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:

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