Let's start with this - The Crawfish Shack has some of the best crawfish you could taste in the Houston area by far !!! It's a down home restaurant with wonderful crawfish seasoned to perfection.
They have different spicy levels. this was the part that got tricky to me because i know anglo saxon spicy is different from creole african spicy. The waitress reassured me that the "meaux spicy" was indeed 'qwhite spicy' but rest assured, she lied. It's actually lip-tangling spicy. right underneath runny nose spicy. the juice that comes with the tray is the best part. there's enough juice in the crawfish that you can suck the head if you're into that. u can dip all your seafood and extra items in there to maximize the flavor. the food comes out quite fast too (but i did come on a Wednesday during traffic hours).
The crawfish are a decent size for it to be late in the season. right now they are $5-6/lb. wholesale here. I would advise grabbing a carpool of people with some liquor in a cooler to make the trip worth it if you wanna get away and eat some really good seafood. Its worth the drive.
Their crawfish are AMAZING. I will definitely be returning.
A few things to be aware of:
1. When you drive up you will see tons of people waiting but still ask how long the wait will be before being scared off. We thought it was going to be a 2 hour wait but it really was just a 30 minute wait. Even then, it's still worth it.
2. This is a BYOB spot. So bring your alcohol and hang out while you wait.
3. Get ready for serious quality - We had big crawfish and not a single one was dead or over cooked.
The flavor is on point. Service was excellent. I can't wait to go back!
5822 FM 2100, Crosby, TX 77532