Tracy's King Crab Shack gets new spot on S. Franklin

Tracy’s King Crab Shack has a new location — about 100 feet down South Franklin Street from where it used to be located.


The crab shack will be located in the People’s Wharf building, near the bus staging lot by the Mount Roberts Tram. It will serve the same crab and bisque that it’s know for, but the vibe will be slightly different, according to the business’ owner and namesake Tracy LaBarge.

“It’s going to be the Crab Shack Express,” she told the Empire over the phone Wednesday afternoon. “It’s kind of different from what I normally do. We’re opening it up café style.”

LaBarge said that the new location will be more like the original crab shack, which was located near the food trucks and the downtown library. The original crab shack later became Randy’s Rib Shack.

Though People’s Wharf will house the latest incarnation of Tracy’s King Crab Shack, it won’t be the last. LaBarge said she is currently looking for a larger space to establish another crab shack location. She hasn’t yet said where that might go.

Reecia Wilson, owner of Twisted Fish and The Hangar, will be taking over LaBarge’s former Crab Shack location. According to a recent liquor license public notice, the name of the business will be Pier 49 Seafood Station.


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