Texas Crawfish

Big, juicy boiled Texas Crawfish

Hot, spicy Texas crawfish, potatoes and corn ... boiled to perfection!

Some people call them crayfish, crawdads, or mudbugs, but here in Texas they are simply CRAWFISH, whether they are swamp crawfish, farm or pond crawfish.

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've been catching crawfish all our life. We love the tradition of a long, leisurely crawfish boil in spring, or a great meal in one of the many Texas restaurants that serve all those wonderful crawfish dishes!

We are looking forward to another great crawfish season in Texas in 2023!

Crawfish Suppliers in Texas

There are a number of crawfish outlets, seafood markets, crawfish farms and caterers selling live and boiled crawfish in Texas, from Beaumont to Houston to Dallas, and in between.

NOTE: We have no relationship with these suppliers, and do not specifically recommend any one. Their names are provided only as a reference point to begin your crawfish shopping!

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.

  • TexasCrawfish.com - Southeast Texas Crawfish Farm, located in Hamshire, TX, about 20 miles southwest of Beaumont. Call 409.794.1377 to place an order. Pickup only.
  • CajunCrawfishCo.com - Cajun Crawfish Company, Lewisville-Dallas area. Catering and local sales in the DFW metro area. Been in business over 19 years, and sold over 146,000 pounds of crawfish in 2017.
  • CajunGourmetCrawfish.com - Cajun Gourmet Crawfish Wholesaler. Selling live Louisiana crawfish to Houston and the surrounding areas since 1989.
  • HEB.com - HEB sells millions of pounds of Louisiana crawfish each year.
  • GoCrawfish.com - Houston and Austin areas. They bring the freshest crawfish and seafood in Louisiana and deliver it to their customers.
  • CayenneKevin.com - Cajun catering and live crawfish sales in San Antonio for 15 years.
  • TheCrawfishCo.com - Located in Cooper, Texas. The company sells live crawfish and boiled crawfish at various events as well as on the weekends. Cajun catering and crawfish boils to meet anyone’s needs. Also ask about their Cajun fish fries, boiled shrimp, fund raisers and private parties. Phone 903.217.4815 or visit TheCrawfishCo on Facebook
  • 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.
  • Wade's Place on East Main Street in Chandler serving crawfish, shrimp, fish, gumbo, hand-cut rib-eye steaks, burgers, salads and much more. They are located at the railroad tracks just a block south of Highway 31. They also sell crawfish by the sack in season. Included with the boiled crawfish at Wade's are boiled potatoes and corn on the cob. Phone 903.849.2729.

 

Crawfish Suppliers in Nearby Louisiana

Giant, live Texas Crawfish!
Giant, live Texas Crawfish!

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:

Enjoying and Eating Texas Crawfish Meals

Crawfish is a key ingredient in many of our favorite Texas dishes and meals ... Crawfish Etouffee, Crawfish Bisque, Crawfish Pie, Fried Crawfish, Crawfish Jambalaya, and of course boiled crawfish.

Crawfish Fettuccine
Crawfish Fettuccine ... a popular Texas tradition!
Crawfish Etouffee
Crawfish Etouffee ... served on a bed of lovely white rice
Crawfish Gumbo
Crawfish Gumbo ... a culinary tradition in Texas
Crawfish Pie
Texas Crawfish Pie

 

Crawfish Season in Texas

Crawfish season varies from one year to the next, based on how cold (or mild) the weather was during the winter. It also depends on the amount of rain, and the water levels in the swamps and bayous.

Generally, the crawfish season in Texas runs from January through July for crawfish caught in the wild. Crawfish from farms are available over a longer period of the year.

Crawfish Festivals in Texas

In Texas and the south, boiling and eating crawfish is a long standing family tradition. We eat crawfish at places besides the home, whether it be in restaurants, family reunions, Super Bowl, or at company gatherings.

And we celebrate the crawfish in another way: Festivals! These events encompass all the good things about life in Texas: food, fun, music and merriment!

Excellent Texas and Cajun food is a given at any festival. And as always, festivals offer abundant opportunities for meeting old friends, and making new ones.

Crawfish festivals happen all over Texas, from Pearland to Fredericksburg, from Austin to Kemah ...  find one near you!

Crawfishing Industry

Giant Texas crawfish backing away from the boil
Don't back away from the boil!

Nearly all of the live crawfish sold in the U.S. come from Louisiana or Texas, and begin life in the wild waters of the state, or on a farm. Commercial sales of crawfish in Louisiana date back to the late 1800s, and today's crawfish industry includes millions of pounds harvested from farms and natural waterways in the Bayou State.

Texas also has significant numbers and acres of crawfish farms, with many located in Southeast Texas.

There is stiff competition from "foreign" importers, but we steadfastly do not purchase imported crawfish: read the label carefully for the "Country of Origin" and see where they are from!

The harvesting of wild crawfish from natural habitats such as bayous, swamps and marshes provides a significant number of jobs for Louisiana and Texas residents. In addition, crawfish farming is a major industry in Louisiana and Texas.

Staff Photos of Texas Crawfish and Texas Crawfish Boils

A sack of live Texas crawfish ... usually 30-40 pounds
A sack of live Texas crawfish ... usually 30-40 pounds
Getting the ingredients ready: shrimp & crab boil, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt
Getting the ingredients ready: shrimp & crab boil, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt
Ready to put in the boil with the crawfish: corn on the cob, potatoes, onions and lemons
Ready to put in the boil with the crawfish: corn on the cob, potatoes, onions and lemons
How to hold a crawfish ... carefully behind the head!
How to hold a Texascrawfish ... carefully behind the head!

Filling up the crawfish pot with water ... let's get the boil underway. Start with about 50 pounds of live Crawfish, add salt, corn on the cob, new potatoes, whole onions, lemons, Zatarain's Crawfish, Shrimp and Crab Boil, red pepper, black pepper, garlic cloves ... make the hot sauce, warm up the buttered French bread, add cold beer, and share with good friends!
Filling up the crawfish pot with water ... let's get the boil underway
Getting the boiler hot & ready to go!
Getting the crawfish boiler hot and ready to go!
Water coming to a boil
Water in the crawfish pot coming to a boil
Putting the live crawfish into the boiler
Putting the live Texas crawfish into the boiling water in the pot
The boil is done! Lifting the crawfish from the pot
The boil is done! Lifting the crawfish from the pot
Steaming hot Texas crawfish
Steaming hot Texas crawfish
Crawfish all cooked, and ready to eat!
Steaming hot Texas crawfish
Keeping some crawfish in the cooler to keep them warm
Keeping some crawfish in the cooler to keep them warm
Time to eat and enjoy the freshly boiled Texas crawfish!
Getting the ingredients ready: shrimp & crab boil, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt

 

Southeast Texas Crawfish Farm Video

Nothing brings a Southeast Texas Family together like a good old fashioned crawfish boil. Here's a trip to Hampshire, Texas to met one farmer behind these tasty tails. (YouTube Video)