NEW: The Crab Barrack opens Five Points West Crossplex location

The Crab Barrack
The Crab Barrack near the Crossplex will focus on take-out orders. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

A new The Crab Barrack restaurant has opened in Birmingham’s Five Points West neighborhood near the Crossplex. 

The eatery, which opened in August at 2451 Crossplex Blvd. 35208, caters to “take-out” customers.  

Ready to order? Call 205-777-5452.

What to Expect

The Crab Barrack is arguably the fastest growing seafood joint in the Magic City.

If you are looking for mouthwatering Low Country seafood, this is your place. Favorites on the menu include “Get Your Hands Dirty”  seasonal Blue Crab, snow crab legs, mussels, lobster, shrimp and clams — all served with corn, potatoes & sausage.

They also have a wide variety of fried baskets and sides.

5th Location in Birmingham

The Crab Barrack
Inside the Crab Barrack at Crossplex. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

The new location at Five Points West is the fifth The Crab Barrak location in the Birmingham area. This past July, The Crab Barrack opened its 4th establishment at Five Points South in the former Brennan’s Irish Pub (1108 20th Street South, Birmingham 35205). The other three sites are at:

  • 9417 Parkway East, Birmingham 35215
  • 7861 Crestwood Blvd. Birmingham 35210
  • 103 Bessemer Super Highway, Midfield 35228

Bham Now visited the Crossplex location this past Labor Day weekend. 

It is next to J Wings with plenty of parking. Their manager, Kevin, told Bham Now that the fish will be fresh and perfectly seasoned.

We asked Birmingham City Councilor Carol Clarke about the newest addition to the neighborhood.

“I welcome the addition of another casual dining option in Five Points West/Crossplex to serve area residents, business owners, and visitors. I also expect to be a frequent customer.”

Additional Details

Want to know more about The Crab Barrack in Five Points West?

  • The Crab Barrack: Website | Facebook
  • Hours: Sunday — Thursday, Noon to 10PM | Friday & Saturday, Noon to 11PM

Have you been to The Crab Barrack? Tell us your favorite stories about the place on social media at @bhamnow 

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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