Let’s Check Out Rockford’s Newest Restaurant, Storming Crab
There's a new spot in Rockford that I've had my eye on sign a "looming soon" sign popped up on the old Perkins on E. State Street. This new restaurant is called Storming Crab and they describe themselves as, "A Cajun Flavor From Louisiana." That's how I would describe it too.
I don't want to reveal too much of the inside because I think you should see it for yourself. However, once you walk in you'll notice two things quickly, the first is the smell. The smell will immediately confirm you are in a seafood restaurant.
After entering the restaurant under the giant crab, you'll encounter a faux shark head and some sea-related decor, and lots of John Hancock's everywhere. My signature is in this room but the names and drawings can be found all over the main dining area too.
The is part of the waiting area with restrooms to the far left of this giant crab. You may also notice a hand washing station as well. If you're like me, you may need this. It's not going to feel good putting cajun-covered fingers on your sensitive spots. This is a common theme for the entire joint.
How About the Menu?
If crab legs, claws, corn, potatoes, shrimp, and oysters are your preferred delicacy, you're in serious luck because that is what Storming Crab has listed all over their men. But, before we dive into the menu, let's order a drink. I tried the Storming Rob. Ordinarily, I am not a whiskey guy, but this drink hit the spot.
Though I typically order appetizers, I needed that cajun seafood in my belly sooner than later. I skipped pre-dinner and went straight for a pound of snow crab legs, boiled in a bag, with cajun and medium heat. I'm not an extreme heat guy but this level of warmth was perfect for me.
Storming Crab's online to-go menu will give you a great idea of all the mouth-watering options available.
So, Should You Try This Place?
100% yes, there is a kids menu as well, making Storming Crab a fun and delicious restaurant the whole family can enjoy.
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