Seafood restaurant and bar Crab 404, owned by Jakkrit Tuanphakdee of Bangkok Thyme Thai Cuisine, opens Wednesday, October 2, in the former Food 101 on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The 100-seat restaurant features build-your-own seafood boils and towers on its menu and a tank brimming with live king crabs for people to personally select for their meal.
“Crab404 is a sea-to-table restaurant, specializing in seafood boils and crab and lobster rolls,” Tuanphakdee says in a press release. “We are excited to feature giant, live king crabs which our guests can select fresh from our tank.”
Boils can include a variety of shellfish options ranging from king crab legs and crawfish to lobster and mussels in flavors like garlic butter or Cajun and in varying degrees of heat, from mild to XXXX. All boils are served with corn and potatoes. However, adding sausage to the mix costs an extra five bucks.
In addition to the boils and a couple of over-the-top seafood towers, Crab 404 serves oysters, starters like crab cakes, tuna poke, and fried calamari as well as entrees such as a whole Maine lobster, soft shell crab sandwich, and fish and chips. For non-seafood eaters, the menu offers a burger and a Cajun chicken plate.
Food 101 closed in March after nearly 20 years. The restaurant opened in 1999, followed by a second location in 2006 in Morningside on North Highland Avenue. That location was eventually purchased by chef Ron Eyester, Food 101’s executive chef at the time, who changed the restaurant’s name to Rosebud. Eyester sold Rosebud and neighboring The Family Dog in 2015.
Open daily, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
4969 Roswell Road, Suite 200, Sandy Springs. crab404.com.