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Crawfish King

Map & Directions 725 S. Lane. St.
Seattle, WA 98104
  • Seafood, Southern
  • Sun, Sat 12pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 2:30pm-10pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, cash
  • Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner
  • No Parking


Seattle Weekly's Description

If you refuse to wear vinyl to Crawfish King, at least leave your dry-clean-only clothes at home. This Vietnamese Cajun (you read that right) International District restaurant serves up mudbugs, corn, and potatoes boiled with spices and then coated in butter and garlic. Cracking apart the carapaces, sucking the heads: This is not a delicate meal. Sure, the place also sells dry jambalaya, decent but ho-hum gumbo, and great seafood poboys, but the seafood boil is the draw, as evidenced in the tables of eight, the steel trashcans set between diners overflowing with the discarded shells of hundreds of delicious crustaceans. When the Gulf Coast season (April-July) is over, you can buy smaller farmed critters or choose the other shellfish sold by the pound: shrimp, several kinds of crab, steamed clams.

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  • The Seattle Times on 05/24/10

    Sassy Cajun seafood joint, offers seafood boils with heaps of crawdads, shrimp, lobster or crab, slathered in a fragrant red stew of herbs and spices. Tie on a bib and get messy.

  • Robert T. on 10/14/10

    Don't let the bottles of hot sauces on display fool you they do not have spicy hot sauces

  • Restita D. on 11/30/12

    Anything with the Big Easy sauce is awesome!

  • Shrub on 06/19/12

    Outstanding. Get the 2 lbs of crawdads, with the sauce with garlic in it (I forgot the name). Don't wear a nice shirt either. Suck the head. Because why not. 4.5 ****

  • Stina M. on 05/09/12

    the garlic butter clams are tasty!

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