Restaurant Recap: The Boiler 65
The Boiler 65 has been on my personal list of places to visit here in Cleveland.
My goal is to try as many new places around the city of Cleveland as I can. My husband and I went out to dinner with family to celebrate my mother in laws birthday. The birthday celebration dinner was a great chance for us to finally visit the restaurant.
The Boiler 65 opened in Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts District in June 2017.The restaurant specializes in Seafood and encourages patrons to “Eat with your hands”.
The restaurant is a nice size. The seating is cafeteria style with long tables and chairs. Pictured below is additional seating with higher tables and chairs in addition to the bar.
They serve Happy Hour Monday-Friday and offer discounted menu items and drink specials. The Boiler 65 specializes in seafood but they have extra menu items such as fried fish platters, chicken wings, french fries and desserts including deep-fried Oreos and salted caramel cheesecake.
The menu allows you to choose what type of seafood from shrimp head on or head off ( head off is extra). Crawfish, Clams, King Crab Legs, Snow Crab Legs, Clams, Lobster Tails and Colossal King Crab.
Next, you choose what type of sauce you want from OG Butter sauce, Lemon Peppa or Bomb Diggity. OG Butter is just a regular butter sauce not really spicy, lemon peppa is a little spicy but has more of that lemon pepper taste and bomb diggity is their special Cajun sauce and is a little spicier.
Next, you get to pick your spices. You can choose from baby, medium or hot fire. I believe there is one more type but those are the main spices and they go from a milder spice to a spicy more hot spice.
After choosing your seafood base, sauce and spice you can choose to add corn, baby potatoes or sausage for an extra fee. All the ingredients are then boiled in a seafood bag and served to you at the table.
Hubby and I decided to get The Duo. This came with 1 pound of shrimp head on, 1 pound of crawfish, 1 pound of crab legs, potatoes, corn, and sausage. We choose the OG Butter Sauce and the baby spice for our seasonings. Instead of getting the crawfish we substituted for another pound of shrimp and we got the head off shrimp because I don’t have time to look at those little shrimp faces.
Me and hubby pictured with our bibs on. It can get really messy eating with your hands but the restaurant has you covered providing bibs, plastic gloves, napkins, and silverware.
Here is a picture of the food served in the bag. Once the bag is opened you can see the seafood, potatoes, sausage, corn and the sauce.
For the price, you get a pretty decent amount of food. I believe our bill was around $66 including tax. There is a specialty cocktail that I did not get a chance to try called the booze bag which I will try on my next visit.
Our seafood boil was delicious. The spices were just right not too spicy and there was plenty of butter sauce for dipping your shrimp and crab. If I could compare it to anything it reminds me of the creole type restaurants we visited in New Orléans. I will definitely be returning and highly recommend you give them a try if you are in the area.
If you are interested in trying the restaurant I have linked the website here. You can get the address and look over the menu but if you are in Cleveland and have not had a chance to go then get there.
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