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Big John's Seafood Patio

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3630 Broadview Dr, Erath, LA 70533
+1 337-937-8355
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Kaplan, Louisiana
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is not a fancy restaurant. This is where you go to tuck into 5 pounds of crawfish, make a mess and enjoy yourself.

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Thank WhitneyB70548
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The best place ever to have boiled crawfish. It's a family business. We've been eating there for years and have never been disappointed.

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Thank Sybil L
Abbeville, Louisiana
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

A no-frills establishment with plenty of good people and good food. We went there last night to try it, and found the cost about 20% less than most of the other establishments. Now, you're got to look for this one, because it is not on a main street. Mapquest or Garmin your way there. The beer is cole and the... More 

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Thank James R
new iberia,la
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199 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The crayfish are good and the boiled shrimp were tasty but I have had better...they could have been seasoned more...staff very friendly and efficient..very casual atmosphere

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Denison, Texas
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136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

It's hard to find and certainly not fancy but the mudbugs were great. Most were large and very tasty. Service was very efficient. My only letdown was that there was no patio as in Big John's name, it's all indoors. That and the fact that Big John seems not to be a beer guy. The most robust beer they had... More 

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Thank frogcarguy
Sarasota, Florida
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

We weren't even in Louisiana 2 hours and we were taken here with a group of people from our RV park. I've only had Crawdads once before, at a friend's backyard barbecue. I forgot how delicious they are. This place is fantastic. It's very low key with concrete floors and plastic checkered table clothes. My husband and I shared a... More 

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Thank Lora H
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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722 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

Convenient and decent parking. Seafood is quite good and the crawfish were good. Service was friendly and very prompt.

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Thank LSUTraveller
South Louisiana
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Big John's Seafood Patio is always my first choice when deciding to dine out. It's exactly what it says it is, a seafood patio.....concrete floors, checkered tablecloths, tin-trimmed walls, etc. The owner prides himself on quality food and good service. Crawfish can be ordered from mild to spicy. Their other seafood dishes are very tasty as well. My husband and... More 

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Abbeville, LA
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

When I CRAVE crawfish it is always for crawfish from Big John's! They do it the BEST!!! All their seafood is good but the crawfish is THE BEST!

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Thank 123forme
Philadelphia, PA
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805 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 911 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

I really wanted to love this place. It's out in the middle of nowhere, and has EXACTLY the right atmosphere for a boiled crawfish "restaurant." Think utilitarian, with a concrete floor and "shack-like" atmosphere. Service was fast and friendly, and crawfish prices were reasonable. There were also a few items on the menu for non-crawfish eating patrons. That said, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3630 Broadview Dr, Erath, LA 70533
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Erath
  • Phone Number: +1 337-937-8355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?