The Holy Crab

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64 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date
LOUISIANA-INSPIRED SEAFOOD RESTAURANT OFFERING
THE BEST SELECTIONS OF TASTY LOCAL &
PREMIUM IMPORTED SEAFOOD.

SPICY CAJUN SAUCE, MOUTH-WATERING CRUSTACEANS,
SWEET CORN AND COLD BEERS — ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES,
PUT ON YOUR BIB & LET'S GET CRACKING!
What 64 People Are Saying
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3.9
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I went there for a friends birthday lunch and we loved it. Our server explained how the process worked as it was the first time for 2 of us and he recommended for us to try two different spice levels so that we can see which we prefer. We got the mild and medium but found that they were not very spicy so we asked for a side of spicy sauce. They were very accommodating and what we liked about our experience there was that they were not constantly coming to check on us as we were eating but they were ready to assist us when we needed them.

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JE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best seafood place ever. I am a seafood lover and have been looking for a place where I can just have a fest. This place delivered. the staff were nice, the service was quick and fast. The food was explosive with flavour. I can't wait to bring friends here.

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E
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Quite surprised the management of the restaurant isn't familiar with OpenTable coupons.

Makes me wonder if the points are really worth the hassle. This is the first time I presented the OpenTable cheques to any restaurants and the experience has been disappointing.

Of course, couldn't get hold of OpenTable customer service in time and so we just paid and left.

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Very pricey. Onion rings were not good. Corn wasn't that sweet. They should provide more sauce.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Dine out exoerience. Taste and service are good. Especially with fine out price. Like it

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and nice range of foods

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SL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I find that it is overprice.

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CP
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

Good food and good service. However we found it expensive. The ambiance is not that fantastic, kind of bland place, very simplistic.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Workers were very friendly, good service.

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SB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I don’t know what else to say but our experience was amazing, as per usual. Service was fantastic and food was delicious! We will definitely be going back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was good

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VD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Fun experience, good food and our waiter Kyle was terrific!

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T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Fantastic as always. Our 7 year old always raves about the frog legs. We will be back.

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A
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 2

No vale la pena ni probarlo
No está rico nada

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H
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Amusing whole crab n affordable lunch sets on weekends

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WB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food was fine. I left hungry but the food was tasty. So be prepared to spend a bit for a meal.

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O
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Seafood was good, we expected the Lobster to be a little bigger, does not come with sides, everything extra, the chicken fingers were not good, mostly greasy breading and dark meat, the fries and corn were good. I probably wouldn’t go back.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Trough open table you could book a table at 8.30pm, 8.45pm and 9pm. I choose 8.30 and when we arrived they rushed us into ordering saying that at 8.30pm is the last call for ordering as they close at 9pm.
What if I booked at 9pm? That’s crazy! We drove all the way from Langley to rush our dinner and the food it’s not even that cheap!

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D
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb! The food and ambiance was great! We will definitely come back soon!

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RS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Come here often and they have always delivered. Pricing is on the high side so expect to pay $50 or more person (adult). Seafood is fresh and staff is helpful.

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AC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

We shared an order of shrimp and baroness crab and found the portions perfect for sharing. The sauces were very good.

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HP
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The Food & service was amazing.! It wasn’t my first time there & it definitely will not be my last. I brought my mom & her boyfriend there & they loved it as well. We all had a great time.

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S
Vancouver
37 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great dining experience with the work team. Food came out with great timing, service was impeccable. Overall loved this visit

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RP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Poor service, server was quick to get overwhelmed and once he had our order in when we’re zero priority. Went without a beverage for half my meal, then waited over half an hour for someone to check on us once we were done eating, despite clearing our plates to the side and making eye contact with serving staff multiple times. I eventually walked over to the owner (possibly manager ) asking for assistance with paying for our meal and leaving. His response was a demeaning toned “well where are you sitting?” and “Kay”. Food was ok, but nothing special for Vancouver sea food, less than fresh. It was definitely nice to see a Louisiana seafood buffet, but service ruined it.

