Some folks call 'em crayfish, crawdads, or mudbugs, but here in Texas they are simply CRAWFISH, whether they are swamp crawfish, spillway crawfish, or pond crawfish.
We've been catching crawfish all our life, and love the tradition of a long, leisurely crawfish boil in spring!
Crawfish are healthy food. They are an excellent source of high-quality protein, low in calories, fat and saturated fat, and a good source of vitamins.
We enjoyed another great crawfish season in Texas in 2023!
A number of seafood markets and outlets offer live crawfish for sale in Tyler and East Texas during the crawfish season in the spring.
Also, some supermarkets such as Brookshires, and the Coffee Landing's Seasoning & Catering food truck in nearby Jacksonville, offer boiled crawfish by the pound in season.
Several Tyler restaurants such as Razzoo's Cajun Cafe' serve crawfish meals, and boiled crawfish, in season.
The last five years we have purchased our live, and boiled, crawfish from Wade's Place on East Main Street in Chandler. We've met Wade, and he runs a great seafood restaurant serving crawfish, etouffee, gumbo, catfish, shrimp, oysters, snow crab legs, hand-cut rib-eye steaks, burgers, salads and much more. Included with the boiled crawfish at Wade's are potatoes and corn on the cob.
Wade's is located at the railroad tracks just a block south of Highway 31. We dine at Wade's regularly, and it is highly recommended for great food, friendly service and a comfortable atmosphere. They also do takeout.
Phone 903.849.2729. Also checkout Wade's Place on Facebook for daily specials.
We've also been pleased with the live crawfish we've purchased by the sack from Circle M Crawfish in Big Sandy, on Highway 155 just south of U.S. 80. They've been selling crawfish for over 22 years. The facility is also known as "Rodney's", or "the Crawfish Stand". The facility includes a restaurant, and its menu features crawfish, shrimp, alligator, boudin, along with choice steaks and other items. Live music is often featured Thursday-Saturday evenings with a family friendly atmosphere. Phone 903.636.9199.
Caddo Creek Crawfish Farm is a 63-acre facility near Frankston. Customers can call no later than Wednesday or Thursday to order how many crawfish they want that weekend and pick them up on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. It is located at 2189 County Road 320 in Frankston. Call Mr. Yeager at 903.876.3083 for details and more information.
Located just south of Tyler on the north side of Jacksonville, this outlet provides a large variety of shrimp, catfish, crab legs, and crawfish dishes ... enjoy great fried catfish dinners with hush puppies, okra, French fries and more. Plus live and boiled crawfish, and fried turkey, in season. The setup includes a lighted, on-site gazebo for dining, or for hosting special events. Parking is plentiful ... kids will enjoy the fenced play area. Highly recommended!
Coffee Landing's on FaceBook or phone 903.571.8890
There are a number of other crawfish outlets, seafood markets, crawfish farms and caterers selling live and boiled crawfish in Texas, from Beaumont to Houston to Dallas, and in between.
Some offer local delivery, while others provide delivery only in designated metropolitan areas. And some offer pickup only.
There are too many vendors to list, but here are a few to start your crawfish search. We highly recommend you check out each supplier carefully, and contact them personally, to determine their current services, pricing, policies, availability and guarantees before placing orders.
Texas crawfish, corn on the cob, potatoes ... let's get peeling!
A large number of crawfish outlets, farms and suppliers are located in nearby Louisiana, both for local pickup and online ordering. Listed below is a sample of long-standing dealers offering online crawfish ordering:
There are dozens, or hundreds, of recipes for boiling crawfish.
|Let's boil some Texas crawfish!