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saucequeen Oct 4, 2011 10:12 AM

HI Chowhounders! I'll be in NOLA next week and was looking forward to a crawfish boil, but found out it's out of season =( Boo!
Does anyone have any idea where I can get some crawfish????

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    sanglier Oct 4, 2011 11:55 AM

    Your best bet is to have it in a dish rather than boiled. For instance, went to Liuzza's by the Track for lunch Saturday. They had crawfish etouffee as a special, probably used frozen La. crawfish tails. But that's better than Chinese crawfish! Never would've known the crawfish weren't in season, delicious dish. Other places around town still feature crawfish, though it's out of boiled season.

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    Liuzza's Restaurant & Bar
    3636 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

    1. uptownlibrarian Oct 7, 2011 12:35 PM

      I noticed today that the Alpine on Chartres St. is advertising boiled crawfish for $7.99/lb. I don't endorse this restaurant, in fact quite the opposite, and god knows where they're getting them, but they claim to have them.

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        roro1831 Oct 7, 2011 05:07 PM

        My friend was in town about three weeks ago and he said he picked some up from Kjeans but he said they were not too good.

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        Kjean
        New Orleans LA, New Orleans, LA

      2. TaTee Oct 8, 2011 10:39 AM

        On both of its Mon-Fri lunch and dinner menus, the Bon Ton offers Crawfish Etouffee, Bisque, Jambalaya, fried tails with Alzina sauce and an entire Crawfish dinner. Bon Ton is great.

        Unfortunately no good boiled crawfish available this time of year.

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        Bon Ton Cafe
        401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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          Littleman Oct 9, 2011 08:10 AM

          Original French Market Restaurant should have crawfish. Good luck.

          http://www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com/

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          Original French Market Restaurant
          1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

          1. Panama Hat Oct 10, 2011 07:59 AM

            I just walked by the Alpine Restaurant on Chartres and there was a sign outside for boiled crawfish. That's all I know as there was no price and I've never tasted them there.

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