Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps

JP Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao City, Davao del Sur

Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps
4.7
4.5 Stars

14 Reviewers

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  • 4 stars 4
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  • 14 Reviews
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Category:
Seafood
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+63822218360

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Danilo O.
4.0 Stars

Andito pala si Thor e.. kala ko seafood lang. Pero worth the money!

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Peach L.
5.0 Stars
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I've been going back to Davao for years and yet somehow, we can't find time to visit this place. Until this year.

My uncle who resides in this laid-back city have been asking me to visit them and every year, it's either my schedule is full or he and his family is out of the country. This year, we were able to fix our schedules ahead of time. Luckily, he was in Davao when I went.

He asked me to choose where we'll have dinner and I told him that I would prefer that he brings me somewhere that's really good. He gave two options, this one, and a chinese restaurant. Of course I chose seafood. :)

Once a bar and party place, Blue Post was revamped into this sort of rustic-seaside-ish place. As you walk towards the entrance, a wooden door with a lifebuoy and plastic crabs stuck on the door will greet you. In an instant, a feeling of attachment to the sea will embrace you. The inside looks like a seafood shack or an inside of a sea vessel with warm lights. The place is divided into two dining rooms. The first section was smaller compared to the next section, it has the cashier area and wooden tables. This area looks a bit like an american diner only there are nets artfully stuck on the ceiling. There are lanterns and paddles on the walls, too. On the left side, there are a few booths with leather seats, on the right, a long stretch of leather seat with several tables. The place seemed to retain some of what's left of the old bar. The walls have graffiti and vandalism from customers (I wanted to write to make known my presence but too bad they ran out of markers :( ). The next section is bigger, it's where the huge TV and the wash area are placed. It looks like a hall deck and is much noisier. I like their wash area, it's clean and complete.

We sat at the middle area of the first section. Our square wooden table was placed with a waxy paper table mantle which also served as our plate. And since my pogi tito took me out, I let him order the food.

We ordered the shrimps and crabs, had it split and cooked in 2 ways: the Blue Post boil and the Garlic Fried. To indulge our spicy cravings, we had to choose between regular, mild, and hot and spicy. Of course I chose the latter. :) Tito also ordered the Pomelo salad and the Kinilaw. I was currently on a diet at that time but I decided to put it on hold, because --- GOOD FOOD.

BLUE POST BOILED CRABS AND SHRIMPS - It's cooked in a special spicy sauce and when you crack the crab, the meat easily separates from its shell. I liked this.

GARLIC FRIED CRABS AND SHRIMPS - I may have liked the Blue Post Boil but I LOVED THIS! I simply couldn't stop myself from eating and chewing and cracking all the shells with the provided mallet. It was exquisitely cooked (or to be technical, fried) with just the proper level of spiciness that I like and a mound of fried, crispy, tasty garlic drowning the crustaceans. I have to say it probably was the best fried crabs I've ever had!

POMELO SALAD (172) - I am not surprised that they have this on the menu considering that the city is best known for their good pomelos. I loved how it was prepared, with fried shrimps, scallions, and some other veggies thrown in. The sweetness and juiciness of the pomelo was perfect with the saltiness of the other ingredients combined. It was also, yes, the best pomelo salad I have ever had.

KINILAW (170) - At first I wasn't that excited to try this because having kinilaw or sinuglaw in Davao is like just taking a bath everyday -- you'll always have it. But when I started to take a few mouthfuls, I couldn't stop eating either. The fish was extremely fresh and there was no lansa smell or taste. It was surprisingly mixed with green apple which actually made it even more delightful and crunchy. The fresh, thinly-sliced radish as well as the other ingredients thrown in made this otherwise ho-hum dish a new life.

Both the kinilaw and the pomelo salad were a surprising treat for me. Everything was perfect! And I couldn't stop smiling and raving about it in between handfuls (we used our hands to eat). It was also a delight to dine with someone who has the same love for food as I have, so doble gana kumain. :D

I can't exactly remember how much our tab was but I remember it to be a little bit expensive. But for the taste and quality, I'd say it was reasonable. Everything was fresh and very, VERY delicious.

I would definitely be back here when I go back in Davao. :)

P.S.
Pardon the photos, I was excited to eat plus the lighting was not foodfie-friendly :D

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Jen L.
4.0 Stars

perfect na sana eh, nachempohan naming wala tubig during Dec 24th... buti na lang may wet wipes and gloves hahaha

yummy timpla, mura rin compare sa mla hahaha

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Jamie N.
5.0 Stars

Very, very good buttered cereal shrimps and garlic fried crabs!

