Ocean Crab House in Coram announces permanent closure


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Three months after docking in Coram, the nautical themed Ocean Crab House sailed away.

The Cajun style restaurant announced it closed permanently Wednesday via a post from its Facebook account.

“Today we write this with a heavy heart,” the post reads. “We have decided to shut our doors for good. We thank the people who did support us. Needless to say Coram was not the right choice. [Once] again thank you to everyone who helped support us.”

The restaurant opened November 2021 at 3720 Route 112 near the intersection of Route 25.

The seafood restaurant’s stint maintains the building’s reputation among locals as an ever-changing spot. The joint has been a variety of bars over the years, most recently the Long Shot Bar and Grill, which shut its doors March of 2020.

During its brief time in the neighborhood, Ocean Crab House cooked up fresh seafood seasoned and spiced to customers’ likings and served hot in boil bags. It offered discount specials on Mondays first responders, military personnel and medical professionals and on Tuesdays for college students and faculty.

The sudden closure announcement arrives within a week of the restaurant’s post advertising a new Billiards and Beer night, the first of which was slated for Wednesday evening.

The Cajun crab house also held a fundraiser Saturday for “Nobody Starves on Long Island,” which helps animals in need. The restaurant asked for donations of pet food, blankets, toys and cash. It also teamed with psychic medium Janet Russell, who performed readings to raise additional funds for the cause, according to the Ocean Crab House’s Facebook account.

Click here to see the Ocean Crab House’s final goodbye to the Coram community.