The Kickin’ Crab Cajun Seafood House

California-based The Kickin’ Crab will open soon in Creekside center next to Alamo Drafthouse. The chain of seafood boil restaurants opened its first location in Arizona in 2010 and now has 23 shops across five states.

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Kickin’ Crab is known for their “seafood in a bag,” which arrives fresh out of the spiced boil with sausage, corn and potatoes. Options include clams, crawfish, mussels, shrimp, Dungeness crab, lobster, snow crab legs and king crab legs. Six garlic butter-based seasonings are included in five different spice levels. The vibe is beach crab boil, so be prepared to pour it all out on the paper tablecloth and eat with your hands family-style. Plastic bibs are provided.

Kickin’ Crab also offers plated dishes, including fish tacos, raw oysters, fried calamari, Cajun edamame and coconut sea snails. Beer and wine are on the drink menu.

The seafood joint will take over the space formerly occupied by Shell Shack (and Yogi’s Home Plate before that), but it’s not clear when they’ll host a grand opening. Their hours will be 3 – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and there’s a sign out front saying they’re now hiring.

If you just cannot wait to order delicious seafood, you may visit Kickin’ Crab locations in Garland, Carrollton and Houston now. Mesquite and Mansfield shops will be opening soon. The LH store is at 6770 Abrams Road at Skillman.

Kickin’ Crab is decorated with a beach crab boil vibe.

Inside the Garland Kickin’ Crab.