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Garlic Butter Crab Claws Await at Uptown’s New Viet-Cajun Paradise

Crab House Seafood & Oyster Bar is now open

Uptown Dallas’s splashy new Viet-Cajun restaurant comes with its own cabana-lined pool out back, reports the Dallas Morning News.

Crab House Seafood & Oyster Bar slid into the former Sisu Uptown Resort space, which enjoyed a wild run complete with packed DJ parties and skimpy suits (2508 Maple Avenue).

Now the pool is more of an afterthought; when open, it’s called Bali Beach and will admit those in swimsuit attire to drink, dance, and swim out back, Nguyen tells the pub. Crab House’s menu can’t be eaten poolside, but a tiny AC-controlled “treehouse” plans to serve spiked ice cream from DizziBrands during events.

Nguyen, who hails from the club world, plans to host live jazz and blues bands during the week. New Orleans accents across the menu include Cajun street corn, gumbo, and boudin balls.

Core seafood offerings include snow and king crab legs, jumbo shrimp, blue crab, lobster, and mussels, as well as fried baskets filled with catfish, oysters, and calamari.

The catch of the day is served boiled, “Nola style,” with various spices, fruits, and veggies, or with Cajun garlic butter. A raw bar happy hour special will boast East Coast oysters at $1 a pop.

Cocktails include frozen watermelon mojitos, spicy mules, pineapple margaritas, and spiked seltzers to keep Dallas’s “White Claw summer” alive.