Shaking Crab

140 Boylston Street | Boston, Massachusetts 02116 | Menu

If you want to try a cajun seafood boil, you need to head to Shaking Crab ASAP. The Shaking Crab recently opened a spot near the Commons. My co-worker has been telling me about this place ever since she found out it was opening. We finally headed there after work one day and let me tell you - it did not disappoint.

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The way it works is you order what you want by the pound - the lowest you can get is one pound of the item(s) you want. They also have select combo bags as well. You choose the item you want, tell the waiter what kind of spice you want then how "hot" you want it to be. I chose the Shakin' spice which is a cajun mix and for the hotness of the spices I said mild because I'm a wimp when it comes to hot food.

bri rinehart; shaking crab; boston

I decided to order the snow crab legs and steamers. You can add to your bag {ie. sausage, corn, etc.}. I chose to add corn to my bag. I also ordered cajun fries to snack on before our food came. When the food arrives, it arrives in bags with the spices, sauce and food. Each item you order comes in a separate bag. The waiter shakes the bag up for you then places it in front of you. They give you bibs so you don't get anything on yourself.

shaking crab; boston; bri rinehart

Be aware - you become extremely messy while you're eating this. My face was smothered with sauce, and although I was wearing gloves, some of the sauce went through the gloves since I accumulated more sauce on the gloves as I worked my way down the bag. It was also difficult to drink anything while wearing the gloves. I would recommend trying to move your glass of water as close as possible so you can easily take sips while you eat.

bri rinehart; shaking crab; boston
bri rinehart; shaking crab; boston

Overall, the meal was great. I enjoyed it and was in a little food coma once it was over. If you're looking for some cajun food - I recommend stopping here!