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Where can I buy sacks of live crawfish in Dallas

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davhud Jan 25, 2010 02:11 PM

New to town and need my fix... Looking to buy 85-100 lbs.

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  1. DallasDude RE: davhud Jan 25, 2010 02:29 PM

    A lot of the Asian markets will carry them in season. TJ's is a marvelous fresh seafood source and easy to work with.

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      davhud RE: DallasDude Jan 25, 2010 05:04 PM

      where's tj's

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        queenie RE: davhud Jan 25, 2010 07:32 PM

        I've not puchased crawfish at Fiesta or any of the Asian markets so I can't speak to those but I will say that TJ's is a true fishmonger and they provide the highest quality in the seafood they sell. They sent out an email last week saying they would have crawfish soon but they would be expensive and would price out much better as the season got fully underway. As DD said, they are very accommodating and service oiented as well. Located in the southwest quadrant of Preston & Forest. Rex's Seafood at Lovers Lane & Inwood is another true fishmonger with good quality and good service and they probably have them as well.

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      DallasChowChick RE: davhud Jan 25, 2010 02:35 PM

      Fiesta carries them, and they usually get down to .99 per/lb when the season gets into full swing.

      1. speyerer RE: davhud Jan 25, 2010 02:39 PM

        Kroger has live crawfish in season. They announce when they will be in the store and you can order any amount you need.

        Give me a call when you plan your crawfish boil.

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          CocoaNut RE: davhud Jan 25, 2010 04:37 PM

          Tom Thumb - 121 SB in Grapevine - had them last year.

          1. LewisvilleHounder RE: davhud Jan 26, 2010 09:12 AM

            Davhud,

            Here is a link to a similar question last year. The OP was looking for more restaurant recs but there are a few retailers also.

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/593166

            All Texas Farms Open to the Public (if you care to see where your crawfish come from
            )http://puravidafarms.com/
            http://www.texascrawfish.com/
            http://www.txmudbugs.com/
            http://www.bridgecityseafood.com/ (Has a restaurant, market and charter services – even a catchy Cajun theme song on the website

            )

            Doguet's Crawfish Farm
            16939 Highway 90
            Beaumont, TX 77713
            (409) 752-5105‎

            Tails R Us Crawfish Farm
            3202 Farm to Market Road 2936,
            Anahuac, TX‎
            (409) 267-3216

            I do know that when in season Central Market, TJ'S, Seabreeze, Fiesta, Crawfish Hut inside the Saigon Mall, and many local retailers will have them available.

            Local Places most of which carry Louisiana crawfish
            http://www.cajuncrawfishco.com/ (Lewisville
            )http://www.thebayoumarket.com/ (Lewisville
            )http://www.seabreezefish.com/ (Plano
            )http://www.tjsseafood.com/ (Dallas
            )http://www.rexsseafood.com/ (Dallas
            )http://www.centralmarket.com/Stores/D...
            http://www.centralmarket.com/Stores/P...
            http://www.fiestamart.com/

            If you are looking to keep your selection within the United States (i.e. Louisiana and not comprehensive

            )

            http://www.crawdads.net/ http://www.lacrawfish.com/ (Same company
            )http://www.lacrawfish.com/
            http://www.1800crawfish.com/CRAWFISHI...
            http://www.hyllecrawfish.com/
            http://www.cajuncrawfish.com/
            http://www.crawfishfarmer.com/index.p...

            A more comprehensive list from Louisiana Crawfish Promotion and Research Board
            http://www.crawfish.org/downloads/071...

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              toddjames2 RE: davhud Jun 14, 2014 07:38 AM

              Nate's in Addison - on Saturday's - may need to pre-order. They also sell there boil mix by the pint. You will only find better boiled crawfish in Louisiana. Nate is from there. I lived in Dallas 1.5 years and it is the place for for crawfish. Other food isn't bad. If I make it back to the area - Nate's is a must. I sound like a commercial - but I am not - but he will give you one if you ask and he is there - crazy old cajun. http://www.natesseafood.com/

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                fiore1 RE: davhud Jun 17, 2014 11:45 AM

                I wouldn't get it from Fiesta , even if it were for free! Go to TJ's.

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