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May 31, 2011 06:56 AM


Where locally can you buy fresh crawfish and how much a lb. can a person expect to pay? Thinking on doing a crawfish boil if the price is reasonable.

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  1. Oddly, I've seen crayfish at Rainbow in the Quarry.

    1. Give Coastal Seafoods a call to see if they've got them in. I've purchased crawfish from them several times and been very happy. I honestly can't remember what the per pound price was (sorry), but I know it wasn't anything prohibitively high. I seem to want to put them roughly in the price category of mussels in my recollection, but I might be way off.

      Coastal Seafoods
      74 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55105

      Coastal Seafoods
      2330 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

      1. a grocery store isn't going to have the quantity you need for a boil. you'll need to use a supplier like coastal.
        last time I checked with coastal, they didn't carry louisiana crawfish - they had oregon crawfish. I think they're roughly $4/lb in louisiana right now - I would expect up here they're a few bucks more than that per pound. price some places in louisiana and oregon first, and then see what the upcharge is for going through coastal. may work better to order directly from outstate and have them shipped in.

        1. Guy from Wisconsin. Great Crayfish shipped to your door. I have used him for boils for the last 4 years.