Juicy Seafood, a new Cajun-inspired seafood restaurant has opened in the former Shoney’s location on Lowry Street in Smyrna. Juicy Seafood offers low-country boil, a ‘get your hands dirty’ selection served with drawn butter and lots of fried options.
Juicy Seafood is holding a ribbon cutting event today, Oct 16 at 11am.
The décor provides just the right atmosphere. It makes one think of those restaurants on just about any coast that have fishnets hanging from the ceiling and buoys scattered about, but without the nostalgic smell of salt and sea that is part of any beach memory. Still, it is transporting, making any seafood lover’s mouth water.
Main courses include shrimp, clams, mussels, crab, crawfish, tilapia, catfish, and lobster tail. An assortment of seasonings are available, with a choice of how much ‘heat’ you want of each spice.
They also offer fried onion rings, cheese sticks, Calamari, crab cakes, and oysters raw and fried. For those who don’t eat seafood, there are chicken wings, breaded and un-breaded, with a choice of sauces including barbecue, Buffalo, Cajun, Thai sweet chili, and lemon-pepper.
While corn and potato, or fries – regular and sweet – are served with many of the meals, there is a long list of side dishes. Additional side dishes include corn on the cob, steamed rice, sausage, boiled eggs, and Cole slaw. They also offer clam chowder or Cajun gumbo.
Their ‘Make Your Own Combination Platter’ offers diners the ability to create a meal that contains a minimum of two half pound selections from their list of blue crab, shrimp (with or without heads), snow crab legs, crayfish, clams, green or black mussels, or sausage. If you get a ‘Get Your Hands Dirty’ platter, they add King crab legs, Dungeness crab, and lobster tail to the list of options.
Fried dishes include chicken tenders, for those who don’t eat fish or seafood, but this is the only choice for the non-fish or seafood eater. This is a true seafood restaurant like you find on the coast.
Juicy Seafood offers a full bar with bottled and draft beer, wine, and assorted cocktails, however, the restaurant is a great family place. It is very low key.
267 North Lowry Street
Hours: 11:00 am until 10:00 pm, Sunday through Thursday
11:00 am until 11:00 pm, Friday and Saturday