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Chasin' Tails
Seafood Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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2200 N Westmoreland St Arlington, VA 22213
2200 North Westmoreland StreetUSVirginiaArlington22213
$$Seafood Restaurant, American Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
American Restaurant
Southern Restaurant (US)
Cajun Restaurant
Sports Bar
Today 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 12:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 12:00 – 10:00 pm
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Live Crawfish, flown in from Louisiana! Shrimp, Crabs, Clams, Oysters and more. Draft and bottled beers with a full bar.
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Spacious watering hole serving up Cajun-style seafood dishes like boiled crawfish & jambalaya.- Google
"Their chocolate bread pudding with ice cream is amazing."
"Atmosphere is exactly what you might find in a Cajun seafood joint."
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Joseph McAtee
6 months ago
It's not anywhere close to authentic, but let's be real. You're in Northern Virginia. Your options are limited anyway. So if you're desperate for crawfish, which is understandable, this is about as good as you can do. The crawfish are just boiled and tossed in sauce, so don't expect anything out of the lagniappe. And the beignets aren't really beignets; they're closer to sopapillas. But hey, beggars can't be choosers. I went with three stars cause the service was solid, the beer was cold, and it's a straightforward place. (Wouldn't hurt to have at least one Abita option on tap though...)
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Stephanie Lormand
7 months ago
My people hail from Cajun country; I have both my PawPaw's `etouffee and creole recipes. I am a harsh critic of restaurant cajun food. I ordered a to go order of the crawfish `etouffee, a salad, and some french bread thinking I would be pleasantly full after a day of amtrak travel and food-in-coffee-form. For about $16 bucks I got more food than I should have eaten (but eat it, I did) and it was pretty damn good. For this price, you definitely won't be disappointed.
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Blake Enfield
a year ago
Robert was are waiter and was great! He served us very well! It was my wife's birthday and he did an amazing job with us! Very good food and very good service! I rate this 5 because the food and service and location. Parking is easy! Great place! I hope Robert is your server, he's as good as they come at any restraunt!
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Alice Wang
10 months ago
Chasin' Tails is an awesome place for Cajun seafood. Definitely great for groups. The servers line brown paper on the tables, tie bibs on all guests, and bring a pail to dump empty shells. Fresh catch is boiled and soaked in their signature Cajun-style blend and then tossed in a savory sauce. The whole thing is thrown into a bag that steams when you open it. Crawfish, shrimp, and clams are my favorite catches here. I think the mussel may not been completely worth $11 per pound, since the majority of the weight of the mussel is the shell. Crawfish and shrimp though are outstanding. I usually get the whole shebang (now Oh Dang!) sauce, which is a mix of their three flavors (original cajun, lemon-pepper, and garlic butter). Get them N'awlins hot and you're good to go. Also, I love having some potatoes thrown into the bags too. Everything tastes great; I think it's because of the fresh seafood combined with the awesome shebang/Oh Dang sauce. You can get the Bayou Catch, which is 1 lb of crawfish, clams, mussels, 1/2 lb of shrimp and snow crab legs, two pieces of corn and potatoes, and 1/2 lb of sausages, all for $49. Only available Monday through Thursday. Atmosphere is exactly what you might find in a Cajun seafood joint. Like I said, it's good for groups, perfect for friends and family to gather around one table and share bags of Cajun seafood.
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Andree Vilton
3 weeks ago
Food is great, warm atmosphere. But very busy Sat and Sun afternoon
Melody Clark
8 months ago
The food was great. I recently went to New Orleans for the 2014 Madi Gra, the food was good, so I was hoping to find something similar here. I have been to several other restaurants and this has been the best by far. It was a little to cold in the resturant and the service was fair. Food gets two thumbs up!!!!!
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steven jones
10 months ago
The crawfish is sautéed in oil after being boiled. This gives the crawfish a very greasy coating and oil flavor when you suck the heads. And their andouille taste like keilbasa.
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Danny D
2 months ago
Great food, nice people, awesome service!!!