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Captain Benny's Half Shell

#202 of 7,259 Restaurants in Houston}
€€ - €€€American, Seafood
8506 Main St, Houston, TX 77025-2703
+1 713-666-5469
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (37 reviews)
“fried catfish” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
8506 Main St, Houston, TX 77025-2703
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 18 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
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at Captain Benny's for years and today was no exception the food is really great be sure to ask for your Seafood to be seasoned. I had the catfish basket and it was on point, the shrimp are great as you can't...More

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The workers were not friendly or helpful. What we learned we learned from others near us. Food was just ok. Very rustic place. And service was pretty bad.

Thank Sue N
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Stopped in while in Houston for a quick overnight as it was within walking distance to the hotel. Great decision. Had a bowl of seafood gumbo followed by a fried shrimp and oyster plate. Both were killer good. The downside is that they did not...More

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 19 March 2017

the food was really good .They dont have much room inside and we ate on the porch by the outdoor heater.The wind was cold so our food got cold quickly.If we could eat inside we would go here again.only one waitress outside and she was...More

Thank mary s
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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: 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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