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Crawdaddy's Kitchen

9370 Mansfield Rd, Shreveport, LA 71118-3181
+1 318-688-7532
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Ranked #11 of 412 Restaurants in Shreveport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Hamburgers, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Crawdaddy's Kitchen is a Cajun restaurant bringing the relaxed "laissez les bons temps rouler" attitude to Shreveport. Let the good times roll!
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Crawdaddy's Kitchen is a Cajun restaurant bringing the relaxed "laissez les bons temps rouler" attitude to Shreveport. Let the good times roll!
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Boudin Balls were delicious!!!! The Etouffee was ehhh. Nothing to get excited about. The rice tasted like instant rice but it wasn't that big of a deal. Fried crawfish was good! The best part was my boyfriends crawfish fettuccini alfredo. DELICIOUSSSS! We wanted to cry when we had to throw our leftovers away because our road trip back home was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We should have turned around & left when we saw the outside, but we didn't. I am a full blood Cajun, so I know Cajun food & this was bad. The roux was burned, which is a big Cajun no-no. The food tasted greasy & warmed over. Both me & my husband felt queasy all day after eating there. The... More

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CRAWDADDYS, Owner at Crawdaddy's Kitchen, responded to this review

Yes, burning the roux is completely unacceptable, and we do everything in our power to make sure it's perfect every time. I'm so sorry that we fell short, especially because I know we can do better than this. Most of our customers rave about our authenticity and service, so I want to get to the bottom of this. I'll share... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Well the saying "good things come to those who wait" is the best way you can put it for this restaurant. Who cares about the service when the food is this good. We will definitely be back. Chicken and sausage gumbo is great along with the fried crawfish tails and the crawfish etouffee. Don't be afraid to try the homemade... More

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CRAWDADDYS, Owner at Crawdaddy's Kitchen, responded to this review

Ha! It sure does, Brandon! Though it's so great to hear that you loved all of our dishes and those hurricanes, it sounds like we missed the mark on service. Let me know if you want to talk about that -- I want every part of your visit to knock your socks off! Take care, Louis, Owner More

Huntington Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was in town on business and had to try real Cajun style food. The food was great and the service was good too. I see many reviews saying their service was not good, but that was not my experience. The crawfish etouffee is their specialty and it was delicious. I wanted to try the gumbo too, so I had... More

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CRAWDADDYS, Owner at Crawdaddy's Kitchen, responded to this review

Those are two of our favorites -- glad you got to give both of 'em a try! Keep us in mind next time you're in Shreveport, but in the meantime, thanks so much for the kind words. Hope to see you soon! Take care, Louis, Owner More

Fairview, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had purchased a gift card for a Christmas gift for family that lives near Shreveport. My family enjoyed it so much and felt it represented an authentic LA style of cooking, they decided to take us to Crawdaddy's when we visited last summer. My husband and I shared fried alligator, red beans and rice and gumbo. We enjoyed every... More

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CRAWDADDYS, Owner at Crawdaddy's Kitchen, responded to this review

That's what we love to hear, Robin! So glad you loved every bite, but I'm sorry you weren't as happy with your own gumbo. :) Keep at it and you'll find a recipe that works, but in the meantime, we'll always be glad to have you back when you're in town! All the best, Louis, Owner More

Top Contributor
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39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great seafood! Their seafood platter is the best in town. A little pricey, but the quality and quantity makes up for it. They have a bit of everything on it. We have tried many things on the menu and have never been disappointed. Great friendly atmosphere. There are a busy restaurant especially during crawfish season, which the parking during this... More

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CRAWDADDYS, Owner at Crawdaddy's Kitchen, responded to this review

Definitely a good idea to come early -- our parking can be a little tricky! Glad our dishes were worth it, Suelena, and I hope we'll get to have you back again soon. Be sure to save room for Bread Pudding next time! :) Take care, Louis, Owner More

Austin, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Decided to stop in here on my trip to Shreveport, largely due to the good reviews I read. Its great food, but 1 star (or less) service. I was not greeted for maybe 10 minutes after I sat down, no drink order or hello, even though there was staff everywhere and I was sitting by the registrar. That's not acceptable.... More

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CRAWDADDYS, Owner at Crawdaddy's Kitchen, responded to this review

We'd never want our customers to feel invisible, and I'm so sorry that you did. There's no excuse for poor service, and I hope I can get to the bottom of this soon. Don't hesitate to give me a call -- I know we can make this right. In the meantime, I hope we'll have another chance to make a... More

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103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food was ok and the service was good but really nothing to write home about. I would eat there again and try their crawfish, I heard they were good.

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CRAWDADDYS, Owner at Crawdaddy's Kitchen, responded to this review

We'd love to have you back, Norman! While I'm glad you enjoyed our dishes, I wish you'd been more impressed with our service. How did we miss the mark? Keep us posted, but in the meantime, I hope you'll get a chance to try our crawdads next time! Take care, Louis, Owner More

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We like to order different things and share. We ordered a meat pie, bowls of red beans and rice and the gumbo. Service was a little slow but we enjoyed the food. We'd definitely go back!

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CRAWDADDYS, Owner at Crawdaddy's Kitchen, responded to this review

All good choices, Judy! Can't wait to have you back for more! Take care, Louis, Owner More

Euless, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

As another reviewer stated, I would also rate this restaurant as good, not great. We visited this establishment at lunch time on Sunday August 3rd. In our opinion, the ettouffe we received was thick and not as good as I make at home, Boudin Balls nothing to write home about as well. Chicken and sausage gumbo was pretty good, better... More

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CRAWDADDYS, Owner at Crawdaddy's Kitchen, responded to this review

Great service really does make an impact on the overall experience, and I wish we had been able to demonstrate that better. However, I really appreciate your feedback, and I'll talk to the team to make sure every dish comes out as hot as it was in the kitchen. That aside, I'm curious about your thoughts on our food --... More

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