Taste of New Orleans ATX Style
Get Your Taste of New Orleans With These Nine Crawfish Boils
By Desiree Johnson,
4:00AM, Fri. Feb. 28, 2020
The joy of beads, king cake, and spring means one thing … it’s time to bust out your plastic gloves, grab a bib, and head to a boil. Otherwise known as mudbugs, crawfish, or yabbies, these delectable little shellfish are back in season and ready for eating.
Whether you are a seasoned pro or new to the crawfish craze that occurs every spring, there’s a plethora of crawfish boils from your favorite ATX eateries for you to visit. These nine local events all feature their own spin on your classic crawfish boil with specialized dates and prices. Grab a friend, snag a cold beer, and get ready for some live music and yummy crawfish, ATX style.
Cover2Austin: Are you ready for the return of the crawfish? Cover2Austin will be bringing you crawfish boils in their signature good, mild, or hot sauce flavored boil every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday throughout the spring season. Load your plate with your favorite flavor of mudbugs or add yummy fixins' like corn, mushrooms, and potatoes.
Deckhand Oyster Bar: Happy hour just got a lot more flavorful. Deckhand Oyster Bar will host a crawfish boil happy hour Monday-Friday from 3-6pm. Guests can order their favorite blend of shrimp, crawfish, and the customary sides for $8.99/lb.
Oakwood BBQ & Beer Garden: Every Sunday starting at noon, you can head to Oakwood BBQ & Beer Garden for a little crawfish, beer, and live blues. Grab a pan of your favorite boil while you listen to the Larry Harris Band and snack away until the crawfish sell out.
The Alibi Austin: Who doesn’t love a free crawfish boil? The Alibi is ending the last weekend of February with a patio party featuring free crawfish catered by Eastside Boilers. On Saturday, Feb. 29 the doors open at noon and the boil starts at 2pm so you want to be the first one in the door. Free entry, free eats, and crawfish await you!
The Austin Winery: The Pinch Boil House and the Austin Winery will be collaborating to host the Viet-Cajun Crawfish Boil on Saturday, March 7. This curated pop-up will be at the Austin Winery and selling crawfish from noon until they sell out. You won’t want to miss this new spin on your classic boil that combines flavors from the gulf and Saigon for buttery mudbugs.
Little Woodrow’s: A little beer, sports, patio, and spirits makes for a great Saturday at Little Woodrow’s. Saturday, March 7, starting at 2pm, they will host a crawfish boil that will have your mouth watering until they run out. They will also be featuring specials on Karbach Brewing Co. which is a refreshing addition to these spicy critters.
Blue Owl Brewing: What sounds better than a Sour Saturday Crawfish Boil? Blue Owl Brewing will be pairing your favorite crawdaddys with a sour beer on Saturday, March 21, from noon-4pm. Catered by Pinch House Boil, this is an event you don’t want to miss, make sure you stop by before they run out!
Star Bar: The Capital Crawfish Company is at it again with their annual Suck the Head crawfish boil on Saturday, March 28, from noon-5pm. You can purchase tickets for $10/lb. or grab an all-you-can-eat wristband for $35 until they sell out. Don’t worry about the beverages: Star Bar will also be running beer and shot specials to keep you hydrated while you eat your mudbugs.
Carson Creek Ranch: Carson Creek Ranch is making their crawfish boil debut on Saturday, April 4, from 3pm-12mid. This jam-packed event will feature boils from participating restaurants along with cajun and crawfish vendors serving up delights like crawfish etouffee and crawfish pizza. General admission starts at $4.99, all-you-can-eat VIP tickets are $35, and kids 12 and under eat free!