Voodoo Crab is bringing Cajun-style eating to Centereach


Voodoo Crab is aiming to bring a taste of the Big Easy to Suffolk County.

The Cajun-style seafood joint, which has two spots in Nassau County, officially swung open its doors in its newest location in Centereach this month.

The new restaurant can be found in the New Village Plaza shopping center on Middle Country Road.

Voodoo Crab’s first opened last July in Rockville Centre, and was quickly followed by a Massapequa location in November 2019. 

“The two Nassau locations are known for their exciting ‘vibe,’ friendly service and quality seafood recipes,” Danel Rodriguez, marketing manager of Voodoo Crab restaurants, told GreaterPortJeff. “Voodoo Crab’s first Suffolk location in Centereach was planned for a spring opening, but COVID pushed back the construction schedule for nearly three months.”

And although its original date was delayed, the spot quietly opened its doors last weekend with outdoor seating, half-capacity indoor dining, and social distancing protocols. 

“Voodoo Crab draws inspiration from New Orleans, both in food and in fun spirit,” Rodriguez said. “Every item is consistently fresh and delicious, and the sauce choices at the heart of the seafood boil are incredibly refined.”

Featuring dishes like the “create your own boil,” Rodriguez said Voodoo Crab isn’t a typical seafood joint.

“The ambiance at Voodoo sets it apart from others,” he said. “It’s more upscale and the nautical themes are subtle compared to the ‘pirate and fishing boat’ decor at other seafood restaurants.”

As with its previous openings, Centereach intends to continue this soft opening for the first few weeks. 

Rodriguez said they will start easing into popular promotions, like happy hour, by the end of August. 

Exterior and interior photos by Julianne Mosher. Pictures of food courtesy of Voodoo Crab.

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