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An East Coast Chain’s Extra-Spicy Seafood Boils Will Soon Arrive in Addison

Red Crab’s first Texas outpost is in the works

Boiled crab, potatoes, shrimp, and corn
Get ready to eat all the crab
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Red Crab, an East Coast chain that serves a bounty of spicy boiled seafood dishes, will soon open its first Texas outpost in Addison.

Permit applications filed with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission indicate that Red Crab will open at 4080 Belt Line Road in Addison. According to Red Crab’s website, the chain got its start about five years ago in Florida, and has since expanded to 10 locations in Florida and beyond, including restaurants in West Palm Beach, Pensacola, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

On the menu, diners will find about a dozen different boiled seafood options, ranging from blue crab and clams to crawfish and mussels. Those crustaceans are doused in Cajun seasoning, lemon pepper, garlic butter, or the “juicy special,” or a combination of all three of the aforementioned sauces. Red Crab also offers customizable heat levels that range from “no spice” to “extra hot.” Outside of the seafood boils, the restaurant also serves fried shrimp and oysters, po’ boys, and classic sides like corn and potatoes.

Eater has reached out to Red Crab for more details on when the Addison location is set to debut. Stay tuned for an update.