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Recent Crawfish Price Check

rudeboy Apr 23, 2010 01:03 PM

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

  1. dinaofdoom Apr 23, 2010 02:12 PM

    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. drdelicious Apr 24, 2010 07:20 AM

      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
        rudeboy Apr 24, 2010 07:47 AM

        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
          drdelicious Apr 25, 2010 06:53 AM

          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.

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        frombostontoaustin Apr 24, 2010 08:30 AM

        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
          El General Apr 25, 2010 09:52 AM

          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
            rudeboy May 1, 2010 12:49 PM

            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
              The Chowhound Team May 1, 2010 01:19 PM

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

          2. dinaofdoom Apr 29, 2010 06:42 PM

            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
              rudeboy May 1, 2010 12:44 PM

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

            2. r
              reinadetostones Apr 30, 2010 03:40 PM

              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

              1. m
                mizznicole May 1, 2010 09:49 AM

                We had a good meal at Hot Boiled last night. Big juicy mud bugs in a searing hot but sweet boil. Hubby is a New Orleans boy and he liked it. We did the 5lbs for 5.50/lb for 3 people.

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                  stephanieh May 21, 2010 10:07 PM

                  Crazy Cajun (in the same strip as Din Ho and Sunflower)... hot on the table... special right now is $5.99/lb with minimum of 3 lbs. It's $7.99 if you don't get the minimum.

                  1. j
                    James Cristinian May 25, 2010 04:32 PM

                    Do the HEB'S carry crawfish there? They do in Houston, the prices are .99 a pound for 30 to 40 lb sacks and 1.29 loose. They're having them through Father's Day, and now have them on Thursday through Sunday, with leftovers, if any, on Monday. It sure saves a bunch of money, and these things fly out the door. I often see folks buying two to four sacks at a time.

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                    1. re: James Cristinian
                      dinaofdoom May 26, 2010 09:51 AM

                      i saw a sign at the parmer/mcneil HEB a few weeks back, but didn't see them anywhere to gauge their quality and size.
                      the lake creek location didn't carry them so i think it really depends.

                    2. dinaofdoom Dec 6, 2010 08:54 AM

                      since i haven't tried these and/or stuffed, i am posting this for informational purposes:

                      "We can bring live crawfish in starting this weekend but are only going to do it if there is enough interest. They are $4.50/lb for live crawfish and we will sell them by the sack. A sack will range from 35 to 40 lbs. If interested, please call the store and let us know how much you would like. If we have enough interest by Wednesday then Tim will drive them in on Thursday and they will be good to boil till Sunday. We will need a $75 deposit per sack which we will process on Wednesday once we determine if interest is sufficient. The balance will be paid when you pick your bugs up."

                      stuffed cajun meat market
                      12226 RR 620 N.
                      ph: 512.918.1600

                      Hours of Operation:
                      Mon-Fri: 10-8
                      Sat: 10-6
                      Sun: 11-5

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                      1. re: dinaofdoom
                        drdelicious Dec 12, 2010 07:42 AM

                        Would be nice for some Christmas dishes, although, I'm not sure I have enough Christmas dishes to justify $75 worth of crawfish in December... maybe I could partner up with friends and go in together... hmmmm.... Crawfish pies, stuff mirlitons, crawfish bread, crawfish butter...

                      2. dinaofdoom Feb 25, 2011 08:18 AM

                        stuffed cajun meat market has them for $4.25/lb for newsletter subscribers.
                        i can forward you the email with the coupon if you really want some and don't get their emails.

                        1. dinaofdoom Mar 24, 2011 09:04 AM

                          stuffed cajun market sent an email saying they have a "crawfish emergency".
                          they overbought and are selling them for eating today.
                          today only, $4.00 for boiled and $3.25 for live.
                          king cakes discounted from $13.99 to $9.99.

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                          1. re: dinaofdoom
                            funkerama Apr 18, 2011 09:52 AM

                            HEB in Leander, TX has live crawfish on sale for $2.49/lbs if bought in a sack....$2.79 for piece-mealing it...as of April 18th, 2011.

                            1. re: funkerama
                              James Cristinian Apr 18, 2011 01:10 PM

                              HEB Houston, 1.99 loose, 1.49 sack, and the size is medium to large.

                              1. re: James Cristinian
                                drdelicious Apr 19, 2011 06:47 AM

                                I'm confused what loose is? Does that mean they hand-pick them and put them in sacks to take home? Like are they out in a field or the parking lot or something? That would seriously take all day to pick out 120 lbs of crawfish, but for $0.50 / lb less...

                                Also, I keep getting these emails from Stuffed about decent live prices, but they always come around Wed or Thurs. Does anyone know if those prices are the same for weekends? I don't have the means or patience to keep them alive til a Sat boil.

                                1. re: drdelicious
                                  rudeboy Apr 19, 2011 11:08 AM

                                  loose means just from a big bin, crawling around. You don't have to buy a whole sack, so the per pound price is lower.

                                  1. re: rudeboy
                                    drdelicious Apr 28, 2011 07:01 AM

                                    Ohhh. I only bought less than a 30-lb sack once when I lived in a TINY apt off Barton Springs because I had to cook them inside in a pot for etouffee. Last year at Central Market a guy next to me bought 4. I laughed because I thought he was joking. I'm like what are you cookin with 4 crawfish?!?

                                    1. re: drdelicious
                                      James Cristinian Apr 29, 2011 02:54 PM

                                      Maybe he was going to give one each to the family, dad Jack, mom Jill, and kids Billy Clyde and Billie Jane. Perhaps he is going to breed them for his own supply. I buy 4 to 5 pounds for myself, plus corn, potatos, and sausage which make great leftoers at work..

                                      1. re: drdelicious
                                        amykragan Apr 29, 2011 06:54 PM

                                        I think he musta been makin' Cajun bloody Mary's garnished with stuffed crawfish heads like you find in Crawfish bisque. Talk about a lot of work for a killer cocktail.

                                        1. re: amykragan
                                          drdelicious May 5, 2011 04:18 AM

                                          That sounds fine :)

                            2. b
                              blueclaw666 May 19, 2011 04:55 PM

                              It's May 19th, 2011. Any live crawfish still being sold in Austin?

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                              1. re: blueclaw666
                                amykragan May 20, 2011 08:29 AM

                                Quality, SamBet's and Stuffed all still have them. As well as Fiesta grocery store.

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