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Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack

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310 Texas Ave, Kemah, TX 77565-2800
+1 281-334-5000
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

food is awesome, wait staff is friendly, parking is sketchy. Upstairs seating and downstairs seating.

1 Thank Marie B
Kimberling City, Missouri
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While vacationing in the Kemah area again this year, we went back to Crazy Alan's. We were very happy to see that their service and food were still excellent!. The manager, he remembered us from last year! This is a place you cannot miss while in the area.

1 Thank Tish G
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117 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've passed by this place many times without stopping in, but finally decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised! We really enjoyed the live music and the food was tasty. Generally speaking, the food is a little spicier than I would normally choose, but the service was great and everyone in my group enjoyed their meal.

1 Thank BeachSwan
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were going to go to a different restaurant but we were so GLAD we ended up here.... The place has a laid back atmosphere and the staff was friendly and gave good suggestions for the food. The crawfish was just amazing... they are of good size this year, the sauce that they use for their boil is just right... More 

1 Thank Adsoul
Granbury, Texas
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Visiting friends in Webster they brought us to the Swamp Shack for lunch. The place was very busy as our friends attested to it being typical. We were seated promptly, no wait. The menu is extensive with alligator, crawfish, tons of shrimp, boudin, oysters, and so much more. The appetizers are excellent and plentiful. Main dishes can be mild or... More 

Thank simon2611
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I go to the Shack monthly by myself. The Dungeness crab is awesome and Chris makes excellent dirty martinis. They have live music and the staff has to be the hardest working group I've ever seen. Consistently great place to go.

Thank TwinkieWunder
Alvin, Texas
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were at the marina next door and thought we would give this place another try.... Okay... so.... The beer was cold and the waitress was a cutie and very helpful and attentive. I ordered Gumbo, they have this black assed roux with not near enough stuff in there... just a lot of flavorless stock! The char grilled oysters were... More 

Thank Gaines A
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A friend and I chose Crazy Allan's Swamp Shack for our annual crawfish girls night out. They did not disappoint. Crawfish were a little small, but the flavor made up for lack of size. Our waiter/bartender was great. Looking forward to heading back soon.

Thank Semperfiaussie
Alan F, Owner at Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack, responded to this review

Thanks you for you nice review. We have a new supplier for crawfish that will be supplying jumbo crawfish to us starting next week :) More 

Baytown, Texas
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The service here is terrible. We waited 1 hour and 10 minutes after ordering our food before it started coming out. The only reason it finally started to arrive is we found a manager. Once it did finally arrived it came out in pieces so not everyone got there food at the same time. It took another 15 minutes before... More 

Thank Chris D
Alan F, Owner at Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack, responded to this review

Chris I am very sorry to hear about your poor experience at the Swamp Shack. I will look in to the problem and message you soon. Thanks for the feed back! More 

New Iberia, Louisiana
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Ordered the Swamp Trash Platter.. consisted of fried fish fried oysters fried crawfish fried alligator and fried shrimp. The platter was huge, couldn't eat it all and was seasoned very well. Enjoyed the band playing while we ate. Great atmosphere the service was awesome.

Thank Rwade2015
Alan F, Owner at Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack, responded to this review

Thank You for the nice review! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 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: 310 Texas Ave, Kemah, TX 77565-2800
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Kemah
  • Phone Number: +1 281-334-5000

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