Crawfish prices at most locations are determined by market demand.
This is a noncomprehensive list. Let us know in the comments what your favorite place to eat crawfish is in Houston.
1. Boil House
Boil House, a take-out freshwater Louisiana crawfish restaurant, specializes in boiled crawfish and shrimp. The business also sells everything customers need for their own crawfish boil.
606 E. 11th St., Houston
2. Cafe Rian Cajun Cafe
Cafe Rian promises to deliver authentic Cajun cuisine as both its executive and sous chefs were born and raised in Louisiana.
12230 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Houston
3. Captain Brad’s Coastal Kitchen
The founder of Captain Brad’s Coastal Kitchen worked along the coasts of Texas, Florida and Louisiana as a commercial crabber, shrimper and oysterman. During his life, he opened three restaurants in the Houston area. Now, his daughter and friends carry on his vision in Tomball.
24435 Hwy. 249, Tomball
4. Crab Heads Cajun Boil
Crab Head Cajun Boil opened in December in Missouri City. Restaurant owner and chef David Le has been cooking crawfish since he was 15.
2899 Dulles Ave., Missouri City
5. The Crab Station
The Crab Station’s menu features oysters, gumbo and boiled seafood. The Texas-based restaurant has several other locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
4505 FM 1960, Ste. B, Houston
6. Hot Spot H-Town
Hot Spot owners Angela and Chad Woods opened the restaurant because they felt there were not any places in the immediate Spring/The Woodlands area offering Southern-style Cajun and Creole food. Hot Spot is serving crawfish throughout crawfish season.
842 Rayford Road, Spring
7. Kid Kreole Kooking
The food at Kid Kreole Kooking is inspired by owner and operator Desmond Lee’s familial ties to St. Martinville, Louisiana. Kid Kreole Kooking started as a mobile catering service in 2013 and opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Humble in 2019.
9739 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Ste. 100, Humble
8. Lotus Seafood
Lotus Seafood originated in Houston and now has four area locations. Each of its restaurants receives daily deliveries of fresh seafood.
11710 W. Broadway Blvd., Pearland
8550 S. Braeswood Blvd., Ste. F, Houston
10092 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston
2825 S. Kirkwood Road, Ste. 300, Houston
9. Orleans Seafood Kitchen
Owners Chance Comstock and Marcus S. Payavla opened Orleans Seafood Kitchen in Katy in 2008. At the restaurant’s 10th anniversary celebration in 2018, hundreds of community members ate 2,200 pounds of crawfish, according to a press release from the restaurant.
20940 I-10, Ste. G, Katy
10. TX Crawfish and Seafood Restaurant
TX Crawfish and Seafood Restaurant boasts frequent shipments of live crawfish. The casual restaurant features both fried and boiled seafood on its menu as well as starters, sandwiches, etouffee and fried rice.
2925 S. Gulf Freeway, Ste. F, League City