It’s finally crawfish season and the best mudbugs in Texas are just a short drive from Houston. You can’t call yourself a true crawfish enthusiast if these places aren’t on your bucket (get it?) list.

Conroe

Mmm crawfish gets us through the cold months, and there are plenty of places to get your fill of it in Conroe. Sam's Boat is located on Lake Conroe and has a deck perfect for sitting and enjoying the scenery while Wolfies is more of a party atmosphere, with great music and friendly chatter. 

Looking for the local suggestion? Rumor has it Buster's Crawfish is some of the best in town. 

Beaumont Crawfish

Beaumont

Beaumont combines the best of Texas and Louisiana, so it’s hard to choose just one place to satisfy your crawfish cravings. But we did narrow it down to a few favorites. JuJu’s Cajun Crawfish Shak serves the essentials: crawfish, potatoes, sausage and corn. That’s it! It’s BYOB so don’t forget to bring your favorite beverage along with you.  

Crazy Cajun offers a large covered patio and live music plus other Cajun-inspired specialties like gumbo, po-boys, catfish and shrimp platters and quirky crawfish enchiladas and quesadillas. While Sweet Basil shakes up the fusion scene, combining their roots as a Vietnamese noodle house with their Beaumont audience's love for crawfish. Check out all of Beaumont's crawfish favorites here

Guidry's Crawfish Deer Park

Deer Park

Head to Deer Park for home-style Southern cooking that includes crawfish. Guidry’s Cruisin' Cajun is a local favorite that’s known for its welcoming atmosphere, big screen TVs and drink specials. "I invite you and your guests to stop by and say, 'Hey sha!' It's the Cajun thing to do, and well worth the trip," Owner Chad Guidry says. We think we'll take that advice. 

Crawfish season in Port Arthur

Port Arthur

In Port Arthur, a rolling boil on the crawfish pot means the good times are rolling with friends. With Cajun flavors and Texan flair, there's no way you can go wrong when you taste what these guys are cooking up. Port Arthur restaurants specialize in crawfish by the pound, warming bowls of gumbo or etouffee atop a bed of rice. Reel Cajun, Rodair Roadhouse, The Schooner, Hamilton’s and Larry’s French Market are a few area spots to visit before making your way to Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas!

Brazosport crawfish

Brazosport 

You'll find crawfish cooked by a true Louisiana resident at On the River in Freeport. Prepared using the owner's recipe, this restaurant has been open since 1988 cooking up such accolades as "#1 in Brazosport" and "Top 40 Small Town Cafes in Texas." So, yeah, you could say he knows how to cook them!

Pearland Floyd's Restaurant

Pearland

We don't want you to miss the live music at Floyd's Cajun Seafood every Friday and Saturday night any more than we want you to miss the tasty crawfish you'll find patrons cracking all around you! Another staple is BB's Cafe in Pearland, which prides itself on a Tex Orleans approach to crawfish that will keep you coming back for more. 

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