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Ocean Crab House seafood boil spot opens in Coram

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Cajun style crab, shrimp and clams have arrived to Coram’s new Ocean Crab House.

The seafood joint opened Monday at 3720 NY-112 near the intersection of CR-25.

Locals will remember the spot as a variety of bars over the years, most recently the Long Shot Bar and Grill which shut its doors March of 2020.

The restaurant’s will be undertaking a soft opening over the next two weeks, according to Steve Dugan, the Ocean Crab House general manager.

Ocean Crab House will host a grand opening bash Nov. 19.

“We’re going to have a DJ here for lunch from 1 to 4 and dinner from 5 to 8,” Dugan said. “We’ll be doing drink specials all day, we’ll probably extend our happy hour the whole day.”

The seafood eatery’s happy hour means half off all beer and wine and $2 off its signature cocktails and martinis, such as the Shipwrecked, Surf’s Up and Mermaid Punch.

As for the seafood, Dugan said the restaurant’s meals borrow inspiration from Louisiana Cajun cooking.

Here’s how it works:

Customers choose from a lemon pepper sauce, an original cajun sauce or the “Ocean Special,” which is a blend of the two. They also choose the degree of spiciness.

The chefs prepare the seafood in plastic bags, which are then opened at the customers’ table for them to enjoy hot, fresh and well seasoned.

special nights

Ocean Crab House will offer specials Monday through Wednesday.

On Mondays, the restaurant will offer 15 percent off for military, medical workers and first responders, including EMT’s, doctors, nurses and individuals from fire departments, police departments and the military.

Tuesday is College Day, for students and faculty alike. Happy hour drink pricing will apply to anyone with a college ID for the whole day, and they’ll get 10 percent off their meal.

Ladies Nights will be every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to close. Ladies get one free drink from the restaurant’s wine and cocktail list.

In the bar area, the restaurant will host specials for big sporting events. The first will come on Nov. 28 when the Islanders and Rangers face off against at Madison Square Garden.

“We’ll have bucket specials, 5 domestic bottles for $20, 5 imports for $30,” Dugan said. “And we’ll have discounts on food in our bar area.” The game will be played at the bar, next to the massive shark head chomping through the mirror.

Dugan said customers can expect the restaurant’s menu to change with the seasons.

“As the summer comes we’ll add some different stuff to it,” he said. “I know down the pipeline we’ll be doing tomahawk stakes. Right now we have burgers and chicken, but eventually we’ll be offering customers a surf and turf.”