PLYMOUTH (CBS) — What happens when New England’s freshest seafood meets the flavors of the Carribean? You get the Blue-Eyed Crab.
Located right on the water in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts, the Blue-Eyed Crab has been a local favorite for seafood since the day they opened. Now in their seventh year, the restaurant has recently expanded and undergone a transformation that was inspired by owners Jim and Heather Casey’s family vacation to St. Croix.
“We always like to have a good time, we love live music, we love fun colors, fun food, and we thought it was a nice concept here in the middle of this historic New England town, to kind of throw in this crazy party restaurant. It’s not like anything else they have around here.”
So the dining room is filled with bright colors and live music… The bar is stocked with seventy different rums that are used to make all kinds of festive tropical drinks… And the open kitchen cooks up meals packed with the big bold island flavors that Jim loves.
“I’ve always liked the heat, I’ve liked the spices, I like fruit.”
Small plates include a Plantain Sandwich with Jerk Chicken… Banana Garlic Wings with a Tropical Cream sauce for dipping… and Crispy Mussels Key Lime Aioli. Entrees feature classics like a raw bar platter, or spicy seafood stew.
But those in the know always go for whatever fresh fish is available. Like sauteed Wahoo with mango, or Pan Roasted Grouper with Guava Glaze. And for dessert, just one fork-full of Caribbean Rum Cake and you might just think you’re on vacation having a party.
“It’s loud in here, it’s busy, but it’s part of the environment. You know there’s plenty of places that you can go to that are quiet and more intimate, that’s not us.”
“We want people to come and it’s a party, and we want them to have a good time.”