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Captain Benny's Half Shell

8506 Main St, Houston, TX 77025-2703
+1 713-666-5469
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (38 reviews)
“shrimp basket” (3 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
8506 Main St, Houston, TX 77025-2703
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Hectic, crowded, noisy, old school diner with great seafood. Seafood gumbo was very good and fried shrimp was oh so good. Loved the outdoor space. Had two beers, seafood gumbo,tilapia dinner and the appetizer sample of shrimp and stuffed crab and the bill was 45.00....More

Thank CKDeFehr
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I eat here every trip to Houston. The Mate's Plate with fried shrimp and catfish is heaven on a platter. Good slaw, great tartar and cocktail sauce. Fries perfectly cooked. And it's this way every time I dine there. The chicken and sausage gumbo is...More

Thank 1twangster
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Captain Benny's is a throw back style restaurant that is popular for oysters, shrimp, and other fresh Gulf seafood. Watch them shuck the oysters and enjoy indoor or outdoor dining. The food is delicious and the staff hustles to wait on a crowd eager to...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 25 November 2017

It doesn't look like much, but this place is awesome! My son and I sat at the counter and I ordered the jalapeno boudain for an appetizer and the shrimp etouffee for my entree. Thought I'd died and gone to heaven. The boudain had a...More

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Our Server Yessenia was super. Catfish, superb and hot. But those fries were like warm to cold in temperature! I kindly spoke to the Manager and he brought back piping, streaming hot fries. Okay. I will go back again.

Thank Jacquiita
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

My wife, daughter, son in law , grandson and myself went here to celebrate our 43 wedding anniversary. We were looking for a local sea food place. We had heard of Captain Benny's and figured it would be worth trying. The food was Great and...More

Thank Mernie1
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The captains platter was great. Service was excellent. Highly recommend if you are in the area but get there early as it's small and fills quite quickly.

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Shrimp and catfish cooked to perfection. Two buck Lawnmowers on Monday and Tuesday. Can't beat it! We will be back!

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Come here twice a year and never disappointed with the great food and down home atmosphere. Manager and bartender, Guy, is so welcoming and an all araound fun guy. "I love this bar"

Thank jidoh123
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

It is a small place next to a big Target store, so it can be easy to miss. The service is outstanding...friendly, fast, and accurate. The food is very good...your staples of shrimp, oysters, fish. Very reasonably priced. Good value.

Thank Michael Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8506 Main St, Houston, TX 77025-2703
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-666-5469
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