I'm usually not a big fan of buying knockoffs because you look silly especially when people other people can tell you are blatantly wearing a knockoff bag, etc. But when it comes to food, it's another story.
Does this scene look familar? The bibs, the seafood in bags, the massive amount of napkins....
Yup. It looks just like Boiling Crab-but it's not. My besties/favorite brother/sister duo and I went to a knockoff of Boiling Crab called Boathouse for my late birthday present. It's 99.5% the exact same as Boiling Crab except it's not a 2 hour wait. In fact, you just walk straight in. They have the same seasoning and seafood just with a different name. Instead of the Whole Sha Bang, it's House Special. They also had tons of flat screen TVs for people to enjoy the game going on. Oh by the way it's also 1/2 the price of Boiling Crab. What's not to love?
Our order of raw oysters that look exactly like the ones from Boiling Crab but at half the price!
Fried Calamari with Cajun Fries
And here was a shot of our table after the all the damage. It looked beautiful. It looked like a war zone. The 3 of us left satisfied. Click here to see my previous post on Boiling Crab to see the exact same thing we ate today. I think Boiling Crab is worth trying at least once since certain thing that Boathouse doesn't. I love their Fried Catfish! However, given the fact that Boathouse at 25 West Valley Blvd. Alhambra, 91801 is half the price and has no lines there's really no comparison.
Happy Eatings and don't forget to enjoy some knockoffs once in awhile!