lemon pepper fries to complete the meal.

Shrimp with corn.
The Boiling Crab.
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The Yummy Crab

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The Yummy Crab on the east side offers combos of its Cajun seafood, with options such as clams, shrimp, crawfish, mussels, and snow crab legs peppered with corn, potatoes, and sausage and then seasoned with lemon pepper, garlic butter, or the house special sauce and spices from mild to extra spicy.

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The Yummy Crab.
The Yummy Crab

The Vikings Boiling Seafood

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N’awlins-style seafood finds a home at this newcomer in Henderson with a center seating area reminiscent of a Viking ship, bedecked with flags, shields, and an illuminated, carved-dragon prow. Viking, Golden Knights, and Raiders combo deals are available for groups of two, four, or six, featuring shrimp, mussels, corn, sausage, and fries. Customers can choose their seafood by the pound, priced at market rates and including shrimp, snow and king crab legs, live lobsters, Dungeness crab, clams, and crawfish, prepared with a choice of seasoning and spice level. A second location is already in the works at 9770 Las Vegas Boulevard S., close to Silverado Ranch Boulevard and sitting behind the South Point.

Seafood on a plate and pieces held in a hand
The Vikings Boiling Seafood.
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Angry Crab Shack

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Newcomer Angry Crab Shack dons a bib and enters the Henderson market with Asian and Cajun flavors. Diners can order a seafood boil with options such as lobster, Dungeness crab, king crab, snow crab, or crawfish, all priced by the pound. Then customers can add sauces ranging from lemon pepper or garlic to water-based sweet or traditional. Spices range from “wimpy” mild to ridiculously hot. Believe it or not, scorching scorpion and angry ghost are listed as milder than ridiculously hot. Other add ins include seasonal vegetables, sausage, corn on the cob, red potato, a hard-boiled egg, or crispy tofu.

A pile of shrimp, lobster, and other seafood
The Angry Crab Shack.
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Shaking Crab

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Living under the motto of “bibs up, phones down, it’s shaking time,” New England-born Shaking Crab serves its East Coast twist on Cajun spiced seafood in the southwest, and already has plans for a second Las Vegas location in Chinatown. The restaurant specializes in seafood prepared in butter garlic sauces and a Louisiana-style Cajun spice mix. Diners can choose oysters, crab cakes, spicy calamari, and lobster cheesy fries appetizers, plus Alaskan king crab legs, shrimp, blue crab, crawfish, clams, mussels, and lobster tails, with options of sweet chili miso, the LV lemon pepper, and shaking hot house Cajun sauces. Online ordering available.

A mound of seafood and corn in front of two people.
Shaking Crab.
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Holy Shrimp Cajun Seafood Fusion

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Diners can order live crawfish, shrimp with or without the head, green mussels, live clams, king crab, or snow crab by the pound. Each comes with corn and potatoes. Diners then choose a sauce, which are a little different than a typical seafood boil, ranging from curry and Asian ma la to butter lemon pepper and signature holy sauce.

Crawfish with holy curry sauce
Crawfish with holy curry sauce at Holy Shrimp Cajun Seafood Fusion.
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Hot N Juicy Crawfish

Bags with lobster, shrimp, crab legs, crawfish, and more.
Hot N Juicy Crawfish.
Hot N Juicy Crawfish/Facebook

With two locations in Chinatown, one in Henderson, and another at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort, the OG of seafood boils in Vegas brings Louisiana live crawfish, shrimp, an assortment of different types of crabs, and live lobsters. The restaurant opened in 2007 with spice levels on the sauces that range from house’s signature seasoning to three-alarm fire.

Bags with lobster, shrimp, crab legs, crawfish, and more.
Hot N Juicy Crawfish.
Hot N Juicy Crawfish/Facebook

Pier 88 Boiling Seafood & Bar Las Vegas

Shrimp, crab legs, and corn on a metal plate
Pier 88 Boiling Seafood & Bar.
Pier 88 Boiling Seafood & Bar/Facebook

Pier 88 specializes in Louisiana-style Cajun seafood, with specials such as the Low Country boil with a half pound of snow crab legs, another half pound of shrimp, a half pound of sausage, a boiled egg, corn, and potato as well as two way shrimp with eight fried and a half pound boiled. Diners can choose from Cajun, lemon pepper, or garlic butter for a sauce. Coming soon to 2080 North Rainbow Boulevard. Online ordering available.

