Who knew that Waterbury would be the seafood boil destination of Connecticut by the end of Summer 2020? I certainly didn't, and I'm pleasantly surprised. Not one, but two new seafood boil restaurants are soon to be open in the Brass City. I wrote an article a couple of weeks ago about The Boilery opening up at the Brass Mill Center Mall, in the space formerly occupied by Bertucci's. Well, I was out with Mrs. Large yesterday and found another new seafood restaurant is just about to open their doors up too.

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Red Crab Juicy Seafood and Bar is located at 920 Wolcott Street, in the building that was most recently Hacienda Del Sol, and The 99 Restaurant. Red Crab started out in Florida, (You say?) around 5 years ago, and although they're primarily spread across the East Coast of the US, they've gone inland to Texas and Illinois recently, so, they're quickly expanding into a national chain of restaurants. They do tout themselves as "family owned and operated" on the website. The menu at Red Crab is very similar to one I described at The Boilery, primarily they're both seafood boil joints. You pick a portion of seafood: Red, King, or Dungeness Crab, Lobster, Clams, Mussels, or Shrimp. Then you pick the flavors and spice levels, they boil it up, and serve it to you with corn and potato.

If you don't want anything as involved as a boil, they also offer fried items, Po Boy sandwiches, a bunch of different appetizers and sides, and an item that I'll go just for - hushpuppies. I'm a sucker for them. Good luck Red Crab, may Wolcott Street overrun with your juicy seafood for years to come.

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