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Crab Station’s Spicy Shellfish Heads to Houston

The DFW-based chain is expanding to Space City

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Crab Station, a North Texas destination for all things seafood, is headed to Houston this August.

The crab-centric franchise already operates three locations in Dallas-Fort Worth’s ‘burbs with more slated for the DFW area, West Texas, and Houston. Although no exact opening date has been pinned down just yet, the forthcoming H-Town outpost will operate at 4505 FM 1960, according to its website.

In addition to crab, the restaurant will serve sacks of crawfish, shrimp, clams, and mussels doused in its house-made sauce that ranges in heat from mild to “insane,” reports the Arlington Voice. Diners can also get whole octopus, seafood chowder, fried chicken or catfish, and sides like cajun fries, sweet corn, dirty rice, and sausage. The one dessert option is, of course, straight out of New Orleans — bread pudding topped with bourbon sauce and ice cream. At the North Texas locations, there are full bars with solid cocktail offerings and happy hour, so that might be in the works for the Houston outpost.

Crab Station is the second DFW-based seafood restaurant currently en route to Houston. As Eater reported last year, a similar concept called Shell Shack, also known for its spicy boiled seafood served in a bag, would open multiple locations in the city and its suburbs. That is, of course, a risky proposition considering that Houston already has its own rich and unique shellfish traditions, like Viet-Cajun crawfish.

Stay tuned for more info on when exactly the seafood eatery will open in Space City.

Update, 6/19/18: This post has been updated to reflect the restaurant’s August opening.