Where to Get Crawfish in Houston Right Now

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The mudbugs are getting bigger and better every day!
Last time we wrote about crawfish here on the blog, we had mixed emotions.

On one hand, we were exited to welcome mudbugs back to our plates and bellies for the season after an unusually cold winter. On the other, we were somewhat flabbergasted by the prices and the short supply of our favorite springtime indulgence. Due to the chilly weather that kept the crawfish from growing big and strong (and juicy), many local restaurants were selling them for higher-than-usual prices and were running out at an alarming rate.

Following various restaurant Facebook pages is a good way to find out if a certain spot is out for the day, but who has time to call and shop around for the best deals?

Actually, we do. And we realize that this list isn't exhaustive, but it represents a good cross-section of all the city has to offer, from Vietnamese to Cajun and hole-in-the-wall to fancy-schmancy.

Here's the rundown on some of your favorite crawfish spots, now that the costs are smaller and the bugs are bigger.

Bayou City Seafood & Pasta
Every week day, Bayou City has crawfish on special from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you're dining in, you can get crawfish for $6.99 per pound. Otherwise, it's $7.99 per pound. This is a traditional spicy Cajun boil, and the mudbugs are pretty darn big.

BB's Cafe
For $7.95, you can get a pound of crawfish as well as one serving of corn and one potato at all BB's locations. BB's isn't running out of crawfish anymore (some of the locations were earlier in the season), and a person I spoke to expects that the prices will continue to drop into the summer, even though crawfish season officially ends June 1 with the start of hurricane season.

Blue Water Seafood
The mudbugs at Blue Water Seafood are currently $6.99 per pound and come with corn and potatoes. A representative tells me that they rarely run out of boiled crawfish, but they also sell it live by the bag, and sometimes they run out of that. Right now, the critters are on special: Buy four pounds and get the fifth pound free.

Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar
Boheme might not be the first place you think of when you crave crawfish, but the bar and restaurant has the best prices in town. Sous chef Jordan Economy cooks up Cajun-style mudbugs for $5.99 for one pound or $17.97 for three pounds. The boil includes crawfish, corn, potatoes, and andouille sausage, but it's only happening on Saturdays. Check the restaurant's Facebook page to make sure it's still scheduled when you make your weekend plans.

The Cajun Stop
At The Cajun Stop, my favorite dish is the étouffée, but the crawfish boils are pretty darn good too. For $7.50, you can get one pound of bugs with potatoes and corn. Bags of live crawfish are sold separately, and the price changes frequently, so call ahead to get exact numbers.

Calliope's New Orleans Style Seafood & Po-boys
Right now, get one pound of crawfish with potatoes for $6.99 at Calliope's. They're big and spicy, and unlike many other places, the potatoes are included in the price!

Cedar Creek
Cedar Creek serves crawfish on Thursdays and Fridays starting at 4 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at noon for $8 per pound. Go enjoy the lovely outdoor patio as you pinch the tails and suck the heads. The boils come with corn and potatoes, but a representative for Cedar Creek cautions that they do run out sometimes, so get there early.

Crawfish & Noodles
The Vietnamese crawfish joint cooks its mudbugs up in the traditional garlic butter sauce, and is currently serving them for $8.99 a pound. Diners get one serving of corn and one potato with every four pounds purchased.

Crawfish Shack
The Crawfish Shack in Crosby is BYOB, and the crawfish are only 6.95 per pound, making it a hot spot for dining on the seasonal fare. The boil contains mushrooms, potatoes and corn, and sometimes the critters go on special, so check the Facebook page for news of lower prices. The Crawfish Shack also sells live crawfish for $3.25 per pound by the large sackful, but you must call and reserve a sack ahead of time.

