Crawfish season is a time of excitement for many Austinites. The season typically runs from February to June, but it can start as early as January and extend into July. Whether you’re looking for boiled crawfish, crawfish étouffée, or a crawfish po’ boy, Austin has plenty of options. Here are some of the best spots in the city to get your crawfish fix.
Shoal Creek Saloon
909 N Lamar Blvd – Located in downtown Austin, Shoal Creek Saloon is a local favorite for boiled crawfish. The crawfish are cooked to perfection and seasoned with a secret blend of spices that give them a unique and addictive flavor.
Crawfish Shack & Oyster Bar
9500 S IH 35 Frontage Rd – Crawfish Shack & Oyster Bar is a seafood haven that offers a variety of crawfish dishes, but their boiled crawfish steal the show. These mudbugs are boiled to order and served hot and juicy, with a side of corn and potatoes.
2525 W Anderson Ln Suite – For an authentic Vietnamese-style crawfish boil, LA Crawfish is the spot to visit. The crawfish are cooked in a flavorful broth with spices and herbs, and then tossed in a garlic butter sauce that’s simply divine.
4700 W Guadalupe St #9 Located in North Austin, Boil House is a casual spot that specializes in seafood boils. Their boiled crawfish are a must-try, with plump and tender crawfish served in a seasoned broth.
12129 Ranch Rd 620 N, Located in Cedar Park, Louisiana Wild brings a taste of the bayou to Austin. Their boiled crawfish are flown in fresh from Louisiana and are boiled to order. The crawfish are seasoned with a blend of spices that give them a bold and flavorful kick.
Deckhand Oyster Bar
4211 S Lamar Blvd B1, Deckhand Oyster Bar is a seafood spot located in South Austin that serves up some of the best boiled crawfish in the city. The crawfish are boiled in a seasoned broth that’s packed with flavor, and they come out hot and steaming.
The Boiling Pot
201 S Interstate 35 #101, Located in Round Rock, The Boiling Pot is a Cajun-style restaurant that serves up some seriously spicy crawfish. The crawfish are boiled in a seasoned broth and then tossed with a house-made spicy sauce that’s not for the faint of heart.
Pacific Star Restaurant & Oyster Bar
13507 US-183 # 100, Pacific Star Restaurant & Oyster Bar is a hidden gem in North Austin that’s known for its fresh seafood. Their boiled crawfish are cooked to order and served hot and spicy.
Boudreaux’s Cajun Kitchen
2700 W Anderson Ln # 101, Located in Southwest Austin, Boudreaux’s Cajun Kitchen is a cozy spot that serves up some of the best boiled crawfish in the city. The crawfish are boiled in a seasoned broth and served with corn on the cob and potatoes.
Pinch Boil House and Bia Bar
124 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701 – Pinch Boil House and Bia Bar is a lively spot that serves up Asian-style seafood boils. Their boiled crawfish are cooked in a savory broth with ginger, lemongrass, and other spices, giving them a unique and delicious flavor.