Joe's Crab Shack cracks open in Riverhead

Bucket of snow crab, Joe's Crab Shack Bucket of snow crab, Joe's Crab Shack Photo Credit: Handout

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Joes Crab Shack, a Houston-based seafood chain, just opened in Riverhead, taking over the former home of Boulder Creek Steakhouse. This follows last winters entrance of a Joes Crab Shack in Oceanside.

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On the menu: a bucket of shrimp with Old Bay seasoning (12 for $8.59 or 18 for $11.49), blackened redfish ($13.99), a chipotle bacon cheeseburger ($9.89) a bucket of crab choose among snow crab, queen crab, Pacific Dungeness crab and arctic king crab ($21.99 to $31.99) and a variety of seafood steampots ($23.99 to $99 for four).

The place offers seating for around 300, with garage doors that open in good weather to allow the outdoors in.

Joes Crab Shack is at 1490 Old Country Rd., Riverhead, 631-727-2783,

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