5 best places in Birmingham to get your next summer crawfish boil

crawfish boil on a newspaper covered table
Nothing says summer in the South like a crawfish boil! Photo via Red Mountainn Crawfish.

For me, summer is synonymous with sitting around a table with friends, elbow-deep in crawfish, potatoes and corn-on-the-cob. If you want the real Southern crawfish boil experience, traditional spicy Cajun flavoring is the way to go. You can always steam up your own crawfish boil at home, but I prefer to keep it simple and pick up a bag of crawfish—potatoes and corn included—from one of these Birmingham Cajun seafood spots. Just make sure you do it soon—the local crawfish season will be through by mid-June!

1. Cajun Seafood House

steaming crawfish
Crawfish are a Cajun cuisine favorite. Photo via Cajun Seafood House.
  • Location: 2531 Rocky Ridge Road, Vestavia, AL 35243
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM | Sunday11AM-9PM
  • Website | Facebook | 205.823.7395

2. Red Mountain Crawfish Company

bag of crawfish
A bag of crawfish is a seafood lover’s dream. Photo via Red Mountain Crawfish.

3. The Seafood King

crawfish boil with corn and potatoes
Bulk up a traditional crawfish boil with some shrimp and crab legs. Photo via The Seafood King.
  • Location: 180 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham, AL, 35209
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11AM-10PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-11PM
  • Website | Facebook | 205.637.3630

4. Crawdaddy’s Seafood Food Truck

crawfish boil in takeout box
Crawfish boil to-go, please and thank you! Photo via Caroline Barr for Bham Now.

5. Crazy Cajun’s Boiling Pot

plate of crawfish
Don’t forget the corn and potatoes for the ultimate crawfish boil. Photo via Crazy Cajuns Boiling Pot.
  • Location: 125 Inverness Plaza, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM | Sunday-Closed
  • Website | Facebook | 205.408.0630

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Caroline Barr
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