Where To Get Crawfish In Memphis: 2022 Guide To Crawfish Festivals, Boils, Restaurants

Where To Get Crawfish In Memphis: 2022 Guide To Crawfish Festivals, Boils, Restaurants

Crawfish season is underway in Memphis!

Here’s where to get crawfish in Memphis and the Mid-South this year, including a list of local restaurants carrying mudbugs, vendors selling crawfish or hosting boils, and any festival information we have so far. 

Memphis and Mid-South Restaurants That Serve Crawfish 

Here is who’s selling crawfish so far in Memphis and the surrounding areas:

The Crawfish Shack Food Truck sets up at different locations around town and they've started up for the 2022 season. Watch their FB page for location, schedule, availability, and prices.

Memphis Crawfish Company opened for the season on Friday, January 14th. They will be open 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 6211 Highway 305 in Olive Branch. Follow their Facebook for details.

Crossroads Seafood in Hernando is open year-round and serves crawfish during the season. They’re up and running for 2022. Watch their FB page for availability and prices. Crossroads is owned by Billy's Crawfish, which sells crawfish and delivers in bulk. 

J3 Cajun Seafood in Southaven serves crawfish by the pound during crawfish season, plus plenty of other seafood dishes. They've started up for 2022! Check out availability and prices on their Facebook page.

Crawfish Haven Seafood restaurant in Horn Lake is open year-round serving all kinds of seafood, including crawfish generally from January through July. They've started for the 2022 season! Follow their Facebook page for details.

Red Hook Cajun Seafood restaurants are absolutely everywhere and they offer all kinds of seafood boils including crawfish. Check out their list of locations and menus here.

don't have updates yet for 2022

Memphis Crawfish Company 2* truck usually sets up every weekend during the season. Check their Instagram for the 2022 season opening date!
*not to be confused with Memphis Crawfish Company 1, I think?

The Bluff hosted crawfish boils on Saturdays in 2021. They started in February last year so I'll keep an eye out and update this once they announce their first day.

Memphis Mudbugs - No updates yet. Check out their Instagram and Facebook

Max's Sports Bar in downtown Memphis historically has hosted crawfish boils on Saturdays. No updates for 2022 yet.

Ellis Seafood (1379 Getwell) sells fresh, live crawfish by the pound when in season. No updates for 2022 yet.

Flying Fish downtown offers boiled crawfish during the season. Doesn't look like they've started for 2022 yet. Call ahead or follow them on social media for availability. They also have a fried crawfish po-boy and crawfish chowder. And margaritas.

Porter Seafood hasn't updated for 2022 yet. Usually, their trailer sets up at Goodman Rd. and Getwell in Southaven. Check their Facebook for details.

Southbound Seafood is a crawdaddy shack on wheels that usually serves boiled crawfish Fridays through Sundays. They're usually posted up at Houston Levee and Walnut Grove, but they’re temporarily closed. Check their Facebook for more info.

Mortimer's in East Memphis usually does crawfish boils on Sundays with two-for-one beer specials. Same story here—with the winter storm and water problems, they haven’t started up yet. I’ll try to update when they do. In the meantime, they still have their 75 cent oyster nights most Tuesdays and Saturdays IF they’re able to open—check their FB page or call for details.

Memphis Crawfish Festivals 2022

Porter-Leath’s Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest - dates and details for 2022 TBA
One of Memphis’s huge crawfish fests is Rajun Cajun. This downtown event benefits Porter-Leath and is usually spread out along Riverside Drive and all up in Wagner Place 1. Usually, there are three stages of live music, lots of games and contests, food vendors, a kids' area, and another million pounds of crawfish. In 2021 they had a drive-through event at various locations. We'll see how it goes for this year.

Overton Square's Crawfish Festival  - Saturday, April 9th
This event is usually nuts. It's a million people, a million pounds of crawfish, streets full of vendors, art, music, and activities. It's chaotic (especially later in the day) but in a fun way. Think of it as the official start to Spring in midtown. The event is back for 2022! Usually it takes over Overton Square, which is blocked off to traffic for the day. 

Memphis Farmers Market Crawfish Boil - TBA
Support the mission of downtown's farmers market at this crawfish boil by enjoying crawfish and beer plus shopping for the usual fresh veggies, summer fruits, and meats from local farmers, fresh seafood, baked goods and more. The market opens on April 2, 2022 and they usually have one weekend that's a big crawfish boil. I'll update this if that's happening again in 2022.

April is usually the month for crawfish festivals in Memphis. The Rajun Cajun Crawfish fest always has a gumbo contest as well.

Anybody else? Let me know in the comments and I'll get it added.

