Louisiana’s most iconic food is not simply a delicious delicacy, but an experience. It’s a food item that encourages you to bring together friends and family and share a meal together. That’s right, we’re talking about crawfish. If you’ve never sat around with a loved one and peeled a pound or five with some pals, then you are missing out! That’s why we asked Baton Rouge locals to list their favorite crawfish spots so you too can experience Louisiana’s favorite food season.

Capital City Crawfish

  • "These have to be the biggest crawfish in Baton Rouge for the best price! I’ve never been disappointed with the crawfish from Capital City. The seasoning is just right and it’s perfect for catering events. I’ll always go here for classic, Louisiana crawfish." -- Ed C.

Sammy’s Grill

  • "When I moved out of Louisiana, I was so upset to be leaving the crawfish capital of the world. But every time I do come home, I have to go to Sammy’s. The crawfish are always a great size, they are well-seasoned (not too much of a kick), and they peel easily! So if you’re bringing friends from out-of-town, this is the place to bring them." --Emily A.

Crawfish on-the-Geaux

  • "If you like big, spicy crawfish and the convenience of a drive-thru, this is the place to go. Ordering is always so easy and the food is always great. They make amazing crawfish right in that little trailer, and it’s so good! It’s my favorite spot for quick, delicious Cajun crawfish." -- Anonymous

Tony’s Seafood

  • "Tony’s is the biggest seafood market in the South, so you know the food is gonna be good! All of their products, especially the crawfish, is caught locally so it really has that Louisiana touch. You can even buy them live if you’d like to boil them yourself! I love buying from Tony’s." -- Brad D.

Don’s Seafood

  • "Don’s is such a classic Cajun experience, it’d be foolish not to try their crawfish! They’re always tasty and served with a number of sides. They’re always doing fun giveaways for pounds of free crawfish, so it’s fun to be on the lookout for those." -- Deb L.

Kelley’s Cajun Seafood

  • "I love driving through Kelley’s Cajun Seafood and being welcomed by their friendly staff and given wonderfully seasoned crawfish and sausage every time! They have a 10 pound special that is perfect to split with my husband. Would recommend to everyone!" -- Jessica B.

Lakeside Bar & Daiquiri’s

  • "Nothing is better than hot, steaming crawfish and a cold daiquiri. The service here is just awesome and the atmosphere is the perfect place to hang out after a long day. The crawfish is always great and their drink specials pair perfectly. This is my favorite place to come before or after an LSU game!" -- Anonymous


  • "I’ve never met a business owner quite like Vaughn from Pit-N-Peel who is truly passionate about what he does. This crawfish is incredible and he’ll even share some recipes with you! I would recommend this hidden gem to anyone!" -- Pete H.

Country Corner on Perkins

  • "Country Corner has some of the most consistent on-the-go crawfish in Baton Rouge—not to mention a selection of local beer, snacks, and an adjacent snowball stand. It’s owned by a local family that is friendly to everyone who walks through their doors, even my dog, Pierre! Take a walk through the nearby neighborhood, order a few pounds and enjoy!" -- Sophie G