1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Boiled Crawfish

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by SaltyNutSnack, Feb 14, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. SaltyNutSnack

    SaltyNutSnack LSU 2019 National Champions! Geaux Tigers!

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Messages:
    251
    Location:
    Stillwater, OK
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    Since it's the official Louisiana crawfish season, does anyone know of a place on the Strip or Downtown that serves them? The imitation chinese buffet ones don't count! LoL. Will be there in a couple weeks so was just wondering. One thing I miss about growing up in Louisiana.
     
  2. 93 Octane

    93 Octane Chief bottle washer

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2016
    Messages:
    2,917
    Location:
    Mississippi
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    37
    The Harrahs oyster bar used to fly in fresh from Louisiana daily, this was years ago and not sure if they still do
     
  3. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2014
    Messages:
    5,488
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    Hot & Juicy Crawfish in the Miracle Mile Shops at PH.
     
  4. iamsomedude

    iamsomedude High-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2014
    Messages:
    600
    Location:
    A place that is not Las Vegas, but I wish it was.
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    40
    There's Hot N' Juicy Crawfish slightly off the strip in Chinatown, if you're willing to make the trip.
     
  5. SaltyNutSnack

    SaltyNutSnack LSU 2019 National Champions! Geaux Tigers!

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Messages:
    251
    Location:
    Stillwater, OK
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    I knew there was a Hot N Juicy Crawfish off the strip, but didn't know about one in the Miracle Mile Shop. I will also check with Harrahs. Thanks for the info folks!
     
  6. offshorecca

    offshorecca Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2017
    Messages:
    111
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    28
    I saw crawfish on the buffet at Caesars a few days ago. Although I did not try them since I am from Houston and eat them all the time.
     
  7. westie

    westie VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2002
    Messages:
    4,492
    Location:
    Kensington, CT
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    60
    Lola's on Charleston Blvd has a crawfish boil on weekends in season.
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Hoofy7

    Hoofy7 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,567
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    Now I'm really hungry for crawfish! Lol I got sick of them when I lived in Louisiana, but they make an amazing Cajun rice stuffing for whole birds. Put a ton of the meat from them and shrimp in it and stuff a chicken or turkey with it. Wish I could find them here to make it. ;) I was going to suggest Hot & Juicy and Oyster Bar as well.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. VegasGroove

    VegasGroove VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,686
    Location:
    3H-30M Away
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    57
    Where? Where in the MM-PH is H&J! I must know!
     
  10. NewOrleansSlimm

    NewOrleansSlimm VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2015
    Messages:
    2,824
    Location:
    New Orleans, La
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    near the new taco bell on harmon

    can only imagine what the price per lb is if they are using real louisiana crawfish, price is coming down here but a few weeks ago they were really high
     
  11. j52chips

    j52chips Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    323
    Location:
    southwest suburban chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    45
    I'm from Chicago and never had a crawfish ever, until I was about 55 Y/O at the buffet at The Orleans. It's been a few years but they had a section with them all packed in ice like the cocktail shrimp. I didn't know the trick to breaking them & getting to the inside flavors. I had to ask the guy seated by us who had a whole dinner plate stacked about 5 inches high. Not bad but I have other faves. Don't think I'll eat them again. Too much work. Call The Orleans to see if they have them in season Salty, Good Luck, hope you find some.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. VegasGroove

    VegasGroove VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,686
    Location:
    3H-30M Away
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    57
    Thanks, NOS!
     
  13. SaltyNutSnack

    SaltyNutSnack LSU 2019 National Champions! Geaux Tigers!

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Messages:
    251
    Location:
    Stillwater, OK
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    I'm assuming 12$ a lb which is crazy.
     
  14. billyinpg

    billyinpg Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2013
    Messages:
    358
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    They have them or did at the buffet at Fremont on seafood night. I've never had them before and have always wanted to try them. I thought they tasted a bit muddy though.

    Hope that helps.
     
  15. NewOrleansSlimm

    NewOrleansSlimm VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2015
    Messages:
    2,824
    Location:
    New Orleans, La
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    cold crawfish suck, you need them hot out the pot, lol...once you get the technique down, you will zip through them...from what I see, most buffets in vegas have the asian crawfish and are always cold with some kind of nasty sauce one the shell

    few weeks ago when season opened here, they were around $6:50+ a lb...we are down to around $5.50 a lb boiled, $1 cheaper for live...after easter they drop way in price
     
    • Like Like x 2
  16. NewOrleansSlimm

    NewOrleansSlimm VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2015
    Messages:
    2,824
    Location:
    New Orleans, La
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    I do remember watching an episode of Kounts Customs and the Golden Nugget doing a boil for them, said they have them there
     
    • Like Like x 2
  17. SaltyNutSnack

    SaltyNutSnack LSU 2019 National Champions! Geaux Tigers!

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Messages:
    251
    Location:
    Stillwater, OK
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    Yeah cold crawfish on the buffet aren't any good. That's sorta what I was referring to as "chinese buffet". My friend in La said he has been getting them 2.50$ lb live & 5$lb boiled. He is boiling a bunch this weekend & wanted me & Mrs Salty to come down for it, but it's too close to my Vegas trip to go. Lol
     
  18. h0llywood

    h0llywood VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,221
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    Yes Hot and Juicy! Mind you...even the mild is damn spicy! Make sure you're up to it!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. BigWW

    BigWW Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2013
    Messages:
    170
    Location:
    San Antonio
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    31
    I know said strip or downtown BUT the boiling crab is a pretty good spot! Not to far off strip (kinda behind bellagio if I remember right) and its GOOOOOOOD.
     
  20. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Messages:
    7,078
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    21
    I tried it and liked it! I can't imagine eating it cold. When I tried it I didn't really know how to eat them until I watched people on another table and when they saw me they showed me more closely and how you suck the juices out of them.

    To me I think how you boil them is the key. There were times they were hot, juicy, and full of flavor and there were times it was bland. Is it possible that they taste better when in season?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.