where to go for the best or very good within next week or so? we have a car.
Since you have a car hit several of the suburban seafood places and buy a pound from each one. Only you can decide which is "best".
Another way is to hit a vendor and ask to taste one or two.
If you are talking about restaurants there have been some past threads with recommendations. I can't remember getting crawfish in a restaurant since West End dissapeared so can't help there/
or try Sal's on Barataria Blvd. on the west bank. Have them dump several pounds (and some sides--you need your vegetables) on the table.
Eat In: The Galley on Metairie Road.
Take Out: Schaeffer and Rusich in Metairie,
Big Fisherman on Magazine St.