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Pappas Seafood House

#477 of 7,155 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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3001 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098-2713
713 522 4595
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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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Love the bisque. I had lobster bisque and a seafood salad. The bisque had a huge chunk of lobster tail in the middle of the cup. The seafood is always amazing here. My first experience was in the late 80's where I had swordfish grilled to perfection. Great for lunch or dinner!

1 Thank JscottHouston_Texas
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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228 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

The seafood gumbo is oyster, shrimp and crab clabs in a brown broth with some rice. It is not seafood gumbo either a roux based or a okra based or a file/sassafras based. It was terrible. The salads tasted pre-made and not fresh and the fish was average- with no real taste maybe frozen but told it was fresh. Service... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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265 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

I joined a colleague here last week and was pleasantly surprised to find a packed house on a Tue night. They were out of the cedar planked salmon so I had the regular salmon and it was excellent. Tables are pretty close to one another, but this place was great. The food tasted great, the company was excellent, the bathroom... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Use to love going to the original Pappas Seafood Restaurant on the SW Freeway. Now all the Pappas restaurants have good food but the atmosphere is like any other chain. But when you go to the restaurant on South Shepheard it is like going back to the original. Great food, great service in a relaxed atmosphere. I drive by 6... More 

1 Thank Speaker222
Dusseldorf, Germany
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325 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Just ok place, with good Fish options; place a little dirty and not proper taken care... Food can be a little oily and healthy as well

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

The Naked Red Fish in lemon butter capers sauce is to die for! It had to sleep in the gulf last night. Ashley was a very attentive server and went with her recommendation and we're not disappointed. This place is 5 star in our book and we will be back.

Thank Tommy E
Watford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Ample portions of quality seafood. We were welcomed with a large baguette as 'table bread' before sharing some calamari with a good Californian white. The Texas red fish was excellent and served with scallops and prawns. Fried crawfish tails is exactly what it says..... Imagine small scampi and chips and you won't go to far wrong. Portions are ample so... More 

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Houston, Texas
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Always a good crowd - they don't take reservations for under 6 persons. Very, very fresh seafood. Not inexpensive but in this case one really gets what they pay for. I've taken many guests here over the years and never had anything but great satisfaction. Service is good but there is usually a wait for an open table. The Pappas... More 

Roanoke, Texas
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Great food and super service. The sparkling beverage with fresh fruit is yummy. Our waiter recommended a seasonal special - Chilean sea bass topped with a crab sauce - it was GREAT!! Hot bread and butter was a great starter. Excellent, excellent, excellent!!

Thank Chamanana
Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

The fish is fresh, the wait staff are helpful, and when their oysters are on sale, you can make a nice meal of them

Thank Dracidephgm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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: 3001 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098-2713
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713 522 4595

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