Crab Du Jour, a Cajun-style seafood restaurant known for its seafood boil with 85 East Coast locations, will officially celebrate the grand opening of its first Chicago location at 851 W. North Ave. in Melrose Park, Illinois opening. As part of the grand opening festivities, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, July 12 at 11:30 a.m., featuring a special donation and performance to the Lutheran High School Marching Band, followed by a grand opening dinner and wine tasting.
“We are excited to expand into the Midwest by opening our first Chicago location in Melrose Park,” said Beau Stickley, vice president of business development for Crab Du Jour. “This location will be the first of many because Chicago has truly become a food destination. We look forward to being a part of Melrose Park’s growing community and bringing our Cajun-style seafood and delicious home-cooked specialties to our new neighbors.”
Famous for its seafood boil, which roughly translates to “crab of the day,” Crab Du Jour offers a unique dining experience including freshly prepared and custom Cajun-style seafood boils and a wide variety of fresh, premium seafood options including clams, mussels, Shrimp, crayfish, crab legs, lobster, etc.
Its signature dish is the Cajun Seafood Boil, which features an assortment of items sold in half-pounds ($7.50-$14.50) or pounds ($13.99-$28.99), then steamed in bags and served at the table with three heat intensities Choice of seasoning corn and potatoes.
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Customers choose their seafood, choose from a range of home-blended sauces such as Cajun, Garlic Butter, Old Bay, Lemon Pepper or “Du Jour” with all options, customize the level of spice they want, and add things like Corn, potatoes and sausage. A true experience, each boil is packaged in a bag, then shaken and presented tableside in front of guests.
In addition to boils, the menu includes fire-roasted “Seven Seas Fish,” coconut shrimp, fried calamari, crab bisque, fried scallops, and crab cakes, as well as South Cajun specialties and non-seafood dishes, including bourbon steak, chicken wings, and quiet little Dogs, Chicken Po’Boys, Cheeseburgers, Fried Pickles and more.
The restaurant features a full-service bar serving its signature cocktails: drunk mermaid – Coconut rum, lime juice, pineapple juice and blue mandarin; this swedish fish – Rum, pomegranate molasses, watermelon juice and lemonade.Other current favorites include Silly guppies and skinny seals.
Crab Du Jour is open Sunday to Thursday from 11:30am to 11pm and Friday and Saturday from 11:30am to midnight. For more information, please visit https://www.crabdujour.com/.