Crab Du Jour brings fun seafood dishes to Cherry Hill

ohOne of Cherry Hill’s newest restaurants is Crab Du Jour, a fun-oriented seafood restaurant. As the name suggests, the fresh crabs are the star of the show, and customers shouldn’t mind getting dirty. In fact, digging hands first is just part of the experience and a great bonding activity for families; the one the restaurant likes to see.

Those familiar with the name will know that Crab Du Jour is a successful chain of seafood restaurants; it has a footprint in 15 states, mostly along the US East Coast. However, the Cherry Hill location offers a new craft cocktail menu and an expanded food menu with new options. The friendly, welcoming atmosphere is “fun and nautical-inspired,” according to Charlie Wyder; general manager of the Cherry Hill site.

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For example, they have an 85 inch by 192 inch TV wall behind the bar which is perfect for game days. Meanwhile, the 7,000-square-foot restaurant can seat around 250 people indoors, with year-round outdoor dining coming as well. “Our outside tables could provide a perfect setting for boiling sharing,” adds Charlie.

Food time is fun time

Crab Du Jour embraces the messy nature of eating fresh seafood and encourages customers to have fun. “We love to see the joy of parents teaching their children to use the crab pick; dates sharing a laugh while trying on bibs; and groups come together over a meal that’s more than food, it’s an experience,” says Charlie. In particular, their marquee menu items are their seafood boils.

“We’re known for our fresh seafood broths immersed in a range of homemade house sauces,” says Charlie. For example, their signature dish is Cajun Seafood Broth. Customers order a half pound or a full pound of seafood of their choice to mix and match. Then they choose a sauce from options such as Garlic Butter, Cajun, Lemon Pepper, Old Bay, or Special Du Jour; then a mild, medium or strong level of spice. Finally, it’s time to add sides including corn, sausage, potatoes and broccoli. Optional additional pairings include Cajun fries, rice, or pasta. Crab Du Jour serves each porridge in a bag trapping the steam, which they shake and open at the table.

As for those new menu items, the Cherry Hill location offers bourbon steak and chicken as well as poke nachos; plus grilled options including salmon, lobster, tilapia, catfish, jumbo shrimp, and scallops. Plus, they offer non-traditional options like Cajun wings, burgers, hush puppies, po’boys, fried pickles, and cheesesteak eggrolls. Click here to see the full menu.

Nautical Cocktails

Crab Du Jour’s cocktails are also sea-themed. Some of their popular options include the Tipsy Mermaid, with coconut rum, lime juice, pineapple juice, and blue curacao; as well as the Swedish Fish, with rum, grenadine, watermelon juice and lemonade. Other current favorites include the Giggly Guppy and the Skinny Seal. They also serve local draft beer from nearby breweries.

Seafood menu sample

Visit Crab Du Jour East at 104 NJ-70 East in Cherry Hill. (Click here to see them on Google Maps.) Learn more: Click here to visit their website | Follow them on Instagram | Click to call them.

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Crab of the Day FAQ

Do you accept reservations?

Yes, they take online and phone reservations.

Are there gluten free options?

Yes, they serve gluten free options.

Are there vegetarian options?

Crab Du Jour offers vegetarian options, yes.

Do you offer takeaway meals?

Yes, they offer takeout.

Can you offer delivery?

They offer delivery directly from their website and through third-party apps, yes.

Do you have a liquor license?

Yes, they serve a variety of alcohol.

Is there a children’s menu?

Yes, their children’s menu includes chicken fillets, shrimp, flounder and sliders.

All photos: © Crab Du Jour / Food Shelter PR

Dino S. Williams