From Mardi Gras to football, New Orleans is known for its seasons, and we’ve just entered a fan favorite – crawfish. Served best with a side of cold beer and warm sun, this is a season surrounded by fun. While hosting your own boil can be a blast, sometimes it’s nice to relax and let the restaurants do the heavy lifting. (Plus, this city’s superstar chefs can make even seemingly simple dishes delectable.)
The options can seem overwhelming endless, so we’ve put together a list of the best places to dine on these succulent creatures.
Acme Oyster House has Crawpuppies and a Fried Crawfish Tail appetizer TDF. They also make a mean Fried Crawfish po-boy. Some locations serve boiled seafood this time of year as well.
Felix's Restaurant and Oyster Bar is serving hot Boiled Crawfish with all the fixings as well as Crawfish Etouffée, Fried Crawfish Tails, and Crawfish Pasta with cream sauce. Peel out!
Oceana Grill is a must for crawfish lovers. Their signature dish Redfish Oceana is sauteed redfish topped with original crawfish mushroom cream sauce. They also make a delicious Crawfish Fettuccini as well as a spectacular Crawfish Etouffée.
The Pelican Club has a new take on some New Orleans favorites with Crawfish Etouffée and Crawfish Chili. Did we mention you’d be dining in one of the top restaurants in the country? Trust us, it’s worth the hype!
Barcadia has a wonderful fried Crawfish Po-boy. Follow it up with Fried Oreos and skip the Weight Watchers meeting this week!
The Original French Market Restaurant & Bar has crawfish boiling in the window this time of year. Take a seat on the balcony and enjoy.
If these dishes sound delicious (and trust us, they are!), you’ll want to hurry, our crawfish loving friends, because this season doesn’t last long! And it could be next year before you get to dive into this delicacy again!
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