Crawfish is a longstanding tradition deeply connected with the Mobilian community experience. The start of crawfish season is always highly-anticipated, as ordinarily numerous restaurants and bars host all-you-can-eat boils. However, you may have to drive a bit further and potentially navigate a bigger crowd for the privilege this season. Due to the health department’s crawfish crackdown, the list of participating businesses has dwindled to less than half that of 2016.
Fortunately most restaurants were not hindered by the limitations that widely impacted bars. Other businesses are compromising by scaling back the number of events they will host and purchasing cooked crawfish so that the manner and location of the mudbug preparation is a non-issue. Thankfully, there will still be a handful of places for shellfish aficionados to get their fix.
The following list will be edited and regularly updated all season, so check back often as we seek out more crustacean chowdowns. For corrections or to add an event, contact: email@example.com
O’Dalys Irish Pub – Tuesdays 6 p.m. (Begins in April)
Haberdasher – Sundays 5 p.m.
Moe’s BBQ – April 1st Firkin Fest 2 p.m. – until, and for special events TBA
Merry Widow – For special events TBA
Crooked Martini – Thursdays 6 p.m. $10 all-you-can-eat
Patches Lounge – Thursdays 6 p.m.
Plow – Sundays 4 p.m. & Mondays 6 p.m. $6 2-pound plate or $15 all-you-can-eat
Gumbo Shack – Thursdays 6 p.m. $10 all-you-can-eat
Manci’s Antique Club – Sundays 5:30-6 p.m. $12 all-you-can-eat until gone
Champy’s – Fridays 5 p.m. $10.99 2.5 pound plate with corn and potato
Pour Nelson’s Pub – Starting March 28 at 6 p.m. $10 all-you-can-eat
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Wednesdays 6 p.m. $12.99 all-you-can-eat with corn and potato