Seafood boil restaurant Carolina Crab House to replace Fallas in Sumter

BY KAYLA ROBINS
kayla@theitem.com
Posted 8/13/19

A new business coming to Sumter will provide movie-goers another nearby option for a date night or any night out.

Carolina Crab House will soon replace the already-closed Fallas, a discount retail store that shuttered toward the end of 2018, …

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Seafood boil restaurant Carolina Crab House to replace Fallas in Sumter

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A new business coming to Sumter will provide movie-goers another nearby option for a date night or any night out.

Carolina Crab House will soon replace the already-closed Fallas, a discount retail store that shuttered toward the end of 2018, marking what will become the eatery's second location. Owner Louis Liu opened the first location in North Charleston in February.

"It's done incredibly well," said Gerri Allen, manager at the North Charleston location.

Liu also owns Ginza Grill on North Guignard Drive, which is also a newer restaurant for Sumter. Allen said Sumter's Carolina Crab House will be Liu's 13th restaurant he will have built, including the fourth this year. He has a home in Sumter and in North Charleston.

The Louisiana Cajun-style boiling seafood menu is presented where customers pick their sauce to get the seafood boiled in, which includes a choice of garlic butter, lemon pepper, Cajun sauce and a Carolina hot sauce, Allen said.

Seafood offered includes shrimp, clams, oysters, snow crab, king crab, blue crab, lobster, crawfish and mussels. Customers buy their meal by weight, just like if they were going to a seafood market.

Allen said the Lowcountry boil is the most popular item at the North Charleston location. The dish includes snow crab, jumbo shrimp, sausage, boiling eggs, corn and potato.

There are other options on the menu other than boiled seafood bags, Allen said, such as fried items and fish baskets.

"We sell service, not necessarily food. [Louis] is really passionate about listening to what customers want and taking their feedback and applying it to all aspects to all of his restaurants," Allen said.

Hours and an exact opening date have not yet been set.

The business is hiring for its Sumter location. To apply, find Carolina Crab House on Facebook.