Crab and Shellfish Boil for Two or Four with Drinks at Blue Water Seafood and Crab (Up to 41% Off)

San Jose

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In a Nutshell

Selections of boiled crabs, mussels, clams, and shrimp pair with glasses of wine and house cocktails

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for substitutions for buckets. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

$37 for a crab boil for two (up to a $62.99 total value)

  • One 3-pound bucket of snow crabs, shrimp, and clams with corn and potatoes (a $46.99 value)
  • Two glasses of wine, call drinks, draft beers, or soft drinks (up to a $16 value)<p>

$62 for a crab boil for four (up to a $104.99 total value)

  • One 5-pound bucket of dungeness and snow crabs, mussels, shrimp, and clams with corn and potatoes (a $72.99 value)
  • Four glasses of wine, call drinks, draft beers, or soft drinks (up to a $32 value)<p>

Blue Water Seafood & Crab

Owner Craig Guynes spoke with us about his passion for bringing East Coast-style seafood to the West Coast, as well as the best way to react to an animatronic shark.

East Meets West

Craig learned to love seafood while growing up in Maryland. So when he and his wife, Irene, decided to open a restaurant in San Jose, Craig was keen on injecting a bit of East-Coast flair into everything from the menu to the decor. The restaurant's nautically themed dining room—complete with strung fishing nets, weathered lengths of rope, and wood-slat booths—mimics the look of a Maryland crab shack. Craig says that it's the small details which truly capture that spirit. To wit, the chefs use Icelandic cod instead of Pacific cod when making fish and chips, and seasonal shipments of Maryland blue crab are the key ingredient in the crab cakes.

A Tale of Two Crabs

Crab cakes are easily one of Craig's favorite items on the menu—"it's what I grew up on," he says—but what kind of crab makes the best cake? The sheer size of Dungeness crabs caused Craig's jaw to drop the first time he saw one, but he says they will never replace blue crabs in his heart. Every season, he drives to the airport so that he can personally retrieve shipments of blue crab directly from Maryland. Craig chuckles when he mentions that Blue Water Seafood & Crab has amassed a rather loyal following of blue-crab lovers in the area. They also keep tabs on these shipments, and usually arrive at the restaurant not long after the crustaceans do.

Surf, Turf, and More

Seven different kinds of oysters sourced from Washington State to Maryland. A tank full of live lobsters and crabs awaiting customers' selection. Add to that all manner of grilled, blackened, and steamed seafood, and the ocean's bounty is quite well-represented at Blue Water Seafood & Crab. Craig and Irene saw no reason to limit the menu, so they diversified with Angus beef burgers, pasta bowls, and other landlocked meals. Craig is especially proud of the full bar, which tempts diners with a range of draft beers, specialty cocktails, and Japanese sakes.

A Welcome to Remember

At Blue Water Seafood & Crab, every visitor gets greeted the same way: by a life-sized animatronic shark hanging from the ceiling. The motion-sensitive predator springs to life whenever the door opens, gnashing its teeth, wiggling its fins, and moving its tail—all with perfect anatomical accuracy, according to Craig. "It does all the stuff that a moving shark does," he says proudly. His favorite reactions usually come from the children, who sit at their tables with eyes wide and mouths agape, unable to look away from the shark until they finally exclaim, "I can't believe that's there!"


Reviews

The owners and staff are very friendly.

Ken V., Yelp, 6/15/13

Tips

83% of 851 customers

  • “casual, good food, service could be better (faster, more attentive), but value and quality is excellent”

  • “great food, good service. we had a wonderful night there”

  • “So good and service fantastic”

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    San Jose

    860 Willow St.

    San Jose, California 95125

    408-289-8879

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