Hot Tails Crawfish House

Hot Tails Crawfish House

There are 83 comments on the The American Conservative story from Mar 7, 2012, titled Hot Tails Crawfish House. In it, The American Conservative reports that:

Behold, my lunch today: the best shrimp po-boy I have ever eaten. And I have eaten more than a few shrimp po-boys. I got it at Hot Tails , a great roadside joint in New Roads, a Cajun town on the other side of the river.

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Tried It

New Roads, LA

#43 Apr 6, 2012
Thought I would try Hot Tails again. It is true the seasoning is still out of control. Not sure, but maybe one of the posts that said they are covering up bad food is correct??? I will stick with some of the other places on Hospital Road.

New Roads, LA

#44 Apr 6, 2012
My crawfish tasted old or overcooked, something. Going somewhere else from now on. Nasty.

New Roads, LA

#45 May 30, 2012
anyone tried hot tails lately?

New Roads, LA

#46 Jun 2, 2012
Tried Crap Tails again & same old slow service & over priced crap food.

Gonzales, LA

#47 Jun 2, 2012
They are wonderful! They have had to add on because of the crowds they draw! Great job guys!

Prattville, AL

#48 Jun 2, 2012
I guess that's why people are lined up to get in there . People in this town hate to see people do good for themselves . Gooooo Cody to hell with these people. Tell em to go get Mc Donald's

New Roads, LA

#49 Jun 2, 2012
I go to Hot Tails on a regular basis, the food has been a little too spicey and salted at times, but for the most part it is always good. I like spice, I like my food hot, heat wise and spice wise. I can over look the too spicey but I cant do the too much salt thing because of my high blood pressure.

Since: Jun 12

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#50 Jun 15, 2012
My wife and I go to Hot Tails about once a month. I to like some spice, but with my stomach problems, I can not take all the HOT spice. Way too much red pepper and salt. I usually get the boiled shrimp meal since I can not eat the fried stuff. Usually up the next night all night due to the seasoning. Like others have said, adding the cayan while cooking really does not change the flavor if added after cooking. The pepper and salt are added to the boiling and frying mixes so it is hard for them to cut back for one order. So think about cutting back during cooking and letting the ones with a brimfire addiction add the amount of red pepper they want. They would pick up some buisiness just by doing that. Thanks
Heater Eater

Gonzales, LA

#51 Jun 20, 2012
Can someone ask Cody what is with the damn Red Pepper...when I ask they SAY ok, but it still comes out to friggin hot. AM I MISSING SOMETHING...can I get the food the way I want it... since I am paying for it. Tell me the pro and cons of cayenne BEFORE or AFTER . Maybe there is a reason...any chefs out their want to explain theis JEEEz!!!
Chillie Pepper

Baton Rouge, LA

#53 Jun 21, 2012
prices are too high!
Cajuns Fan

New Roads, LA

#54 Jun 22, 2012
I think the food is great there. I've never had a problem with it being spicy, I like my food that way.
Heater Eater

Opelousas, LA

#55 Jun 22, 2012
I dont thing prices are too high, however if I go to the better restaurants in BR, I can get my food prepared the way I WANT it and I know Cody and his gang can cook, so whats with the damn CAYENNE!!!

New Roads, LA

#56 Jun 28, 2012
Went to Hot Tails tonight for the first time. I am really disappointed that I won't be back, The food was way to spicy, and before you bash me for being a puss, I don't mind a generous amount of SEASONING, but the cayenne is out of control. My kids were miserable. I mean c'mon, what restaurant in their right mind would put the same spicy ass, cayenne covered fries in a corn dog kids meal that they would put with an adult entree. I didn't think I needed to tell them ahead of time that I would not like my Kids Meal to burn my Kids mouth. 60 bucks I wasted on that place. I was hoping I had found something good in NR so I wouldn't have to drive to BR.

I have to think that they can't REALLY cook well. Why else would someone put that much cayenne on EVERYTHING unless they are trying to hide something?

Oh well, Hot Tails, if you want another $60 out of me you'll have to prove that you've started to cook flavorful food and not just spicy and call it "cajun".

Ventress, LA

#57 Jun 29, 2012
walla walla wrote:
what about chicken strips ?

Baton Rouge, LA

#58 Jul 10, 2012
This is a site where you should be able to voice your opinion about whatever you want without being bashed all the time. If the owners of Hot Tails can not take opinions of the very customers who spend their hard earned money there, then they really have a problem. A few years ago the food was really good and we ate there alot. Now it seems as though the taste of everything is drowned out with pepper. The last time I had boiled shrimp there, it was like eating steamed shrimp cooked with zero seasoning and after they were done, they poured cayenne pepper over them.. YUCK!! I will say that the boiled crawfish are usually the biggest ones in our area and they used to be so good... but now they're just camouflaged with pepper and ruined. The only thing that I find worth eating there now is the bbq shrimp. I would love nothing more than for these guys to accept what the customers have to say as constructive criticism and fix the problem so we can come back ASAP!

Baton Rouge, LA

#59 Feb 21, 2013
Good food and great service
Heater Eater

Opelousas, LA

#60 Mar 18, 2013
Picked up a meal to go and asked for NO cayenne. And they gave me a great meal, well seasoned, NOT HOT and have just gained a customer for life. The food was so good and all the extras were cooked to perfection and I for one am soooo happy to have the great chefs take a "little" criticism about the heat and fixed it. Cody and the gang score a direct hit Thanks!!

United States

#61 Mar 21, 2013
After several local residents advised that the steaks were the best they had ever consumed, I attempted to satisfy my urge for the Ribeye. I was quite disappointed in the texture of the meat. Very difficult to chew although the flavor was great.$29.99 a ribeye is steep for poor choice cut of steak. Going to Old River Landing on Thursday night to try that cut of ribeye. Low grade of ribeye for a high price.
Love Hot Tails

Prairieville, LA

#62 Mar 22, 2013
Ate there last Friday. They were very busy but handled the crowd quickly. Everyone waiting to order was visiting with everyone and no one seems to mind the wait. Our food was delicious as usual. The beer was cold. Love to eat there and when family comes in from out of town, that is were they want to eat. Great Job Hot Tails!
2nd Chance

New Roads, LA

#63 Mar 23, 2013
I've tried this place more than once, and still cannot eat the food there!! I don't see how anyone could TBH! Being raised on spicy food, I still love to eat spicy food, but this is beyond spicy!! How can I enjoy my food when all I taste is spice and have to take gulps of my drink after each small bite!! Just can't do it, but for those who can, more power to y'all!! I think it's a nice place, but just can't eat the food!! Maybe they will ease up on the spice a bit and I can try it again!!

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