Crawfish Are Boiling

Tasty Cajun spot grows into full-fledged restaurant in prime Richardson location

Tasty Cajun spot grows into full-fledged restaurant in Richardson

Crawfish boil
Richardson Heights, are you ready for crawfish? Photo by Kyle Steed

Crawfish is on the move: Tasty Tails, a former food court staple, is striking out on its own and moving to a hot location near the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson.

Tasty Tails' first standalone, full-fledged restaurant will open in the spring, in the Richardson Heights complex at Belt Line Road and 75. It'll take over the old Zyka Indian restaurant location.

Tasty Tails premiered two years ago in the food court of the Jusgo Supermarket on Legacy at 75. It's known for its New Orleans-style crawfish boil, as well as the Who Dat Sauce, a wonderfully seasoned Cajun garlic butter.

Co-owners Vu and Khanh Tran pride themselves on the freshness of their seafood. They serve fresh crawfish almost year round; when fresh crawfish isn't available, they don't serve it.

"We really stick to the motto, 'If we don't eat it, we don't serve it,'" Khanh says.

Tasty Tails' menu features boiled seafood such as snow crab, shrimp, blue crab, clams, red king crab, and Dungeness crab. Fried options include New Orleans-style po' boys in both shrimp and catfish.