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Here's where to get the best crawfish in New Orleans

Published On 03/12/2014 Published On 03/12/2014
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1. 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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2. 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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3. 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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4. Borgne 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113 (Central Business District)

Named after a lake on the coast of Louisiana, Borgne serves up inspired seafood that does not disappoint. Stop by during happy hour (3-6pm) for half-price beer, wines by the glass, and bar food specials.

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5. 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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6. Crescent Pie & Sausage Company 4400 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119 (Mid City)

This Mid-City resto serves up delicious food, especially their pie and sausage, obviously.

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7. Bon Ton Cafe 401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)

Established in 1953, BTC offers a number of Cajun/Creole favorites, but they're most well known for their etouffees, which can be made with shrimp or crawfish.

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8. Cafe Reconcile 1631 Oretha C Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

This NOLA seafoodery not only cooks up some delicious ocean grub, the also are a non-profit that teaches cooking to underprivileged and at-risk youth in the community.

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9. Dat Dog 5030 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115 (Uptown)

Founded as a UK doghouse by a NOLA native, Dat Dog's shed has since become one of the most popular eateries on Freret St. The pork-friendly menu here spans everything from a duck sausage dog served with blackberry sauce to alligator and crawfish dogs on the menu. Beer, wine, and cocktails await at the full bars both upstairs and downstairs, and the spacious floor plan, energized with a rainbow burst of paint spread over tables, walls, and lighting, establishes a casual, yet lively atmosphere.