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The Captain's Seafood & Oyster Bar

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5700 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78751-1501
+1 512-452-1417
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Jackson, Mississippi
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Clean, not fancy, paper napkins... BUT the food is fresh and well prepared, the staff is friendly. Don't expect an elegant place, but for good food you can't beat it.

Thank David C
Austin, Texas
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159 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The food was good. We were really surprised, it's been tough finding good seafood spots were you can order and go. We ordered quite a few dishes and everything was good. We had the stuff jalapeños, stuffed shrimp, fried shrimp, fried scallops, a dish that had calamari and veggies. We will definitely be going back to this spot.

Thank JSLoveis13
Chatham, Illinois
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158 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Stopped here for dinner on a NOT busy night. Everything about the place was mediocre, the service, the food, the drinks... not really sure why, but I'd blame it on poor management. The staff was bickering, few people seemed to just wonder around, the hostess was spending most of her time on the phone (when she wasn't flirting with waiters).... More 

Thank edge46
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

we ordered oysters on the half shell then whole catfish, fried dinners. The service was excellent. the catfish was hot and tasty with good sides. the cole slaw was a bit too creamy and sweet for my taste but everything else was better than the average catfish dinner! oysters were good also and food was served promptly

Thank nhvcinc
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I stop by for a later than normal dinner, ordered a combo plate which included fish, shrimp. scallops, fries and hush puppies. I also got an appetizer of a sausage of some type. It was great spicy and very full of flavor kind of reminded me of a crab cake in a sausage casing. Waiter was very nice and helpful.

1 Thank jraleighsr
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. There's a lunch n dinner menu n one for the kids. Reasonably priced. Since I didn't want 2 big pcs of catfish, waitress suggested I get child's portion n just add the shrimp. Excellent idea! Was good n the place is right on I-35 frontage road.

Thank rebecca c
Austin, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I have been going every week to Captain Benny's for about 20 years. We have our family gatherings out on the patio at least 4 times a year. Today it all changed. We were served miniature oysters on the half shell, our shrimp diablos were chewy and the catfish was thin and overcooked. We informed the waitress but nothing happened.... More 

Thank queen259
Austin, TX
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152 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is an extremely casual place on the IH 35 service road surrounded by chain motels. But the fried shrimp and oysters are cooked perfectly. The raw oysters are also excellent - and they give you extra horseradish to heat up the cocktail sauce. If they had draft beer it would be perfect - but the bottled beer is nice... More 

1 Thank 2cool4theroom
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477 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I was staying at a hotel that was within walking distance and decided to give this establishment a try. I'm glad I did. The service was quick and friendly and there is a wide selection of both grilled, broiled and fried foods. Oysters on the half shell as well. I sat at the bar and the two bartenders were friendly... More 

Thank bandman15
Edgewood, Texas
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Stayed at the Fairfield Inn and this seafood restaurant is just across the parking lot. The Seafood Gumbo was excellent and filled with shrimp and the broiled platter was an excellent combination of fish, scallops and shrimp on a bed of shrimp fried rice. The entire meal was excellent and I certainly recommend The Captain's to anyone looking for good... More 

Thank russminton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 5700 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78751-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-452-1417

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