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13 Spots to Get Your Crawfish Fix in New Orleans This Season

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Crawfish season is officially here, and this weekend especially will be the perfect weekend to celebrate the occasion! If you’re like me, you crave crawfish season. The pairing of all things delicious plus an Abita Strawberry Lager on the side… sign me up! 

What is your go-to spot to delight in those little crawdads? If they’re not listed below, let us know in the comments!

Check out 13 of our favorite spots to get crawfish throughout the city of New Orleans below. 

Bayou Beer Garden (mid-CitY): 326 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy

One of our favorite spots for Happy Hour, BBG and its’ neighbor, Bayou Wine Garden, are one of the best places around town to enjoy friends and fresh spring weather at the same time.

When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday – times vary.

BOIL Seafood House (uptown): 3340 Magazine St

Have a taste of the best boiled seafood in New Orleans! Pick your catch, your flavor, and your heat, and Boil Seafood House will make it happen.

The Magazine Street location is primely situated on one of the most poppin’ streets. Plan accordingly, because Friday & Saturday nights are sure to be a busy one!

When: Daily

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Bevi’s (mid-City): 236 N Carrollton Ave

Bevi’s is a hot Mid-City spot for seafood. When crawfish season starts, it really gets rolling. Sources tell us Bevi’s got one of the best boils in both size and flavor. We here at River Beats agree strongly. Come and get em babies. $5.49/lb

When: Daily

 

 
 
 
 
 
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broadview seafood (treme): 1468 N Broad St

A beloved seafood shop/corner store on South Broad, definitely a hole in the wall with PLENTY of amazing seafood dishes including hot n’ spicy crawfish, po-boys, and more. Coming in at $5.89/lb at the time of this article being published.

When: Daily

Clesi’s (Mid-City): 4323 Bienville St

We here at River Beats have been fans of Clesi’s for a while now. We’re not the only ones though, Nola.com readers voted the caterer as the best spot around town in 2018. Are they holding down the crown? You be the judge.

Clesi’s crawfish are more on the expensive side at the time of this article being published: $8.99/lb. 

When: Daily

Deanie’s Seafood (Bucktown): 1713 Lake Avenue

Deanie’s is classic choice and a beloved neighborhood restaurant and seafood market. With a 55-year legacy serving local seafood and authentic scratch-made Creole cuisine, it’s no wonder they’re a favorite for crawfish! 

When: Daily

Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar (Lakeview): 739 Iberville street

Crawfish with a view, what can be better than that? At Felix’s, enjoy local seafood platters, fresh-shucked oysters & Creole staples in a gorgeous setting overlooking the Lakefront. Bonus points: live music!

When: Daily

Frankie & Johnny’s (west riverside): 321 Arabella St

After opening in 1942, Frankie & Johnny’s has been a neighborhood spot ever since. The restaurant once thrived on feeding hungry dock workers and merchant men who made a living working on the river.

For those wanting a relaxed, casual atmosphere and restaurant experience with delicious crawfish, Frankie & Johnny’s is the place for you!

When: Daily (call to ensure availability)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Hieux Boil Seafood House (Mid-City): 4077 Tulane Ave

Boil Seafood House’s Mid-City sister, Hieux Boil Seafood is newly opened and includes the same menu as the Uptown restaurant location.

When: Daily

Melba’s old-school Po-Boys (marigny): 1525 Elysian Fields Ave

Melba’s was born from the rubble of Hurricane Katrina, turning a blighted corner into a New Orleans landmark. When you come here, you are guaranteed that “old-school” experience that people know and love Melba’s for.

According to the Crawfish App, a pound of crawfish at Melba’s is $3.99/lb, one of the more affordable options the day this article was published!

When: Daily

NOLA Crawfish King (Pop-Up throughout town & Brick-and-morter restaurant at 5321 Franklin Ave)

Visit somewhere now and swing by one of NOLA Crawfish King’s pop-ups throughout the city! With stops at places such as local favorite Pals, Zony Mash Beer, Broadside, you can also shop directly at their brick & mortar store for your crawfish wants.

When: Daily

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Wrong Iron (mid-City): 3532 Toulouse St

Outdoor seating abundant, draft beer galore, and yummy crawfish found here at Wrong Iron on the Greenway in Mid-City. Expect a wait while visiting here during peak times, but it’s definitely worth the wait! With over 50 beers and a dog-friendly outdoor space, Wrong Iron is a solid spot for crawfish.

When: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (check their social media for up-to-date days/times)

Zimmer’s Seafood (Gentilly): 4915 Saint Anthony Ave

Mom-&-pop market for catfish & tilapia also selling take-out eats like po’ boys & boiled crawfish. According to the Crawfish App, a pound from Zimmer’s can be purchased for $4.99/lb. and have a 5-star rating per the app!

When: Tuesday-Saturday


Featured image via Rebecca Todd. 

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