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Best Places to Buy Crawfish in Shreveport and Bossier City

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Crawfish season 2014 is right around the corner! Here are some of the best places to buy crawfish in Shreveport and Bossier.

You won’t be able to find live crawfish in the area for another week or so, and once they do arrive, prices will be high, but the prices will begin to drop as the temperatures climb in South Louisiana.

Our state accounts for more than 90 percent of U.S. crawfish production. Steven Minville with the Louisiana Crawfish Board says he expects prices to be high through most of March, but he encourages you to continue to buy Louisiana grown mudbugs.

Some of these great places sell live crawfish by the bag, while others are sit-down restaurants that have really great crawfish items on the menu.


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A tradition that started with Crawfish on Mansfield Road back in 1994 now brings three locations for this restaurant, whose delicacies include fried catfish, barbeque, and of course boiled crawfish in season.

Other featured menu items include Zwolle tamales, Natchitoches meat pies, and fried green tomatoes. Crawfish po-boys and seafood plates starting at $9.99 and up.




Gumbo to Geaux is a cajun and creole restaurant bringing you the taste of Louisiana cuisine. It is located at 4100 Barksdale Boulevard, Bossier City.
Once the crawfish arrive in the area, they will be selling thousands of pounds of live crawfish to families and businesses who love to throw a big ol crawfish boil.



Spicy cajun cuisine if you’re looking for some great eats. Not only will you find crawfish in many different varieties, you’ll find fried seafood, catfish, and the best cajun dishes in a festive atmosphere. Crawdaddy’s Kitchen is located at 9370 Mansfield Rd. Shreveport,LA 71118.


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Viktor Lugovskoy


Copelands of Shreveport is at 1665 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport. Since 1983, Copeland’s  has offered the finest in culinary cuisines as expected from New Orleans Traditions. From the Creole favorites that embody the heart and soul of Southern Louisiana to our flavorful takes on seafood, pasta, salads, steaks and desserts, we offer something for everyone.


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Crawfish Palace offers a variety of Cajun, Seafood, Creole, and Southern Cuisine. Prices vary. Crawfish Palace is located at 1865 U.S. 80 in Haughton.
Crawfish Palace expects to have crawfish ready for sale this weekend.





Shaver’s Crawfish & Catering, found at 270 Ockley Dr. in Shreveport, is a full-service caterer serving Louisiana cuisine, flavors from the deep south, succulent crawfish and shrimp. Shavers also does lots of fundraising events for schools and is a great way to host an event without having to worry about the food.


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Crawfish Tyme is one of the best places in town to get bags of live crawfish for your family or business event. Once the mudbugs arrive in the area, Crawfish Tyme will have plenty ready to plop in your pot. Find Crawfish Tyme at 925 E 70th
Shreveport, LA.


Mudbug Madness
Mudbug Madness


Crawfish Hole #2 in Minden is one of those places that you just have to try every now and then. The crawfish are always great, and you’ll find very competitive prices. It’s just off of I-20 at the Springhill/Cotton Valley (exit #44).


Mudbug Madness
Mudbug Madness


Herby-K’s has been in business for more than 75 years and is still in the same family. Of course, the Pierre Avenue business is famous for the Shrimp Buster, but you won’t find a much better bowl of crawfish etoufee in this region.



Mudbug Madness
Mudbug Madness


Some of the best crawfish etoufee you will ever taste. I also love the fish topped with crawfish etoufee. It’s called the Atchafalaya. But for sit-down in the restaurant you’ll find great boiled crawfish too.


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