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Alexandria, Louisiana: Giant Crawfish

Swamp Daddy's giant red crawfish is reason enough to pull over at his restaurant. It vanished in late 2016, was repaired, and returned in 2018.

Swamp Daddy's

55 Macarthur Drive, Alexandria, LA
Swamp Daddy's. On Macarthur Drive between Peach St. and Laurel St.
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Swamp Daddy's Giant Crawfish

I live near Alexandria and pass Swamp Daddy's quite often. The giant crawfish is repaired and is back where he belongs. He looks better than ever.

[Sue Shipman, 06/07/2018]
Giant Crawfish

The giant crawfish was removed to allow room for restaurant expansion.

[Sue Shipman, 01/04/2017]


Giant Crawfish

Swamp Daddy's giant crawfish is coming apart. It looks like it was made with red tape wrapping a frame of steel rods and chicken wire. Unfortunately the elements have not been kind to it, and gaping holes are already showing up.

[JJ Kwashnak, 09/16/2009]

Giant Crawfish.

Giant Crawfish

Swamp Daddy's restaurant doesn't need any fancy neon sign to coax curious travelers to stop at their restaurant. A giant red crawfish sits next to this establishment on the lawn.

[Gina Godding, 07/22/2009]

The big crawfish is clutching two flags depicting crawfish. We agree with Gina's behind-the-scenes assessment that the statue isn't fiberglass, and is something like painted duct tape or plastic wrap over a frame. Nicely done, like a home-made airplane.

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