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Cajun Seafood Boil Hits Roslindale Village Thursday

Shaking Seafood debuts this afternoon

Boiled seafood and corn from Shaking Seafood
Boiled seafood and corn from Shaking Seafood
Shaking Seafood/Official Site

Shaking Seafood (19 Poplar St., Roslindale) will debut on Thursday, December 27, at 3 p.m., and it will offer 10 percent off of meals for the day. The restaurant specializes in Cajun-style seafood, flavored and spiced in varying degrees, sold by the pound.

Seafood options include the New Orleans classic crawfish, along with snow and king crab legs, shrimp, lobster, dungeness crab, clam, and mussels, or some combination. Flavors include Cajun, garlic butter, lemon pepper, or all three, and there are spice levels ranging from non-spicy to hot. In addition to the seafood boil options, there are fried seafood baskets that come with Cajun fries, potatoes, corn, or hush puppies, as well as oysters, wings, onion rings, and more.

Shaking Seafood has been in the works for some time now — word of the restaurant first surfaced in September 2017, and it secured approvals for its signage in February of this year.

The local rise of Cajun- and Vietnamese-Cajun-style seafood boils began in early 2016 and their presence remains strong in the Greater Boston area, with various locations of Shaking Crab spanning Cambridge to Newton to Quincy, Holly Crab and Loui Loui Louisiana Seafood in Allston, Bootleg Special in the South End, and more beyond the immediate metro area.

Shaking Seafood will operate Monday through Thursday from 3 to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 12 to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 12 to 10 p.m.

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Shaking Seafood

19 Poplar St., Roslindale, MA 02131