The exterior view of CrawDaddy’s Seafood and Steaks. (Kristin Silva)
The exterior view of CrawDaddy’s Seafood and Steaks.

Kristin Silva

Crawdaddy’s: Not the chain, the mom and pops

October 15, 2019


CrawDaddy’s Seafood and Steaks is a Cajun and seafood mom and pop restaurant that opened Summer 2019.

All restaurants claiming to be “cajun” need to have a half-decent tasting gumbo option at the very least. That being said, CrawDaddy’s gumbo ($8) is phenomenal. As soon as the bowl was set on the table, my mouth started watering from the smell alone, and the ingredients used in the dish blended well together which is what makes this gumbo so fantastic.

For the main course, I ordered the crawfish boil ($25) which includes a plate of crawfish, sausage, corn and potatoes at a serving size for two. This dish was seasoned well overall and tasted good. My only issue with it was the crawfish tasted a little bland; they were tasty, but it was as if the seasoning didn’t seep through their exoskeleton layer. With that being said, I will give the credit that it’s not crawfish season, so these were frozen and not completely fresh per usual during their peak season.

The second dish consisted of crab legs ($15). As a seafood lover who has been to various seafood restaurants and tried different versions of crab legs, I can honestly say the crab legs at CrawDaddy’s were the best I’ve ever eaten. They were perfectly cooked and were considerably juicy. The bowl of butter served with this dish was beyond tasty and is what really made the legs taste so spectacular.

For dessert, I ordered beignets ($7). I have never had this dish before, but I thoroughly enjoyed its sweet, doughiness. An order of this includes four beignets.

As for the service, my waitress was friendly, attentive, fun and communicated her knowledge of the menu well. I’ve been to this restaurant once before and was remembered as soon as I entered for my second dining.

I would definitely recommend this establishment to a friend. The prices are affordable compared to other restaurants, the service is friendly and inviting, and lastly, the food is outstanding.


1028 Central E Fwy, Wichita Falls, TX, 76306

Hours of operation:

Mon.-Thurs. 4-9 p.m. Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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