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Enjoy Shrimps and Crabs at The Crab Zone in Stockton

The Boiling Crab is insanely popular for its crabs and shrimps that it has drawn a lot of wanna be competitors. Two of these are Joe's Crab Shack and The Crab Zone. I've tried The Boiling Crab in the past and it was awesome. I live in Stockton, California and the nearest The Boiling Crab store is in Sacramento. That is at least a 40-minute drive. 





So one time when me and my brother were craving for that The Boiling Crab flavor, we decided we'll try the local restaurant that offers much the same on their menu. The Crab Zone is a local restaurant located at 3240 East Hammer Lane, Stockton, California. In this era of wanton franchising, I always get excited to try and eat local.

The Crab Zone
The Crab Zone


My brother and I ordered the same set of dishes we always order at The Boiling Crab: king crab legs and shrimp in a bag. We got a pound for the king crab legs. We also ordered 3 pounds of head-on shrimps. We told them we want both orders with original Cajun sauce. We did not want it too spicy.

What we love about our order was how easy it was to eat the crab meat. They had the legs cut up in small pieces. They also sliced through the shell so the meat can easily be accessed. The flavor was good. Except that it was too salty. This was true specially the crabs. The next time I'm dining here, I'll make sure to tell them ahead of time to have less salt on my orders when I place them.

king crab legs
King crab legs in spicy sauce

The shrimp also lacked consistency. Some were overcooked. Some a little bit raw. A few were just cooked right. They gave us really spicy sauces too. I mean, I don't mind eating spicy but I just preferred a milder spice at that time. They got our order wrong.

Now, I don't wanna sound like it's a big deal. The food was good, we consumed everything. Or maybe that's just how much we love seafood too. However, they will do really good when they can address these minor issues. 
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About Thaddeau II Engaling

Brothers Janus and Thadz document their travels around the United States and occasionally around the world.

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