Where To Get Crawfish In Memphis: 2023 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:

Max's Sports Bar in downtown Memphis hosts crawfish boils on Saturdays. Doors open at 11 a.m., crawfish served around noon. Price is $12.50/lb for 1 lb of crawfish, $21/lb for 2 lbs, and shrimp is $16/lb. Sides are included in price but not total weight.

The Bluff hosts crawfish boils on Saturdays starting at noon until they're gone. $18/platters, $15/beer buckets.

Loflin Yard is hosting weekly crawfish boils on Sundays beginning March 19 from 12 to 3 p.m. Enjoy live music while munching on some mudbugs. Head here for the Grizzlies playoffs on April 16th from noon - 3 p.m.

Railgarten will have LOTS of opportunity to get some crawdaddies. They're serving them up every Thursday and Friday at 5pm and Saturday and Sunday at 12pm until they sell out. 

Memphis Crawfish Company 2 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 is a 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.

The Crawfish Shack Food Truck sets up at different locations around town and they've started up for the 2023 season. Watch their FB page for location, schedule, availability, and prices.

Memphis Crawfish Company is open for the season. 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 2023. Watch their FB page for availability and prices. Crossroads is owned by Billy's Crawfish, which sells crawfish and delivers in bulk. 

Porter Seafood 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. They've started up for 2023! 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 2023 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.

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.

Memphis Crawfish Festivals 2023

Crawfish & Cocktails - Saturday, March 18
Join Old Dominick Distillery for the 2nd annual Crawfish & Cocktails event with live music by Rooster Revival featuring Geaux Creole's award-winning crawfish. Most crawfish festivals are in April so we love to see a March event. Tickets are on sale now!

Porter-Leath’s Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest - Sunday, April 16
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. This is the 30th year for this event so we're expecting this to be an extra good one!

Overton Square's Crawfish Festival  - Saturday, April 22nd
Overton Square's Crawfish Festival is finally back! Hallelujah! We can't wait to get our claws on crawfish from Bayou Bar & Grill, craft beer, live music, local vendor market, and much more. 

THRIVE'S First Annual Crawfish Boil - Sunday, April 23rd
The more crawfish boils the better! Join THRIVE for its first 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, raffle, and more.

Memphis Farmers Market Crawfish Boil - Saturday, April 29th
It's the Annual Crawfish Boil at the Memphis Farmers Market! There will be live music, lawn games, Glaze's crawfish, and Wiseacre Brewing Co beer! All proceeds benefit the Memphis Farmers Market.

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 or email us at [email protected].


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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