New seafood restaurants appear as summer approaches


Temperatures in the mid-90s and heavy rains this week reminded us Michiganders that summer is rapidly approaching. If you crave the tastes of the ocean but can’t make it out to the coast, these Lansing eateries have you covered. Throw on some sandals, maybe a Hawaiian shirt, too, and try out some of the best seafood our area has to offer. 

King Crab

Owner Eko Dananjaya spent the majority of 2020 perfecting his Cajun spice blend and seafood boil technique. He wanted to bring the tastes of Louisiana to Lansing. King Crab offers staples of Cajun cuisine like po’ boy sandwiches and massive seafood combo meals big enough for the whole family.

“This summer, we are going to be offering special coupons for our customers. We are excited,” said Dananjaya. “We are going to be adding a full bar.” Dananjaya predicts that the bar will be open in around two to three months.

In the meantime, try out one of the brand new appetizers adorning the menu. King Crab now offers hush puppies, crab meat fries, fried calamari and more.

“This summer, we are just going to continue offering the highest quality seafood around,” said Dananjaya.

The Tangy Crab

The owners of The Tangy Crab got the idea to open a restaurant after a vacation down south. They loved the cozy feeling they got when they sat around a table with family and friends, devouring crab legs by the pound. 

For a limited time only, The Tangy Crab is offering the Tangy Festival — five whole pounds of seafood including crab, shrimp and more. It also comes with corn and potatoes. For those extra-large summer gatherings, you can “Double the Fun” to get ten pounds of seafood. That ought to be enough to keep a party going until sunset. 

Crazy Crab

Craving both Chinese food and Cajun seafood? Crazy Crab has an eclectic menu that combines the best of both worlds. It’s the only restaurant on this list that offers both boiled snow crab legs and General Tso’s chicken. It’s the perfect spot to grab lunch or dinner if you just can’t quite decide what you want to eat. For those who like total control over their eating experience, Crazy Crab offers a make-your-own-meal option. You can pick your preferred seafood, flavor profile and spice levels. Beware, Crazy Crab offers an extra hot seasoning that could bring tears to your eyes.


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