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Crawfish Shack Seafood has been featured in many popular magazines, newspapers, and on various TV programs such as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The New York Times, Atlanta Eats, The Layover with Anthony Bourdain, USA Today Travel, Thrillist Atlanta, Creative Loafing, Scoutmob Atlanta, Zagat, and Eater Atlanta.

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The best bets for seafood in Atlanta

“Crawfish Shack has been serving up top-notch seafood for years. Their fried shrimp is some of the best that has ever graced a plate.”

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“Cajun food – REAL cajun food – right on Buford Highway? Oh yes. It’s real, and it’s spectacular.”

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Vietnamese Immigrants Carry on a Cajun Food Tradition

“The foods that emerge from this small kitchen staffed by his family, including his mother, Hoe Pham, taste like honest tributes to Louisiana, filtered through the life experiences and cooking repertories of Southeast Asian immigrants.”

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Atlanta Travel Guide (video)

“Crawfish Shack Seafood has awesome Cajun-style seafood … be sure to try the Shack-tastic Platter.”

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“Vietnamese chefs cranking out authentic Louisiana-style po-boys? One bite of perfectly seasoned seafood like shrimp and grouper, with its zingy, spicy sauce on a crisp, yet fluffy baguette, and you’ll believe it too.”

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Cajun spice at Crawfish Shack Seafood

“Pham is, as his menu says, obsessed with freshness. Believe me (and 59 people on Yelp), you can tell the difference.”

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“This Buford Highway joint is at the top of the list not only for many Atlantans, but Louisiana natives, too (and that's saying something). ”

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5 dishes worth the drive to Buford Highway

“REAL Cajun food on Buford Highway? Oh yes. It’s real, and it’s spectacular. ”

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Atlanta's 10 Best Bets for Lobster Rolls

“A tasty lobster roll awaits you at this Vietnamese-influenced Cajun seafood restaurant on Buford Highway, but the preparation's all Connecticut — it comes warmed and tossed with a lemon-garlic butter and tarragon leaves. Word is you may be able to get your lobster fried too.”

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Cajun Restaurants in Atlanta

“The low cost and casual atmosphere of the restaurant have made it a popular place amongst locals and tourists alike.”

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Trippin' on Buford Highway: 13 Can't-Miss Restaurants

“Hieu Pham serves up Louisiana Cajun-style seafood with influences from his Vietnamese, Chinese, and Cambodian heritage. It’s a tasty, affordable spot to pick up po' boys, boudin balls, or go all-in with a “shack-tastic” platter of almost everything under the sea (boiled or steamed).”

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