Shaking Crab May Be Taking Over the Tavern in the Square Space in Cambridge's Porter Square

An expanding group of Cajun seafood places is planning to open in Cambridge, and it may be taking over the space where a location of a local group of restaurants and bars currently resides.

According to a license commission agenda page within the city's website, Shaking Crab is looking to open in the Porter Exchange building in Porter Square, and based on the fact that it would be taking over the liquor license held by JMRSS Restaurant, Inc., it appears that it might move into the Tavern in the Square space. (JMRSS Restaurant, Inc. is the parent company for that spot.) If approved, the new location of Shaking Crab would join others in Newton and Quincy, along with a proposed location in the former Troquet space on Boylston Street by Boston Common (Troquet has since moved to Boston's Leather District).

An earlier article from Eater Boston had mentioned that Shaking Crab could be coming to the Porter Exchange building, but at the time, it was not known where exactly it might open within the building.

Shaking Crab offers such items as fried oysters, crab legs, mussels, shrimp, and lobster.

The address for this proposed Cajun spot in the Porter Exchange building is: Shaking Crab, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140. The website for the original location in Newton can be found at

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