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Cajun Claws

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1928 Charity St, Abbeville, LA 70510-5410
+1 337-893-9437
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Crawfish is my favorite food on earth. This is simply the best. It is worth the wait. Get a Bloody Mary and fried shrimp for an appetizer! SO GOOD.

Thank mmc3424
Abbeville, Louisiana
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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We live just a few blocks away from Cajun Claws, and we had heard many great reviews. However, each time we passed, the parking lots was packed, and overflowing. That's a good sign. We decided to give it a try a few days ago, and it worked. Entering, there is a bar/waiting area that was really warm. The evening sun... More 

Thank James R
Pocahontas, Tennessee
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Now they do serve up the biggest, cleanest and best tasting mud bugs we have ever had. Pricey though, but hubby says good crawfish cost. Do they ever. 5 lbs of crawfish each and three beers set us back 97.74 or so. No menus. They were nice, but thought they just didn't have any. Real good though.

Thank jewels299
Ocean Springs, Mississippi, United States
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Drove 4 hours for these crawfish and they did not disappoint! Perfectly seasoned and cooked. Everyone of the crawfish were perfect. No squishy or limp ones in the bunch. The Claws!!!!! OMG!!!! They were so big and sweet! The onion, corn and potatoes were perfect as well. Not too much spice, just enough.

Thank Susan T
new iberia, la
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164 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

I go here pretty often, this is the cleanest crawfish you will eat in a restaurant, the crawfish is always a good size and always cooked perfect, my wife had the grilled fish and said it was great also Sometimes it is a long wait but have a Bloody Mary, they are the best

Thank thinla
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We drive here from Baton Rouge every chance we get. The crawfish are incomparable and are well worth the travel, wait and $. Fried and boiled Shrimp are great too. We also enjoy pre gaming in the bar. Get here early if you want the first seating!

Thank Jason D
Maurice, Louisiana
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

It may be a long wait but it's well worth it! While waiting I ordered crawfish nachos, needless to say since then I crave the nachos there! Crawfish are never too small! You even get fresh, clean, warm wash rags when your done eating!

Thank danielle_deangelo
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Honestly, as the hostess takes shots of Jameson at the bar all night and accepts tips from people as they come in, and my party of 5 has been sitting there for 2-1/2 hours and still doesn't get a table I'm so over it! Local Favoritism at its Worst and it's such a shame that management doesn't really care. I... More 

Thank Gale V
Shreveport, Louisiana
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

My wife is from Abbeville and, at least once a year during crawfish season, we go pick up her mom and the three of us head to Cajun Claws for huge trays of the cleanest-tasting, most beautiful boiled crawfish I've ever laid eyes on. The thing is, unless you're there waiting when they open the doors, you'll likely have a... More 

1 Thank ChrisJay318
Erath, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2015

best boiled crawfish you ever want to eat. fried food awesome. owners alot of fun front bar also fun

Thank fuzzysuire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1928 Charity St, Abbeville, LA 70510-5410
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Abbeville
  • Phone Number: +1 337-893-9437
This is the definitive place to eat boiled crawfish. It's the best in the entire world. You need to get it onto TripAdvisor

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?