Friday, July 26, 2019

[AHOY!] The Pirate's Boil to Open in September in Smyrna, Other Cajun Seafood Concepts Opening Too

Continuing the growing trend of Cajun seafood restaurants, a new eatery, The Pirate's Boil, plans to open in September at Cumberland Square North shopping center on Cobb Parkway in Smyrna.  The new restaurant will open in Cumberland Square North shopping center where it will be a junior anchor to primary anchor Goodwill.  Goodwill occupies the 25,600 square foot space previously home to Office Depot before it moved to the adjacent 8,640 square foot space in which The Pirate's Boil will soon open.

The Pirate's Boil (yes, there is literally an eye patch on the crab in the logo) will open adjacent to Rodney's Jamaican Soul Food & Grill which opened in 2017 in a space previously home to local jeweler D. Geller & Son. D. Geller previously relocated to a smaller, but more centrally located, space in Akers Mill Square.  

This appears to be the first location for The Pirate's Boil, but its signage, branding and interior build-out would seem to lend themselves to its owners expanding the concept.  

Cajun seafood restaurants are suddenly popping up all over metro Atlanta, led by The Juicy Crab, which operates a popular location in The Promenade, the Best Buy-anchored shopping center directly across the street from where The Pirate's Boil is opening.  Based in Duluth, The Juicy Crab made its debut in late 2015, and now includes about ten locations in metro Atlanta as well as other restaurants newly opened or coming soon to Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and Mississippi, among other states.  

ToNeTo Atlanta exclusively reported this past May that the chain plans to open a new restaurant in place of the former Piccadilly Cafeteria at Howell Mill Square in West Midtown.

A new restaurant called Tasty Crab House is coming soon to Brookwood Square just off the East West Connector in Austell.  The new restaurant will be about 4,200 square feet and will occupy about half of suite 801 in the LA Fitness, Bargain Hunt and Tuesday Morning anchored center.  The Cajun style seafood restaurant is based in Charleston and like The Juicy Crab, is expanding aggressively, with a total of eleven locations coming soon, including a second Georgia outpost on Watson Boulevard in Warner Robins.

Another concept, The Krab Hut, debuted this past year in a former Joe's Crab Shack on Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth, and has expanded to Snellville, Jonesboro and Macon, as well as into cities in neighboring states.  Signage indicates that The Krab Hut will next open in the former The Italian Oven restaurant, also on the East West Connector in Austell.  

Are you a fan of a certain Cajun seafood eatery?  Where would you like to see The Pirate's Boil or a similar restaurant open next?  What restaurant concept not yet present in metro Atlanta would you most like to see open?

Please share your thoughts below.  

2 comments:

fbenario said...

... and the craze for this garlic butter-laden silliness has now reached Athens, with Kajun Seafood & Wings opening on July 17. Real Cajun food isn't all fried and drenched in garlic butter, but that sure seems to be how it is at all these new one-note places.

Unknown said...

The Cobb/Cumberland area could use a Mimi's, Red Robin, Varsity and especially an OK Cafe style restuarant. Maybe even a Mary Mac's.

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