This new eatery may be in Doraville, but one taste of their flavorful, spicy boiled seafood or tasty po'boys, and you might as well be dining at a seaside dive on the coast of Louisiana.Any seafood connoisseur worth his seasoned salt knows that often, the most fresh, flavorful and delicious seafood comes not from highfalutin white tablecloth restaurants or Michelin star-rated sushi bars, but from the classic, no-frills beach-side shacks. And while ATL may be geographically challenged in terms of dining on the shore, that hasn't stopped The Crab Boil from recreating the experience. This new eatery may be in Doraville, but one taste of their flavorful, spicy boiled seafood or tasty po'boys, and we might as well be dining at a seaside dive on the coast of Louisiana.
With a menu chock-full of Cajun classics (think jambalaya, étouffée, gumbo and more) and an interior decked out in beachy decor, The Crab Boil is all about capturing that authentic seafood shack experience. (We swear, when we closed our eyes we could almost hear the ocean's waves through the traffic on Peachtree Industrial.) The kitchen even serves up their signature seafood boils in bags – just the way you'd get it in the middle of Acadiana – and have perfected their mix of seasonings and spices to a tee, resulting in a deliciously messy heap of Cajun-style goodness. Pro-tip: that roll of paper towels on every table? Completely necessary.
Boiled Shrimp Bag, $15.99
Boiled Shrimp & Crawfish Combo, $19.99
Fried Alligator Basket, $11.99
Catfish Po'boy, $9.99
Seafood Jambalaya, $4.50 (cup) — $8.50 (bowl)
Sunday — Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.