Do you love eating tender, juicy crab in Houston, TX? Then, you’ll delight in the fact that there’s a new Atlanta-based, seafood spot in town. The Juicy Crab, yes… that’s the actual name of the restaurant.
I was delighted that The Juicy Crab wanted to partner with little ole me on something. They invited me and a few of my friends out to their grand opening day.
We got to experience all of the menu options and had direct access to the owner. You guys know that I like to ask a ton of questions about the menu before I even consider ordering anything.
The restaurant is a self proclaimed Cajun-inspired seafood chain. And, they’re serving all kinds of delectable seafood dishes.
Where is The Juicy Crab Located?
The Juicy Crab is located conveniently right off of Highway 249 and FM 1960, right by Willowbrook Mall. If you’re an old timer, then you probably remember when this spot used to be Baker Street. I spent many a night there in my more youthful days.
What is The Inside Like?
We were delighted by the transformation the location underwent. The inside of the building was barely recognizable.
Owners installed a comfortable little bar area. It has the perfectly blue lighting to set the mood for a good time. This area is cozy, but I’d say that there’s ample seating.
Likewise, there is plenty of seating for those dining at tables, with families. The main foyer is very accessible. I don’t have children, but I know how big of a hassle it can be to highchair children at a busy, cramped restaurant. They offer a variety of both booths and low top tables to accommodate everyone.
Be warned, this is a get down and get dirty type of seafood joint. The food is served without utensils… So, come prepared to dig in–literally. At first, it felt weird to be eating with my hands. Incidentally, I got used to it really quickly.
It helps that they serve the meal with a plastic bib and plenty of wet naps!
Do They Have Drinks?
When you visit, be sure to try all of the Hennessy cocktails on their menu. Some of the other influencers spoke very highly of the Henny Margarita. Who would have thought that Hennessy would go so well with The Juicy Crab menu.
I can personally attest to the greatness of the Henny the Beach. We all know what that’s a spin-off of… It was delicious! I only had one, but I definitely felt it creeping up on me towards the end of my meal.
What’s on The Menu?
Okay, let’s get to that—THE FOOD! That is the important part, right?
The Juicy Crab has something for everyone. Yes, for those of you weirdos that don’t eat seafood, no need to fret. Options for you include chicken wings, chicken tenders, and their extensive list of yummy sides.
As far as appetizers go, everything was very tasty! I really loved the popcorn shrimp, the Cajun fries, and the calamari.
Other add-ons include: rice, boiled eggs, corn on the cob, sausage and potatoes. Ask for garlic or their specialty Boom Boom sauce if you like an extra savory kick to your food.
For your wings, guests can choose from regular breading, BBQ, Cajun, Garlic, Lemon Pepper, or Juicy Special Wings.
The Juicy Special sauce includes a slew of secret ingredients. It can be served at whichever heat intensity you can handle: mild, medium, hot. Ultimately, I recommend going with hot if you really want to feel a little bit of heat.
Seafood fiends, you will be in Heaven while eating at The Juicy Crab Houston. Their menu boasts a variety of both raw and fried seafood delights to include:
- Blue Crab, King Crab & Snow Crab Legs
- Shrimp (Headless & Head On, Boiled & Fried)
- Fish (Catfish, Tilapia)
What item off of the menu do you plan on trying first?
Lastly, I recommend that you not skip the dessert menu. I was so full from my appetizer and entree that I almost did just that. I ended up getting my dessert in a to go box.
I’m so glad that I did. Later that night, I pretty much attacked my NY Style cheesecake! It was thick, rich and fresh–as a good cheesecake should be.
Other dessert options include: chocolate cake, carrot cake, and red velvet cake. I really can’t wait to visit again so that I can try them all out.
The myriad of flavors I experienced during dining experience truly touched my soul. This location is very close to my job, so it’s been excruciatingly tempting not to venture back in for more.
Ready to give The Juicy Crab a go?
17278 Tomball Pkwy
Houston TX 77064
Be sure to check out my other recent food blogs. You guys know that I love talking about seafood as much as I love eating it!