Bayou Country Crawfish Trail
Louisiana Boiled & Raised
No one does fresh seafood better than Houma, LA. And here, in the sprawling waters of Louisiana’s Bayou Country, crawfish is king. Taste for yourself by exploring the Bayou Country Crawfish Trail! With over 30 Trail stops serving up crawfish dishes from po-boys and gumbos to boiled and live crawfish, we’ve got delicious, cravable crawfish for miles, all year long.Download Free Trail Guide
How it Works
Fill up on the most delicious crawfish at any of our Trail stops.
As you travel the Trail, collect receipts from 5 locations and send ‘em in.
Receive your very own Crawfish Trail T-shirt as a free prize!
Heads & Tails
Two seasons. One delicious crustacean.
If you ask us, there’s no such thing as a bad time to eat Louisiana crawfish. It’s just a matter of what’s on your plate, whether it’s a heaping pile of freshly boiled crawdads or a hearty, homemade Cajun dish. Regardless of whether it’s Heads or Tails season, you’re sure to find mouth-watering crawfish across Bayou Country all year long.
When Mardi Gras is on the horizon, you know that “heads” season isn’t far behind. It won’t be long before traps are filling up with mudbugs and we’re throwing the first of many crawfish boils.
During this part of the year, boiled crawfish is a must-have, with hot, juicy, peel-and-eat crawfish widely available by the pound. And don’t forget the fixins — potatoes, corn, sausage and more, all soaking up that savory, spiced flavor. Get your fill while you can — heads season wraps up early in the summer, which leads us to…
When the days grow long and hot, live and boiled crawfish are hard to come by. But that’s no problem in Houma, where we’re eating Louisiana crawfish all year long. Our Cajun recipes are front and center during “tails” season, when you’ll find crawfish tail meat in nearly any dish you can think of.
Dig into a plate of crawfish jambalaya or fettuccine. Warm your soul with a bowl of crawfish gumbo or étouffée. Bite into a crawfish pie or stuffed po-boy. No matter the dish, we’ve got authentic, Louisiana crawfish-filled cuisine waiting for you.
Where To Eat?
We’ve laid out a culinary road map stretching from downtown Houma all the way out to the Gulf. Our 38 Trail stops range from take-out seafood markets and drive-thru boilhouses to family-friendly Cajun restaurants with lots of character.
Find your favorite dishes or try something new!
Bourgeois Meat Market
An old-fashioned Cajun meat market specializing in fresh cuts of meat, as well as beef jerky, boudin, hogshead cheese, turkey cheese and many other Cajun products. Enjoy mouth-watering crawfish boudin.543 W. Main Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301 985-447-7128
Offering live, fresh, frozen & boiled seafood. Specializes in local Louisiana seafood at reasonable prices.369 Bayou Dularge Rd
Houma, LA 70363 985-232-0666
Family-owned for over 25 years. Raw and chargrilled oysters, boiled crawfish, crabs and red shrimp, plus homemade seafood stews. Great atmosphere, food and service.1522 Barrow Street
Houma, LA 70360 985-868-7098
Cajun Meat Market
Specializes in fresh cut meat, homemade beef jerky, hog cracklin, smoked boudin, deboned stuffed chicken and pork chops, turduckens and an assortment of seafood.216 Mystic Blvd.
Houma, LA 70360 985-857-9351
Home-style cookin' with fried and boiled seafood, plus salads, pasta, sandwiches, burgers, wings and more. Don't miss the crawfish bread or the crawfish-stuffed baked potatoes.6670 W. Main Street
Houma, LA 70360 985-746-5242
Captain Allen’s Bait & Tackle
Fresh catches daily, with boiled and ready-to-boil seafood available. Captain Allen's also carries a wide assortment of fishing gear for those seeking to drop a line themselves.4325 Hwy 56
Houma, LA 70363 985-868-2204
Wine Island Seafood
A wholesale/retail seafood provider, offering quality fresh and frozen seafood.9698 E. Main Street
Houma, LA 70363 985-346-8848
Big Al’s Seafood Restaurant
Traditional seafood boils are the specialty of this down-home Cajun staple. Takeout options, parking, seating, TV, alcohol served with full bar inside.1377 W. Tunnel Blvd.
