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Apr 23, 2010 01:03 PM

Recent Crawfish Price Check

Can't find many great deals this year. Add what you know to this list.

per pound

*On the table, cooked
Quality Seafood - sold out for the weekend, only boil on Thursday
Hot Boiled $5.99, $5.50 if over 5 lbs
Sam's Boat $5.95 or $16.95 for 3 lbs
Joe's Crab Shack (OK, I'm desperate) $5.99
Razoo's $5.99 - $4.95 for HH (3-7 PM)
Crawfish Shack - no answer
Shuck Shack $7.95
Shoal Creek $7.95, $19.50 for 3 lb, $30 for 5 lbs

MT Supermarket $2.99
Fiesta $2.99, $1.99 for small
Central Market - not available
Quality - sold out

Central Market
4477 S Lamar Blvd Ste 100, Austin, TX 78745

Joe's Crab Shack
2401 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664

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  1. our work cafe had fresh crawfish in a lot of the specials early this week, and my coworkers and i were talking about how they must have gotten a good deal locally (they source locally).
    i wish i knew where, though.

    there is a cajun vietnamese place near me (i'm far northwest) that i've been meaning to try, so i better hurry up before the season is over.

    1. I ordered 3 bags for next weekend last Tuesday at Quality Seafood, and he said they'd be in around $3.50 or less per pound on arrival. That's not a real bargain, but I had to stop cringing at crawfish prices here a while back.

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      1. re: drdelicious

        OK, just give me the address and I'll coe help you eat them ;-)

        At least with QSeafood, they are usually good-sized and 99% alive, properly stored, etc.

        There were a few years where we were getting $2.99 crawfish, on the table, at Razoo's. They were actually pretty dang good.

        1. re: rudeboy

          I like the people there, so I'm loyal to them regardless of prices... Hell, when I was in college we ate crawfish because they were cheap and convenient.

      2. Went with friends to Pappadeaux's last week...Crawfish special on Monday and Tuesdays (hurry, ends April 30th) 1.25 lbs for $3.95. They all loved it, each ate about 4 lbs for about 16 dollars, and it comes with potatoes and corn.

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        1. re: frombostontoaustin

          Prices should be starting to come down with the warmer weather and post Easter demand drop. I checked the price for the guy that brings them from SE Texas for me and they have dropped nearly 40% in the last two or three weeks.

          Also, you can order them from Seafood Lover in Beaumont. He Lone Star overnights them and they hold up amazingly well. I think the shipping cost something like $20 per sack.

          1. re: frombostontoaustin

            I thought that I'd replied to this, but for some reason, it was deleted. Based on your post, we went to Pappadeaux's on Monday and got 7 lbs for 2.25 people. We had a good time, and our 2 year old loved the crawfish and crayons. It was a madhouse, but that is the best deal in town right now (or at least before Apr 30th). The boil was very good and spicy. We had a wedge salad on the side - tantalizingly good and absolutely zero nutritional value.

            1. re: rudeboy

              fyi, No posts have been deleted on this thread, might have been a posting glitch.

          2. i haven't tried them but...
            the parmer/mcneil HEB has a sale on live crawfish: $1.98/lb, usually $2.50/lb.

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            1. re: dinaofdoom

              That's good info - I pass by there on the way home from work. Thanks for responding!

            2. Cypress Grill - hot on the table (and DEE-licious) last week were 6.95/lb, or 16.95 for three pounds. Not the biggest bargain, but fresh, hot, sweet and yummy. Plus, the biggest mojito I have ever been served for three dollars. And, boudin balls.

              Cypress Grill
              4404 W William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78749