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Hawk's Restaurant

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416 Hawks Rd, Rayne, LA 70578-8836
+1 337-788-3266
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quant old time seafood patio. Very clean, well staffed with top notch service. These people have their own ponds & wait staff is either crawfishermen or married to a crawfisherman. They also have a purging process, where they place the fresh caught crawfish into a purging tank for internal & external cleaning. Once that process is complete... More 

Thank og41462
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Getting to Hawk's is quite a drive, but WELL worth it. You will ask yourself "are we lost, is there really a restaurant called Hawk's out here" as you pass by farmland and crawfish farms!!! Their crawfish were perfectly purged and HUGE. This is truly a crawfish shack that you don't want to miss! Remember, they are only open during... More 

Thank TinAustin
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721 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This place is only open from January to May, (5 days a week; Weds thru Sun). They serve huge platters of boiled crawfish. It's an orgy of fish bodies, claws, and shells as people dig into this very regional dish that they look forward to with great relish. This was such a Louisiana experience.

2 Thank Melodycthomas
Lafayette, Louisiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

This place is in the middle of nowhere. It's a nice drive into rural South Louisiana country side... a nice way to decompress. Boiled crawfish are excellently prepared, easy to peel, and super clean. Hawk's is the place that pioneered the purging process to assure that the crawfish are very clean prior to boiling.

1 Thank knobbie2015
Lafayette, Louisiana
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

I'm from the area and have been hearing about Hawk's for years. My parents raved about the place. But I just never got there.... So when I had out of state guests who wanted crawfish (one for the first time), I decided to take them to Hawk's. I couldn't have been more pleased!!!! The crawfish were big and well prepared.... More 

1 Thank clumbermom1
Covington, Louisiana
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Been wanting to try Hawks since reading about them on the internet last crawfish season. Finally made it this past weekend and LOVED the crawfish. Probably the best I've ever eaten. Got both regular and extra spicy. Don't be afraid of the extra spicy they aren't too spicy. The waitress, Drew was very nice and brought some extra spicy for... More 

Thank smunster70433
New Canaan
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Crawfish were huge, most had claws big enough to eat too…atmosphere is fun and light, staff is young friendly people….it's just a wonderful place. Ignore negatives if any….it really doesn't get any better, and I've been here for years…consistently awesome!

1 Thank StRaymond
Katy, United States
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

After all the hoopla about Hawks we decided to make the trip. My family and I traveled from Houston to Hawks. We had family come in from Baton Rouge, Abbeville, Lafayette, Jennings and all points inbetween to meet us there. We hadn't seen everybody in quite sometime. We all had the crawfish, they we're good but kind of bland. We... More 

Thank John T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

We wait until Hawks is open for the season to eat crawfish. The first of the season are always at Hawks. The best tasting and cleanest in the world.

Thank Sidney H
Philadelphia, PA
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838 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 929 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

Hawk's is a shrine to boiled crawfish. And rightly so -- their crawfish are delicious. And the friendly roadhouse atmosphere is perfect, right in the middle of nowhere, out in the flooded crawfish fields. But I'm not sure you should go. First, the location is inconvenient. I'd guess it's about a half hour drive from Lafayette. But that's not the... More 

1 Thank Dave's_reviews

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cajun & Creole
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Hawks Rd, Rayne, LA 70578-8836
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Rayne
  • Phone Number: +1 337-788-3266

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