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“BEST CRAWFISH AROUND...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hawk's Restaurant

Hawk's Restaurant
416 Hawks Road, Rayne, LA 70578
(337) 788-3266
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Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Rayne
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Rayne, Louisiana
1 review
“BEST CRAWFISH AROUND...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

The taste is out of this world.. The potatoes melt in your mouth. The crawfish never tasts like mud cause it is very clean

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Port Allen, LA
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Difficult to find, but they have the best boiled crawfish - THE BEST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2010

You will not find a place that serves better boiled crawfish

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chicago
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Heaping piles of delicious crawfish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2010

My husband and I never would have found this without detailed instructions from a local, but we are so glad we did! The crawfish were amazing, the band was awesome, and the laid back atmosphere was just what we were hoping to find in Cajun Country.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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“The best boiled crawfish in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

People drive from miles around out to a dirt road in the middle of nowhere to experience the best boiled crawfish anywhere in the world, at Hawk's. The mudbugs here are HUGE (he only gets the top 4% largest select crawfish from area crawfish farmers) and you have your choice of regular, hot, or extra hot. Owner "Hawk" Arceneaux places the select crawfish in fresh underground well water (since chlorinated water is toxic to crawfish) for up to 24 hours to "purge" them. This leads to a much cleaner product, without all of the dirt and debris that are oftentimes associated with boiled crawfish. The crawfish here are succulent and buttery and clean. I drive 2 hours from Baton Rouge to eat these once or twice a year. It's about $18 for 3.5 pounds or $25 for 5 pounds, and it's worth every penny. It's about a 10-minute drive off the interstate (415 Hawk's Road), but it's definitely worth it!

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