Atlanta’s flourishing dining scene is set to welcome the first U.S. locations of The Captain’s Boil, where the city’s hungriest crowds can enjoy fresh, succulent seafood feasts and modern digs.
Founded in Canada in 2015, The Captain’s Boil immediately saw success in its unique offering of build-your-own Asian influenced, Louisiana-style, low country boils served in a family-style fashion. Inspired by a trip taken by one of the restaurant founders to the American South, the popularity of the restaurant grew swiftly, and the brand now boasts more than 20 locations across the country. The restaurant chain would go on to be named “Best Seafood in Toronto” by Now Magazine, prompting their ambitions to open locations in the United States.
“We are very excited to have Atlanta as the launch point of our U.S. expansion,” says Eugene Chan, CEO of The Captain’s Boil. “The city’s growing reputation as a ‘food destination’ is what makes opening our first locations in the U.S. right here so special, and we can’t wait to share our favorite meal with Atlantans.”
The approachable menu showcases delicious seafood prepared with a mix of Southern flavors and Asian influences, which makes for a mouth-watering meal big enough for friends and family to share. Seafood options include shrimp, crab legs, lobster, mussels, and crawfish and can be seasoned in flavors like lemon pepper, garlic, Cajun, and The Captain’s special blended sauce when ordering a boil. Conversely, guests can choose to have this seafood hand-breaded and fried to order. Classic sides like corn, potatoes, Cajun fries, sausages, and okra are optional “add-ons,” as are “shareables” for the table like creamy gouda macaroni and cheese bites, chicken wings, breaded calamari, and fresh oysters. Ten dipping sauces, tasty dessert options and endless mix-and-match capabilities round out the menu. Guests will enjoy a casual, boil presentation and are encouraged to literally dig in with provided gloves, bibs, and scissors, creating an indulgent yet amusing experience.
With multiple openings planned, the official launch of The Captain’s Boil brand in the U.S. and its inaugural location in Georgia will be held later this year at the Cumberland location. Grand Opening Event and ribbon cutting festivities will be announced next month with plans to partner with local charities in support of the community.
“We hand-picked each of our locations because of the wonderful neighborhoods and people that surround them,” says Eugene. Beginning this fall, The Captain’s Boil will open at Cumberland Mall with additional locations in Woodstock, Lawrenceville and Sandy Springs following shortly thereafter.