BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Louisiana’s crawfish season runs from January through July. Coincidentally, the season runs at the same time as Mardi Gras and the state’s festival season, making them a popular way to pass a good time between parades.

Eating boiled crawfish with friends and family is a deep-rooted tradition. Native Americans were the first to harvest crawfish in the state, and commercial sales of began in the late 1800s, according to the Louisiana Crawfish Promotion and Research Board.

Louisiana supplies 100 to 120 million pounds of crawfish per year, adding $300 million to the state’s economy, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reports.

In Baton Rouge, there are countless places to find hot and spicy boiled mudbugs. Here’s a list of 15.

Berthelot Crawfish

Location: 4815 Perkins Road

Boil & Roux

Location: 11777 Coursey Blvd.

Capital City Crawfish & Cajun Specialties

Location: 5355 Government St.

Crawfish on the Geaux

Location: 3655 Perkins Road

Heads & Tails Seafood

Location: 2070 Silverside Drive

La Boilers

Location: 9085 Perkins Road

Lakeside Bar & Daiquiri’s

Location: 7490 Burbank Drive

Louisiana Cajun Seafood

Location: 13785 Coursey Blvd.

LTK Seafood

Location: 2401 Scenic Hwy.


Location: 2101 Government St.

Sammy’s Grill Highland

Location: 8635 Highland Road

Sammy Crawfish King

Location: 633 S. Foster Drive

Southern Boilers

Location: 9774 Greenwell Springs Road

Tony’s Seafood Market & Deli

Location: 5215 Plank Road

University Seafood

Location: 2819 Highland Road