Seafood doesn’t get much fresher than this

Chris Shepherd hits up some of his favorite spots for crawfish, crabs, and lobster in ‘Eat Like a Local’

There are plenty of ways to serve up seafood, but if you want something unique, packed with flavor, and that’s sure to please every time, Chris Shepherd has a few spots for you to try.

In this episode of “Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd”, Shepherd takes us to some of his favorite places for fresh shelled seafood like crawfish, crabs, and lobster.

The first stop is Crawfish and Noodles, which is where the Viet-Cajun style of cooking got its start in Houston. Shepherd sat down with the owner of the restaurant to learn about his family’s history and his path to creating a restaurant that goes way beyond crawfish and noodles.

The second stop in this episode is Crown Seafood in Houston’s Chinatown, where your meal goes from the tank to the table in minutes. It’s fresh, it’s flavorful, and it’s a great spot to enjoy a meal with friends or family.

And finally, Shepherd shows us how Hot & Buttered is putting their own mark on crawfish season.

Watch this episode of “Eat Like a Local” in the video player above.

“Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd” is your guide to the best food in Houston. Watch new episodes Saturdays at 10 a.m. on KPRC 2.

Crawfish & Noodles

11360 Bellaire Blvd. | Houston

Crawfish & Noodles - Heights

2520 Airline Dr. | Houston
Chris Shepherd shares his picks for what to order at Crawfish & Noodles

Crown Seafood

10796 Bellaire Blvd, Ste. C | Houston
Chris Shepherd shares his picks for what to order at Crown Seafood (KPRC/

Hot & Buttered at Tikila’s

2702 N. Shepherd | Houston

Tikila’s is a bar with a crawfish pop up at the location called Hot & Buttered. They have traditional crawfish, but also crawfish covered in a garlic, butter sauce.

More “Eat Like a Local” restaurants featured in this episode

  • Hai Cang Harbor: 11768 Bellaire Blvd. | Houston
  • Fung’s Kitchen: 7320 Southwest Freeway | Houston
  • Crawfish Cafe: 11209 Bellaire Blvd. | Houston

Bookmark the Eat Like a Local website, so you can find more restaurants serving up great food near you. We’re adding restaurants to the map every week.

Watch “Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd” Saturdays at 10 a.m. on KPRC 2.

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Sports mom, amateur nature photographer, and regional Emmy award-winning television producer

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