The Crabnet

The Crabnet is located in the French Quarter and recently moved to 528 Royal St. after a mere(!) 32 years on Decatur St. Our current hours are 10 am till 6 pm CST every day.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WEBSITE: Unfortunately, our large website was destroyed by a hacker a few months ago. We estimate that it will take 6-12 months to rebuild it. So we apologize for the very limited product selection.  In the meantime, please call or email us if you are looking for a specific product or want to place an order. Contact us at 504-522-3478 or

ABOUT US: Doug and Rita Lambert opened The Crabnet in 1981. Wanting to have theme for the shop, they chanced upon wildlife art and gifts, because Doug's childhood had been spent hunting and fishing. His fondest memories were of his dad and three brothers heading to the camp near the Atchafalaya Swamp on Friday evening for a weekend of fishing for bass, running catfish lines, and catching frogs and crawfish. On the weekends not at the camp, they would go rabbit or duck hunting near their home in Baton Rouge. Once married, Doug and Rita settled in Rita's hometown of New Orleans. Her parents had owned gift shops in the French Quarter for many years. After working for her parents for several years, they decided to venture out on their own.

Searching for Louisiana wildlife artists was an easy task because there are so many talented artists in the area. In fact, their best-selling print artists, Daniel Rhodes, Randy McGovern, and Brett Smith, have shown their work at The Crabnet for over thirty years. Their best-selling woodcarvers, Richard Reeves, Phil Galatas, and Ken Picou, have done the same. A new addition in the last few years has been the Louisiana swamp art of Mickey Ashe.

Throughout their thirty-two years of operation, they have been blessed with merchandise from many talented artists and companies. In addition, they have become good friends with many of their loyal customers and suppliers. God willing, they hope to provide quality products for many years to come.

"Nothing compares to the promise we have in you, Lord."





We've Moved!

 528 Royal Street                   New Orleans, LA 70130            504-522-3478                  Hours:...