The ULTIMATE guide to Greater Houston crawfish

Where to get the best mudbugs in every suburb

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HOUSTON – It’s the most wonderful time of the year -- crawfish season! While many view eating crawfish as more of a social activity than a meal, that doesn’t lessen their standard for high-quality mudbugs. In the vast melting pot of Houston, you’re sure to find a variety of takes on the seasonal dish, as well as a score of people swearing up and down that they know where to find the best. But instead of just listing out Houston’s favorites, we took to the streets of 10 Greater Houston suburbs to see where the locals get their crawfish fix.

*Reviews have been edited for content and length.

1. Crosby: Crawfish Shack

Crawfish critique: “I absolutely love this place! Every time I would look up crawfish in Houston, Crawfish Shack seems to pop up on all the top lists. It’s a bit of a far drive (Crosby, TX) but I think it’s worth it…It’s BYOB and the place is pretty big and can fit about 200 people in there…our server Victor explained the different spice levels of crawfish and we ended [up] getting 3 lbs. of the Mo’ Spicy (more juicy than the typical dry rub). All the other spice levels are straight dry rub. We also got a pound of snow crabs, sausage, corn, and potatoes with our crawfish. The crawfish were BIG and JUICY and also cooked to perfection…Within a few minutes, the whole place was packed and the line outside wrapped around the restaurant. The drive thru line was also pretty long as well.” Sandy V.

Open for: Drive-thru

Address: 5822 FM 2100 Rd., Crosby, TX 77532


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