I've already mentioned the crawfish and related deals that can be found at the Cajun Crawfish on a Monday, but the space holds maybe six tables total, and something about crawfish boils screams for a group to share the fun: the mess, the awkward fumbling with small seafood, or communal nature of eating from a plastic bag. At Crawfish King, they're set up for just that, with long tables that let you invite all your friends to learn the joy of sucking heads and shucking tails.
There's a hokiness to the entire concept with a ridiculous interior decorated with remnants of a fishing boat that crashing into a TGIFriday's. Which, if nothing else, succeeds in getting big groups talking about the ridiculous interior. An excess of exclamation points on the menu drives the point home, announcing that they're "CRAZY 'BOUT CRAWFISH!!" If all this and the life-sized scuba diver hanging from the ceiling still don't get you smiling, here's something that will: Wine Slushy Margarita.
Wine Slushy Margarita tastes about as weird as you'd expect: a Mexican cocktail given a Southern-American vibe by a Vietnamese-owned restaurant. It is, though, like everything else on the menu, worth trying.
The stand-out on the menu is obviously the crawfish, always brought in fresh (from Texas and California, on a recent August evening), but this place knows its groups and caters to the shyer palate with a variety of fried dishes including a serviceable fried chicken for the seafood-phobic. With all the seafood options customizable to species and spice level, as well as sweet-tooth satisfying beignets, it's rather fun to be the group that laughs the loudest at the silly sayings on Crawfish King's walls.