New Orleans October 08, 2018
9 Stops Everyone Must Make Along New Orleans Crawfish Étouffée Trail
Crawfish Étouffée is one of the most iconic New Orleans dishes. This hearty dish can be found in countless restaurants around the city, but these nine restaurants are hands down some of the best places to get crawfish étouffée, and you need to try them.
Editor’s Note: Sadly, Bon Ton Café has closed its doors since the publication of the article. There are, fortunately, eight delicious stops on this trail still operating, and you absolutely should pay them a visit. Learn more about how crawfish étouffée got its start.
1. Bon Ton Cafe
This local favorite in downtown New Orleans has been feeding New Orleanians for decades and their commitment to serving quality Creole and Cajun cuisine that’s kept people coming back year after year. Their crawfish étouffée served with parsley buttered rice is phenomenal and piled high with crawfish. Address: 401 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.
2. Dat Dog
For a unique twist on a New Orleans classic, head over to Dat Dog. Their crawfish étouffée hot dog is unlike anything you’ve ever tried, and after one bite, you’ll fall in love.
Dat Dog has multiple New Orleans locations: 5030 Freret St., New Orleans, LA 70115
3336 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115
601 Frenchman St., New Orleans, LA 70116
3. Deanie’s Seafood
Deanie’s has been a favorite for locals for over 50 years, serving some of the best seafood in the city. They may be known for their mouthwatering gumbo, but their crawfish étouffée is quite popular as well. With locations in the French Quarter and Bucktown, you’re never too far away from some amazing seafood.
Deanie's has two locations: 841 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70112
1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, LA 70005
Felix’s has been around since the 1940s, delighting locals with their delicious oysters. Their menu features all of your iconic New Orleans cuisines, and their crawfish étouffée will blow you away. Address: 739 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70130
For a fun, funky dining experience, head over to Jacques-Imo’s. Their menu is full of incredibly unique creations, and their crawfish étouffée is top notch. Address: 8324 Oak St., New Orleans, LA 70118
For authentic New Orleans homestyle cooking, you have to go to Mother’s. They’ve been around since 1938, and their food is absolutely worth the wait. Their crawfish étouffée is incredible, as is just about everything on their menu. Address: 401 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130
7. Oceana Grill
Located at the corner of Bourbon and Conti Street, Oceana Grill’s menu is full of incredibly delicious Creole and Louisiana you’re sure to love. They’re known for there crab cakes and their gumbo, but do yourself a favor and give their crawfish étouffée a try. Address: 739 Conti St., New Orleans, LA 70130
8. The Original Pierre Maspero
Another French Quarter gem, the restaurant is located inside one of the oldest buildings in the French Quarter, built in 1788. When you’re craving crawfish étouffée, you have to swing by this delicious restaurant. You won’t regret it! Address: 440 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130
9. Royal House
Tucked away in a historic home in the French Quarter, the crawfish étouffée at Royal House is practically perfect in every way. Crawfish sautéed in a tasty brown gravy topped with steamed rice and fried crawfish tails. Yum! Address: 441 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Where’s your favorite place to get crawfish étouffée? Let us know in the comments below!