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:

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. Winter weather may have affected this. 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.

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.

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

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.

Max's Sports Bar in downtown Memphis traditionally does crawfish boils most Saturdays during the season, but with the winter storm and water problems, they haven’t started up yet. I’ll try to update when they do.

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 spread out along Riverside Drive and all up in Wagner Place and it’s ON for 2021. Details to come on COVID restrictions. It's as nuts at Overton’s fest, but more spread out so there's room to breathe.\

Usually, there are three stages of live music, lots of games and contests, food vendors, a kids' area, and another million pounds of crawfish. I’ll share more details once they’re available. 

Overton Square's Crawfish Festival  - TBD
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. In 2020, they did a drive-thru fest but we don’t yet know what plans are for 2021. 

The regular festival is usually around April 10th each year, from noon ot 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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https://www.facebook.com/events/409397379508571??ti=ia A carnival with crawfish and beignets.
January 29, 2018 3:01pm

Jennifer Daniel
Hi, Cajun Catfish Company will have Crawfish in a few weeks. The cold weather has slowed the growth of the mud bugs. They will have 3lb boils every day and All You Can Eat Crawfish every Tuesday after 5:00 throughout the season! Market price. Watch our Facebook for timing. Locally owned with a long history in the food service industry. Cajun Catfish Co. 336 New Byhalia Rd Collierville,TN
January 30, 2018 9:23am

Holly Whitfield
Hi Jennifer! I'll add y'all to the list.
January 30, 2018 1:26pm

Hillary Edwards
Mardi Gras Memphis has a Mardi Gras Celebration with live music and food specials on Fat Tuesday from 3pm-9pm. In addition, they will have boiled crawfish Thursday- Saturday in about 2 weeks.
February 6, 2018 9:58pm

Holly Whitfield
I was holding out hope, but sadly I think you're right.
February 19, 2018 9:39am

MS Ale House in Olive Branch is doing crawfish in Saturday’s starting at 11.
March 6, 2018 12:39pm

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

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April 9, 2018 2:06pm

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October 4, 2018 12:22pm

Larry Abramson
Billy's Crawfish at Church Rd and US51 in Southaven, every weekend....has had them for the last month or so. $7/lb and they are the best around. Also at his Crossroads Seafood restaurant on US51 in Hernando.
January 31, 2019 12:40am

Angela J Fox
Mardi Gras in Memphis Crawfish Boil and ETW 5K on March 23, 2019 Mudbugs are $10 a box, 61 N McLean 38103 12-5
January 31, 2019 12:36pm

Loflin yard will start having crawfish every Saturday starting February 23. Also Robilio’s Side Car Cafe in Bartlett has crawfish shrimp and crab legs every Wednesday for bike night starting March 13.
February 9, 2019 2:59pm

Holly Whitfield
Thanks Glaze!
February 11, 2019 11:38am

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

Angela Fox
Mardi Gras in Memphis Crawfish Boil & Carnival 61 N McLean Blvd, Memphis TN 38104 Saturday, April 4, 2020 1-5PM This year we are adding a crawfish drive-thru for those that want to pick up their mudbugs and go, but still want to support the schools! * Drive-thru will be in the circular drive on McLean. Support public education in Midtown Memphis and join us for the 4th annual Mardi Gras in Memphis Crawfish Boil and Carnival. The event will be held Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 1-5pm at 61 N Mclean Blvd. Admission is $5 and includes bouncy castles, games, face painting, music, dunk tank and much more. Crawfish, concessions and refreshments will be available for purchase. Will your principal be in the dunk tank??? This year we are adding a crawfish drive-thru for those that still want to support the schools, but want to take their mud bugs and go. Drive-thru will be in the circle drive on McLean. It will start at 1pm and end when we run out. This is a traditional, Loisiana-style crawfish boil complete with corn, sausage, onions and potatoes prepared by cajun crawfish master, Shannon Runnels. All proceeds benefit the six campuses of Compass Community Schools
March 6, 2020 11:28am