Seafood Junction open for business

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, May 26, 2015


BOILING SEAFOOD: Head cook David Celentano boils fresh crawfish. Celentano said he makes sure to cook only the best seafood for his customers. Photo by Ashley Collins.

Seafood lovers don’t need to visit the coast to acquire fresh seafood. Seafood Junction recently opened its doors in Picayune, offering locals seaside cuisine miles from sea.

While Seafood Junction opened three weeks ago, restaurant owner Calvin Ladner plans to stay in business for years to come.

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Ladner is no stranger to the restaurant business. After all, Seafood Junction is the third restaurant he’s owned. For the past three years, Ladner has set his sights on opening a restaurant in Picayune.

“We really have the best seafood around,” Ladner said. “You’ve tried the rest now try the best.”

The restaurant’s head cook David Celentano said he makes sure to prepare only the best seafood for his customers. Celentano is originally from Louisiana and has a fishing background.

“My favorite part of the job is boiling seafood,” Celentano said.

On a daily basis, Celentano can be found boiling fresh crawfish.

Besides crawfish, the restaurant offers a plethora of seafood dishes including fried catfish, boiled shrimp, oysters, hushpuppies, onion rings, gumbo and po-boys. The menu also offers kid-friendly items like hamburgers and dessert options such as homemade bread pudding and peach cobbler.

In the near future, they plan to add additional items to the menu, Ladner said.

Seafood Junction is located at 3290 Hwy. 43 N. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and offers dine in and take out service, Ladner said.

For more information, contact restaurant staff at (601) 749-2994.