Food 5/5
Service 5/5

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Armelle B.
5.0 Stars

The place is messy and dirty in an artsy kind of way, maybe because the vandals on the wall is so organized. Great place to hang out with friends and have a good talk. Ordered a bucket of shrimp (for sharing of course) 1 liempo and beer to pair with the breaded buttered shrimp.
They will serve it on the table boodle fight style. You can request for disposable plastic gloves as well. So make sure you have your antihistamine with you.

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Shareen B.
5.0 Stars

"Hastang lami-a sa pagkaon diri!" (The food here is so good!) You won't regret eating here even if it would cost $$ 127844 You won't mind paying for that amount to have fresh seafood in the city 128540
You'd fall inlove with the food and the ambiance is a bonus! With all the sea-related designs they have on their walls and freedom "wall" up to the ceiling. Must-try when in Davao! Tara na! 128077🏼

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Kaye B.
5.0 Stars

Seriously THE BEST tasting shrimps I've ever tasted!

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Raul C.
5.0 Stars

It was soo good that I could not take pictures because of my crab and shrimp tainted hands.....

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Raisa R.
5.0 Stars

The food was so good. You will have to eat with you bear hands. The ambiance is nice you can vandaliZe in every part of te restaurant. It's quite pricey but worth it.

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Kpa O.
5.0 Stars

Fried crabs and cajun shrimps (extra spicy) are the best food to eat during your cheat day. It's a little bit expensive but it's worth it. Make sure that you're hungry and ready to "LAMON" to enjoy their food.

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Mar V.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Paparach R.
4.0 Stars

Went here on my last day in davao, before i headed back in this god forsaken city in luzon. The place was new so i've never heard of it before i had the vacation. My parents suggested this place, the ambience was cool, vandalism is authorized, maybe the owner wants to introduce an unusual style of dining here in davao. I was quite doubtful about this place because it is so pricey and maybe the food aint gonna be that good. We ordered the fried crab with garlic and chili and an order of grilled liempo. After a few moments of selfies which serves as our last bonding with the fambam our order was served. It was wiite odd that the crabs were served in a plastic bag, well whatever, digged in with the crabs first and BOOM! There was a party of flavors in my mouth. I love the garlic and the chilis! Oh that is really good!! In a spice lover, i love everything tha vis pepper hot. If you have the same trip as mine then you should try it here. I also love the guts and brains of the crab, soo crispy mixed with the garlic and chilis. MMMmmm. That is extreme. The grilled liempo was okay. I think i could cook a better liempo. It did not exceeded the level of my taste preference. Sorry. I hope they could also let the customers choose their own crab. Again, the food is quite pricey for my standard, could get a better deal in a dampa here in manila but the crabs are really enticing. 4 stars for this one but for the taste itself, 5 comets!!!! P.s. Dont go for the crabs cooked cajun style unless you are ordering shrimps. Dig in!!

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Angela G.
5.0 Stars

THE TASTIEST FOOD I HAD IN DAVAO!!!

I swear, contrary to popular belief, we did not see or taste a lot of good seafood here! They aren't cheap too! Even in the wet markets!

I was looking aroundfor places to go to in Looloo and found this! Told my parents that we should try it an we diiiiid!!!

It's boodle fight type eating so they lay this big ass wax paper on the table and that's where people eat! Although they still give plastic utensils HAHA!

Have then garlic fry everything! IT'S AMAZING!!! We got Mild all the time because it was just the tight amount of spicy. We got crabs and shrimps! It was amazing I wan to cry and go back :(

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JP G.
5.0 Stars

Thanks to Jacy L for adding this place up. Now I can finally review my favorite Resto from my Davao business trip.

During our first trade visit day, we tried Blue Post's Boiling restaurant for lunch. Apparently it was the Blue Post Bar before but because of the liquor curfew in Davao (no alcohol after 11pm), it wasn't profitable to have a bar anymore. They adapted the "boiling seafood Resto" concept from the states and added a Filipino twist. Thank god as Davao has awesome seafood! 128077128077

Love how the concept is of a boodle fight. They just place a clean disposable mat at the table, then you place the food in the middle then you have to eat using your hands to enjoy the meal. Kamay style!! the food is similar to that of "Shrimp Bucket" or the like but with a boodle style theme. And the seafood is fresher and cheaper. ZOMG 128523128523128523

We tried the following and everything was amazing:
✔️ garlic crabs 128077
✔️ shrimp in blue post sauce 128077
✔️ grilled tuna belly 128077
✔️ tuna kilawin with apple strips (yes apples) 128077
✔️ mussels in blue post sauce 128077128077128077
✔️ corn cobs 128077

OMG. Everything was sooooo good that I died. Seafood overload. If only the seafood in Manila were this fresh... And cheap. Gaaah. Take me back to Davao pls 128561128561128561

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