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Hawk's Restaurant

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416 Hawks Rd, Rayne, LA 70578-8836
+1 337-788-3266
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Lawtell, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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!!

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 9 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.

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 

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 30 April 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 

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 

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 13 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 

Thank Gerald L
Lafayette, LA
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632 reviews
432 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 

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. :-)

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 

4 Thank Sharon L
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

The crawfish are clean and seasoned to perfection!! Everything on the menu is excellent. The made from scratch bread pudding is the best out there by far..... This middle of nowhere lil place is worth the drive, we drive 45 minutes at least once a week during the season. The owners are always there, greeting customers, cooking your food and... More 

2 Thank Kayla B

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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
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?