By Elena Kadvany
Dig into pounds of crawfish at new Mountain View restaurantUploaded: May 31, 2019
Throw on a bib and dig into a bag of crawfish at Crawfish Bros, newly opened at 124 Castro St. in downtown Mountain View.
The restaurant recently replaced Chop & Pub but according to alcohol license records, remains under the previous ownership. (The location has been a revolving door of concepts, from an oyster bar that became a taco eater that became a tapas restaurant before the owner of Chop & Pub took over.)
The newly opened Crawfish Bros in downtown Mountain View. Photo by Elena Kadvany.
At Crawfish Bros, customers have their pick of crawfish, clams, shrimps, mussels, crab and lobster, which can be made with different sauces (cajun, "torpedo," lemon pepper and garlic butter) and at three spice levels (mild, hot and screaming). The fish comes with sausage, corn and potatoes.
If you're feeling ambitious, there’s the "ultimate combo:" 3 pounds of crawfish, 3 pounds of head-on shrimp, one pound of half-shell mussels and 1 pound of clams with sausage, corn and potatoes for $100.
Appetizers include spicy Cajun wings, chicken katsu, fried soft shell crab, fried catfish fillets and scallops.
The restaurant is offering a grand opening special through Saturday, June 1, according to posters in the windows: $3 crawfish and free beer with any "combo" order.
Crawfish Bros is open from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 4-10 p.m. Friday and noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and closed Monday, per hours posted in the window.