Restaurant Review: The Holy Crab

Living on the West Coast means there is an abundance of seafood. The quality of seafood is just as important – which makes many seafood restaurants in Vancouver successful. The most recent addition is The Holy Crab, a Louisiana-style seafood boil restaurant located on Robson Street.

If you’ve never experienced a seafood boil, it’s where you put on a bib, gloves and the seafood mix is poured right onto the table and you dig right in with your hands. It’s messy fun.

The Holy Crab offers dungeness crab, king crab, snow crab, lobster, shrimp, crawfish, clams and mussels. All the seafood comes in either the Original Cajun (in various degrees of heat) or Garlic Pepper sauce. Our seafood consisted of mostly the Original Cajun sauce at mild, however we did try the Holy Moly! sauce and the kick is nice. I would say it would be medium if you’re a heat lovin’ yeti like me.




Besides the seafood boil, you can order snacks like onion rings, fish fingers, lobster roll and much more. What interested me the most in the snacks was the addition of crispy soft shell crab and deep fried frog legs.


Soft Shell Crab


You can also order sides with your boil, the traditional ones like sausage, sweet corn, nugget potatoes, etc. I really enjoyed their cajun fries.


Fish fingers and cajun fries


They also serve fresh oysters, if you want to get your fill on that as well.

The Holiest of Holy Crabs…I would definitely recommend checking out The Holy Crab if you’re in the area and looking for a fun meal together with friends or family. As you can imagine, seafood boils are a bit on the pricey side ($30+ per person), so it’s great for a special occasion.


The Holy Crab

1588 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC


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