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Roslindale’s Entry Into the Expanding Cajun Seafood Scene Could Happen in May

Shaking Seafood is getting closer to opening

19 Poplar St., Roslindale — the future home of Shaking Seafood
19 Poplar St., Roslindale — the future home of Shaking Seafood
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Roslindale’s forthcoming Cajun-style seafood joint is getting a little closer to opening at 19 Poplar St., the former Jerusalem Trading space. Shaking Seafood co-owner Jenny Wang told Eater via email that the restaurant could open as soon as May.

Shaking Seafood’s signage has been approved by the Boston Planning and Development Agency, and now the team is waiting on inspections and to hear whether or not their liquor license will be approved. (Securing the latter has been a bit of a process.)

Shaking Seafood — no relation to the ever-expanding local chain Shaking Crab — will join a growing list of Boston-area restaurants serving Vietnamese and Cajun-style shaken seafood. Wang says patrons will be able to choose from a number of different shellfish — crab, lobster, shrimp, and clams, for example — and a number of different shaking sauces. Shaking Seafood will also feature appetizers like fried calamari and fried oysters.

As previously reported, the restaurant will seat about 90 and may accommodate live music. The co-owners also co-own similar restaurants in Virginia and Georgia.

Along with waiting on inspections and licensing, Shaking Seafood is still being built out. Keep an eye out for updates on Shaking Seafood as spring draws near.

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Shaking Seafood

19 Poplar St., Roslindale, MA 02131