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Spicy Cajun Seafood Boils Are En Route to Deep Ellum, Just in Time for Summer

The Crab Station brings its crab legs, crawfish, and more to a new DFW outpost

A bounty of boiled seafood awaits
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The Crab Station, a DFW chain known for its spicy seafood boils, will soon open a new location in Deep Ellum.

Building permit applications and filings with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission indicate that the restaurant will open its doors at 2813 Commerce Street, in the space formerly occupied most recently by sandwich shop Planet Sub. The new outpost will be the eighth Crab Station, including restaurants in Fort Worth, The Colony, Houston, Arlington, Carrollton, and Dallas. An update to the Crab Station’s website also suggests that the chain has its sights on a Texas seafood takeover, with forthcoming restaurants also planned Southlake, El Paso, and Midland.

For those who are unfamiliar with the seafood boils on offer at Crab Station, the shop is known for its crawfish, crabs, mussels, shrimp, clams, and lobster, all served in a spicy, buttery sauce. More unique proteins are also on offer, like boiled whole octopus. Fried fish, oysters, ceviche, and classic Cajun dishes like jambalaya, étouffée, and crab gumbo round out the menu.

No official opening date for Crab Station’s Deep Ellum location has been set just yet, but its website suggests that the restaurant will open sometime in May. Stay tuned for an update.