Where To Get Crawfish In Memphis: 2024 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. 

*One note: crawfish are experiencing a shortage to start the season making it possibly harder to find locally and more expensive this year.

crawfish plate
Jalyn Souchek
Crawfish at Max's Sports Bar

Where are the Crawfish boils?

Many Memphis bars and restaurants host weekly crawfish boils. Here are some options:

Max's Sports Bar, Downtown Memphis

Weekly on Saturdays. Doors open at 11 a.m., crawfish served around noon. Price is $15.50/lb for 1 lb of crawfish, $28/lb for 2 lbs, and shrimp is $16.50/lb. Sides are included in price but not total weight. This is a 21+ venue only.

Loflin Yard 

General hosts weekly crawfish boils. The first boil is scheduled for March 24 at noon with live music by Glassfire Bluegrass Band followed by a crawfish boil on April 7 and April 21.

Owners Box Sports Grill, Lakeland

Crawfish boils every Sunday! Begins at 1 p.m. until they sell out. Drink specials too!


Railgarten will have crawfish available Thursday to Saturday. Thursday and Friday the crawfish should be ready shortly after opening. Crawfish will be served at noon Saturday and Sunday. Keep tabs on their socials for any changes.

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

Their truck sets up at 5133 Park Ave. on Saturdays and Sunday from 11 a.m. 'til sellout each week. Check their Instagram for details.

Southbound Seafood

Local crawfish provider. You can order live sacks of crawdads from them with a few days notice. Check out their Facebook page for availability, prices, and to order.

Crawfish Shack Food Truck

Sets up at different locations around town. Watch their FB page for location, schedule, availability, and prices.

Memphis Crawfish Company

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

Porter Seafood 

Their trailer sets up at Goodman Rd. and Getwell Rd. in Southaven on select weekends. Check their Facebook for details.

J3 Cajun Seafood 

In Southaven. Serves crawfish by the pound during crawfish season, plus plenty of other seafood dishes. 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. Follow their Facebook page for details.

Red Hook Cajun Seafood 

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

Cajun Crawdads 

(located in Byhalia, MS outside of Collierville) recommended by one of you! Don't just stop to get crawfish. Try the boudin, shrimp, and all the add-ons like remoulade sauce, corn, and potatoes.

Flying Fish

This laidback spot in downtown featuring the famous wall of singing bass offers crawfish daily.

man working large crawfish pit
Jalyn Souchek
Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest

Memphis Crawfish Festivals 2024

Crawfish & Cocktails

Saturday, March 23

Join Old Dominick Distillery for the 3rd annual Crawfish & Cocktails event with live music and drink specials with crawfish by Chef Bryant Bain of Bain Barbecue. Most crawfish festivals are in April so we love to see a March event. Reserve your spot in advance by pre-ordering your crawfish. There's also a VIP ticket option for $48 which comes with all you can eat and a free cocktail. Reserve your spot. 

Porter-Leath’s Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest

Sunday, April 21

One of Memphis’s huge crawfish fests is Rajun Cajun. This downtown event benefits Porter-Leath and this year will spread out along Riverside Drive between Jefferson and Union. Usually, there are three stages of live music, lots of games and contests, food vendors, a kids' area, and another million pounds of crawfish.

Overton Square's Crawfish Festival

Saturday, April 27

Overton Square's Crawfish Festival. We can't wait to get our claws on crawfish from Bayou Bar & Grill. Enjoy with craft beer, live music, local vendor market, and much more. 

THRIVE'S Crawfish Boil

Sunday, April 28

Join THRIVE for its second annual crawfish boil at Railgarten to help support their mission. In addition to crawfish, people can opt for a grill ticket for food like burgers, hot dogs, or wings. There will be a live band and more.

Don’t miss out on all the Memphis goodness!

About the Author

Hello! I'm Jalyn Souchek, the Director of Content for I Love Memphis Blog! I love calling the 901 home. When I'm not running the blog you can find me cheering on the Grizzlies, at a concert, exploring a new restaurant or kicking back at one of our breweries. I hope you'll love experiencing Memphis with me.

Build your perfect Memphis meal:

I love to eat so if I were to have only one meal left.. I’m going all out. I’d start with an app of Gumbo Fries from Blue City Cafe or Bayou Fries from Chef Tam, wings from Good Fortune or Central’s (honey gold and Jamaican Jerk), potato salad from Fat Larry’s, side of bbq spaghetti from Bar-B-Q Shop, and fried okra from Soul Fish. All paired with a Beale Street Brewing Space Age Sippin’.

Your most memorable Memphis moment:

College GameDay on Beale Street. That was an electric and perfect morning. I was still working in news then and was able to take it in up close and on the stage at some points. The fun and joy of everyone down there that morning is unbeatable.

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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
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
Memphis Crawfi…

Thanks for including us in your post.  Memphis Crawfish Company 2 is officially opening February 5th at Park & White Station.  We’ll open Saturdays & Sundays @ 11am.  Also, we’re partners with Memphis Crawfish Company in OB, but we operate independently.

January 30, 2022 6:21pm
Christopher Franklin

Great job with the information. Looking forward to eating Crawfish at a few of these places. Love the Bugs

February 13, 2022 2:49pm
Richard Owen

Are these crawfish from Louisiana (or Spain maybe), and NOT from China?

February 19, 2022 3:14pm
Holly Whitfield

Richard—you'll have to ask each restaurant or truck! I'm sure it varies.

March 28, 2022 5:09pm
Will Rivers

My Neighbor has Crawfish Cabin and just opened this weekend at walnut grove and houston levee.  It's on facebook and is usually set up every weekend, I'll be there tomorrow when its warmer.

TJ Mulligans hwy 64 and houston levee use to do crawfish prior to covid, haven't heard anything so far this year.


February 26, 2022 8:14pm
Sheetal Patel

The Memphis Farmers Market crawfish boil is going to be May 7, 2022

March 21, 2022 7:56pm