Crawfish Season Has Arrived. Here's Where to Get Crackin'!
FORGET MARCH MADNESS — mudbug madness has arrived. Fans think the little critters taste like baby lobsters, so they can’t gobble up enough. Here’s where to hit for the most badass boils in town.
88 Boiling Crawfish & Seafood
Looking to save a little dough? Order the live crawfish 88Special, a melding of each of the café’s seasoning blends tossed in the same bag. Go ahead, inhale a few pounds! Tip: regulars like it extra-spicy.
With a designated crawfish menu, BB’s lets you build a tray any way you like. Choose seasonal crawfish with its signature spice and sauce or “the Louisiana way.” Add on potato, mushrooms, corn, boiled onion, veggies, and a wide variety of sausage links.
Crawfish come boiled and bagged at this bustling café in the Heights, so it’s easy to pick up your order or dine in. Choose your seafood and your sauce — like lemon pepper, Thai basil or coco loco — and a preferred spice level, then dig in! Also look for crawfish eggrolls, crawfish cheesebread, and garlic noodles with crawfish.
Crawfish & Noodles
Prep at Crawfish & Noodles
Houston’s original Viet-Cajun outpost recently spawned a new location at the Houston Farmers Market, and its original on Bellaire in Asia Town is still bustling. It’s “world famous” Viet-Cajun garlic seasoned crawfish arrive with butter, secret sauce, corn on the cob, potato and sausage. Followers wait in long lines to grab a taste of the action.
Lagniappe Kitchen + Bar
Crawfish season has officially commenced at this Heights newcomer located in the former Revival Market space. Every Sunday, the café will offer freshly boiled mudbugs through Feb. 12.
Orleans Seafood Kitchen
Orleans Seafood (photo by Becca Wright)
Travel west for gumbo, jambalaya, char-grilled oysters, po’boys and spicy crawfish. The kitchen only serves fresh Louisiana crawfish in-season, so grab ‘em while you can. Also anticipate crawfish etouffee; crawfish bisque; fried crawfish tails with French fries — and live Zydeco bands throughout February.
The Pit Room
Crawfish at a BBQ joint? Yep! Thursday through Sunday, order by the pound ($12.95), which also includes corn, mushrooms, and andouille sausage. Groups can indulge in The Feast ($90) complete with three pounds of crawfish, one pound of shrimp, two snow crab clusters, link sausage and sides.
The Original Houston Ragin’ Cajun is now serving fresh Louisiana crawfish. Consistently making “best crawfish in Houston” lists, the perfectly seasoned and steaming pound of crawfish can be accompanied by corn on the cob, potatoes, a sausage link, and melted butter for dipping.