Smashin Crab is a chain of seafood restaurants with locations in the southern states of Texas and Tennessee. They specialize in Cajun and creole cuisine with traditional southern dishes like gumbo, po’ boys and Cajun pastalaya. The restaurant has large interior dining areas with a bar for guests who want to come in for a drink. There are also front and back patios where guests can dine al fresco. Smashin Crab also offers nightly entertainment with live music from Second Line Brass Bands and Zydeco tunes
The Smashin Crab located in Hendersonville, a suburb of Nashville has a relaxed ambiance similar to the popular seafood franchise Red Lobster with a modern, industrial design that features polished concrete floors. Adding to the industrial look are high ceilings with exposing wring and wood rafters in the center of the dining room. The bar has a corrugated steel facade with a white brick wall in the back. Track lighting, which has a soft and natural effect, is used to accentuate the interior design.
The restaurant also uses its trademark and logo throughout the interior to increase brand awareness by featuring the Smashin Crab logo frequently on the walls and windows. Also the walls are painted red which matches the logo’s crab. To complement the decor the owner chose wood ladder back chairs in dark mahogany finish. The solid wood chairs are American made and come with an optional padded seat. The dark mahogany finish goes well with the tables and the chair’s design has a universal appeal which seamlessly blends in with the interior design.
To change up the seating and offer guests more choices, Smashin Crab also bought solid wood ladder back bar stools in matching dark mahogany finish. The US made bar stools have a comfortable saddle shaped wood seat and can also be made with an upholstered padded seat. The bar stools also went nicely with the tables and concrete floors by adding a bit of contrast. This seemed to be the perfect solution for bar height seating and helped create a cohesive look with the matching ladder back chairs.
For outdoor seating, the owner bought gray finish patio chairs with natural plastic teak. The plastic teak tables also fit in well with the restaurant’s maritime theme as the teak looks just like real teak typically used on boats. To go with the chairs, aluminum patio tables with matching plastic teak slats and grey trim finish were also purchased. The natural finish of the plastic teak tables and chairs also go nicely with the exterior stone columns and facade.