The Boiling Crab To Open New Location In San Diego's North County

June 28, 2022

The second San Diego location of Louisiana-style Cajun seafood restaurant The Boiling Crab will open in the space that last housed a Slater's 50/50 in North County.

Inspired by his upbringing in Southern Texas along the Gulf of Mexico, Sinh Nguyen and his wife Dada Ngo opened the first The Boiling Crab restaurant in Garden Grove, CA, in 2004 and popularized the Louisiana-inspired Cajun seafood boil culture with its signature original flavor The Whole Shabang. There are now more than 20 location of The Boiling Crab sited around California, Las Vegas, Texas, Hawaii, Florida, Massachussetts, Washington D.C., China and Australia. There is a San Diego branch sited in Mira Mesa that has been open since 2012. 

A new San Diego outpost of The Boiling Crab will soon be installed in the nearly 7,000. square-foot building that last housed a branch of Slater's 50/50 in San Marcos. Expect a menu of bag-boiled, Cajun-spiced seafood like fresh crawfish, shrimp, crab, and other shellfish, plus items like fried catfish, gumbo, Cajun fries, and a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

The Boiling Crab is anticipated to open in early 2023 at 110 Knoll Road in San Diego's North County city of San Marcos. For more information, visit