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Five NOLA Spots for Crawfish for Mardi Gras

12:01 February 24, 2022
By: Burke Bischoff

What are two of the best ways to get people together in New Orleans? That's easy: Mardi Gras and crawfish! Luckily for you, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy both right here the Crescent City. Here are five local spots to enjoy crawfish for Mardi Gras.

The Galley

The Galley Seafood is easily worth driving out to Metairie for. Best known for their Soft-Shell Crab Po-Boys, the restaurant also offers great crawfish dishes to enjoy. From crawfish etouffee and crawfish hushpuppies to crawfish pies and a crawfish po-boy, there's plenty to choose from. Kids can also enjoy a basket of crawfish tails! 2535 Metairie Rd., Metairie, 504-832-0955,

Bon Temps Boulet Seafood

At Bon Temps Boulet, crawfish is an absolute specialty. Their boiled crawfish are some of the juiciest mudbugs in the Big Easy. Consider getting the Crawdaddy Platter, which is two pounds of crawfish, three medium crabs, and a half pound of shrimp with potatoes, corn, and dip. Bon Temps Boulet's po-boys, such as the Shrimp Diablo and the Cochon De Lait, are not to be missed. 4701 Airline Dr., Metairie, 504-885-5003,

Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar

If you asked your Paw-Paw where he always went for oysters back in the day, he's bound to say, "Felix's, dawlin'." If you want live music while enjoying quality seafood, Felix's is the place to be. Make sure to start your meal off with the fried crawfish appetizer. You can also enjoy crawfish etouffee or even add extra crawfish tails on top of any of their orders. Multiple Locations,

Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar

If there's one place that locals love hanging out at, it would definitely be Tracey's. This popular hangout spot gets absolutely packed during special holidays like Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day. Along with drinking, make sure to enjoy Tracey's boiled crawfish, which come with potatoes and corn. You can even add hot sausage for an extra dollar! 2604 Magazine St., 504-897-5413,

Melba's Poboys

If you're looking for old school charm and fantastic po-boys, then you have to eat at Melba's. Their shrimp, hot sausage, and roast beef po-boys are second to none. Not only do they do po-boys, they also do great boiled crawfish. Not matter what you get, Melba's has plenty to enjoy! 1525 Elysian Fields Ave., 504-267-7765,

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