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1980 Staring Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70810-1032
+1 225-767-1371
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Renton, Washington
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has potential but not quite there. Having one server waiting on most of the restaurant is not a good practice. Preparing the food takes a bit more time than was spent to make it remarkable. Using the word "C-fish" can be confusing. IS it catfish or craw fish? Just some notes.,

Thank DR1961
Ken C, Owner at Crawford's Restaurant, responded to this review

Your visit sound slike it came on a day when we were unexpectedly short staffed, and I apologize for that. We always begin making your order when we receive it, and that will mean a little more of a delay than pre-fried and warmed options at other restaurants. Feel free to ask your server regarding any questions you might have... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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81 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am continuing my search for the best catfish poboys in BatonRouge. My gold standard is Parkway Bakery and Tavern in New Orleans. Several restaurants in Baton Rouge have come close, but I have yet to find one that matches or betters that gold standard. But I will continue my search. Crawfords on Staring Lane in well known for their... More 

Thank ArtinBR
Ken C, Owner at Crawford's Restaurant, responded to this review

We offer plenty of options for our diners to choose from, Artin, and I'm sorry that your first visit wasn't up to your expectations. Our guests do find a lot to love when they dine with us, and I hope you return to sample some other items from our menu. You're certain to find a new favorite on your next... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Crawford's offers a great lunch menu with plenty of choices for a quick lunch. Daily specials and other menu items make this an ideal place to get a great lunch without breaking the bank.

Thank Robert G
Ken C, Owner at Crawford's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for such considerate comments, Robert. We always want to provide the best dining experience possible, and this is wonderful to hear that you enjoy your time with us. Take care, Ken Crawford, Owner More 

On the Road!
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218 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Three tables yet slow and poorly done eggs. Not for the hungry or those in a rush. Try something else

Thank Shadowhider
Ken C, Owner at Crawford's Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about the delay on your visit. While we do our best to keep things moving quickly, we cook everything fresh and want to make sure it's all cooked perfectly before serving it. However, if you weren't a big fan of the food, we wish you would've taken the opportunity to let us know so we could replace... More 

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392 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner with family and Olivia our waiter was great. Catfish is their signature dish. Menu had good variety.

Thank WCUcody
Ken C, Owner at Crawford's Restaurant, responded to this review

Cody -- I'm so happy your family had a great time, and it's great to hear that you enjoyed the catfish. Come see us again soon! Best wishes, Ken Crawford, Owner More 

Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Down-home delicious seafood - had fried catfish, shrimp, crawfish! Great hush-puppies - which are such a rarity to find anymore!! Sweet waitress, reminding us about the complimentary soft-serve ice cream! Only negative is that they didn't know the price of their coffee mugs to sell me; said I could return the next day, but I couldn't. Wanted one of their... More 

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Thank KjnQN
Ken C, Owner at Crawford's Restaurant, responded to this review

We're all about doing it just like they do back home -- glad your a fan! Sounds like you got to try quite a bit of our menu, and I'm thrilled that it was all delicious. Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Ken Crawford, Owner More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

If you are traveling down I10 in Baton Rouge this is an awesome restaurant. Even though it was early in the morning the cook agreed to cook a special order of boudin balls. The seafood omelette was fantastic and my husband's pancakes were light as a feather. The food and service were well worth the trip.

Thank Bigmanfromtexas
Ken C, Owner at Crawford's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to see us on your drive! We're always happy to see our neighbors from Texas, especially when we get to bond over some delicious breakfast. Come see us again soon! - Ken Crawford, Owner More 

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Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food. Tamika was great! Great ettouffe and gumbo. Fish and shrimp plus sides were all wonderful. Wonderful down home cooking.

Thank Trina K
Ken C, Owner at Crawford's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your support, Trina! Sounds like you got to try a good variety of food, and I hope that you'll come see us again soon. Glad the seafood was a hit! - Ken Crawford, Owner More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Mr, Ken we eat there a good bit and the catfish is great, my question to youm is if i buy a pound of catfish to go, roughly how many pieces of fish do you think that it might be? reason asking, a few of people that i sent there didnt have very much at all for a pound of... More 

Thank prostock05
Walker, Louisiana
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 8, 2015

When I ate there, YUK, not only was the food terrible, bathroom doors are too close to dining area!!! Bathroom stunk so bad, not to mention filthy!!! I cant believe how they can let the place stink, and expect people to eat!!! Feces in bathroom, yuk!!!!!

Thank Annette C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1980 Staring Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70810-1032
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Baton Rouge
  • Phone Number: +1 225-767-1371
Crawford's Restaurant is one of Baton Rouge's most popular and best destinations for home style seafood that tastes like it's from your family's kitchen. Crawford's is home to the infamous c-fish that is served hot and fresh every day. Ever since our first dish was served back in 1984, Crawford's has always strived to serve great food, in a great atmosphere, all at a reasonable price. Ironically, our most popular dish that has made us who we are today, was a last minute addition to your menu. Our c-fish is fried the way Ken Sr. used to fry it under him carport at home many years ago. Even then the c-fish always drew a large crowd. While we've seen many changes and great success over the years, our quest to serve our customers and friends the best food at a good value has not and never will change.

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