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#1,800 of 3,691 Restaurants in Houston
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Seafood
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Lunch, Dinner
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Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Seating
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Reviewed April 24, 2024

Very bad service, we leaved whithout eat. We were waiting one hour, and they forgot our order. We won’t return again, People without experience

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed January 26, 2023

This is a good spot for a seafood fix. M son and I stopped by for lunch and were happy with everything but the prices. The fired shrimp with fries and hush puppies was a good, but not cheap ($15.95 for 12 shrimp)).

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed August 23, 2021

I used to eat at Capt Benny's every Saturday and at least 2-3 a month during the week. Depending on the location the service is always hit or miss, the 290 location was a 50/50 chance but I always made sure I got the same...waitress who was great. Some of the locations are nicer than others, 290 was def one of the newer cleaner restaurants. But no matter which one you go it is very, very casual. The food is good but what I liked was the crab stuffing with the broiled shrimp. I would always get this entrée along with a dozen oysters on the half shell. So the price was always the same...until this past Saturday when I got sticker shock from the bill. The greed of the owner has raised the raw oyster prices to $21.00 a dozen!!!!! This is outrageous to say the least especially for a lower end restaurant like Captain Benny's. I'm a Oyster on the Half Shell fanatic and eat them a min of 5-6 times a week and $21.00 is what fine dining restaurants charge...aka Pappas Steakhouse, McCormick Smick's etc Also, I know it may not be "oyster season" however with oyster farms they are available year round so they myth about months without an "R" has been modernized with new technology. FYI bagged fresh oysters cost a restaurant appx 60 cents each....so for a place like CB to charge $21.00 is just greed. Go to Capt Tom's... $9.99 per dozen! Bye bye Captain Benny's it was good while it lasted...More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

The seafood platter was off the chain ( good) and my family members had the oyster poboy. Food was prepared excellently and very promptly! If you love seafood I highly recommend coming here and the prices are reasonable!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed August 31, 2019

Visited with family just a few weeks ago, although weather was warm we decided to sit in outside area... Very pleasant, service was good, ordered several seafood combination platters, prices reasonable, everyone in family pleased!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 18, 2019

This place was amazing! Service was excellent, we tried new spices and flavours. I tried jalapeño spicy things and amazing fish and calamari rings!!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Went here while the family was in houston on vacation. Catfish was really good. Seafood gumbo was amazing. Good sized portions.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Best fried platter i have ever had Comes with four colossal shrimp and 3 catfish fillets more then enough of this delicousness.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Finally got to go to one of my favorite places for seafood today. I particularly like going here Dec-Mar because this always seems to me the best months for raw oysters. And I was once again not disappointed. Oysters on the half shell with jumbo...fried shrimp and both were delicious.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Had lunch at this restaurant which is great for seafood, ordered the gumbo soup and the shrimps with coleslaw and rice, it was my 3rd visit to this place. Waiter was great and knew all menu to recommend dishes, service is fast.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

Co-worker & myself were staying I the area and were looking for someplace to eat dinner. We saw this as we were driving by and decided to give it a try, glad we did! We were seated right away and given menu's. The waitress took...our drink order and returned with them shortly. After reviewing the menu we both decided to order the boiled patter. It included; 4 shrimp, 4 scallops, a fish fillet all on a bed of rice (small shrimp & mushrooms in the rice - very, very good!) and coleslaw. The food was really good! It was about more than were could eat. The shrimp had a little spicy bite to it but was good. Overall a very good meal at a reasonable price. Service was good. I would eat here again if I'm ever back in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

The first thing you notice about Captain Benny's is the large boat that is incorporated into the building. The food is great and the atmosphere is just fun!

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for years, and the food is excellent. Lately, however, when you order 2 catfish filets, you basically get 1 filet that has been cut in half, so now that qualifies as 2?? Also, the shrimp...size in the baskets is borderline ridiculous, don't know how they find shrimp that small to fry! The gumbo is still great, and the service is too!More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed June 28, 2015

I dined at The Captain's Seafood on Main St. years ago when they called it Captain Benny's Seafood. This location was close to my hotel so I had to try it. It shows the years of wear and tear but that gives it a certain..."shrimp boat charm" and the food was very good. I don't usually eat raw oysters in the summertime, but I did two nights in a row here. They were cold, salty and delicious. The whole fried catfish was very good as well. The only criticism is that $3.75 for a cool bottle of domestic beer is too much to pay here. With that being said, I will come back.More

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

I was talking to a friend about fried oysters the other day, while in Houston, I stopped at Captains Seafood, looked like a family operation. I had the gumbo, with a catfish and oyster platter, a lot of food for about $20.00 + tip

Date of visit: January 2014
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4