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Kickin’ Seafood Restaurant near Provo: Best Seafood in Utah Valley

By Katerina Gasset

Nestled in the heart of Provo/Orem, Kickin’ Seafood Restaurant is a hidden gem, serving up the best seafood in Utah Valley.

The restaurant has a casual atmosphere, and the menu features a variety of seafood items. 

Seafood Restaurant Near Me in Provo, Utah

I moved from the east coast of Florida to Provo, Utah. I also lived in San Francisco and Seattle so I know a thing or two about fresh and delicious seafood from living in coastal areas. 

So when I moved here, I didn’t even think to look for a good seafood restaurant. After all, this is a mountain area, and it’s nowhere near an ocean. 

We had just finished shopping at Trader Joe’s one day and were looking for a place to eat. We spied this restaurant on the side road that runs outside University Mall in Orem.

To tell you the truth, I was a little hesitant initially, but my kids convinced me to try it. Well, how much worse could it be than Red Lobster, LOL!

Cajun Seafood Restaurant in Orem, Utah

Kickin’ Seafood is a Cajun-style seafood restaurant where the food is served boiled in a bag. Two of my sons went there to eat for the first time. 

Oh my!!! What a surprise!!! This was actually on par with seafood restaurants in New Orleans!

They exceed my expectation of what Cajun food should look and taste.

Two of my children are chefs with expertise in cooking seafood, so our standard when it comes to seafood restaurants is high.

And we have been back to Kickin’ Seafood several times. This is definitely on our list of go-to places to eat in Provo/Orem. The food is fresh and delicious, and the portions are generous. 

The first time we visited Kickin’ Seafood, we were impressed by the wide selection of seafood dishes on the menu. If you love seafood, you need to check out this place!

Why You Should Visit Kickin’ Seafood Restaurant

Let’s talk about the food first! 

The main attraction at Kickin’ Seafood is their signature seafood boiled in a bag.

Kickin' Seafood Restaurant boiled bags

You have 4 boiled bags to choose from. You can also customize the portions. I would definitely recommend getting boiled bags. The seafood is cooked to perfection, and the flavor is fantastic!

The first time we went, I thought it was a bit on the expensive side. But when I saw the size of the bags, and they allowed sharing, I quickly changed my mind. The portions are huge and definitely worth the price. 

You can even order a side of white rice to catch some of the delicious Cajun spicy sauce in the bag. 

We decided to go with the $78 (at the time of publishing this post) boiled bag. It comes with the Dungenous crab, the tastiest crab in the world, IMO. 

The crab was huge for a dungenous. My sons love crawfish, and I like shrimp. We all like the crab. 

For $78, one bag could feed 3 to 4 people easily. If you compare the price to regular menu items in other restaurants, you typically have to pay $20 per person. 

So this is a great value! 

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Not only do we have a wide variety of seafood items, but our meal also comes with 3 ears of corn, 3 pieces of sausage, and 3 round red potatoes, all seasoned and boiled in the same bag. 

Talk about yummy! 

If you go to Kickin’ Seafood Restaurant Provo-Orem for lunch and don’t feel like ordering their seafood boils, you can opt for one of their delicious Po Boy sandwiches. I personally like the Shrimp Po Boy sandwich. 

We usually order an appetizer at Kickin’ Seafood Restaurant, and the Cajun wings are always worth trying. They’re spicy and full of flavor, and they always leave us wanting more. 

If you’re looking for something to share with your table, or if you’re just looking for a little something to tide you over until your main course arrives, the Cajun wings are a great option. 

Calamari at the Kickin' Seafood Restaurant in Provo/Orem

Calamari served at the Kickin' Seafood Restaurant

We’ve also tried the calamari, and it’s good too. The batter is light and crispy, and the squid is cooked perfectly. The dipping sauce is also delicious. 

You do get messy! That is part of the experience. 

You’ll get your hands dirty if you want to eat here. I know it might sound a little daunting, but trust me – it’s worth it. There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of tearing into a juicy piece of seafood with your bare hands. 

And I guarantee you’ll be licking your fingers clean by the end of your meal. So go ahead, roll up your sleeves and dig in. I promise you won’t be disappointed.  

Bucket filled with tools at the Kickin' Seafood Restaurant

They bring you a huge metal bucket with bibs, napkins, and seafood tools to crack open your crab. Make sure you wear your bib!! 

What really sets Kickin’ Seafood apart is their attention to detail. Kickin’ Seafood owners are really mindful of their customers and their needs.

Handwashing Station at the Kickin' Seafood Restaurant

Conveniently wash your hands after enjoying your seafood meal at the Kickin' Seafood Restaurant

They know that when you’re eating seafood, you’re going to get your hands dirty. That’s why they have a washing station so that you can wash your hands after you eat all this delicious seafood with your fingers. 

When you are cracking crab legs and handling crawfish, those petty towelettes many restaurants give you won’t even begin to clean your hands. That’s why I liked how Kickin’ Seafood had a washing station set up. You didn’t have to go into the restrooms to wash your hands after eating. 

Sign Board for Kickin Seafood Restaurant in Provo/Orem

The Kickin' Seafood restaurant in Provo/Orem is easy to find

Where to Find Kickin' Seafood Restaurant

Kickin’ Seafood is located at 435 East 1150 South, Orem, UT. 

