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Feb 3, 2009 09:47 AM

Dallas-Crawfish season yet?

Anyone seen any advertisements for Crawfish yet? I know it's early still; but have some friends coming in this weekend and that is one of the things they aske about.

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  1. it's really too early, you could eat them anyway though.

    1. These are two Texas producers I am sure there are more...might give them a ring to see what they might have available and when the height of the season is.

      Here are some local guys (oddly both in Lewisville):

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      1. re: LewisvilleHounder

        I'm more looking for a restaurant that is advertising them than me cooking them myself.

        1. re: Dallassooner

          Nate's got them.

          Nate's Seafood & Steakhouse - Addison
          14951 Midway Rd
          Addison, TX 75001
          (972) 701-9622

          1. re: Scagnetti

            Agreed on Nates. Ask for the turbo, these will rock your world. Nice thing about Nate's, they are large and crisp (fresh). Nothing worse than a soggy crawfish. The rest of Nate's dishes are 'just ok'. Rather inconsistent.

            1. re: DallasDude

              I had Nate's in Allen about two Friday's ago and they were not large. They were medium to small however they had thrown a couple large ones on top but there was only 5 or 6 of them. We had ordered three pounds. I just wondered if it was a little too early still in the season.

              1. re: Dallassooner

                The availability, price, and size of crawfish can vary dramatically from year to year. I don't think this is a particularly good year for them. I've talked to crawfish devotees who live in Louisiana and they're having the same problem finding decent sized crawfish.

                Rule of thumb is the height of the season is around Easter and it's almost Easter.

                I ate at Nate's in Addison the other day and the crawfish were definitely on the small side.

      2. We go to Cajun Hut in Saigon Mall in Garland for boiled crawfish (and blue crabs). There's also The Boiling Crabs on Walnut/Plano (never been there). They both serve crawfish throughout the year.

        1. Had them at Sea Breeze in Plano last week! Some were small, but very tasty.

          1. The problem I have is that most restaurants in Dallas live under this delusion that real boiled crawfish have Tony Chachere sprinkled all over the outside of the boiled crawfish. HINT: REAL BOILED CRAWFISH HAVE THE SEASONING IN THE WATER

            Sea Breeze in Plano is the only place in DFW I have eaten crawfish where they are spiced and boiled correctly.