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Where to Find the Best Boiled Crawfish in New Orleans

Published On 04/07/2015 Published On 04/07/2015
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1. Seither's Seafood 279 Hickory Ave, Harahan, LA 70123

Though Seither’s is also known for its po-boys, as well as plenty of fried and blackened seafood, it’s worth a trip out to Harahan for its boiled craws. And if you’re not up for driving, you can find its crawfish at the Maple Leaf Bar on Sunday nights.

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2. Cajun Brothers Seafood & Poboys 236 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119 (Mid City)

The Bros. will hook you up in Mid-City with outstanding crawfish (once mudbug season rolls around), and their spot is very conveniently located near awesome places to enjoy them (as well as tasty sammies and other ocean fare) al fresco, like Bayou St. John or City Park.

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3. Charles Seafood 8311 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan, LA 70123

This Harahan spot has a killer seafood menu, but don’t overlook the Belle River boiled crawfish if you’ve got fingers looking to suck some heads and pinch some tails.

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4. Bevi Seafood Co. 4701 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70001

Part seafood market and part restaurant, bare-bones, family-run Bevi features, well, a bevy of locally sourced seafood that focuses on four seasonal New Orleans specialties: crawfish, crab, shrimp, and oysters. In addition to these boiled Gulf Coast treats that reign supreme in NOLA, there's exceptional hot food, like from-scratch po-boys with fresh, homemade ingredients like smoked ham and slow-roasted beef (the fried shrimp with brown gravy and cheese is a favorite too), as well as platters of BBQ gulf shrimp, gumbo, and fried green tomatoes.

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5. Schaefer Seafood 1726 Lake Ave, Metairie, LA 70005

This Metairie seafood resto offers up a variety of tasty swimmers, but if you really want to try out their specialty, order up their boiled crawfish by the pound to take home.

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6. Frankie & Johnny's 321 Arabella St, New Orleans, LA 70115 (Uptown)

This Uptown jewel not only offers outstanding seafood and authentic Creole dishes, it also features a terrific happy hour including oysters, beer, wine, and cocktails.

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7. Sal's Seafood 315 W Loyola Dr, Marrero, LA 70072

There are no gourmet touches at this Marrero spot. What you’ll find at Sal’s are picnic tables and paper plates, but really, what more do you need when you have piles of boiled crawfish, and maybe a few oysters thrown in for good measure?

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8. Fisherman's Cove 3201 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065

Doing business for more than 30yrs, Fisherman's Cove is top-notch when it comes to ordering the freshest seafood.

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9. Big Fisherman Seafood 3301 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115 (Uptown)

These guys know fresh seafood better than just about anyone in the city. Stop by their market store to get fresh crawfish, shrimp, crab, oysters, all the best sides, and more.

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10. Deanie's Seafood 1713 Lake Ave, Metairie, LA 70005

This is the original Deanie's location and it's been serving the community of Bucktown a variety of fresh and filling seafood dishes for more than 50yrs.

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11. Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar 4338 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115 (Uptown)

Located in Uptown New Orleans, the name of this place tells you everything you need to know, except for the fact that they have sweet happy hours for both oysters and drinks. In fact, come late during the weekdays to get an extra special happy hour. Even though Superior is often frequented by tourists, you can carve out some bar space for you and your friends if you get to the bar early.

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12. J & J Seafood 632 Franklin Ave, Gretna, LA 70053

If you’re on the other side of the river, head to J & J’s for some super-juicy craws, not to mention pigs feet, boudin, turkey necks, and other fare. Just know that it’s take-out only, so you’d better have a place in mind to enjoy them before you head that way.

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13. Harbor Seafood & Oyster Bar 3203 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065

Eat-in boiled crawfish in restaurants aren’t as easy to find in NOLA as takeout, but Harbor is there for you if you don’t want to get your car/yard/hotel room splashed with mudbug guts, oyster shells, and butter/lemon juice. Old-school, with wood paneled walls, neon beer signs and TVs at the bar, it’s a seafood “jernt” in all the best ways.

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14. Perino's Boiling Pot 3754 Westbank Expy, Harvey, LA 70058

It’s got “Boiling Pot” right there in the name, so you know Perino’s is going to offer some serious mudbug action. The fried seafood baskets are also a great bet, if you or any member of your party is craw-ed out.

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15. Rivershack Tavern 3449 River Rd, Jefferson, LA 70121

Located on River Rd right on the Mighty Mississippi, Rivershack is, you guessed it... a seafood shack on the river. If you like live music and plenty of drinkin’ with your mudbugs, as well as pool, darts, and video poker, this is the spot for you.

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16. Zimmer's Seafood 4915 Saint Anthony Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122

The po-boys at Zimmer’s are some of the finest in town, but it also has its crawfish game on point, too. And if you want crawfish bread with your crawfish (craw-ception!), you can make that happen, too.

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17. Somethin' Else Café 620 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)

This French Quarter haunt specializes in Cajun and Creole fare and "traditional elevated comfort food". And it certainly doesn't get more comfort food-esque than its chicken friend bacon.

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18. Zydeco's Cajun Restaurant 7010 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Sometimes you need to go a little far away to satisfy your Cajun cravings, and Zydeco’s is worth a trip across the river. Its fried fare is great, but make sure not to overlook the seasonal boiled seafood platters, especially when crawfish are in season (think late spring).

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