ANAHUAC, Texas – When we came across this shack out in the woods of southeast Texas, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. But when you see folks taking every method of transportation possible to get here, you know it’s going to be good.
John and Liz Kemp own this jumping joint and they actually got jolted by the love bug here in the bayou.
As you might be able to claw at, The Crawfish Place is known for, well their crawfish, so it’s only natural that they put it on a burger. But this burger got its start when a customer ordered it for the first time and christened it with a unique name.
“A customer come in here and ordered it. He said, ‘this is what I want. I want crawfish tails, bacon, jalapenos, onions,’ and he said, ‘yeah we’re going to call it the pimping burger,’” John told us.
Why the pimping burger you might ask. Well, that remains a mystery, but Liz has a theory.
“I think that’s what he calls everyone,” Liz said. “So, you know, the whole handshake. You’re like, ‘hey pimp. What’s up pimp.”
Well we got our pimp walk right into the kitchen to meet head cook Sierra.
“There amazing,” Sierra said. “I do. I love them. I can’t eat a whole one though.”
Sierra’s not alone. A lot of folks don’t chow down on a whole burger here because the meat patties are monstrous. Each patty is made with one pound of beef.
As the big beef cooks, onions and jalapenos are grilled up with butter. Five pieces of bacon are cooked to crispy perfection in the fryer, and then it’s the crawfish turn to take a dip in the golden oil.
Once all the fixings are prepared, the wait for the patty to finish cooking begins. After all, when you’ve got a pound of beef in just one patty it takes a while.
Finally the buttered bun, gets mayo mustard and all the garnishments, while the burger gets topped with cheese, onions, and jalapenos and bacon. Crawfish goes on the bottom bun and our burger is stacked.
Well frying up that bacon really brings out the flavor of the pork, and then the crawfish. You can’t go wrong with that especially in this part of the state. Jalapenos mix in well. Not too spicy, and the beef, so much beef.
As Matt, a Crawfish Place regular, said, “You don’t want to come in here and order a double meat.”
With great size, amazing crawfish, deep fired bacon, jalapenos and onions gilled in butter the pimping burger at The Crawfish Place in Anahuac, Texas is well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List.
“I love to cook, and I love to cook crawfish,” The Crawfish Place regular Darren said. “So I love to cook anything and it’s hard for me to like somebody else doing something, and I can honestly say that I’ve eaten the best here.”