Novel coronavirus has forced the closure of all Louisiana bars and restaurant dining rooms, but luckily for those that wait all year for crawfish season, many of the city’s essential spots are still open and selling boiled crawfish to-go. And, due to a combination of healthy crawfish yields this season and farmers losing restaurant business due to the new restrictions, in some cases it means the direct-to-consumer prices have declined.
To help satisfy crawfish cravings from the safety of your own backyard, here’s Eater’s guide to New Orleans’s essential crawfish destinations still open for curbside pickup, drive-thru, or delivery.
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Bobby’s Seafood — Bobby’s has River Ridge and Harahan covered via Postmates or
Big Ez Seafood — This West Bank seafood gem is now offering crawfish delivery, carryout, bulk orders, and shipping. Open until 8 p.m.
Boil Seafood House — Current hours for takeout, delivery, and bulk orders are Monday through Thursday 3 to 9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday 1 to 9 p.m.
Captain Sid’s — The decades-old Captain Sid’s has boiled crawfish available for pikcup seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Clesi’s — Clesi’s is currently offering crawfish and limited menu items for curbside pickup or delivery. Call or order from your car at the restaurant’s pop-up tent on Bienville Street.
Deanie’s Seafood — Deanie’s full meny is available with curbside service at the Bucktown and Magazine Street locations; the French Quarter location is temporarily closed.
Frankie and Johnny’s — Offering curbside pickup and delivery through D’livery NOLA. Also doing Friday night fish fries for a family of four ($50).
Johnny’s Seafood — Taking live and boiled crawfish orders, as well as offering boil boxes with everything you need to boil your own for $40.00 (including the sack of mudbugs). Call (504) 349-3500 to order.
North Broad Seafood — Call in your order from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the family at North Broad will have the orders ready at the register.
Seither’s Seafood — Harahan’s best seafood destination is still slinging crawfish from the parking lot of its brightly-painted building as well as outside Zuppardo’s Family Supermarket in Metairie.
Today’s Ketch Seafood and Restaurant — Open and serving its full menu including solid crawfish deals starting at 10 a.m.
Do you know of a local fund or initiative to support New Orleans’s service industry? Heard of a restaurant closing permanently due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic? Let us know.