Finding a Family-Friendly Seafood Boil Near Me Is Easy!
At Crazy Crab Seafood & Grill, we think food is fun. Yes, we certainly need it for nourishment. We must eat to re-fuel our bodies. Obviously, it’s a necessity that we must think about every day. If we forget to consider it, our stomachs remind us. In fact, as you’re searching for a seafood boil near me in the Triad, you may have some of those rumbling reminders right now. So, let’s dig in and share with you how our team at Crazy Crab Seafood & Grill makes replenishing our bodies a fabulous experience.
Finding the Best Seafood Boil Near Me
This fabulous experience starts with finding the best seafood boil near me in NC. Fortunately, if you’re in the south, you’re halfway there.
As you may already know, boiling seafood is an art. This art of boiled seafood was not perfected overnight. Over many years, each recipe of fish, shrimp, potatoes, smoked sausage and other fresh delicious seafood simmered over time in the deep South. The history of this process is as rich as each flavor and sauce combined to make the perfect meal.
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of boiled seafood fun, let’s explore the flavor of its history a bit. Essentially, the idea of a seafood boil began with using fresh, local ingredients that one could cook quickly. Over time, this idea evolved into a community experience. Not only was the goal to eat. Finding joy in food and sharing it together became intertwined.
Throughout the south, we celebrate this concept with gatherings at personal get-togethers or through annual celebrations. In Louisiana, The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival was named one of the top 10 events by USA Today. In the spring, Tulane holds an annual crawfish boil for students.
Georgia and South Carolina celebrate seafood boils as well. Known interchangeably as Beaufort Stew, Frogmore Stew, or a Lowcountry boil, these shellfish dishes are a little milder than their Louisiana cousin. Each July, the Beaufort Water Festival features Frogmore Stew in their 10-day event. During that time, attendees have eaten their way through 1200 pounds of shrimp, nearly 2,500 ears of corn and 600 pounds of sausage. Sounds like delicious fun!
Perfecting the Boil
The founders of Crazy Crab appreciate this rich history. They traveled far and long to capture the perfect recipe to encompass delicious food with delightful fun. Their primary mission was to bring seafood dishes that originated in Louisiana and along the coastal southeast up to North Carolina.
For 15 years, they traveled, ate and cooked. Then, they ventured a bit further. They ate a lot more; they determined what dishes they liked. And, yes, they did more cooking.
All of this eating and experimentation led to the development of personalized recipes that truly represent the tastes of the region. With that knowledge, the founders developed a unique menu of dishes and specialties. Included in their treasures are low-county boils, gumbo, jambalaya, Cajun seafood and all types of shellfish dishes.
Then, the founders diligently planned a family-friendly atmosphere so that those who love seafood could enjoy these authentic dishes. Since seafood is a primary ingredient in our menu items, they created an atmosphere with the taste of the ocean.
From the moment you enter, our fun beachy vibe surrounds you. Bright and open, with colors from the sea, we welcome you. We get that you arrive ready to eat. Therefore, we strive to let you taste the experience from the instant you sit down. To help you truly enjoy a meal with your family and friends, we prefer to immerse you in the moment.
Your Perfect Boil and Ingredients
Before we begin with our full list of menu items, let’s go back to our seafood boils and what’s in them. Traditionally, you begin a boil with a base. We start with fresh corn, red potatoes, boiled egg and sausage. However, each ingredient is regional to a certain extent. For instance, New Orleans’ boil ingredients tend to contain more crawfish than its counterparts. At Crazy Crab Seafood & Grill, we offer diverse styles of seafood boils.
At this point, you may wonder: are boils spicy? That is ultimately up to you. Our boils have the spice of life! The best part is that you can customize your boil to be as spicy or as low-key as you wish. Plus, you may choose which seafood you prefer in it. Select from fresh shellfish such as jumbo shrimp, crawfish, mussels, lobster tail and crab. We even have four types of crab from which to choose, including Snow Crab legs, Blue Crab legs, Dungeness Crab legs and King Crab legs.
Then, choose your flavor. Looking for a subtle garlic to ease into the meal? Or, perhaps, you want a fiery entrance with a burst of Cajun? Then again, you may want to wiggle in between with a little Lemon Pepper. If you can’t decide, we’ll toss in a dash of each spice. It’s your boil after all! Finally, adjust your heat level. Choose from: non-spicy, mild, medium, hot, extra hot.
Diverse Menu Items
Of course, not everyone is in the mood for a boil even if they love seafood as much as us. When you’re bringing your family to celebrate a meal together, it’s not a true celebration unless the entire group is happy. That’s why we have options. In fact, we don’t simply have menu options. We offer options in locations as well!
With Winston-Salem and Greensboro, we have 2 fabulous locations to enjoy your meal and family time. While both have some identical menu items, each has their own distinct atmosphere. Therefore, if you’ve visited one, it’s fun to try the other!
