Customers swamp restaurants for Good Friday crawfish

Customers swamp restaurants for Good Friday crawfish

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - It's Good Friday, and for many Louisianans that means finding a crawfish boil.

In the back of Deanies in Bucktown, Joseph and Duran were boiling what will end up being 4,500 pounds of crawfish.

Outside, people were waiting in line to get in. While we were there, about three dozen people were waiting for tables. It's one of the restaurants busiest days, when they start boiling at 8 a.m. And despite the nearly hour wait customers said they wouldn't have it any other way.

"It's 45 minutes, but it's beautiful outside, so I mean it's great," said Jenis Miller. "I don't mind. A lot of people are outside having some drinks, so it's ok.

People started lining up at about 11:30 a.m., and it hasn't let up.

The restaurant says it stocked up in anticipation for this day.

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