Shrimp, crab legs, and corn on a metal plate
Pier 88 Boiling Seafood & Bar.
Pier 88 Boiling Seafood & Bar/Facebook

Urban Crawfish Station

An assortment of seafood on a table
Urban Crawfish Station.
Urban Crawfish Station/Facebook

Tucked into Chinatown, Urban Crawfish Station features fresh seafood and fried Southern classics including shrimp, lobster, and oysters. Choose the urban mix sauce, a combination of garlic butter, lemon pepper, and Louisiana-style and Cajun sauces, with a medium spice level for a real kick. Online ordering available.

An assortment of seafood on a table
Urban Crawfish Station.
Urban Crawfish Station/Facebook

The Boiling Crab

Shrimp with corn.
The Boiling Crab.
The Boiling Crab/Facebook

Choose fresh seafood such as crawfish, clams, or shrimp with a choice of four different flavors and spice levels. Fried fish such as calamari and catfish are also available to order. Add on a side of lemon pepper fries to complete the meal.

Shrimp with corn.
The Boiling Crab.
The Boiling Crab/Facebook

The Yummy Crab

A bag of shrimp
The Yummy Crab.
The Yummy Crab

The Yummy Crab on the east side offers combos of its Cajun seafood, with options such as clams, shrimp, crawfish, mussels, and snow crab legs peppered with corn, potatoes, and sausage and then seasoned with lemon pepper, garlic butter, or the house special sauce and spices from mild to extra spicy.

A bag of shrimp
The Yummy Crab.
The Yummy Crab

The Vikings Boiling Seafood

Seafood on a plate and pieces held in a hand
The Vikings Boiling Seafood.
The Vikings Boiling Seafood/Facebook

N’awlins-style seafood finds a home at this newcomer in Henderson with a center seating area reminiscent of a Viking ship, bedecked with flags, shields, and an illuminated, carved-dragon prow. Viking, Golden Knights, and Raiders combo deals are available for groups of two, four, or six, featuring shrimp, mussels, corn, sausage, and fries. Customers can choose their seafood by the pound, priced at market rates and including shrimp, snow and king crab legs, live lobsters, Dungeness crab, clams, and crawfish, prepared with a choice of seasoning and spice level. A second location is already in the works at 9770 Las Vegas Boulevard S., close to Silverado Ranch Boulevard and sitting behind the South Point.

Seafood on a plate and pieces held in a hand
The Vikings Boiling Seafood.
The Vikings Boiling Seafood/Facebook

Angry Crab Shack

A pile of shrimp, lobster, and other seafood
The Angry Crab Shack.
The Angry Crab Shack/Facebook

Newcomer Angry Crab Shack dons a bib and enters the Henderson market with Asian and Cajun flavors. Diners can order a seafood boil with options such as lobster, Dungeness crab, king crab, snow crab, or crawfish, all priced by the pound. Then customers can add sauces ranging from lemon pepper or garlic to water-based sweet or traditional. Spices range from “wimpy” mild to ridiculously hot. Believe it or not, scorching scorpion and angry ghost are listed as milder than ridiculously hot. Other add ins include seasonal vegetables, sausage, corn on the cob, red potato, a hard-boiled egg, or crispy tofu.

A pile of shrimp, lobster, and other seafood
The Angry Crab Shack.
The Angry Crab Shack/Facebook

Shaking Crab

A mound of seafood and corn in front of two people.
Shaking Crab.
Shaking Crab/Facebook

Living under the motto of “bibs up, phones down, it’s shaking time,” New England-born Shaking Crab serves its East Coast twist on Cajun spiced seafood in the southwest, and already has plans for a second Las Vegas location in Chinatown. The restaurant specializes in seafood prepared in butter garlic sauces and a Louisiana-style Cajun spice mix. Diners can choose oysters, crab cakes, spicy calamari, and lobster cheesy fries appetizers, plus Alaskan king crab legs, shrimp, blue crab, crawfish, clams, mussels, and lobster tails, with options of sweet chili miso, the LV lemon pepper, and shaking hot house Cajun sauces. Online ordering available.

A mound of seafood and corn in front of two people.
Shaking Crab.
Shaking Crab/Facebook

Holy Shrimp Cajun Seafood Fusion

Crawfish with holy curry sauce
Crawfish with holy curry sauce at Holy Shrimp Cajun Seafood Fusion.
Holy Shrimp Cajun Seafood Fusion/Facebook

Diners can order live crawfish, shrimp with or without the head, green mussels, live clams, king crab, or snow crab by the pound. Each comes with corn and potatoes. Diners then choose a sauce, which are a little different than a typical seafood boil, ranging from curry and Asian ma la to butter lemon pepper and signature holy sauce.

Crawfish with holy curry sauce
Crawfish with holy curry sauce at Holy Shrimp Cajun Seafood Fusion.
Holy Shrimp Cajun Seafood Fusion/Facebook

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