National Crawfish Day—how to celebrate in Huntsville

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National Crawfish Day is April 17, and there are some great spots in Huntsville for the celebration. (Cajun Steamer via Facebook)

Whether you call them crawfish or crayfish or crawdads or mudbugs, they’re pretty darn delicious when they’re prepared the right way. Luckily, here in the Huntsville area there are plenty of places where you can find crawfish made the right way!

So, on National Crawfish Day — April 17, by the way — whether you are bringing them home or eating the crawfish at one of these establishments, you’ll know where to celebrate:

New Orleans Lunchbox

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Celebrate National Crawfish Day at New Orleans Lunchbox. ( New Orleans Lunchbox via Facebook)

Often heralded as the best Cajun food in town, you can find New Orleans Lunchbox inside the Marathon/MinitMan gas station on Holmes Avenue in Huntsville. Right now, you can get fresh boiled crawfish every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so pick some up to bring home.

Address: 4000 Holmes Ave NW, Huntsville, AL 35816
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11AM-5PM
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Tim’s Cajun Kitchen

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Some of the best crawfish in town can be found at Tim’s Cajun Kitchen. (Tim’s Cajun Kitchen via Facebook)

Tim’s Cajun Kitchen is a great spot to celebrate National Crawfish Day in Huntsville. Located on Jordan Lane, this place not only serves up some delicious crawfish dishes but just about any Cajun dish you can imagine!

Address: 114 Jordan Ln NW, Huntsville, AL 35805
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11AM-9PM
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Cajun Steamer

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Head to Cajun Steamer for National Crawfish Day for great food and an awesome atmosphere! (Cajun Steamer via Facebook)

Few folks do crawfish like Cajun Steamer does. And not only is this a great place to celebrate National Crawfish Day, but it is a fabulous hangout any day of the year!

Address: 301 Pelham Ave SW Suite C-1, Huntsville, AL 35801
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 11AM-10PM
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Andy’s Seafood Market

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Andy’s Seafood Market is one of the hidden gems in Huntsville. (Andy’s Seafood Market via Facebook)

I was referred to this little hidden gem by a friend of mine when I first moved to Huntsville, and I love it. All of their seafood is fabulous, and the crawfish is no exception.

Address: 3450 Highway 53, Huntsville, AL, 35806
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10AM-7PM
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LJz Backyard Bayou

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Located in Harvest, LJz is worth the visit! (LJz Backyard Bayou via Facebook)

LJ’z Backyard Bayou in Harvest is a veteran-owned and operated catering company that transforms to a popup restaurant on the weekends, serving all the Cajun and creole favorites to include some of the best crawfish in town. So, while they are not actually open on National Crawfish Day, you can drop by this weekend and grab some to go!

Address: 3155 Old Railroad Bed Rd Harvest, AL 35749
Hours: Friday-Sunday, 10AM-7PM
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Michael Seale
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