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crawfish report - Mr. Keet's

Beau Noppatee | Feb 6, 200311:14 PM

There is a new crawfish patio in duck and crawfish country. This one, Mr. Keet's, is approximately one rice field south of Maurice, Louisiana, on Highway 167 (on the left as you are heading south toward Abbeville). What can I say about crawfish? My table, all of whom hadn't had crawfish yet this season, agreed they were drooling good, well seasoned, big, and juicy. We got them steaming hot on green plastic trays right at 5pm when it opened. And the atmosphere is the dressed down, duck camp ambience that a boiled seafood restaurant should be. The unpainted log building is set back from the highway by a gray shell parking lot. The interior is one big mustard colored room with rough hewn beams, oodles of ceiling fans, and large pine tables surrounded by captains chairs. It's open from 5 til 9pm Tuesday through Sunday. The wait staff and management are country friendly and will not neglect you. Prices are reasonable - three pound orders are $10.95, five pound orders $15.95. (I wonder if these prices will hold?) There is nothing else on the menu yet except drinks and boiled veggies. In two weeks they will be serving burgers, salads, and maybe fried food. We are going back soon and don't care about anything but the crawfish. Our only disappointment - no crawfish bibs.

P.S. Can't comment on whether the rainy fall has produced bigger crawfish this year. All the better crawfish patios buy culled critters so you never get a small one anyway.

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