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Holly Whitfield
Hi Jennifer! I'll add y'all to the list.
January 30, 2018 1:26pm
Hello Holly. I came across your blog while searching for crawfish in Memphis. I was delighted to see a wealth of information not only on crawfish but other events around town as well. I look forward to checking in with you frequently. Joel
March 10, 2018 9:22am
Holly Whitfield
Thanks Joel! I'm so glad you found the blog. :)
March 15, 2018 6:53pm
Malin Gulver
Hi! Me and my friend arrive the 28th of march to Memphis TN Were can we get some food afer 23.00 nearby where we live at comfort Inn 100 n front st. Best regards Malin
February 24, 2019 10:16am
Holly Whitfield
Hi Malin! If you're looking for late-night eats closest to your downtown hotel, I'd go for Bardog Tavern or Local on Main Street. Huey's is close and always open late, for hamburgers and more. If you want to venture a little bit further, you can eat on Beale Street late (Dyer's is my pick!) or see if they're still serving Soul Burgers at Earnestine & Hazel's on South Main. For more options, here are a few of my late-night favorites. https://ilovememphisblog.com/2018/09/16-places-for-late-night-eating-in-memphis/
February 27, 2019 7:11pm
Railgarten will start having crawfish every Thursday night starting next week. They will serve from 5-9 pm and have drink specials and a live band.
March 1, 2019 2:58pm
Memphis Crawfi…
We’ve opened a 2nd Memphis Crawfish Company food truck & would love for it to be added to your list. Memphis Crawfish Company #2 is set up at the SmartMart at White Station & Park Avenue (5133 Park Ave). We’re open every Saturday & Sunday starting at lunch time til the end of the season. Thanks!
March 2, 2019 4:57pm
Railgarten will start having crawfish every Thursday night from 5-9 starting this Thursday! They will also have drink specials and a live band each week.
March 4, 2019 12:46pm
Michael Stephens
Cajun Crawdad's has a Facebook page. They are set up on Cayce Road off Hwy. 72 in Piperton and will soon have a second location on Gtown Parkway in Cordova soon.
March 4, 2019 8:22pm
Dawn Sheppard
A new crawfish food truck just opened at Park & White Station, in the SmartMart parking lot. They’re open every Saturday & Sunday starting at 11am. Memphis Crawfish Co #2
March 7, 2019 10:06am
New crawfish food truck, Memphis Crawfish Co #2, set-up at Park Ave & White Station, in the SmartMart parking lot. Open every Saturday-Sunday starting at 11am through crawfish season. Find them on Facebook, Instagram & Snapchat for updates, specials, etc.
March 7, 2019 4:09pm
Mortimer's - 2 for 1 local beers and crawfish every Sunday starting at 4!
March 21, 2019 4:16pm
Whitney Allen
J3’s Cajun seafood in Southaven is by far the best seafood I have experienced in the area!!! They are located in Southaven,Ms, and they are selling crawfish at 7.99 a pound- the only catch is they only sell their crawfish by three pound increments, but it’s totally worth it.
March 31, 2019 11:35am
Cajun Crawdad's has a spot on Cayce Road at Hwy 72. Second location coming soon...
April 2, 2019 7:40am
Michael Stephens
Cajun Crawdad's, 8271 Hwy 72 just south of Piperton 901-496-5133
January 31, 2020 11:12am
Eric Burrage
Thank you for writing this article! I love crawfish and have already posted the dates in my calendar.
February 17, 2020 5:16pm
Holly Whitfield
Hi Eric, Horray!!
February 19, 2020 11:20am
Memphis Mudbugs
Memphis Mudbugs will start back cooking crawfish at Crosstown Brewing Co. this Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 1pm-4pm. We will be there every Sunday during March. There will be live music and plenty to eat.
March 5, 2020 2:17pm
Lauren W.

Another crawfish party to add to the list! Palmer Home for Children is hosting its 17th annual Mudbug Bash To-Go in Hernando on April 17! Panola Street will once again become the Palmer Party Plaza, where supporters can pick up their complete crawfish party to-go, with food, libations and fun surprises for four guests.  While you are there, take a look around the plaza for additional fun ways to support our mission to care for children in vulnerable situations, including a Help Hope Grow Flower Cart, Online Auction Preview and the always popular raffle!

March 5, 2021 5:05pm
Jennifer Daniel

Cajun Catfish Company 336 New Byhalia Rd, Collierville TN,will begin serving 1lb & 3 lb  servings of Crawfish Wednesday March 10. Current hours of operation are 4-9 Wednesday-Sunday.All you can eat will start at a later date. Check Facebook for any updates. 
Thank you!

March 6, 2021 5:45pm
Marc Dulaney

Memphis Mudbugs is open now for the 2021 season and provides complete crawfish catering service for on-site cooking or drop off in the Memphis Area. We specialize in crawfish boils for local businesses, corporate and private parties, festivals, and fundraiser events.  We’ve got crawfish tables available and everything else needed for a great boil. Let us handle all your needs.  Call or Text us today! (901) 646-1311 

http://facebook.com/memphismudbugs          http://instagram.com/memphismudbugs

March 16, 2021 5:35pm
Memphis Crawfi…

We’re a seasonal crawfish food truck located at Park & White Station every weekend throughout the season. Our hours are 11am-7pm (or until we sell out.  We also offer live sales & can be contacted by phone at 662-216-3559. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram @memphiscrawfishcompany2

March 19, 2021 2:45pm