Crawfish Beaumont, TX
In Southeast Texas, the start of Spring means one thing: crawfish season. Southerners seriously love their shellfish and there is truly no other seafood staple that socially brings our friends and neighbors together quite like crawfish. While the Northern states brag about seaside clam bakes, we pride ourselves on finding the best bayou-side crawfish boils.
By springtime, the crawfish have peaked, having had plenty of time to bury themselves during winter. When the weather warms up, they slowly emerge from hibernation and reveal a much plumper figure. Crawfish are much easier to eat than they are to grow. Local crawfish farmers have to dedicate a lot of time and effort into harvesting large, flavorful mudbugs. Anyone who understands the crawfish flavor knows that they don’t all taste the same. These factors depend on what they are fed and if they’ve been purged.
Red Tailz Crawfish offers customers something rare: BYOB crawfish eatery, located out on Highway 124, sits on an actual crawfish farm. Diners can eat in or take home orders.
At Red Tailz, we suggest you dine in just to enjoy the natural environment surrounding Taylor Bayou while feasting on flavorful mudbugs.
Here, each platter is full of made-to-order, seasoned boiled crawfish include potatoes, corn, a cup of Red Tailz signature seasoning and a complimentary pink sauce. Boiled shrimp are also available.
Open weekends through-out the season, Red Tailz also supplies live crawfish to several bars in Houston, such as Lil Woodrow’s. Catering is also available.
You can’t have a crawfish list without mentioning Juju’s Crawfish Shack. Each year when the season comes around, everyone in Southeast Texas has one thing on their mind: when will Juju’s open? Located near FM 365, Juju’s is a simple red building where customers don’t even bother asking for a menu. This legendary eatery specializes in spicy Cajun-style crawfish served with a homemade sauce, melted butter, boiled corn, and potatoes.
Don’t worry, the 15-minute drive outside Beaumont is worth it, most customers bring a cooler of beverages and even takeout bags because the crawfish is THAT good. During the crawfish season, Juju’s is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am until 8pm; Open Sunday, 11am until 6pm. BYOB is always welcome.
Crazy Cajun is a restaurant chain founded by Louisiana natives, so you know what they are doing when it comes to crawfish. However, Beaumont is their only Texas location. Crazy Cajun offers both indoor/outdoor seating, perfect for groups who enjoy getting together to chow down on crawfish.
When in season, crawfish is served throughout the week. Also offering a full menu of Cajun-style favorites such as crab cakes and gumbo, Crazy Cajun tops the experience off with flavorful cocktails. Frozen and mixed drinks included. There is nothing quite like enjoying an icy, frozen margarita with a platter of spicy crawfish on the patio, especially on a hot, Spring day.
There’s more than one way to eat crawfish and that includes Viet-Cajun boiled crawfish. Because of our large Vietnamese community here in Southeast Texas, Viet-Cajun crawfish are setting a new standard for locals.
Located off Dowlen Road, Sweet Basil Noodle House specializes in a whole menu full of Vietnamese fusion foods, so there is no doubt as to why their crawfish is so darn tasty. Like all sauces made from scratch at this locally-owned eatery, the crawfish blend is a specialty blend of spicy seasonings and sauces unlike any in Southeast Texas.
Owner Calvin Pham says, “Hints of garlic, butter, and a handful of secret ingredients elevate these tasty mudbugs to the next level.” At Sweet Basil, crawfish are available on weekends.
Crawfishin’, Lumberton’s newest eatery is creating some buzz.
Located off the highway, this oversized metal shed with cafeteria-style tables just opened this 2018 season. At Crawfishin’, seasoned made-to-order mudbugs are available for dine-in or take out. During the season, you’ll find these mild crawfish at places like MacKenzie’s Pub on Tuesday, Bar Local on Wednesday, Sawdust Saloon on Thursday, and Beaux Jangles on Friday.
For the most part, these flavorful mudbugs are served from Monday through Friday, 6pm – 9pm. Catering is also available. Whether it's mild or spicy, there is crawfish available for you throughout Southeast Texas. What’s special about these mudbugs is the cooking techniques that vary depending on who’s serving them. It’s vital to try different varieties that why you can decide which you like the best!
Experience this cook-to-order restaurant for some of the best crawfish in southeast Texas. With locations in Port Arthur and Lumberton, Reel Cajun is serving all of Southeast Texas.
Although the crawfish is top-notch, make sure and try the boudin balls, oysters, seafood pasta dishes and more! With a great atmosphere and friendly service, Reel Cajun Seafood Restaurant and Bar offers the Cajun seafood experience that southeast Texans love.