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 February, 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.

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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


Check out these additional coastal favorites for finger-lickin' good crawfish platters: