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Been missing Hilton Head’s Crazy Crab restaurant? Your wait is almost over

Closed by fire, Hilton Head’s Crazy Crab restaurant looks nothing like it used to

Soon to open, here's a look inside the Crazy Crab restaurant on Hilton Head Island.
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Soon to open, here's a look inside the Crazy Crab restaurant on Hilton Head Island.

Crazy Crab at Jarvis Creek on Hilton Head Island is expected to reopen Monday after a fire on March 7 badly damaged the restaurant.

Repairs at the restaurant are “looking good,” according to Abby Wirth, a spokeswoman for the Coastal Restaurants & Bars Group, which owns the restaurant. The restaurant is expected to open at 4 p.m. for dinner.

Since the fire, the restaurant has gone for a new look.

The Crazy Crab neon sign has been restored, a stained glass window for the spot now serves as a partition and the saltwater aquarium is back.

Customers can now also enjoy a new outdoor bar that has a food menu and seats 80 along with an updated playground for children with a fire pit nearby overlooking Skull Creek.

The restaurant closed in March after a cooking fire spread to the building’s attic. The blaze began as kitchen staff readied for lunch.

One employee suffered minor injuries during the fire.

This isn’t the first time the restaurant was damaged by a fire. It was rebuilt to double its size after another blaze destroyed it in 1998.

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