It is right across the back side of Wells Fargo and Trader Joe’s. It is a side street off State Street.

Hours of Operation

Kickin’ Seafood Restaurant is open at:

Monday -  Thursday

11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Friday - Saturday

11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.


12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

This is one of the few restaurants open on Sundays near Provo. 

We usually go between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m; that’s when you can get a seat without reservations. And the restaurant is not crowded during those hours. 

If you’re in the mood for some good seafood but don’t want to dine in, you can also order to go. 

Choose whatever you like from the menu and pick up your order at the front of the restaurant. 

Menu at the Kickin' Seafood Restaurant in Provo/Orem

Kickin' Seafood Restaurant Menu First Page

Kickin' Seafood Restaurant Menu

Kickin’ Boiled Seafood in a Bag

Shrimp (Head-On)


Shrimp (Head-Off)


Shrimp No Shell






Black Mussel


Lobster Tail


King Crab


Snow Crab


Dungeness Crab



If you want extra sides to accompany your meal, the restaurant offers the following:

Corn (1 pc.)


Corn (3 pcs.)


Potatoes (3 pcs.)


Sausages (6 pcs.)



The appetizers are especially noteworthy, with a variety of options to choose from: 

Fried Calamari


Fried Shrimp (8)


Fried Oyster


Fried Soft Shell Crab (2)


Fried Swai Fish (4)


Raw Oyster* (6)


Raw Oyster* (12)


Cajun Wings (6)


Lemon Pepper Wings (6)


Buffalo Wings (6)


French Fries


Cajun Fries


Sweet Potato Fries 


Cajun Edamame


Hush Puppies (8)


Pot Stickers (6)


Chicken Nuggets (10) 


Soup & Salad 

Fried Shrimp Salad


Cajun Chicken Salad


Seafood Gumbo


Clam, shrimp, squid, crabmeat, swai fish, missel & okra


Garlic Bread


Lo Mein Noodle


Shrimp Chips


Steamed Rice


Po Boy Sandwiches

Fried Shrimp Po Boy


Fried Oyster Po Boy


Fried Chicken Po Boy


Fried Fish Po Boy


Fried Calamari Po Boy


Grilled Shrimp Po Boy


Crawfish Po Boy


Soft Shell Crab Po Boy


All come with french fries. Add $1 for sweet potato fries 

Combo Deal 

Their combo deal is the perfect way to try a little bit of everything, and it’s a great value too! You can get a combo plate ranging from $21.99 to $78.99. 

That includes your choice of items and extras. 

Kickin Kid Menu 

The restaurant’s kid-friendly menu features your child’s favorite seafood items, including fried chicken nuggets, fried shrimp, and fried fish. Each at $6.99, served with drinks and fries. 

*These items are served raw or undercooked, or contain, or may contain, raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have a certain medical condition.

Sea-themed design in the Kickin' Seafood Restaurant in Provo/Orem

Kickin' Seafood Restaurant in Provo/Orem Ambiance

Cajun Food Dining Experience at Kickin' Seafood

The ambiance of Kickin’ Seafood restaurant in Provo/Orem is fun and casual. You don’t have to dress up to eat here.

When you walk in, you are greeted by the pirates! How fun is that! Here is a photo I took right inside where you wait to get seated. 

Kickin' Seafood Restaurant Cajun Style Provo/Orem

Kickin' Seafood Restaurant Design

The restaurant’s decor is casual, with bayou-styled walls. The walls are covered in graffiti. The fun seafood restaurant-style decor like nets and lobsters also adds a bit of whimsy. 

There are TVs throughout the restaurant playing sports channels, so you can catch up on all the latest games while enjoying a delicious meal.

Orem Utah Kickin' Seafood Restaurant Reviews

5-star rating for Kickin' Seafood Restaurant near Provo

Review - 5 Stars!

I was really impressed with the quality and taste of the food at Kickin’ Seafood, so I'll give them 5 stars. 

I give them 4 stars for customer service. I have to say that the customer service could be better. Some wait staff are not as attentive as they need to be with their tables. I’ve had to ask for things a few times because they’ve forgotten about my table. 

Overall, I would definitely recommend Kickin’ Seafood Restaurant – the food is impressive, and it’s a great place to enjoy a casual meal with your family and friends. 

Whenever I ask the kids – where do you want to go to dinner? They almost always say Kickin’ Seafood!

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About the author of Move to Provo Utah Website 

Katerina Gasset

When I moved here I was blessed to have my daughter to help with different things you need to know when you move to a new place. I had background from living here before but things have changed a lot too since the '80s. 

We were able to get all the good places to eat down fast - since she knows all that and we have a lot of the same likes in food. But things like how to turn on my electricity or what power company services my home... well... I was at a total loss! 

I know that other people moving to Provo don't always have family here to guide and help them. And most people don't have a real estate agent who gives them a welcome package on all the important numbers and places they need to know. 

My goal is for this website to be your go to resource for everything you need to know before, during, and after you move here to Provo, Utah. I want you to have the best experience and love living here as much as I do

Author Katerina Gasset - photo of me the author