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Seafood Boil Franchise Is Replacing a Local Barbecue Restaurant at Atlantic Station

A franchise location of Arizona-based Angry Crab Shack is taking over the former the Pig and the Pearl space on Atlantic Drive

Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

Grab a bib and roll up those sleeves because another seafood boil restaurant is headed to Atlanta this fall.

A franchise location of Arizona-based Angry Crab Shack is taking over the former the Pig and the Pearl space at Atlantic Station. The Pig and the Pearl closed earlier this summer after serving barbecue, smoked oysters, and raw bar dishes for eight years on Atlantic Drive.

Atlanta restaurateurs Cindy Shera and Todd Martin, formerly of the Shed at Glenwood, and chef Todd Richards first opened the Pig and the Pearl together at Atlantic Station in 2014. Richards now owns Krog Street Market stall Soul: Food and Culture and East Lake restaurant Lake and Oak Neighborhood BBQ. The Shed closed on Bill Kennedy Way in 2020. The space is now home to pizzeria and Italian restaurant Emmy Squared.

According to a press release, Angry Crab Shack blends Asian and Cajun flavors together in its seafood boils, which includes lobster, crawfish, shrimp, and Dungeness, king, and snow crabs. People then choose a sauce, spice level, and accoutrements like corn on the cob, red potatoes, sausage, and crispy tofu to mix into their boils. Sandwiches, fried seafood baskets, and other dishes like red beans and rice are also on the menu.

Angry Crab Shack includes multiple locations throughout Arizona, Alabama, Texas, and Nevada, with new locations opening in Georgia, Utah, and Washington and in the aforementioned states.

A multi-million dollar overhaul of Atlantic Station has seen new restaurants opening at the Midtown development over the last five years, including Azotea Cantina, Toscano Ristorante Italiano, SriThai Kitchen and Sushi, Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, NaanStop, bowling alley Bowlero, and Pho 24.

Brunch restaurant Atlanta Breakfast Club and Rose Bistro and Champagne Bar join Angry Crab Shack in opening at Atlantic Station later this year.

1380 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta.

The Pig and The Pearl

1380 Atlantic Drive, , GA 30363 (404) 541-0930 Visit Website


265 18th Street Northwest, , GA 30363 (404) 458-3500 Visit Website

Krog Street Market

99 Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 Visit Website

Atlanta Breakfast Club

249 Ivan Allen Junior Boulevard Northwest, , GA 30313 (470) 428-3825 Visit Website

The Shed at Glenwood

475 Bill Kennedy Way Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 835-4363 Visit Website

Pho 24

4646 Buford Hwy, , GA 30341 (770) 710-0178 Visit Website