The Crawfish Joint

The Crawfish Joint The restaurant offers a selection of fresh seafood, including crawfish and oysters.[/caption]

After opening their restaurant in February, co-owners Thomas and Jodi Groshans have quickly expanded The Crawfish Joint to meet a growing demand for crawfish and seafood in Magnolia.

“We boil almost 20,000 pounds of crawfish a month here in the store,” Thomas Groshans said. “But we’re not just a seasonal restaurant. You see a lot of places that are only open during crawfish season from January to June, but we’re open
364 days a year.”

In its first year, The Crawfish Joint has added several new menu items as well as extra tables and seating, set up a to-go window and expanded beer and wine options, Groshans said.

Even when crawfish is out of season, Groshans said the restaurant remains busy with a base of loyal customers who visit year-round.

“We have a ton of regulars,” he said. “Everyone has been very supportive. During [crawfish] season we get a lot of new people from all around, but we also have a ton of business that is repeat and loyal regular [customers].”

As the business grows, Groshans said The Crawfish Joint plans to add a patio for additional outdoor seating as well as a loyalty program for repeat customers.

The Crawfish Joint
9201 FM 1488, Magnolia
Hours: Sun.-Wed. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Thu.-Sat. 11 a.m.-midnight

By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.