The Boil - Jersey City

4.7
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129 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Cajun Style Fresh Seafood Boil in a friendly environment. Our food speaks for itself. Seafood is ordered by the lb with your choice of sauce and spice. ​ ​
What 129 People Are Saying
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DavidP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, from the food to the service. We arrived at happy hour, so that was great and all of the staff was just fantastic. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is to die for, awesome atmosphere, good music that’s modern. Just keep in mind the gratuity is already added for parties of 4 or more, we accidentally tipped our waitress $100 extra but she was great anyway!

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Sheena
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had my birthday and it was great! Food was good!

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DPPP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun experience! Waitress “Q” was great! Spicy Margaritas on point. Crawfish and Snow Crab messy but amazing! Looking forward to going back!

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jsprusko
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend based on the ambience, service, a cocktail, and food.
If you enjoy shellfish you own yourself a reservation at The Boil in Jersey City.

AMBIENCE: Ambience is terrific, the perfect combination of a good ol' seafood/crab shack and a nicer but not pretentious establishment. Tables are covered with butcher paper. Fun, upbeat but not blasting music in the background. The patio seating is very nicely setup as well and was a welcome seating option.

SERVICE: All staff we met, especially our server and bus boys, were friendly, accommodating, and professional. They made out first visit an absolute pleasure.

COCKTAIL: Their take on the Mojito, the Saint Mojito made with St. Germaine, rum, lime, lychee juice, mints, grenadine, was fantastic. Well-balanced drink that hints at sweet but isn't sugary, just refreshing. Great combination and I recommend.

FOOD: In a wonderfully authentic crab shack presentation, the cajun fries and steamed rice were delivered in paper boats and the the ragin' lemon pepper shrimp (you get to pick how much heat/spice you prefer) delivered in a bag with corn and red potatoes immersed and marinating in their delicious sauce. A bucket for dumping the shells is provided and if you don't want to get your fingers too messy plastic gloves are provided as well. The fries and shrimp each had their own nice spicy bite to them. We chose medium on the shrimp. Overall, the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love to go there on date night we feel comfortable and safe. During the pandemic

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vipIgnacioFP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing place. What a discovery! Would recommend to everyone that loves seafood as much as I do!

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vipclrgms
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was out first dine-in at this location. It was a pleasant experience. The host was lovely. Our server was great. We had oysters for app, and they were fresh. I had the lobster with garlic-butter sauce spicy, and my husband had the snow crab with garlic-butter sauce fire. He said it was indeed fire! Their menu is family friendly, my son always has their mac n cheese and it was delicious lst night! They offer a good selection of beer and cocktails. Parking was a bit tricky, but we were able to find street parking nearby.

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NicholeP
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely eat at the boil. The staff is super helpful with choosing an item and is attentive. Very clean and I felt safe eating there. Everything is explained before hand about covid regulations.

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NR1995
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazinggggggggg experience! Fast seating, great service and over all the best flavor seafood boil.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Excellent service by staff. Fast and efficient. The food was delicious with fresh seafood. LOVED the snow crabs in spicy butter garlic sauce. The spice was perfect for me but not for everyone, my friends couldn’t handle it but loved the flavor. They do have other options for milder spice levels. The meat in the snow crabs was plenty and tasty. Fried calamari and fried squid....omg soooooo good. I have to say it was the best I’ve tasted thus far, but you have to have it there while hot. Garlic bread also good. Craw fish...enjoyed it, but not much meat. Priced a bit on the higher end, but worth it. I’m definitely planning another dinner soon, like next week. 🤪 Parkings are a pain but then again Jersey City’s known for parking problems even for those who reside there, unfortunately. They had a hour and a half timeframe to eat and leave which I hated, you feel rushed. It’s especially difficult when friends are trying to catch up, attempting to enjoy drinks over conversation, along with the effort to dig out meats. Drinks could have been stronger.

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KiorieH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Queen combo is amazing and the sauce used is really good. The prices are decent and the atmosphere is good . Drinks and the music was on point!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit more expensive then

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NikkiS
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved my dining experience here! The food was great, my waiter was on point and the playlist was on point. My new favorite place in jersey city, for sure!

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JessicaW
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the boil in Manhattan and are so happy they've finally come to Jersey City! Great food and dining space COVID precautions were also well heeded.

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RenaeK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good! Expected more lobster on my lobster roll, but overall food was great! Service was amazing- our waitress definitely get 5 stars - wish I remember her name to give her a shout out!
We will return

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JustinO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always our favorite meal, can't wait to go back!

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AdamLG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wonderful service, incredibly COVID compliant. A wonderful night out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have had in AWHILE. The food was so fresh, so flavorful and so enjoyably messy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always consistently good! Just watch out for that -itis

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KellyB1126
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, I will be back.

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SAFIYAL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the food was amazing. i had leftovers so i enjoyed it for two days straight. so good. highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff. Drinks were priced right. Food was delicious. Manager was EXCELLENT! Great place to eat sea food!

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AbimaelO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Shrimp and Crablegs Boil was Amazing! You get your money's worth!

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KishaB
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully executed!!!! The place was amazing, comfortable, clean, and vibrant. I would definitely dine here again. In fact, the boil has just become the top of my list for dining favorites. Im so impressed. The staff, food, and atmosphere was beyond perfect. GREAT JOB!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent can’t wait to go back

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vipNYCDINER
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

If the pricing was a bit more reasonable, I might have given a higher score for the "fun"experience of eating out of flimsy paper plates with plastic utensils. Food was
OK, ordered 2 appetizers, split one main course of lobster with shrimp, no dessert and 2 drinks and bill came out to $150 before tip. BTW lobster and shrimp were served in a plastic bag and you had to wear gloves to eat the food out of the plastic bag. Final straw was, it was raining outside and we were told we couldn't wait in the entry vestibule for our car to pick us up. Won't be returning any time soon

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Dorothyw
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not your typical seafood boil, everything served separately with different sauces.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dinner taste great however service was slightly lacking. The service is usually much better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at The Boil and the first time was just a few days earlier... it was THAT good I needed to go back ASAP. If you like gnawing on delicious, garlic-buttery shellfish, this is the place for you! Be prepared...things get MESSY

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everybody enjoy it

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Teolinda
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food . Service was quick! Phenomenal staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been looking for a place that is true to their level in regards to spice! The fire house special sauce was actually spicy, had a great kick and made our eyes water in a great way. Lovely place and staff

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TracyN
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Great food and drinks. And a beautiful area. Thank you for the wonderful time.

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vipJesseR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun spot in JC. Gotta like or want to try breaking into fresh lobster and other shell fish but they give you gloves and a bib so it's a fun clean time. We will absolutely be back. Great service, delicious seafood, and fun enviornment.

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ChelleL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The Boil was great! The recipes are the same just like in NYC. I would go back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the ambiance was amazing. Had great time and did not feel like we were in a pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always and service was great!

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vipTiffanyJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious and I will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lively atmosphere. They are very precautious during covid-19 and have booths set up with barriers so you can be isolated with your group.
Food was great ordered the king crab and snow crab legs the boil sauce medium and wasn’t spicy so if you’re looking for some hot spice order a level up.
Crab cake was delicious and very meaty vs with bread filling.

FAQs

The Boil - Jersey City offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 479-0808.

The Boil - Jersey City is rated 4.7 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.