Where To Get Crawfish In Memphis: 2021 Guide To Crawfish Festivals, Boils, Restaurants

Where To Get Crawfish In Memphis: 2020 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:

Memphis Crawfish Company 2 truck sets up every weekend during the season at Park Avenue and White Station from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (or until sell out, which does happen so check their Instagram. They sell live crawfish too! 

Cajun Catfish Company at 336 New Byhalia Road in Collierville serves 1 pound and 3 pound servings of crawfish; they're open 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. They'll have all-you-can-eat at a later date, so check Facebook.

Railgarten is doing crawfish boils on the weekends. 

The Bluff hosts crawfish boils on Saturdays.

Memphis Mudbugs is open for the 2021 season. They offering catering for on-site cooking and drop-off (think private parties, corporate lunches, festivals, fundraiser). They even provide crawfish table and supplies. Check out their Instagram and Facebook

Max's Sports Bar in downtown Memphis hosts crawfish boils on Saturdays. Glaze's Crawfish will be there to boil up crawfish for dine-in or takeout. There's a courtyard, patio, and limited dine-in space. It's $10 for one pound, $19 for two pounds. Sides are included in price but not in weight. 

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

Crawfish Haven Seafood restaurant in Horn Lake is open year-round serving all kinds of seafood, including crawfish generally from January through July. They opened their season on Jan. 28. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Ellis Seafood (1379 Getwell) sells fresh, live crawfish by the pound when in season, and they’ve started up for 2021. Call ahead, because winter weather has affected hours.

J3 Cajun Seafood in Southaven serves crawfish by the pound during crawfish season, plus plenty of other seafood dishes.

Flying Fish downtown offers boiled crawfish during the season—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 trailer sets up at Goodman Rd. and Getwell in Southaven. They’re up and running on the weekends and perhaps additional dates as the season goes on. They take pre-orders for live crawfish. Check their Facebook for details.

The Crawfish Shack Food Truck sets up at different locations around town. Watch their FB page for reopening info, schedule, availability, and prices.

These are the restaurants that traditionally sell crawfish during the season, but haven't announced it yet for 2021, or are delayed because of the various natural disasters and phenomena.

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 2021

Porter-Leath’s Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest - April 17th and 18th
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. 

For 2021: Porter Leath’s Ragun Cajun crawfish festival will be drive through with two different locations this year: Saturday, April 17 from noon to 5 p.m. at Minglewood Hall and Sunday, April 18 from noon to 5 p.m. at Malco Cordova Cinema. You can pre-order your crawfish online

Overton Square's Crawfish Festival  - cancelled for 2021
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. They will tow your car if you leave it in a lot in Overton the night before. Don't ask me how I know. It's not happening in 2021, may be back in 2022.

The regular festival is usually around April 10th each year, from noon to 6 p.m. and takes over Overton Square, which is blocked off to traffic.

Memphis Farmers Market Crawfish Boil - TBD
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

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