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’ve rounded up the best crawfish spots in Baton Rouge 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.

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.

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

Heads & Tails Seafood

  • “The place itself is what you expect from a crawfish serving establishment.  When you enter the space, you are actually in the seafood market.  The restaurant itself is in the back.  There was live music.  The gumbo has a smoke flavor that is different from other gumbos I've had. Crawfish was spicy!” – Paul N.

Lakeside Bar & Daiquiris

  • "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

Louisiana's Cajun Seafood

  • “I absolutely love this spot for crawfish. They have the best seasoning and the best flavor, and they are typically piping hot when I get them. They keep the line organized, and it moves quickly. Anytime anyone asks me where I get my crawfish, I always recommend this place.” – Sasha M.

Pit-N-Peel

  • "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.

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.

Southern Boilers

  • “Really love this place! Spicy hot crawfish and all of the sides. The crawfish were spicier than most places, but hey that's what I like!! Neighborhood spot, gotta love the folks running it.” – Byron B.

Tony’s Seafood

  • "Tony’s is the biggest seafood market in the South, so you know the food is gonna be good! All their products, especially the crawfish, are 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.

University Seafood

  • “The crawfish are not only seasoned to perfection but always LARGE! For the love of seafood, come check these guys out.” – Seth L.

Willie's Restaurant and Bar

  • “The best crawfish ever! Food was delivered quickly, and the server was attentive and nice. Highly recommended!” – Savannah S.

 

BOIL THEM YOURSELF

Looking to show off your boiling skills? Pick up a sack or two of live crawfish from one of these establishments.

Alexander’s Highland Market

Cajun Cowboy Kitchen

Cajun Seafood Express

Capital City Crawfish

Tony’s Seafood

Berthelot’s Crawfish Company

Country Corner

Cravin’ Crawdads

Crawfish on the Geaux

Doobie Dawg Crawfish

Fat Boy’s Live & Boil

Mom’s Seafood & Deli

Randy Montalbano’s Seafood & Catering

Sammy’s Grill – Highland

Shells, Tails, & Beyond

Spicy Tails

University Seafood

Village Grocery Deli & Seafood