Crawfish and Chill to spice up Luling with second location

Marrero-based seafood restaurant Crawfish and Chill recently announced it planned to open a second location at 13899 River Road in Luling at the site of the former Sushi Café Japanese Restaurant, with an estimated opening date sometime around January 2024.

The new dine-in and carry out family-style restaurant will feature a similar menu as its sister Marrero location, offering fresh boiled seafood, fried seafood items, along with sandwiches, burgers and a number of entrée items. Co-owner Steve Allan, who has managed other local hospitality-related businesses for around five years, said the restaurant has a wide array of menu items, appealing to many different palates.

Their new restaurant will offer “crawfish, seafood balls, corn, potatoes, sausage, lobsters, crabs, blue crabs,” Allan said, as he quickly rattled off several of the restaurant’s popular menu items. “We also have pasta, wings, fish, shrimp, po’boys, shrimp and fish baskets.”

Co-owner Amin Thavata, 30, also operates the hotel next door to the new location, and plans for this new location to be an complimentary addition to his burgeoning hospitality business.

Crawfish and Chill’s owners plan to open seven days per week similar to its Marrero location, with more specifics on operating hours to follow closer to opening. Allan said the new Luling location is part of the restaurant’s new expansion plan, which has the group aiming to open one new restaurant location per year.

“Crawfish and Chill is a family-owned business, and this second location is a testament to our hard work and dedication,” a company spokesperson said in a recent social media post. “We have poured our hearts into making this dream a reality, and we are beyond grateful for the opportunity to serve you.”

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