Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdads, Mudbugs...different names for the same delicious food. Here in Coastal Mississippi, we like our crawfish boiled, served by the pound, with an extra set of napkins; spicy or mild; with potatoes, corn, and often times sausage, onions, peppers, and the occasional green beans and brussels sprouts. As soon as crawfish season opens in mid-March, lines form out the doors of restaurants with hungry mouths waiting to "pinch the tails and suck the heads" of the bright red crustaceans. To let you in on one of our secrets, we've compiled a list of the best restaurants in Coastal Mississippi for fresh, boiled crawfish:

 
The Crawfish House & Grill - Ocean Springs

 

The Crawfish House & Grill
 
Taranto's Crawfish, Poboys & Seafood - Biloxi
 
Taranto's Crawfish, Poboys & Seafood
 
Cuz's Old Town Oyster Bar & Grill - Bay St. Louis
 
Cuz's Old Town Oyster Bar & Grill
 
Bozo's Seafood Market & Deli - Pascagoula
 
Bozo's Seafood Market & Deli

 

Lil' Rays Poboys & Seafood - Long Beach/Gulfport

 

Lil' Rays Poboys & Seafood
 

Additional favorites:

The Ole Biloxi Fillin' Station - Biloxi
 
Blazin' Cajun Seafood - Gulfport 
 
Tasty Tails Seafood House - Biloxi
 
Cajun Crawfish Hut - Long Beach
 
Gil's Fish Camp & Bayou Bar - Ocean Springs