In South Louisiana, we love crawfish and we’re always looking for an excuse to eat more. Whether it’s boiled crawfish during “heads” season or a dreamy étouffée made from crawfish tails, we’re perpetually looking forward to our next meal featuring the Cajun crustacean.
No one does crawfish better than Houma, Louisiana where the Cajun Crustacean is king! And there’s no better way to experience Houma’s crawfish culture than to explore the Bayou Country Crawfish Trail, which features more than 30 stops with everything from po’ boys to gumbos to boiled and live crawfish!
The Bayou Country Crawfish Trail designates two distinct seasons for crawfish: “Heads” and “Tails.” When Mardi Gras is approaching, “heads” season is on the horizon. This means that farmers across South Louisiana will soon be harvesting mudbugs and residents will be hosting the first of many crawfish boils.
As summer rolls on, boiled crawfish becomes more scarce, but “Tails” season is when our decadent Cajun delicacies really shine! Tails freeze beautifully, meaning that crawfish po’ boys, jambalayas, and étouffées are on the menu all year long.
The Bayou Country Crawfish Trail features a culinary road map stretching from downtown Houma all the way out to the Gulf. The 38 Trail stops range from take-out seafood markets and drive-thru boilhouses to family-friendly Cajun restaurants with lots of character.
Stop in 1921 Seafood for raw and chargrilled oysters, boiled crawfish, crabs and red shrimp, plus homemade seafood stews. This restaurant has a great atmosphere, food, and service.
Tiger Roux Cajun Kitchen is a down-home family-friendly Cajun restaurant started by a former gumbo cook-off team in 2013. It’s a great local haunt for watching sports.
Bayou Delight Restaurant is one-of-a-kind Cajun experience with the best fried chicken and seafood around. Bayou Delight Restaurant features live Cajun music on the weekends.
Enjoy delicious southern home cooking featuring crawfish pies, crawfish boudin and fried and boiled crawfish at C’est Bon Cafe. With fun and friendly service and a large menu, there’s a dish for everyone.
Highway 24 Seafood is a stand with seasonal, locally sourced seafood. Daily shrimp and crawfish specials including a full spread of sides including corn, potatoes, sausage, and dip.
Ready to hit the Trail? Bayou Country Trail packaged up everything you’ll need. Their downloadable Trail Guide includes a map and listings of all Trail locations, as well as a print-at-home tracker for checking off all the delicious places you visit. Be sure to save your receipts — once you’ve collected 5, redeem them to claim your very own Crawfish Trail T-shirt! To learn more visit, crawfishtrail.com.