Well, we’re a week or so into Lent and the days are getting longer…so it must be crawfish season. Because of the rather warm winter, the season this year is supposed to be great. So where are the best places to get crawfish? Well, we’ve created a list here that may surprise you. Let’s see:
1. Hawk’s Restaurant, Rayne
A boiled crawfish restaurant, Hawk's is known for their innovation in developing a large-volume fresh water purging system before the boil. It's simply delicious.
2. Louisiana Crawfish Time, Lafayette
This joint is known for their artful boils and amazing sides that they boil the bugs with; including delicious sausage, boiled mushrooms and of course the classics, corn and potatoes.
3. Kim’s Seafood, Bossier City
Kim's has a full seafood menu year round, but their delicious crawfish boils keep customers coming back again and again.
5. Crawfish Hole, Lafayette
This no frills crawfish sells em boiled and live by the pound---and they are awesome.
4. LTK Seafood, Baton Rouge
This is another unassuming seafood joint that has what many call the best boiled crawfish in Baton Rouge.
6. Crawfish Tyme, Bossier City
Another to-go crawfish place, Crawfish Tyme offers delicate and delicious seasoning for a great price.
Their spicy boils alongside their well known andouille gumbo makes Dwight's a place not to miss.
8. Crawfish Town USA, Henderson
A full service family focused restaurant inside of a historic barn, Crawfish Town offers pounds of crawfish with tons of charm.
9. Robbie G’s, Alexandria
When it's crawfish season, this place comes alive, although the po-boys and other pieces on the menu shouldn't be skipped either.
10. Deanie’s Seafood, Bucktown & French Quarter New Orleans
This is a family style seafood restaurant that offers large portions and delicious boiled crawfish.
11. Cormier’s Cajun, Monroe
This seasonal catering company offers crabs in the fall, but the real fun starts in January when their boils just can't be beat.
12. Big Fishermen, New Orleans
This seafood market offers some of the biggest and most fresh boiled crawfish in the city.
So those are the top 12 crawfish restaurants in Louisiana. Which ones are your favorites? Where do you like to get your boiled crawfish? Let us know in the comments below!