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OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

horrible lighting & lack of ambiance. felt like a cafeteria.
very expensive relative to amount of food.
fun to make a mess but more of a novelty than a dining experience.
zero soul or vibe.
average taste quality.
top prices that feel unjustified.

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GS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The only problem is they bring everything at once. You must tell them to hold off or they just dump it all on your table, which is part of the messy charm. It’s hilarious trying to hold a wine glass with plastic gloves hands covered in oily sauce.

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S
Vancouver
37 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

This is our 6th visit, always loved the food. Server was great on this visit however the manager was not so great. We had a $10 voucher from the previous visit due to they forgot our order, it was no big deal for us but they gave us a $10 voucher to redeem anyway. On this visit we ordered the Thanksgiving menu which we paid over $100 (for two) but was unable to use this voucher due to “promotion” menu. It’s a seasonal menu and just a word of advice, this is not how to handle service recovery, it’s only $10 monetary value, the restaurant shouldn’t make such a big deal out of it but I can ensure you as the customers, we left feeling less valued.

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AC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great fresh seafood, reasonably market price, choose from 3 levels of spicy-ness and great service.

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SY
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice soup, nice crab, nice sauces, friendly servers.

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MK
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

2nd time @ Holy Crab and it was even better than the first time. Food is great, service is great and it is a fun experience.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Service and environment was pretty good. Food is ... I guess can be better.

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B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The seafood we ordered was excellent. The mussels were some of the best we have ever had. It is not an inexpensive dining experience but the seafood is very fresh and worth the money we paid.

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R
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love this place, really well cooked seafood (best fish and chips in the city as long as you like cajun fries), very helpful staff and a patio that allows our dog to join us

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MW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food and service was great. One thing to improve on is let the alcohol shine in cocktail drinks rather than topping it off with lots and lots of ice. I would then have ordered more from the drinks menu.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Definitely wasn’t impressed with the overall experience. I really wanted crab so based on reviews this was the best place to go and I was very excited to try it. I think the reviews for this restaurant reflect the overall experience of cracking and eating with your hands verses the quality, value and taste.
First off this is far from Louisiana style cuisine. Adding a couple signature dishes to the menu would go along way. Second the “market price” is inaccurate- which I wouldn’t mind seeing as the restaurant needs to make a cut but it indicates on the menu prices are per pound. Now as someone who has purchased snow crab many times and knows roughly how much 1lb is I find it extremely hard to believe 5 smaller snow crab legs are a pound. When looking around everyone was just given 5 legs as a standard regardless of their size. This truly bothers me since it is obvious the restaurant does not weigh it out but still charges as if they do. Very shady in my opinion and frustrating when you leave a restaurant unsatisfied because you know you paid for a full meal but received less.

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RS
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Been here a few times now. Food is always good and this time, we made it early for the Happy Hour oysters. They were very good for $1.50/ea.

Food is not cheap here but the experience is always fun and enjoyable with the family and kids.

Service was a little lacking and it has been like this the last few times we have been there - nothing bad but quite sub-par for the price of food. I always "equate" the level of service to the price of the food as the more expensive the food, the more detail to customers' needs should be paid.

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KS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Great fun experience with the family; food was good in parts. Good tasty sauce . Frog legs and soft shell crab was good. Crawfish was a disappointment. I have tasted better Crab and Seafood elsewhere.

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GW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

That was my second time there and we still absolutely love it. We are still amazed by the quality of the sauces and just how fresh tasting the seafood was. It was overall just a very fun, unique experience and we are looking forward to doing it again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

It was great. We had the kids with us and they enjoyed the experience.

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EB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I had a great time stopping in before we boarded a cruise. The staff was so friendly and accommodating (we all had our luggage with us!) and the food and beer choices were awesome! Highly recommend to locals and travelers.

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