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Location Info

Bayou City Seafood n' Pasta

4730 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

BB's Cafe

2710 Montrose, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Blue Water Seafood

6107 Farm to Market 1960 W. Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar

307 Fairview, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Cajun Stop

2130 Jefferson St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Hank's Cajun Crawfish

10800 Bellaire Blvd. #G, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Woodrow's (Heights)

1200 Durham Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Wild Cajun Crawfish

6533 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Ragin Cajun

4302 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

LA Crawfish

1005 Blalock, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Seafood Shoppe

10555 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Hank's Cajun Crawfish

4409 Highway 6 N., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Calliope's New Orleans Style Seafood & PoBoys

7590 W. Bellfort Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Hank's Cajun Crawfish

10800 Bellaire Blvd. #G, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Guidry's Cruisin' Cajun Crawfish

2113 Center St., Deer Park, TX

Category: Restaurant

Cedar Creek

1034 W. 20th, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

4611 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Crawfish and Noodles

11360 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Daily Seafood

12950 S. Post Oak Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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30 comments
Caroline Truong
Caroline Truong

Don't forget Boiling 88.... Asian style crawfish 6.99/pound

matt.rhymer
matt.rhymer

La Crawfish Express in Pearland has the cheapest and biggest crawfish. Boiled $5.49/pound live $2.39/pound. Tuesday, Wednesday special boiled crawfish only $3.99/pound.

Tammie Sonnier
Tammie Sonnier

Guidry's. Thumbs up!!! And very cold beer as well.

SirRon
SirRon

Somewhat off topic, why do people search for "deals" on raw oysters? Go where they are good. Go where the atmosphere is great or where you can get great beer.


And it is nice to see Seafood Shoppe on an HP crawfish list. You get what you pay for there, and that is some of the best crawfish in the city.


(Boiling 88 on Wilcrest and Briar Forest should probably be on a list that is this long.)

KaitlinS
KaitlinS topcommenter

Let us know which places you think need to be highlighted in our next roundup, and we'll be sure and hit them too!

jd_bauer
jd_bauer

There has to be some good places south of Houston near Pearland why none are listed ?

briancaustin
briancaustin

LA Cajun Crawfish off 249 is the best I've had so far, the biggest and absolutely the tastiest. Awesome little store!

claymonster
claymonster

Six bucks a pound at the Hideaway on Dunvale, with corn/potatoes. Not the biggest bugs, but a pretty good deal. The rest of their food is great, too - and great drink prices.


kp717
kp717

New LA Crawfish on Veteran's Memorial (not affiliated with LA Crawfish) has huge crawfish, Vietnamese style for $6.99/lb including 1 potato and 1 corn.

Lezlie Hoffman Blake
Lezlie Hoffman Blake

Rockfish seafood grill on westheimer has buy one pound get on free on April 28th!

Optimo Ram
Optimo Ram

Big D over at Taps on Washington makes the best Crawfish. Everybody loves Big D, if ya know what I mean. Devin Jackson

jayfredericks
jayfredericks

Concert Pub North has crawfish - 5 lbs for $20.

RoosterMcGee
RoosterMcGee

The Boot = best crawfish I've had this season.  It's a new bar off W.20th in The Heights. 

Bruce_Are
Bruce_Are topcommenter

You can't swing a dead cat without hitting a place that serves crawfish. BFD.

KaitlinS
KaitlinS topcommenter

@jd_bauer  I'll definitely look into that for the net list!

johnatrisk
johnatrisk

@RoosterMcGee  The Boot's crawfish were the best I've ever had in Houston...great atmosphere too.

alzulko
alzulko

@RoosterMcGee  That place is great!  It was $6.50 a lb. when we were there a couple of weeks ago.  Great patio and beers...the owners were extremely nice too.  

KaitlinS
KaitlinS topcommenter

@Bruce_Are  Every time I see "BFD" now, I think of Bradley's Fine Diner. You think they planned that?

racmann
racmann

Concert Pub Galleria is in my Top 3, $5.99/lb or 4/$20 including potatoes/corn, great flavor and great atmosphere

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