It's about time we put the debate to bed of who has the best-tasting crawfish in SWLA with our new five-week poll to determine an official winner.

Daniel Scheer via YouTube
Daniel Scheer via YouTube

Crawfish Fun Fact: Did you know that the oldest fossil records show crawfish burrows in Australia from over 115 years ago? Crawfish farming didn't start to catch on until the 1960s and today Louisiana provides 70-90% of the crawfish consumed in the USA.

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Three weeks ago, we reached out to you on Facebook to get our Top 20 best-tasting crawfish places in SWLA. For the next five weeks, we'll be going from the Top 20 down to the Top 15, Top 10, and then we'll finally crown a winner after the Top 5 best-tasting crawfish places in SWLA are determined.

Last week T-Jim's Seafood & Boil-N-Go in Sulphur took the top spot in the Top 10 poll with 32% of the vote, followed by Contraband Crawfish in Lake Charles with 25% of the vote.

Crawfish (Photo by Mike Soileau/TSM)
Crawfish (Photo by Mike Soileau/TSM)

Eliminated From Our Original Poll:

  • A Taste Of Southern by Breaux (Crowley)
  • Richard's Boudin & Seafood (Sulphur)
  • Crawfish To Go (DeRidder)
  • Crawfish To Go (New Llano)
  • J&R Crawfish (Kinder)
  • Hoffpauir's Crawfish To Go (Westlake)
  • Crawfish To Geaux (Welsh)
  • S&W One Stop (Elton)
  • Da Crawfish Shack (Oberlin)
  • Cowboy Crawfish (Lake Charles)
  • Steamboat Bill's (Lake Charles)
  • Parish Seafood Company (Welsh)
  • Paradise Grill & Daiquiri (Moss Bluff)

Eliminated From The Top 20:

  • Poole's Boil-N-Go (Hayes)
  • Prejean's Crawfish House (Dequincy)
  • OB's (Lake Charles)
  • Fire & Spice (Moss Bluff)
  • Carlyss Boil-N-Go (Sulphur)
  • Tad's (Lake Charles)
  • Cody's Crawfish Stop (Sulphur)
  • Red Tails Boil House (Moss Bluff)

Eliminated From The Top 15:

15. Cest Bon (Mermentau)

14. Honey B Ham (Lake Charles)

13. S&S Crawfish (Lake Charles)

12. Mac's Crawfish (Lake Charles)

11. Beauxdines (Lake Charles)

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Cast your vote below. Next week we'll vote on the Top 5 best-tasting crawfish places in SWLA to whittle them down to the number one best-tasting crawfish in SWLA.

Congratulations to these local businesses for making the Top Best-Tasting Crawfish In SWLA voted on by our listeners. It's a huge accomplishment and keep up the hard work serving SWLA delicious crawfish.

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