After a hard freeze, nothing will warm your bones and tingle your tastebuds like a pile of delicious crawfish. We have for you a curated list of the Best Crawfish places in Houston Texas. Whether you are looking for top of the line or a place where you can eat mudbugs on the cheap, we have you covered.
When is the Best Crawfish Season in Houston?
Crawfish season is here – and not a moment too soon! February marks the beginning of crawfish season, and thank goodness we live in the south where crawfish are in abundance. Whether you’re looking for an experience like the Texas Crawfish & Music Festival or you just want a plate of crawdads, there’s bound to be a spot near you serving up some fresh mudbugs!
The unfortunate truth is that most crawfish festivals and mudbug events are either canceled or postponed this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, restaurants are still open for business. Check out these spots below if you want to pinch a few tails.
Best Places to Eat Crawfish in Houston Right Now
BB’s Tex-Orleans – BB’s puts up exceptional numbers year in and year out, offering an exquisite Cajun flair to their fare. Get crawfish either BB’s signature style or bayou style, and fill it up with shrimp, mushrooms, corn, red potatoes, an assortment of sausages, or boiled greens.
DON’T MISS THE MARCHIGRAS CELEBRATION AT BB’s!!!
All March long customers can get 5 pounds of crawfish for just 35 dollars every Tuesday, all day and until close, location-wide and if they decide to order online and pick up at curbside, they receive their crawfish in a BB’s marked insulated bag!
Disclaimer: All promotions are subject to change due to any problems that may arise with the crawfish industry/season.
OTHER TOP PLACES TO EAT CRAWFISH IN HOUSTON
The Boil House – For you Inside-the-Loop-ers, few places compare to the simplicity and straightforwardness of the Boil House. They only do a few things, but they sure do them well; you can count their menu items on one hand. Crawfish by the pound, and your choice of potatoes, corn on the cob, sausage, or mushrooms, and wash it all down with an adult beverage.
Ragin’ Cajun – For those down in the southwestern part of the loop, Ragin’ Cajun is the place to go. Established in 1974, it was the first Cajun seafood restaurant in Houston—and they’re still turning out crowds, so you know they’re doing something right. This family-owned and -operated Cajun kitchen will serve up mudbugs by the pound in their special house recipe, along with all the other requisite sides.
Shell Shack – If you’re looking to spend a night on the town, Shell Shack is a solid first step. Their offering of mudbugs calls loyal customers back every year in droves—and their “kitchen sink” seasoning plays no small part in that loyalty.
Wild Cajun – Variety is the name of the game here. True to their name, Wild Cajun serves up crawfish in some pretty peculiar ways, ranging from crawfish eggrolls and étouffée to crawfish fried rice and po-boys—and yes, of course, they serve it boiled too!
Crawfish Café – Crawfish Café is one of the few places to try Vietnamese crawfish in Houston. Ever wondered what Thai basil crawfish tastes like? Wonder no more! They also have lemon pepper crawfish, and a variety of other Viet-Cajun dishes.
If the levy holds, there are two festivals still on schedule this year: Rails & Tails Mudbug Fest in Tomball, TX on May 1, and 32nd Annual Crawfish Boil & Fish Fry in Rosenberg, TX on April 24. And if you are ready to take your love of the mudbugs to the next level, check out the app to find deals on crawfish!
There are a slew of incredible options for crawfish in our beloved city. Whichever you pick, you can’t go wrong—but why only pick one? The season is as long as it is delicious!