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Where to Find Succulent Crawfish in Austin

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This year’s crawfish season is different than previous years because of the climate, which results in low yields leading to not-that-much mudbugs at higher prices. But still, Austin restaurants are still offering crawfish boils and crawfish dishes. So it’s time to seek out spicy mudbug boils with potatoes, sausage, and corn, special crawfish dishes like etouffee or po’ boys, or even live freshwater crustaceans by the pound to boil on your own.

Here is Eater’s guide to Austin’s best bets for the seasonal tradition. This means regular crawfish boils from Shoal Creek Saloon, pop-ups at Armadillo Den hosted by Letz Geaux Boil, Viet-Cajun takes from Happyrito, and plenty of crawfish etouffee and po’ boys.

Remember: prime crawfish season tends to run from March through May, though boils sometimes still happen in February and June. Perfect those peeling skills now.

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Abby's Crab Shack

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The Texas seafood mini-chain restaurant operates one location in the Austin area up in Cedar Park. On deck are crawfish boils with varying sauces and spice levels or crawfish by the pound. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Happyrito Seafood

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The Cedar Park Vietnamese-Cajun restaurant offers Cajun crawfish boils available in varying pound packs. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Crawfish Shack & Oyster Bar

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The Cajun seafood spot is offering pounds of boiled crawfish along with corn, potatoes, sausage, and mushrooms, plus other mudbug dishes like fried crawfish, etouffee, and po’ boys. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Pops Crawfish

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The seasonal crawfish truck is parked at Rock House Bar & Trailer Park and will open for the crawfish season on Fat Tuesday, February 13. On deck is preorders for crawfish through the phone. There are outdoor dine-in areas.

The Boat

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Though the Stonelake Office Park restaurant isn’t actually on the water, it still serves up pounds of boiled crawfish with sides, as well as crawfish po’ boys, crawfish/shrimp etouffee, fried crawfish tails, and more. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are Uber Eats deliveries; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Oakwood BBQ & Beer Garden

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The North Lamar barbecue spot’s regular crawfish boils will start on Saturday, February 24 with beers and live music. It’ll happen every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. going forward until late May.

Shoal Creek Saloon

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The Cajun sports bar is selling both crawfish by the pound, for dine-in services. Check its Facebook page for updates. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Shore Raw Bar & Grill

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The West Oak Hill seafood restaurant has two crawfish options: an etouffee and a po’ boy. To-go orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Deckhand Oyster Bar & Seafood

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Both locations (the other in Round Rock) of the seafood restaurant offer up multiple crawfish dishes. The restaurants are also offering boiled spicy crawfish available by the pound. Pickup orders can be placed in person or over the phone; there are indoor dine-in services.

Cypress Grill

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The New Orleans restaurant is offering a whole bunch of crawfish specials on its menu, such as fried crawfish platters, eggrolls, popcorn, po’ boys, and more. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Catfish Parlour South

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The Southern seafood restaurant offers crawfish and seafood gumbo crawfish specials, as well as other crawfish dishes. There are indoor dine-in services.

Evangeline Cafe

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The Cajun restaurant’s full of crawfish options from the crawfish evangeline to etouffee to fried mudbugs. Takeout orders can be placed over the phone; there are indoor dine-in services.

Armadillo Den

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Popular crawfish shop Letz Geaux Boil is hosting crawfish boils at the far south Austin bar every weekend day, including, yes, the Super Bowl. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Abby's Crab Shack

The Texas seafood mini-chain restaurant operates one location in the Austin area up in Cedar Park. On deck are crawfish boils with varying sauces and spice levels or crawfish by the pound. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Happyrito Seafood

The Cedar Park Vietnamese-Cajun restaurant offers Cajun crawfish boils available in varying pound packs. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Crawfish Shack & Oyster Bar

The Cajun seafood spot is offering pounds of boiled crawfish along with corn, potatoes, sausage, and mushrooms, plus other mudbug dishes like fried crawfish, etouffee, and po’ boys. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Pops Crawfish

The seasonal crawfish truck is parked at Rock House Bar & Trailer Park and will open for the crawfish season on Fat Tuesday, February 13. On deck is preorders for crawfish through the phone. There are outdoor dine-in areas.

The Boat

Though the Stonelake Office Park restaurant isn’t actually on the water, it still serves up pounds of boiled crawfish with sides, as well as crawfish po’ boys, crawfish/shrimp etouffee, fried crawfish tails, and more. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are Uber Eats deliveries; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Oakwood BBQ & Beer Garden

The North Lamar barbecue spot’s regular crawfish boils will start on Saturday, February 24 with beers and live music. It’ll happen every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. going forward until late May.

Shoal Creek Saloon

The Cajun sports bar is selling both crawfish by the pound, for dine-in services. Check its Facebook page for updates. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Shore Raw Bar & Grill

The West Oak Hill seafood restaurant has two crawfish options: an etouffee and a po’ boy. To-go orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Deckhand Oyster Bar & Seafood

Both locations (the other in Round Rock) of the seafood restaurant offer up multiple crawfish dishes. The restaurants are also offering boiled spicy crawfish available by the pound. Pickup orders can be placed in person or over the phone; there are indoor dine-in services.

Cypress Grill

The New Orleans restaurant is offering a whole bunch of crawfish specials on its menu, such as fried crawfish platters, eggrolls, popcorn, po’ boys, and more. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Catfish Parlour South

The Southern seafood restaurant offers crawfish and seafood gumbo crawfish specials, as well as other crawfish dishes. There are indoor dine-in services.

Evangeline Cafe

The Cajun restaurant’s full of crawfish options from the crawfish evangeline to etouffee to fried mudbugs. Takeout orders can be placed over the phone; there are indoor dine-in services.

Armadillo Den

Popular crawfish shop Letz Geaux Boil is hosting crawfish boils at the far south Austin bar every weekend day, including, yes, the Super Bowl. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

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