The original Claws in Garden Grove burnt down, and is currently being rebuilt. This location is in a busy shopping center in the same area as Coco’s, 85° bakery, Gen, and where other Asian restaurants are located.
Like all the other seafood in a bag place, this place offers your typical seafood from shrimp, peeled and unpeeled, clams, crawfish, and crab legs. We decided to split the 3 pound seafood combo which came with two appetizers. For the appetizers we chose the wings and the garlic fries. My friend Roger did not care for either appetizer, and I found the be just OK as well. The garlic fries or not garlicky at all, and I was shocked they provided us with catsup to go with the fries.
This place is definitely cheaper than Kickin or Boiling. That 3 pound combo dinner for two with an added corn and one soda came to $53 before tip. Here’s one thing that pissed me off: Apparently they charged us $.50 for SPLITTING the bag of seafood?? I guess you have to agree that the entire order is one flavor? How petty is that?
They have other items on the menu besides seafood in the bag, I didn’t really check it out as my main purpose was going for the shrimp and crawfish. Frozen crawfish was just OK, a little rubbery, and definitely tiny. It’s not the best substitute for the real live ones.The place is very clean, and I do like that they have external sinks outside the bathroom. The staff was there quickly when we needed something, and the food did not take very long. I don’t think it’s a solid 4 Star but maybe 3 1/2 star.
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