Crab Du Jour Cajun Seafood Boil & Bar is thrilled to announce its long-awaited grand opening in Cherry Hill. The restaurant is located at 104 Route 70 East in Cherry Hill with a lease that was signed pre-COVID, marking the 72nd location for the burgeoning hospitality and restaurant group.
Cherry Hill is the thirteenth restaurant in the New Jersey area, with other locations in Delran, Pennsauken, Lumberton, Turnersville, North Bergen, Springfield, Piscataway Township, Ewing, and Mays Landing. Additional Crab Du Jour’s are slated to open in 2022 in Hamilton, Jersey City, and Vineland.
Cherry Hill is the first to premiere several interesting items. The first being New Jersey’s first robotic server, ‘Bella’ – addressing the universal staff shortages the hospitality industry currently endures. New healthier menu items called ‘Seven Fishes’ is a concept where diners choose 10-12 ounces of fish ranging from salmon to tilapia and served with seasonal vegetables, potato, and Cajun rice ($16.99 to $23.99) that is then grilled to perfection and set ablaze table-side as a uniquely fun way to finish the dish.
Additional new items include chicken, shrimp, or steak bourbon bowls ($16.99 $23.99); and seafood pasta with shrimp, clams, and mussels ($18.99). Crab Du Jour fans can delight in signature boils with a variety of seafood sold by the half-pound ($7.50-$14.50) or pound ($13.99-$28.99), then steamed via bags and presented table-side with seasonings of choice in three heat intensities with corn and potatoes. The seasoning options include Cajun, garlic butter, Old Bay, lemon pepper, and the ‘Du Jour,’ which incorporates all the options. Supplemental add-ins include broccoli ($3.99), sausage by the half-pound ($5.99 or $9.99).
In addition to the popular Cajun boils, the menu also boasts a variety of Po’Boys ($12.99-$14.99); burgers and sliders ($10.99-$13.99); soups ($6.99-$8.99) and salads ($5.99-$8.99). There are also appetizer options ranging from cheesesteak egg rolls ($8.99) to fried pickles ($5.99) and chicken wings ($10.99-$19.99) available in BBQ, Cajun, Buffalo, or lemon pepper. Kid’s menu offerings include chicken tenders, fried shrimp, chicken sliders, or fried flounder (all $6.99).
The over 7,000 sq ft. restaurant has a seating capacity for about 250 diners with hours of operation Sunday through Thursday 11:30am to 10:00pm, and Friday and Saturday 11:30am to 11:00pm. Crab Du Jour features a selection of fun maritime-inspired cocktails ($10). Crab Claws is made with Tito’s Vodka, tequila, orange juice, and Grenadine; Mermaid’s Lemonade uses Rumhaven, Pink Lemonade, Blue Curacao; and the Blue Lagoon is made with Captain Morgan, Coconut Rum, Blue Curacao, pineapple, and orange juice. In addition, a variety of red and white wines are available by the glass and bottle, along with a selection of craft beer on draft, cans, and bottles.
“We are so thrilled to be a part of the community and bring delicious fare in a fun and casual setting to the Cherry Hill area,” said Nick Pingitore, General Manager of Crab Du Jour Cajun Boil & Bar. “New Jersey has such a rich culinary history with seafood it makes perfect sense for us to grow here.”
Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.