Cajun-style seafood reigns supreme at the latest Two Claws Cajun Seafood Restaurant to swim into Delaware’s dining scene.
Craving all things seafood in the city? Two Claws Juicy Cajun Seafood Restaurant is here to feed your cravings. In case the name sounds familiar, Two Claws Juicy Cajun Seafood is a fan favorite in Bear. Recently, the eatery debuted a new location in Wilmington to showcase its tempting seafood entrees and apps. This marks the third location for the seafood chain, which also has a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.
Two Claws offers delicious dishes from appetizers like steamed and fried oysters to fried crab cake, fried calamari and popcorn shrimp. If customers choose to dive in with the steamed oysters or chicken wings, they can choose the flavor of the sauce.
And that’s just the appetizers. The restaurant has a lot of options when it comes to entrees, giving the customer an opportunity to get creative. Customers can build their own combos, giving them the seafood and seasoning of their choice, along with a choice of spice level and even a choice of any pre-made combo that they find the most appealing.
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One pre-made combo that’s popular with customers is the boiler bag combo, owner Jin Jin Chen says. He’s named it the centerpiece of the menu. Boiler bags are made by including all seafood and vegetables into a bag with the sauces and seasoning and then boiling it. Afterward, customers can dig into fresh and perfectly flavored steamed seafood and vegetables.
Between the Delaware and Ohio locations, there’s not a huge difference in what people like best.
According to Chen, the most exciting part about opening the new location is the expansion of its customer base to Northern Delaware. He hopes to expose the restaurant to new people who wouldn’t normally go to the Bear location.
Two Claws also has a bar at all three of its locations with an extensive cocktail menu, including the Cajun Mule, Two Claws Margarita and Alligator Juice cocktail.
According to Chen, Two Claws is always trying to keep new specials and different things on the menu that are temporary to entice people to come in more often. Customers usually come back and bring others, too.
While opening a new restaurant in Delaware has been exciting, the challenges caused by the pandemic have definitely impacted Chen and his Two Claws team.
One aspect that Two Claws owner Chen wasn’t anticipating was the financial struggle and staffing shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some restaurants are still having trouble hiring staff for their restaurants today. According to Chen, staffing has been an issue throughout the whole industry, and it is an obstacle that Two Claws is constantly working through.
While the pandemic has taken a hit to Two Claws staff, it also has hit its food costs. According to Chen, the restaurant recently increased menu prices to compensate for the increase in the food supply chain.
Two Claws, like many restaurants in today’s world, continues to battle the effects from the pandemic, but still consistently brings delicious dishes and a wonderful experience to the First State. Make your way over to taste the famous boiler bag combo or a more traditional seafood fare.