Krustaceans Seafood Restaurant
As black women who are daughters, sisters, content creators, and entrepreneurs we will use this platform to uplift and support all businesses, but especially those owned by people that look like us. For us, living in our skin is a 24/7 job that we were given at birth and we haven’t clocked out a day since. So, when we see black excellence in restaurants you better believe we are going to shout it from the rooftops. So please enjoy this review of black excellence personified in the form of a seafood restaurant that will have you going back again and again.
Our hearts and our bellies are so full! We had the pleasure of finally checking out Krustaceans Seafood Restaurant. This restaurant opened during the height of the pandemic and hit the ground running. We mean that literally and figuratively because this restaurant specializing in all things seafood was opened by former Panthers running back and wide receiver Marcus Lucas and his partners.
Surely, a pandemic was not the desired time to open a new restaurant in Charlotte but with a place like this, we are so glad they decided to press forward with the opening. In fact, the concept lends well for takeout and delivery. Low-Country boil, fried fish, lobster, and waffles are just a few of their most popular menu items.
So, let’s get real for a moment because there are a ton of restaurants in the Charlotte area that serve up fast-casual seafood. You can hit practically any side of town and get some variation of the mentioned items. However, what sets this place apart is the quality, taste, and speed of service. We waited less than 15 minutes for 3 to go orders which is amazing considering everything came out so fresh. The quality of seafood would make you think that you were dining in Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia.
One of the most interesting things on the menu was the combo of fried seafood with a waffle. You have the choice of fried fish, fried shrimp, or if you are feeling fancy a fried lobster tail! Yes, that’s right a fried lobster tail. Now we know some of you are thinking does that combination go well together and the answer is yes! Just think at some point the combination of chicken and waffles was probably deemed unusual and now it is on practically every menu. You can think of this as having your cheat meal and dessert all in one sitting. You can choose between a regular waffle, or if you are feeling decadent a red velvet waffle with pecans, syrup, and icing.
Fried Fish with Red Velvet Waffle
As you can see, we tried several popular menu items and our biggest takeaway is that this place really delivers on flavor. Everything we tried was seasoned to perfection, with that Cajun spice and kick that we love, and did someone say, “swamp sauce”? This sauce is so good so we would recommend ordering a couple of extra containers. If anyone from Krustaceans is reading this please know that if you plan to sell that sauce in larger quantities, we will order it by the bottle, by the gallon, or kiddie pool size if that is an option.
Fried Fish Sandwich with Fries
Fish and Chips
GET THERE ASAP!!! We will never give a place our stamp of approval if we don’t truly believe that the food is worth trying. In this situation the food is worth trying over and over and over again. The food here is so good that you will be thinking about how soon you can return. 10 out of 10 would strongly recommend!
Krustaceans Seafood Restaurant
2908 Oak Lake Blvd #102
Charlotte, NC 28208