Houma, LA 70360 985-876-4030
Bayou Blue PoBoy’s
Serving up classic po-boy's since 1989, with over 20 varieties of po-boys to choose from. Crab, shrimp, fish, oyster and crawfish po-boys to-go.1987 Hwy 182
Houma, LA 70364 985-876-9673
Bayou Delight Restaurant
A one of a kind Cajun experience with the best fried chicken and seafood around. Live Cajun music on the weekends.4038 Bayou Black Drive
Houma, LA 70360 985-876-4879
Bayou Cane Seafood Market
Locally-owned restaurant with Cajun and Creole flair and a large menu. Fill up on crawfish stew and étouffées, red beans, fried catfish, po-boys and boiled seafood.6539 W. Main Street
Houma, LA 70360 985-872-8775
Bayou Express Seafood
Live and boiled crawfish and shrimp by the pound, plus boiled crabs by the dozen.243 Grand Caillou Road
Houma, LA 70363 985-746-5746
Mr. PoBoy – East Side
Award-winning po-boys piled high with fried shrimp, oysters, crawfish, roast beef and more. Seafood platters, salads and kids meals also available. A classic.860 Grand Caillou Road
Houma, LA 70360 985-876-9673
Hot, boiled crawfish, crabs and shrimp served up by the pound, plus peeled and washed shellfish for at-home gumbos and stews.7217 W. Park Avenue
Houma, LA 70364 985-709-0080
Hot and juicy crawfish, crab and shrimp boils, with delicious seafood being served up year-round. Walk-in, call-in, take-out and local delivery service available.1217 Lafayette Street
Houma, LA 70360 985-870-3802
Ceana’s Cajun Cookin
No-fuss home cooking with indoor and outdoor seating right along the edge of the water. Crawfish specials, fried seafood, burgers, poboys and famous onion rings.6478 Grand Caillou Road
Dulac, LA 70353 985-563-4141
Main Pass Seafood
Seasonal seafood joint with fresh crawfish, crabs and shrimp, served hot from the pot or live by the pound. Don't miss Turkey Neck Thursdays!904 Barataria Avenue
Houma, LA 70360 985-346-6903
Seafood, seafood and more seafood. Specializes in Louisiana live and boiled crawfish, blue crabs and boiled Louisiana gulf shrimp.1931 Prospect Blvd.
Houma, LA 70363 985-876-0909
Mr. PoBoy – West Side
Award-winning po-boys piled high with fried shrimp, oysters, crawfish, roast beef and more. Seafood platters, salads and kids meals also available. A classic.621 Enterprise Drive
Houma, LA 70360 985-303-0245
West Main Seafood
Boiled seafood and seafood plate lunches available daily. Specials by the pound.5129 W. Main Street
Houma, LA 70360 985-580-7797
Live and boiled seafood priced by the pound. Fresh off the boat crawfish, crabs and shrimp with potatoes, corn and tamales on the side. Voted Bayou's Best of the Best Boiled Seafood in 2020.5990 W. Main Street
Houma, LA 70360 985-580-4311
Fresh pond and spillway crawfish, plus seafood combos featuring crabs, shrimp and salty oysters. Frozen bait also available for purchase.8849 E. Main Street
Houma, LA 70363 985-851-4537
Hwy 24 Seafood
Seasonal, locally sourced seafood stand. Daily shrimp and crawfish specials including a full spread of sides (corn, potatoes, sausage and dip).4574 Hwy 24
Bourg, LA 70343 985-446-3775
C’est Bon Cafe
Enjoy delicious southern home cooking featuring crawfish pies, crawfish boudin and fried and boiled crawfish. With fun and friendly service and a large menu, there's a dish for everyone.1400 Grand Caillou Road
Houma, LA 70363 985-360-3928
Boudreau & Thibodeau’s Cajun Cookin’
Serving up authentic Cajun cooking, fresh seafood and warm hospitality in a kid-friendly, roadhouse-style restaurant. A light-hearted, comfortable atmosphere and delicious food from alligator bites to po-boys to slow pot meals.5602 W. Main Street
Houma, LA 70360 985-872-4711
Big Boy’s Seafood
Stop by and pick up a sack of boiled seafood for the whole family to enjoy. Live and boiled crawfish, crawfish tails, crabs, shrimp, catfish, softshell crabs, frog legs and more.606 W. Main Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301 985-447-1000
Fresh local seafood at a reasonable price. Live and boiled seafood available. Boiled crawfish specials by the pound.4817 Hwy 311
Houma, LA 70360 985-346-8072
Authentic Cajun and Creole restaurant specializing in seafood dishes, including gumbos, étouffées, jambalaya, crawfish pies and fried catfish. Voted Best Gumbo in 2020's Bayou's Best of the Best.809 Bayou Black Drive
Houma, LA 70360 985-872-6306
Get Your Trail Guide
Ready to hit the Trail? We’ve packaged up everything you’ll need. Our 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!Download Your Guide
Ways to Redeem
Print & Mail
Print the Trail Guide, fill out the tracker and T-shirt form, and mail it in along with your receipts.
Snap photos of your receipts on your phone and use the form below to submit online.
Pass by our Visitor Center to trade in your receipts in person — we’d love to meet ya!