Levittown’s new Sexy Crab restaurant is sure lure seafood lovers


Pirate sculptures, light-up crab figures and smiling shrimp painted on the walls. The new Sexy Crab seafood restaurant in Levittown has arrived with all the bells and whistles.

Sexy Crab opened up right before Christmas, welcoming Long Islanders to its swashbuckling atmosphere. Thankfully, in lieu of sea shanties, pop music plays as customers dine on the restaurants’ oceanic offerings.

Diners can get things rolling with some hush puppies, a shrimp salad or tom yum soup, then dive into a po’ boy and order up some king crab or lobster Cajun fried rice.

Of course, the fresh cooked and seasoned seafood served by half-pound, pound or piece is the main attraction. Customers choose from a dozen different types of seafood, including Dungeness crab, clams, king crab legs and crawfish.

There are also two Sexy Crab combos, where a few guests dine on three or four different options. Manager Stephen Lin said Sexy Crab’s Combo B, which serves a lobster tail; a half-pound each of black muscles, headless shrimp and snow crab; and corn and potatoes, is one of the establishments most popular offerings.

Once they choose their catch, customers request how spicy they want their meal — going anywhere from plain and mild to extra hot. They also choose a garlic butter, lemon pepper or Cajun seasoning. If they can’t decide, diners should opt for the Sexy Crab signature blend of all three.

For land lubbers, Sexy Crab also offers a chicken tender basket, chicken wings and vegetable fried rice.

Lin said the restaurant offers happy hour specials during the week from 1-5 p.m. Among other specials at the bar: Customers can get $1 French fries and hush puppies, $5 glasses of red and white wine, and $7 signature cocktails and martinis.

Once Sexy Crab gets more acquainted with the community, Lin said the restaurant will likely have DJs playing during the summer months.

Hours and location

Sexy Crab is located in the Levittown Mews shopping center at 3345 Hempstead Turnpike. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday, 1-10 p.m.; Friday, 1-10:30 p.m., Saturday, noon-10:30 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-10 p.m.