It’s never been a better time to be a seafood lover in the Tri-Cities. While our home is located a few hundred miles from the coastline, we are part of the Pacific Northwest. Eating from the sea has been a way of life in this region of the country for as long as people have lived here. In recent years, we’ve been seeing an explosion of new seafood restaurants throughout Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco. It’s been a bit like Christmas for those of us who enjoy the treasures of the ocean we call shrimp, clams, and crab. This week, we thought we’d shine a light on the local restaurants that specialize in seafood boils.

Seafood What?

A seafood boil is a large meal generally reserved for gatherings or social events. They are usually centered around shellfish, but include a number of other ingredients like potatoes, spicy sausage, corn on the cob, and sourdough bread. Here in Washington, we are home to the famous Dungeness Crab, which is a favorite of the region. Try some when you get the chance, it’s your duty as a Washingtonian! Seafood boils are traditionally enjoyed with a spicy Cajun rub

Hooked Seafood Boil & Bar | 8108 W Gage Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336

Relative newcomers to the Tri-Cties, Hooked has been making a name for itself in the local seafood scene as of late. They offer a wide variety of options for the boils, allowing you to create something that specifically suits your tastes. Additionally, Hooked has a full-service bar with a few signature cocktails on offer. If you want to learn more about the restaurant, their menu, or their hours of operation, check their official website at

The Crazy Crab Place | 131 Vista Way, Kennewick, WA 99336

The Crazy Crab has been doing seafood boils in Kennewick for a few years now. They’ve established themselves as one of the go-to spots for seafood boils in the Tri-Cities. We’ve covered the Crazy Crab previously in our article Restaurant Spotlight: Kennewick, and our opinion has not changed since then. If you’re interested in learning more about the Crazy Crab, check out their website at

Final Thoughts

Both of these restaurants offer extensive menus outside of the seafood boils, so there’s a lot in the way of options. Further, you can customize every part of your boil so that you know you’ll enjoy your meal. If you’ve never had a seafood boil before, now is a great time to venture out and try it. With new restaurants opening at the frequency with which they have been, we’re likely to see more seafood arriving on scene in the years to come!

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