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Mar 5, 2019

It’s Mardi Gras!  That means crawfish season is in full swing.

Credit Sidney Pearce


You don’t have to head to the Big Easy to enjoy these Louisianan crustaceans. They are available throughout the city of Memphis from now until May or June, depending on the weather. You can get them boiled and ready-to-eat with all the fix’ins or pick up a bag of live mudbugs to cook yourself.

Here is a round-up of places that will be selling crawfish this season. 

If looking for live crawfish to cook at your own boil, it’s best to order ahead.  All of the spots listed recommend advance orders.

And, just remember the proper way to eat crawfish is to: peel’ um, eat the tails and suck the heads!

Billy’s Crawfish is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. at 1325 Church Rd. West in Southaven, MS.

Cajun Crawdad’s is located at the corner of Highway 72 and Cayce Rd. in Byhalia, MS. They are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Southbound Seafood’s Crawfish Cabin is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The food truck is located at the corner of Walnut Grove Rd. and Houston Levee.

The Crawfish Shack Food Truck is parked at the Exxon at 1375 N. Germantown Parkway on Fridays and Saturdays.  

Ellis Seafood sells fresh, live crawfish by the pound when in season as well as boiled crawfish.  Crawfish should be in stock every day, unless they sell out.

Cordova Farmers Market plans to have live crawfish for sale every weekend.

A number of restaurants host crawfish boils as well. Flying Fish, The Bluff, Loflin Yard and Crosstown Brewing Co. are a few places worth checking out.

This is Jennifer Chandler with The Weekly Dish. Happy Mardi Gras!