Juicy Seafood opened a few months back and the Worcester Foodies’ have been planning their visit ever since we saw the announcement that a Cajun Seafood boil were now available in Worcester
Stepping inside the restaurant, the seafood theme is more than evident. The dining room has mounted fish, ropes, fishing nets and more. A big, bright bar is at the back of the room and rumor has it, they make a great Mai Tai for those that would like to indulge!
Obviously New England has plenty of seafood restaurants. And if you are looking for another cup of New England Clam Chowder or a pint of Fried Clams, you won’t find it here. But what you will find at Juicy Seafood is a Cajun seafood boil with Shrimp, Crawfish, Lobster, Crabs, King Crab Legs, Clams or Mussels, served hot and fresh with corn and potato.
Now lets talk spices! At Juicy you not only choose your spices – Cajun, Garlic Butter, Lemon Pepper, or the Juicy Special (which is all the spices combined) – you also choose the heat level of spice from No Spice right through Extra Hot! And from the reaction I saw, the Extra Hot is appropriately named! Our fantastic waitress made the recommendation to choose the Juicy Special spices which she said “is the best of all worlds”
I toured the kitchen to see exactly how the dishes were made and was amazed. Each order is cooked individually in massive woks over high heat sealing in the tenderness. Then the seafood is placed into large clear plastic bags, the spices are added and the bag is sealed. When delivered to the table you tear open the bag to a rush of spice, heat and flavor!
Get Your Hands Dirty
One of the themes at Juicy is “Get Your Hands Dirty” and believe me when your seafood boil is delivered to the table, you will. This is “eat with your hands food” – the tables are covered in brown butcher paper, you can wear the plastic bib to protect your clothes and there will be plenty of napkins and wet naps to help you clean up.
For those who don’t want the Cajun Seafood boil the menu does include some fried seafood platters and even chicken tenders, along with a list of appetizers like Hushpuppies, Calamari, Oysters and Chicken Wings. But really, try the boil, you definitely won’t be disappointed! And did we mention, as of this writing – all draft beer is $2.99! Ice cold beer, spicy Cajun Seafood boil in a casual atmosphere where you can use your hands to eat…wow!
Overall the Worcester Foodies enjoyed their meal with most finding the food incredibly flavorful, tender and JUICY and everyone spoke of a return visit.
Juicy Seafood is located at 1269 Main Street in Worcester. There is plenty of off-street parking and is open for lunch and dinner everyday. For those venturing to the western part of Massachusetts, Juicy Seafood has a second MA location at 1404 Boston Rd, Springfield, MA