The Kickin’ Crab is a Louisiana-style seafood and Cajun cuisine joint with 10 locations throughout Southern California. You don’t get any plates or utensils with your order. You eat your dinner out of a bag or on the paper covered table with your hands and only a plastic bib to protect yourself.

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We started off with an order of Cajun Calamari and Grilled Shrimp Tortilla Bites. The Calamari wasn’t overcooked and the cocktail sauce made it that much better. The Grilled Shrimp Tortilla Bites ended up being a real disappointment. They placed grilled shrimp on top of a potato chip bowl with pico de gallo. The tortilla was nowhere to be found.

The seafood specialties are a four-step process to order. You start of by picking your choice(s) of seafood per pound from shrimp, mussel, clam, king crab legs, snow crab legs, Dungeness crab, lobster and crawfish (seasonal). The second step is to pick one of six seasonings for your order. The third is picking the level of spiciness. They have a total of five options ranging from Extra Mild to Spicy Spicy. The last step is to pick your add-ons. Corn, potato’s and sausage are the three options for add on and this step is optional.

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We ended up ordering a pound of shrimp, a pound of snow crab legs with the kickin’ style seasoning and spicy sauce. We also add all three options for the add-ons. Our specialty order was perfectly cooked with the right amount of seasoning. We just wish we would have ordered it with the Spicy Spicy sauce. If you haven’t tried them, we suggest you do and do not forget to order lime, salt and pepper with your order. For more information, go to www.TheKickinCrab.com.

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