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Published on February 21, 2024
Austin's Culinary Scene Heats Up with The Boiling Crab's New Location at The LincSource: The Boiling Crab

The capital of Texas is now richer in seafood options with the opening of The Boiling Crab in Austin, a Texas-based seafood chain known for its Louisiana-Cajun-style seafood boils. According to Eater Austin, the new location began serving hungry patrons on February 19 at the Linc shopping center, located at 6406 North I-35, Suite 2375.

The Boiling Crab boasts a variety of steamed or boiled seafood, including Dungeness crab, lobster, and clams, which diners can zest up with a choice of sauces and spice levels such as lemon-pepper; for those less inclined towards boiled choices, fried seafood baskets with catfish and oysters are also on offer.

They didn't forget the land lovers, serving up chicken tenders and wings for good measure, not to mention the thirst-quenching beers, margaritas, and micheladas available. According to MySA, founders Sinh Nguyen and Dada Ngo started The Boiling Crab in Seadrift back in 2004, which is a small town boasting only about 2,000 residents, yet this has not stopped this modest eatery from reaching global heights with locations now spanning including states like California and Hawaii to countries such as Australia.

While The Boiling Crab settles into its first Austin location, across town, doughnut lovers may be experiencing a small twinge of loss. Lola's Donuts, once a brioche doughnut bakery founded by Olivia O'Neal of Sugar Mama's Bakeshop fame, appears to have shuttered. O'Neal, who had sold the business in the spring of 2022, witnessed the establishment's transition to wholesale and catering before its recent closure.

In Austin's culinary shuffle, Jive Turkey, the food truck known for its turkey-centric menu, has made a roost at West Campus's Victory Lap sports bar, as of February 11, according to Eater Austin. Meanwhile, Aspen, Colorado, has welcomed an Austin original, as Sway, the Thai restaurant, opened a new outpost earlier this month, marking its first venture outside of Texas.

Back to The Boiling Crab, available Monday through Friday from 3 to 10 p.m. and weekends from noon until 10 p.m., Austin residents can now dive bib-first into the messy, hands-on dining experience that has become synonymous with boil restaurants, just be ready for a solid, flavorful splash of the Gulf right in the heart of the city.