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1928 Charity St, Abbeville, LA 70510-5410
337-893-9437
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: This is the definitive place to eat boiled crawfish. It's the best in the...
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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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jason D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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!

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Thank Jason D
Maurice, Louisiana
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Thank danielle_deangelo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Gale V
Shreveport, Louisiana
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 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 

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Thank ChrisJay318
Erath, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

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

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Thank fuzzysuire
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you are wanting large crawfish this is the place to get them. Big red huge crawfish as they call them (Select)! Your bill will be high but you will not be disappointed. Get there early 16:00-16:30 They open at 17:00 They always have a long line. They have a small bar area as you enter the place sometimes you... More 

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Thank annmarir01
Kaplan, Louisiana
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely the best boiled shrimp I have ever had in my life. A new personal favorite. If your looking for boiled seafood this place is worth any drive. Go early for first seating.

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Thank poprouge
Erath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you aren't in the mood to deal with the preparation and clean up of boiling your own crawfish, or you are from out of town, this is definitely the best place to go for boiled crawfish! I will warn you immediately that the wait is very long, so it's important to go put your name down on the waiting... More 

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Thank Deroche10
Scott, Louisiana
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

The secret is out!!! Cajun Claws serves SELECT crawfish (reason for higher price). You get a consistent size with select; here at The Claw, they are all large. Purged clean and boiled to perfection! We always go early (you literally have to before Lent), enjoy visiting with others and once in the bar for Happy Hour, have the famous fried... More 

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Thank haaland0421
Canfield, Ohio, United States
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful service and prices. Fried shrimp were amazing - but the craw dad's were incredible. Worth the 30 minute trip from Lafayette.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1928 Charity St, Abbeville, LA 70510-5410
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Abbeville
  • Phone Number: 337-893-9437

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

This is the definitive place to eat boiled crawfish. It's the best in the entire world. You need to get it onto TripAdvisor
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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