An order of sausage can, like many of the sides, be thrown into a bag of sauce and shellfish, but we ordered ours as a starter. It came in a paper cup and was so tasty I'd have gladly eaten it out of our server's hand. We ordered ours medium hot, in both cases, and found that the heat overpowered neither the sauce nor the luscious links.
The etouffee was another nice starter, one that took me straight back to New Orleans. It's not an easy dish to share without utensils, unless you don't care about eating out of the same paper cup as your dining companions. We moved on to a pound of shrimp in lemon pepper sauce at medium heat. These were as large as prawns, tender. Their shells popped right off, making them a better bet for anyone who doesn't want to clean crayfish -- there's more meat and less work to these tasty morsels.
While we were gnawing our way through these, a bag of green mussels in garlic sauce showed up. These were fluffy and mild, with a snappy bite from a tomatoey garlic sauce that stayed with me well into the next day. Hot 'n' Juicy's namesake is best, we found, in the hot and spicy sauce. Shucking crawfish is a lot of work for a little taste, but -- thanks to their freshness and the spicy juice from their boil -- these were worth the effort. You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter s - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
Presumably no one who doesn't like shellfish will bother to come here, but Hot 'n' Juicy's menu offers nicely prepared alternatives to seafood.
Chicken wings came lightly battered and fried, a little greasy but tender. Hunks of corn on the cob soaked up drippings and flavors of tomato and the fish they were bagged with. Whole baked potatoes also were jazzed up by these tastes when we left them to soak. Service is imperative here: Diners need someone to tell them market prices and, in the case of newbies, to explain how to eat the pile they're about to order. We asked for Kayla each time we returned, because she'd so patiently answered our long list of questions about which mussels to order the green ones, with the garlic sauce and whether we should bother with chicken in a seafood restaurant yes, especially if we ordered the chicken wings in the hottest sauce.
Her recommendations and chummy banter made us want to come back again.
Well, that and the pleasure of suiting up in yards of polyurethane to suck down bagfuls of delicious crustaceans. Sunday through Thursday; noon to 11 p. Friday and Saturday.
They are usually out of Blue Crabs early stated the waitress, everything is market prices, shrimp come with head and tails on.
Wanted Dungeness By far the best place to eat on the strip! We make sure we eat here at least once every time we visit Vegas. Our waiter was friendly and the food was amazing!
Definitely recommend! Flavors are quite good. Lot's of choices for seafood lovers.
See all restaurants in Las Vegas. Hot N Juicy Crawfish Unclaimed. Open Now: - All photos What is Certificate of Excellence? TripAdvisor gives a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers. Ratings and reviews 4. Certificate of Excellence - Winner. Love this place for a casual awesome seafood meal! Catfish PO Boy was tasty and the Cajun fries were Prices are fair considering the food you are having, I love the mussels , and Shell fish was really fresh and tasty - 1lb king crab, 1lb mussels , corn on c Location and contact.
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