The Boiler Seafood and Crab Boil Atlanta’s grand opening is set for the first weekend in December, after undergoing more than $300,000 in renovations to convert the building in the Lindbergh neighborhood that once housed Woofs Sports Bar for nearly 20 years.
“It was a major conversion,” Chad Dillon, the restaurant’s owner told What Now Atlanta on a phone call.
“We took down a couple of walls to open up the space, re-did the ceiling and bar and added a lot of touches to modernize the space,”
The full-service restaurant off Piedmont Road will feature a New Orleans-inspired Cajun Crab boil menu with a wide variety of seafood such as shrimp, snow crab legs, crawfish, lobster tail and King crab; and an expansive specialty drink menu. “We will stay open late and have a private room for event bookings and complimentary valet,” Dillon added in an email.
During a market study, Dillon, originally from New York, noted that city patrons with a hankering for New Orleans-style seafood would have to go to The Juicy Crab outside the perimeter in Smyrna, for their nearest fix.
The Boiler, then, would meet the high demand for a new, trendy seafood destination, geared towards a young professional demographic in the mid-city, Buckhead area.
With the Lindbergh outpost launch nearly complete, Dillon already has his sites set on a possible Midtown location, which will compete with a Juicy Crab “coming soon” to Howell Mill Square at the end of the year, according to earlier reports and The Juicy Crab’s website.
As for The Boiler, Dillon says guests can begin dining in the weekend after Thanksgiving for its soft opening, and officially the first weekend in December.
“Let’s say Saturday, December 7, to be safe.”