“To everything there is a season,” the proverb goes, and thank goodness that it is now the season for crawfish in New Orleans. Yes, there are plenty of ways to incorporate the delectable critters into dishes both novel and classic, but if you want to be a purist, getting elbow-deep into some spicy, boiled crawfish is definitely the way to go (and remember, it’s never “crayfish” or “crawdads.” It's mudbugs.). Should that be the case, here are some of the finest spots in New Orleans boiling up some of the best crawfish in town.
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. But if you’re not up for driving, you can find its crawfish at the Maple Leaf Bar on Sunday nights.