New Sit-Down Seafood Restaurant Opens In Brooklyn Center
A new sit-down restaurant recently opened in Brooklyn Center after being delayed due to the coronavirus. Captain Crab is located at 1360 Shingle Creek Crossing, right across from Applebee’s. The decorations and variety of seafood options on the menu might make you think you’re on the East Coast.
Every night, the Captain Crab gets a delivery of fresh seafood.
“We get seafood from Boston, Virginia, and also Louisiana,” explained Kevin Ni, cofounder of the restaurant.
The seafood boil stands out on the menu, with loads of delicious treats from the sea, tossed in a sauce with sausage, corn, and potatoes.
Customers get to select what goes into the boil, crab, shrimp, crawfish, and mussels. Everything is customized; you get to choose what type of seasoning, which captain makes on the premises.
But Ni says opening a restaurant during a pandemic is challenging.
Currently, the business is only doing take-out orders. However, they plan to open the dining room in August. The 200 seating capacity is down to 100 because of COVID-19 restrictions.
“We want to make sure we have a six-feet distance from every seat,” said Ni.
But customers say they ‘re glad they don’t have to travel far to get fresh seafood.
“This needs to be here. I’m from California, and I got spoiled, and when I came out here 20 years ago, you couldn’t find sushi or good crab or fresh seafood,” said customer Mike Penn.