Another crab house ‘coming soon’ to Dover

(Delaware State News/Ian Gronau) Crab Du Jour is expected to move into the old, vacant Shucker’s Pier 13 Restaurant on 889 N. Dupont Highway in Dover.

DOVER — Crab Du Jour — a Cajun seafood restaurant and bar — recently announced its imminent presence in Dover via a banner on the old, vacant Shucker’s Pier 13 Restaurant.

The restaurant chain could not be reached for comment, but they will presumably occupy the building on 889 N. Dupont Highway in Dover.

According to the chain’s website, they currently have a single location open in Charlotte, North Carolina, but are planning a robust expansion with a whopping 28 locations (including Dover) listed as “coming soon.” The locations range from Georgia to Connecticut and as far west as Wisconsin. The Dover location is the only one listed for Delaware.

“Delicious home-style seafood with generous portions is what you can expect with every meal,” reads the chain’s website. “We’re cooking up crab, crawfish, calamari and lobster in the kitchen, made fresh daily. Not into shellfish? Try our Cajun rice, chicken tenders and other flavorful menu options.”

The planned opening date is unclear, visit for more information.

Interestingly, this is the second crab eatery to announce a coming location to Dover in as many months.

Tasty Crab House announced plans to open a location on 705 N. DuPont Highway — mere blocks south of the expected Crab Du Jour location. The two restaurants have similar menus.

Though still not open, Tasty Crab House recently noted on their Facebook that they plan to start hiring staff in September.


• Premier Martial Arts — The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting for Premier Martial Arts’ grand opening of their new location on 132 Greentree Drive in Dover on Sept. 6 at noon.

• Century Engineering — The CDCC will host a ribbon-cutting in celebration of Century Engineering’s new facility on 550 Bay Road in Dover on Sept. 12 at 11 a.m.

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