Storming Crab brings southern flavor to Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A restaurant that brings the heat of a Cajun seafood boil is making its way to Fort Wayne. Storming Crab will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 at 520 E. Coliseum Blvd.

Storming Crab is family-owned and family-friendly, offering shrimp, crawfish, king crab legs, Cajun fried rice, and more, plus baskets of fried shrimp, calamari, or cod. Guests can choose their favorite boil flavor: Crab House Cajun, Old Bay butter, garlic butter, or plain. There’s a heat level for every guest, from mild to Sam’s Special. Lunch and dinner combos are available, as are soft drinks and beer.

“We only serve fresh, high-quality food with rich, authentic Cajun flavors,” said Tokyo Gao, co-owner of Storming Crab. “We’re excited to start making memorable meals in Fort Wayne.”

The Fort Wayne location is Storming Crab’s eighth, joining three in Tennessee where the concept was born, two in New York, one in Kentucky, and one in Clarksville, Ind., just across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky. The new location is expected to create up to 30 new jobs.

Each guest at Storming Crab is invited to leave a mark–a permanent one. Gao encourages guests to sign a wall in permanent marker. As signatures mount, the wall becomes a decorative piece of the restaurant.

Storming Crab’s ribbon-cutting ceremony is open to the public.

About Storming Crab

Storming Crab features the freshest seafood this side of the Bayou. Founded in Clarksville, Tenn., Storming Crab has grown to feature eight locations across the eastern United States. Our experienced chefs ensure to give you the best food service and make every order with us a memorable one. For more information, visit

About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. serves Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, as its primary point of contact for economic growth. GFW Inc. focuses on prosperity and community vibrancy through economic development, advocacy, programs, and resources that support business success, leadership development, graduate retention, and community engagement.