Krab Kingz Brings Seafood From The South To The Northwest


Make sure you have enough napkins for this delicious feast. #k5evening

PARKLAND, Wash. — At Krab Kingz, it’s always crawfish season, and that means things are always moving for sisters Karissa Mango and Krystal Lane.

“We’re the first true Southern Cajun seafood broth in the area,” Mango said. “Our brand originated in Texas and we brought it to PNW because our family was born and raised here.”

A seafood boil is exactly what it sounds like. Crab legs? They are boiled in a tasty broth. Corn too. And yes the crayfish too! What’s in the broth? The sisters say nothing.

“No matter what you get with a seafood boil, there’s going to be some kind of spice,” Mango said. “Because of what we cook all the food in.”

In the restaurant, decorated in the colors of the Seahawks, sits Jaasiel Doughty. He once lived in Killeen Texas, where one of the first Krab Kingz restaurants was located, and he told all his friends about the fried catfish and shrimp platter here.

“I wish they could give me the secret recipe, but you know we’ll talk about that another time,” Doughty said.

At another time, the kitchen sisters wore matching dresses when posing for photos. When asked what it was like working together, the two burst out laughing.

“It sure is fun,” Mango said. “We’re very different people and growing up we’ve had a few tries trying to communicate, so it brings us closer together and helps build this business.”

In the end, it’s the colorful food that keeps customers coming back. All prepared to order and ready to eat in the restaurant or to take away. Just make sure you have enough towels.

Krab Kingz is located at 11814 Pacific Ave. S., in Parkland. They are open every day of the week except Monday and Tuesday.

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