The truth is that New Orleans boiled seafood is the best! My favorite is spicy boiled crawfish or a tasty boiled blue crab. However, I am often asked “where to eat boiled seafood in New Orleans”? Even though there are hundreds of places to eat seafood in New Orleans finding places to eat boiled seafood can sometimes be a bit challenging, especially for visitors. This is partially due to that fact that seafood is a seasonal harvest (you can't boil frozen seafood) and partially due to the fact that fried seafood is easier for restaurants to serve. Boiled crawfish are usually available from March through June and boiled seafood in general can be found year round. On this page I will list New Orleans restaurants that serve boiled seafood / boiled crawfish. These will include any restaurant that serves any combination of boiled shrimp, boiled crabs (blue crab), and boiled crawfish, boiled Snow Crabs, boiled King Crabs or boiled Dungeness crabs. If they also happen to serve spicy boiled corn, potatoes, onions, etc, then you can consider this an extra treat. These restaurants are not seafood buffets but serve boiled seafood by the pound or all you can eat for a given price. Of course you can expect to pay more for boiled seafood in the French Quarter than in the surrounding areas.
Boiled crawfish are usually available March through June
Pier 424 Seafood Market Restaurant * Boiled Seafood French Quarter
Balcony dinning and delicious seafood on Bourbon Street! I know it sounds impossible but it is true. If you are looking for New Orleans seafood specialties such as Oysters on the Half Shells, Charbroiled Oysters, seafood gumbo, redfish, flounder or crawfish etoufee then visit Pier 424 Seafood Restaurant. They also serve fried shrimp, fried oysters, and fried catfish. But best of all they also serve boiled seafood(boiled crawfish, boiled blue crabs, and boiled jumbo shrimp) by the pound and it includes spicy boiled potatoes and corn. Other treats include Dungeness crab legs, king crab legs, snow crab legs, and lobsters. Pier 424 Seafood Market Restaurant is located at 424 Bourbon Street and their phone# is 504.309.1574.
Daisy Dukes * Boiled Crawfish French Quarter
If you are looking for all the hot boiled crawfish you can eat in the French Quarter then I suggest you head on over to Daisy Dukes. Throughout the entire crawfish season and even a little beyond Daisy Dukes will be serving up hot boiled crawfish. They usually have a special all you can eat boiled crawfish rate for groups of four of more. Daisy Dukes is located at 121 Chartres Street and their phone# is 504.561.5171. Besides boiled crawfish Daisy Dukes servers Oysters, breakfast, lunch, and dinner 24/7. So whenever you have an appetite head on over to Daisy Dukes.
The Crazy Lobster * Boiled Seafood New Orleans River Front
The Crazy Lobster Restaurant serves fresh seafood and is the only restaurant that I know of in New Orleans that offers riverfront dining experience. The menu list such New Orleans favorites as Fresh oysters, Char-Grilled Oysters, Shrimp Creole, Crawfish Etouffee, red beans and rice, New Orleans Po-Boys, and fried seafood platters but I find the allure to be in their Steamed/boiled Seafood buckets. Order one of their steamed buckets and you will find yourself confronted with lobster, snow crab, boiled shrimp, boiled crawfish, clams, mussels, and Dungeness crab served with boiled potatoes and boiled corn on the cob. If such a variety is not to your liking they also serve crawfish, Snow Crab clusters, Dungeness crab, Gulf Shrimp, King Crab legs, or Maine Lobster individually. The Crazy Lobster is located on the banks of the Mississippi River across the street from Harrah’s Casino and just steps from the Canal Street Ferry terminal, Spanish Plaza, and the Riverwalk Marketplace.
Where the locals eat boiled seafood in New Orleans
Zydecos Seafood Restaurant in Belle Chasse * Boiled Seafood Westbank
If you are looking for a great place to eat boiled seafood in New Orleans I recommend Zydeco’s. If you are looking for a place to eat boiled crawfish in New Orleans then I recommend Zydeco’s. If you want a restaurant where you get all the boiled crawfish, boiled shrimp, boiled Blue crabs, boiled Snow crabs, and boiled Dungeness crabs you want then it is worth finding Zydeco’s as you explore New Orleans. Zydeco’s is where the locals go to eat seafood both boiled and fried. Zydeco’s restaurant is located on the West bank at 7010 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse, LA. Be sure to call ahead for hours and the all you can eat special of the day. 504-393-0510. Zydecos Seafood Restaurant is located about 9 miles from the French Quarter.
My #1 Spot! Where the locals eat boiled seafood in New Orleans
Salvo's Seafood Restaurant in Belle Chasse * Boiled Seafood Westbank
Salvo's Seafood Restaurant has been a family owned restaurant since 1984. In my visits to Salvo’s Seafood I have found them to focus on quality, quantity and price. They offer a wide array of items, varying from boiled & fried seafood to steaks and ribs. When in season Salvo’s offers any combination of boiled crawfish, boiled shrimp, boiled Blue crabs, Dungeness crabs, Rock crabs, and mussels. Some nights they offer all you can eat boiled seafood and you can always order boiled seafood by the pound. Salvo’s is a great place to eat boiled seafood in New Orleans. Salvo’s restaurant is located on the West bank at 7742 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse, LA.For more information call (504) 393-7303. Salvo's Seafood Restaurant is located about 12 miles from the French Quarter.