Crafty Crab is one of the newest eateries on the block, and while soul searching for good quality Cajun seafood boils, I decided to try it out. My first impression of the restaurant was that as soon as I walked in, the smell of seafood seasonings slapped me in the face – which is good, because that lets me know the food should be seasoned pretty well.
It wasn’t long before I was seated and greeted with what I wouldn’t call great costumer service, but it wasn’t bad either. The waiter was nice, but seemed like he was in a bit of a rush. I didn’t understand why, because it wasn’t a busy day. There were barely any people in the restaurant.
As for the menu, it was well organized. It had all your seafood options and it even gives you options for combination orders to meet your every under the sea need.
I ordered the snow crab and crawfish combo with corn and egg tossed in the “boom fire” sauce (a mixture of garlic, Cajun, and lemon pepper), which is supposed to be their hottest flavor, with a sweet tea, and a glass of wine.
They didn’t have many wine options so I settled for Moscato. My sweet tea was perfect. It wasn’t too sweet and it wasn’t too watery. I only had one though, because the waiter was running around so much he never came back to give me a refill.
As for the food, when my order first arrived, it was wrong. The waiter brought me back shrimp instead of crawfish with my crabs, so I had to send it back.
When my correct order finally came, it looked and smelled amazing. My seafood was brought to me on a platter inside of a plastic bag all steamy and covered in sauce. I could tell everything was freshly cooked and ready to eat.
After cracking a crawfish open and taking the first bite, I was immediately disappointed.
As a person who loves spicy food, there was not one ounce of spice in my flavoring, not even a Cajun taste. Everything was more so on the savory, and slightly sweet side. That was a letdown.
Aside from the food not being spicy like I would’ve preferred, everything was cooked perfectly, and still tasted good.
I recommend trying Crafty Crab. It’s not a bad place at all, and it has a very friendly environment.
Crafty Crab is located at 1241 Apalachee Pkwy. and is open Sunday – Thursday, 11:30 a.m.- 10:00 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 11: p.m.