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Hawk's Restaurant

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416 Hawks Rd, Rayne, LA 70578-8836
+1 337-788-3266
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Surrey
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144 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

This was our second crawfish restaurant experience and the one I had been waiting to try for quite some time. You can actually taste the difference in the crawfish to other places - the purging they do is what makes the difference. I cannot fault the other restaurant we dined at (Louisiana Crawfish Time), the food there was delicious but... More 

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2 Thank Meggles57
Lawtell, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

We wait all year for opening night at Hawk's.....that first bite...WOW! Indescribable. He's in the middle of nowhere...literally...but people line up and wait. One reason is that he purges his crawfish for 48 hours so they are clean and delicious. Also delicious bread pudding! Can't wait to get back for my fix!!

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Thank Shelby W
Lake Arthur, Louisiana
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

Very good boiled crawfish! They have a choice of mild, hot, and super spicy. Very very friendly service from all the people that work there. And when they say in the middle of nowhere they mean it! We got there late about 9:30 at night on a Friday and were seated and served. It was very nice.

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Thank KELLI c
Iowa, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

The crawfish are very good and clean. And I like that I can order extra spicy, because if your lips don't burn, they're not good crawfish. :) But the prices....WOW! They're a LOT pricier than most places for boiled crawfish. They ARE good, but not worth $6.65 a pound PLUS having to pay for boiled potato and corn which is... More 

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4 Thank Cynthia L
Carencro, Louisiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

Clean. Delicious. Worth the Drive. Sure, there's the whole "experience" of a REAL Cajun restaurant--well-seasoned food, relaxed atmosphere and you better have a GPS if you're gonna find it. But let's face it. It's a restaurant. In the end, it's all about the food. And Hawk's doesn't disappoint. Crawfish so clean they look like they were scrubbed with little brushes--when... More 

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4 Thank Elizabeth W
The Woodlands, Texas
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

I read about Hawk's in the April 2013 issue of Louisiana Kitchen magazine and was intrigued with the whole process of the crawfish "cleanse"... I mean after all...these are mud bugs! Well, we packed up Saturday and made the 3.5 hour trip to check out these "clean" crawfish. We got to Hawk's around 4:45 in the afternoon. They open at... More 

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2 Thank Cheri917
Crowley, Louisiana
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

I have been to Hawks on quiet a few occasions... They have the boiled crawfish thing down to a science... They have a nice clean country place but well worth the trip... I live close by and they are "in the middle of nowhere" but I know where to go during crawfish season for good crawfish... They do have other... More 

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Thank Gerald L
Lafayette, LA
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634 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Okay, I get it… THE CRAWFISH ARE CLEAN and the experience of driving out into the woods is UNIQUE, but let’ be honest… THIS IS NOT THE SAME HAWK’S AS 10 YEARS AGO. The service here is average. The prices are as high as anywhere you go in this area for similar food. But the biggest reason to go to... More 

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2 Thank bandman
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

The wait is well worth it. The food and service was great. Great place to try if you have never been. :-)

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5 Thank Valmorgan61
Opelousas, Louisiana, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Crawfish season started early this year, and it's something my family waits for as much or more than Christmas. And Hawk's never fails to please. The crawfish are large and perfectly seasoned. The waitstaff is friendly and efficient. It's a happy place, and you feel welcome - not to mention satisfied when you leave. If you have a bit of... More 

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4 Thank Sharon L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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