Hans Crawfish started as the result of a dare several years ago. Hans Stevens said his father challenged him to produce the best crawfish in the Houston area back in 2018. He officially won that dare in 2022 with an award for “Best Boiled Crawfish in Houston” from a community poll by Houston’s Channel 2.

Hans Crawfish relocated to Tomball from Cypress in February 2022. Owners Hans and Ashley Stevens said the outpouring of community support in the business’s first year at the new location was incredible.

“It was humbling,” Hans said. “To see the growth and how the community really pushed us to get there—it was shocking. We really owe our success to them.”

Hans’ crawfish production more than doubled from the previous Cypress location, which Hans owned for five years before closing it in 2021.

“I serve straight up, soaked crawfish,” he said. “All the flavor is inside the crawfish, so it’s not just dusted on top like most places. It’s a juicy, flavorful bite each time, and I pay extra money to have higher quality, cleaned and larger crawfish.”

The crawfish is made fresh daily, as well as the company’s two specialty sauces that both take a week to create. Hans Crawfish also serves boiled shrimp, potatoes, corn and sausage.

Ahead of its 2023 season opening Jan. 20, Hans said the site has grown to include more registers, a designated to-go area and a handful of additional employees to reduce long wait times. New merchandise will also be sold as well as buckets or bags of ice, as the establishment is BYOB.

Other new improvements for the ongoing season include additional TVs and a new sound system for better game-day coverage, Hans said. The 5-acre outdoor concept off FM 2920 also includes outdoor dining with lights, fire pits and a stage for live music.

“I wanted this place to feel like you were sitting at home in your backyard,” he said. “It’s meant to be a laid-back, country atmosphere.”

Hans Crawfish
  • 15920 FM 2920, Tomball
  • 713-851-1409
  • www.hanscrawfish.com
  • Hours: Thu.-Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., closed Mon.-Wed.