The largest seafood restaurant owned by a black woman has just opened in New York

The largest black woman-owned seafood restaurant in New York City has officially opened.

Tonique Clay is the founder and owner of Krab Queenz & Seafood. She launched the brand in 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and it has only grown since opening.

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Five years later, there are over eight locations in the South and now in New York with the opening of Hello Krab Queenz Harlem.

The 11,000 square foot location takes over space previously occupied by Harlem Olive Garden on 125th Street. This is Clay’s first franchise in the Northeast.

“Krab Queenz is a brand that prides itself on providing an excellent dining experience for each of our customers. We want our customers to feel like family in our establishments in addition to offering our delicious recipes. It’s the thing to do in the South. said Clay.

She adds, “We plan to raise the bar with the Harlem site. Being in Black Mecca, we have planned several events to celebrate, give back and engage local communities, and it is a blessing to open in Harlem. Yet it is an even greater blessing to be able to give.

The Big Easy meets the Big Apple

Just because the brand is expanding up north, you’ll still find all the southern favorites on the Harlem menu, including PO Boys lobster or gator and boiled seafood.

Another southern favorite you’ll see on the menu in Harlem? Black pudding and waffle dishes served with your choice of fried shrimp, lobster, alligator or fish.

The Harlem site is open Monday through Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to midnight.

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