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Houma Crawfish

Houma homes for sale put you within reach of one of the unique ecosystems in the U.S.: The Louisiana Bayou. It gives the area one of its culinary legacies, the crawfish. Our Realtors® want to introduce you!

Crawfish, also known as crawdads, have long been a staple of Louisiana's traditional Cajun and Creole cooking.

An Introduction to the Bayou and its Crawfish

The connection between the Bayou and the prehistoric past is obvious: Louisiana Bayou alligators exist practically unchanged from the form they took 85 million years ago. Likewise, many insects, shellfish, and other creatures are similar to their forebears – including the beloved crawfish!

The ultimate celebration of the crawfish comes in the form of the Bayou Country Crawfish Trail.

All About the Bayou Country Crawfish Trail

The Bayou Country Crawfish Trail is a homegrown Houma landmark that was established so residents and newcomers alike could taste everything crawfish have to offer. Broiled, baked, fried, or however you like, you'll see crawfish in all their glory. That includes classic dishes and innovative fusion cuisine!

With special events and deals going on all year long, there's never a wrong time to enjoy the Bayou Country Crawfish Trail. To get special crawfish merch, all you need to do is send in five receipts from anywhere on the trail. Then, you'll receive a free Crawfish Trail t-shirt as a "thank you" gift.

There are two distinct crawfish seasons to choose from:

  • "Heads" Season
    Heads season takes place around Mardi Gras, which is always held 47 days before Easter – meaning it can range from February 13 to March 1. Boiled crawfish is an absolute must during this time, and hot "peel and eat" crawfish are available by the pound from hundreds of restaurants and markets.
  • "Tails" Season
    Tails season is a Houma tradition, extending the enjoyment of crawfish well beyond the regular schedule. In the height of summer, live crawfish are tough to come by, and boiled food may not mix well with the heat – but you can still savor crawfish tail meat in all the Cajun dishes you can think of.

Houma's Top Stops on the Bayou Country Crawfish Trail

  • Boudreau & Thibodeau's Cajun Cookin' – 5602 West Main Street, Houma, LA 70360
    Boudreau & Thibodeau's Cajun Cookin' is an unpretentious, kid-friendly roadhouse ideal for introducing little ones to the joys of crawfish. With both indoor and outdoor seating, a full children's menu, and cornbread that will knock your socks off, it's great for a family night out.

  • Bayou Cane Seafood & Poboy – 6539 West Main Street, Houma, LA 70360
    Bayou Cane Seafood is a locally owned Cajun and Creole restaurant serving up crawfish and other soul food dishes. You can sample a fried seafood platter or try the classic po'boy sandwich with crawfish, crab, shrimp, plush redfish fillet, or speckled trout.

  • C'est Bon Cafe – 1687 Grand Caillou Road, Houma, LA 70363
    C'est Bon Cafe lives up to the name with an unbeatable array of hearty Louisiana fare. Pair Southern "home cooking" style dishes with some of the freshest seafood in Houma for a mouthwatering experience, then top it all off with fun and friendly service.

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Latter & Blum
430 Notre Dame St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(866) 794-1022

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