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The Captain's Seafood & Oyster Bar

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5700 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78751-1501
+1 512-452-1417
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I stop by for a later than normal dinner, ordered a combo plate which included fish, shrimp. scallops, fries and hush puppies. I also got an appetizer of a sausage of some type. It was great spicy and very full of flavor kind of reminded me of a crab cake in a sausage casing. Waiter was very nice and helpful.

Thank jraleighsr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. There's a lunch n dinner menu n one for the kids. Reasonably priced. Since I didn't want 2 big pcs of catfish, waitress suggested I get child's portion n just add the shrimp. Excellent idea! Was good n the place is right on I-35 frontage road.

Thank rebecca c
Austin, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I have been going every week to Captain Benny's for about 20 years. We have our family gatherings out on the patio at least 4 times a year. Today it all changed. We were served miniature oysters on the half shell, our shrimp diablos were chewy and the catfish was thin and overcooked. We informed the waitress but nothing happened.... More 

Thank queen259
Austin, TX
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146 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is an extremely casual place on the IH 35 service road surrounded by chain motels. But the fried shrimp and oysters are cooked perfectly. The raw oysters are also excellent - and they give you extra horseradish to heat up the cocktail sauce. If they had draft beer it would be perfect - but the bottled beer is nice... More 

Thank 2cool4theroom
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431 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I was staying at a hotel that was within walking distance and decided to give this establishment a try. I'm glad I did. The service was quick and friendly and there is a wide selection of both grilled, broiled and fried foods. Oysters on the half shell as well. I sat at the bar and the two bartenders were friendly... More 

Thank bandman15
Edgewood, Texas
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Stayed at the Fairfield Inn and this seafood restaurant is just across the parking lot. The Seafood Gumbo was excellent and filled with shrimp and the broiled platter was an excellent combination of fish, scallops and shrimp on a bed of shrimp fried rice. The entire meal was excellent and I certainly recommend The Captain's to anyone looking for good... More 

Thank russminton
Burleson, Texas
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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed @ Courtyard & planned on taxi to Pappadeaux. But this little gem right next door with a crowd so we just walked in to give a try. Tables full & luckily found seats @ bar. Entertainment was the kitchen 😳. They were amazing to watch. Had the seafood platter & beer out of the bottle. Relaxed fun. Would love... More 

Thank foxgardener
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

This is an OK restaurant with a reasonable menu in terms of price and choice. Plenty of fried stuff on the menu but broiled too, so you can be a bit healthier. The gumbo was good.

Thank ShropshireBlade
Clifton, Tx
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190 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Another delicious meal at Captain's. Had fried shrimp & oysters. In my top 5 seafood places. I don't spend much time in expensive places--- Captain's exceeds taste, presentation, casual atmosphere and price! Thanks for the fresh, tasty supper!!!

Thank jrdtsta
Angel Fire, New Mexico
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We've been dining at Captains for over 10 years and the quality and food are always fantastic! The oysters on the half shell and the fried shrimp are my favorites, so rarely do I try anything else.

Thank Greg D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5700 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78751-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-452-1417

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?