Both locations have our famous boils and tempting dishes below:
Start your dining delights with one of our awesome appetizers. Choose from hushpuppies, cheese sticks, popcorn-fried shrimp and chicken wings. Or, try a platter of your favorite potato style. We offer traditional French fries and sweet potato fries. If you have an oyster bar on your mind, select from a platter of steamed or raw oysters.
Looking for something hot and crispy? Our fried baskets of the freshest seafood hit the spot. Choose from fresh fish, shrimp, calamari, oysters or chicken wings. All baskets come with our spicy Cajun fries.
Choose from diverse rice options. Opt for a side of plain, white rice. Or, mix it up a bit with egg-fried rice. Better yet, go for a platter of shrimp-fried rice. Served fresh, it’s a delightful combination of shrimp, egg, onion, mixed vegetables and home-fried rice sauce. A house or Caesar side salad is included.
At our Winston-Salem location, be sure to save room for our Thai rolled ice cream!
- Cookie Monster – Vanilla & Oreo
- Monkey Business – Vanilla, Banana, Graham & Nutella
- Pink Lady – Strawberry Base, Banana & Fresh Strawberry
- Park Forest – Chocolate, Oreo, Brownie & Chocolate Sauce
- Peanut Chocolate Pie – Chocolate, Oreo & Peanut Butter
Greensboro Crazy Crab Seafood & Grill
Our Greensboro location has a little more room and therefore a little more variety. In addition to the menu items above, visit Greensboro and try:
- Gator Bites
- Steamed Shrimp
- Fried Pickles
- Crab Dip
- Nola Shrimp
- Thai Chili Calamari
- Green Tomatoes
Or, start off with a Spinach, Caesar or house salad. At lunch, we offer additional salads such as Salmon Spinach, Blackened Shrimp, Chicken Caesar and Southern Fried Oyster!
Rice and Pasta
Go for a traditional Gumbo of shrimp, tilapia, celery, onions, bell peppers and white rice simmered in a thick roux. Or, opt for a tomato-based jambalaya of chicken, shrimp, onions, mushrooms, banana peppers and Cajun seasonings. If you’re in the mood for crawfish, try our Étouffée with a buttery blend of onions, green peppers, celery and rice. Not in the mood for seafood? Then, have some Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken or broccoli. Each pasta dish comes with a salad.
Craft Burgers and Sandwiches
If you wish to celebrate at lunch, try out one of our burgers, such as a classic hand-groomed Angus patty with American cheese. Flavor combinations also abound. Try a Bacon Cheese, Black & Bleu, Mushroom Swiss or Bourbon Burger.
If you’re in the mood for something less beefy, turn up the heat with our Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Or, sink your teeth into a Po’ Boy served on toasted French bread and topped with remoulade sauce.
Seafood, Steaks and Chicken
Sometimes, a sandwich just isn’t enough. We also offer platters of:
- Skewered Shrimp
- Nola Salmon and Shrimp
- Blackened Red Fish
- Crab Cakes
- Grilled Chicken Breast
- Southwest Chicken
- Bourbon Chicken
- Smothered Chicken
- Nola Chicken
Got a crowd? Our chicken wing platters aim to please! Choose your style: naked, breaded or grilled. Then, pick a dressing: plain, BBQ, Mild, Cajun, Teriyaki, Thai Chili and lemon pepper. Grab a couple for the table and dig in!
Keep in mind, you can get fresh seafood to go or order online as well. That way, you can celebrate nearly anytime you wish! Click here to order online at our Winston-Salem location. (Online ordering for our Greensboro location is coming soon.)
We Have Reason to Celebrate
If you don’t have a reason to celebrate right now, we can help! In fact, it’s National Pi day in March. So, come enjoy a slice of our scratch made Key Lime PI(e). While you’re here, grab some Beignets, Fried Cheesecake, a piece of 3-Layer Chocolate Cake or Bananas Foster Cheese cake and make it a dessert party!
If you missed Pi Day, no worries! We find that there is always a reason to celebrate at Crazy Crab Seafood & Grill. Great grade on a report card? Visit us to ace a tasty treat. Team worked hard to win their game? Or heck, just worked hard. Treat the team to chicken wings and a couple appetizer platters. Birthday, anniversary, first day of school, last day of school – come celebrate with us!
Eating out in itself is a special occasion. Our atmosphere is light, bright and fun. We’re not afraid of a little mess and vibrant celebration. In fact, if a little of your meal doesn’t land somewhere beside your mouth, you may not be doing it right. Our dinners are an experience to share and remember.
See for Yourself!
All these words about delicious food simply don’t suffice. Ultimately, it helps to see it for yourself. Check out our gallery of photos and hear from our loyal customers. Below, are a few of their kind words.
“First time there and we were SUPER impressed with the food and most of all our service! Our server’s name was Low and he was great! We sat at the bar and had a drink before our table was ready and the lovely young lady behind the bar (while very busy) still made time to chat with us. We were pleased with the whole experience. Will definitely be back.”
“This was our second time visiting and it was just as amazing as the first time. The dessert was amazing and the service was on point.”
Finally, gather your family and friends and head our way. We look forward to sharing your special moment with you!