It’s Mississippi Coast crawfish season, y’all!
The crawfish harvest has definitely come in earlier than usual due to our mild winter, and we couldn’t be more excited to partake in the feast now that it’s in full swing. The buzz is that this year will be a stellar year for the crawfish boil, with an extra long season and a bit better prices.
In Louisiana and Mississippi, crawfish are a local delicacy not to be missed, a true ritual celebration of spring. So, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best restaurants, seafood shacks and local joints to indulge in a huge platter or sack of those spicy, juicy pieces of deliciousness. Don’t see your favorite on the list? Please send us a Facebook message to let us know all about it!
The business hours, availability, and attire vary quite a bit among this list, so we recommend calling ahead or checking their Facebook page for more information.
Fresh Seafood, Chinese Food, Boiled Seafood and Louisiana style po-boys.
2517 28th St, Gulfport, MS 39501 // Call (228) 284-2429
A Pascagoula favorite! Seafood market and grill with boiled and fried seafood plates, gumbo, poboys, burgers and so much more!
2012 Ingalls Ave, Pascagoula, MS 39567 // Call (228) 762-3322
Seafood restaurant and oyster bar with a seasonal crawfish boil on Saturdays and Sundays.
217 E Beach Blvd, Long Beach, MS 39560 // Call (228) 206-7868
Gator, boudin, fresh seafood and CRAWFISH! OPEN at 8am for LIVE crawfish every day. 1st BOIL comes out at 11am on weekdays and 9:30-10:00 am on weekends.They may be closed on Monday’s if they are sold out, so call ahead!
15261 Russell Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39503 // Call (228) 214-4222
Corks & Cleaver
A different food experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Steaks, burgers, seafood and this time of year – Crawfish boils on Friday night & all day Saturday. Call ahead to confirm availability.
1308 27th Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501 // Call (228) 206-6310
Casual outdoor dining establishment featuring boiled crawfish, seafood, craft beer, specialty drinks, and daily specials. Family friendly and dog friendly. Open 7 days a week 11am – 10pm.
1801 Government St Suite D, Ocean Springs, MS 39564 // Call (228) 215-1689
Cuz’s Old Town Oyster Bar & Grill
South Mississippi seafood restaurant serving a variety of fried, grilled, and boiled seafood along with many other delicious finds! Crawfish daily while in season and available.
108 South Beach Blvd, Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520 // Call (228) 467-3707
Desporte & Son’s Seafood
Fresh seafood market and cafe serving lunch. Well known for their catering and boiled seafood. This is a Mississippi family with the longest lineage in the seafood industry.
1075 Division St, Biloxi, MS 39530 // Call (228) 432-1018
The Dock Bar & Grill
Winner of a 2017 Covey Award for Best Outdoor Boat Friendly Venue, The Dock guarantees the freshest seafood, some great views and live music. Guest can arrive by car or boat.
13247 Seaway Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503 // Call (228) 276-1500
The Ole Biloxi Fillin Station
Located in a former Standard Oil service station that dates back to the early 1920’s, the Fillin Station is one of the most authentic eateries found on the coast and a popular local hangout. They are the winner of multiple Covey Awards for “best representation of coast attitude” and “favorite local hangout.” They’re also known for crawfish dishes such as crawfish nachos, crawfish quesadillas, crawfish Po’ boys.
692 Howard Ave, Biloxi, MS, 39531 // Call (228) 435-2522
Quality Poultry & Seafood
Fresh seafood available daily at their market including Gulf shrimp and crawfish, prepared seafood entrées and onsite Rosetti’s Cafe for even more options.
895 Division St, Biloxi, MS 39533 // Call (228) 432-5216
Family owned seafood and po-boy shop in Woolmarket. Named the “Best Poboy on the Mississippi Gulf Coast” by Eat MS Coast readers, but they’re definitely known for their hot boiled crawfish. Closed on Sunday & Monday.
12404 John Lee Rd, Biloxi, MS 39532 // Call (228) 392-0990
Fresh seasonal seafood favorites, plus fried rice, po-boys, gumbo, and of course crawfish! Open until 2 am on Friday and Saturday nights through summer with food, drinks and music.
820 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530 // Call (228) 435-4140
Wentzel’s Seafood Restaurant
Wentzel’s has all you can eat crawfish for just $15 every Sunday from noon until they run run out. That sounds like a heck of a deal, so get there early! It’s bound to be a popular place during crawfish season.
1906 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531 // Call (228) 207-2423
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