We always try to go here when in DC. You can get the food in different levels of spicy to suit your own taste and it's just plain fun to eat with your hands and make a mess. The shrimp, lobster, and crab were all good, the crawfish not worth the work for the minimal amount of meat. Cajun fries were good, corn fritters EXCELLENT and the étouffée AWFUL TERRIBLE. Almost think the night we were there someone forgot some of the ingredients in the étouffée as it consisted entirely of the 'holy trinity' of chopped onion, green bell pepper and celery, raw-tasting spices and not much more. Great place otherwise (just don't order the étouffée) and the staff is helpful, pleasant, and attentive. Can't wait to go back!!