I used to like this place. I'm a major Crawfish lover and was excited to find a place that served Crawfish year-round. Well, last time I went there it was not season and the waiter gave me the option of live or frozen and I paid the extra for live, but it came out soggy and disgusting. This has happened to me twice. I frequently cook crawfish myself and I know there is no way that the shells are going to come out soggy, unless it is frozen. They're whole "fresh all year" thing I believe is bogus. I'm almost certain what I got was frozen. So tip # 1- only go during season.
Best Crawfish Houston 2010 - Hank's Crawfish
10800 Bellaire Blvd. #G
Houston, TX 77072
There's nothing pretty about Hank's — it's a dive in a strip mall way the heck out on Bellaire, but man can these folks boil some crawfish. Big, fat mudbugs are served up for some of the lowest prices per pound in town, but the tail meat is sweet and tender, the spice blend perfect. You can order at four different levels of spice — mild, medium, spicy and tear-inducingly hot, adding in fresh garlic if you like. Luckily, cold beer is available to quell the fire in your mouth and Hank's sports plenty of other Louisiana favorites — po boys, boudin, barbecue shrimp and more — to round out your meal.