Burgers, hot chicken, Mexican fare, cupcakes, cookies and coffee among the newest eats on the restaurant scene in Rutherford County Nancy De Gennaro, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee
Gulf seafood lovers, mark your calendars.
Seafood Sensation is opening to Murfreesboro later this summer.
"I think we’re going to shoot for back-to-school. We’ll have it open by August," said owner Ronald Matthews.
Seafood Sensation will be located at 123 S.E. Broad St., former home of The Block restaurant.
Murfreesboro will make the third Seafood Sensation in Middle Tennessee, with locations in Antioch and Jefferson Street in downtown Nashville. Matthews said customers have been begging him for years to open here.
"A lot of my customers are coming from Murfreesboro," Matthews said.
‘Next level’ menu
Matthews said he is going to take the menu at the Murfreesboro location "to the next level."
"We’re going to have conch fritters, lobster tails, giant crab legs, salmon, crab fingers, gator bites. We’re going to have a touch of everything from the sea and cook it," Matthew said.
The Seafood Sensation menu features good ol’ fashioned crawfish boil.
There will be a full bar and something brand new: A special Nashville Hot Side of Town menu.
"Everything will be hot," Matthews said, adding that he plans to have a monthly competition for hot food aficionados.
Matthews also hopes to cater to students with various specials, and he plans to keep prices as low as possible.
"I always want to be affordable. I want to be a restaurant where you can afford to eat here three or four times a week, not just once a month," Matthews said.
Follow the progress on Facebook at Seafood Sensation Murfreesboro or on Instagram @seafoodsensationmurfreesboro.
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