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Captain Benny's Half Shell

€€ - €€€American, Seafood
8506 Main St, Houston, TX 77025-2703
+1 713-666-5469
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (39 reviews)
“stuffed crab” (4 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
8506 Main St, Houston, TX 77025-2703
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

We ate here for dinner last Saturday evening. The decor is rundown inside but the food was amazing! Our waiter was very sociable and got our orders just right.

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We tried to eat here when we come to Houston. It is so cute? The inside is actually shaped like a fishing boat. And of course the outside is the fishing boat! Seafood is always good. I got the grilled platter and it was fresh...More

Thank CinDen2
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

They where so under staffed after 25 minutes and watching people get no food , had to walk out, lost faith in reading reviews.

Thank jeff a
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The good: really good fried seafood and gumbo was also quite good. Had the seafood gumbo. The not as good: place was noisy, dirty and service was spotty.

Thank lleichtman
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Husband and I ate at Captain Benny's on 4/29/18. Being from south central Louisiana I was skeptical about eating seafood away from home. Well, well, well..... I was pleasantly surprised. We didn't attempt the gumbo (since we don't see how our own can be beat)...More

Thank kcorley911
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent seafood gumbo and delicious baked oysters. Liked the garlic butter or the parmesan bread crumbs oysters the best. Rene is the greatest server anywhere! Friendly, professional and is sure your oysters are baked just right. Always has a smile and a cheery word for...More

Thank jupiterem
Reviewed 2 April 2018

During our recent trip to Houston, the staff at our hotel (Holiday Inn Express, 9300 Main) recommended Captain Benny's. We decided to give it a try. It is a quirky little spot. It looks like a shrimp boat from the outside and the inside. Most...More

Thank glhenry
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in one night as it was within walking distance from hotel. Got there about 5 pm, kind of busy, smallish and a little tough to manuever a wheel chair , but made our way to the patio. Again small and not made for a...More

Thank LMCMinneapolis
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 6 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
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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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