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Captain Benny's Half Shell

8506 Main St, Houston, TX 77025-2703
+1 713-666-5469
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (38 reviews)
“shrimp basket” (3 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
8506 Main St, Houston, TX 77025-2703
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 27 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 8 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
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Captain Benny's is a throw back style restaurant that is popular for oysters, shrimp, and other fresh Gulf seafood. Watch them shuck the oysters and enjoy indoor or outdoor dining. The food is delicious and the staff hustles to wait on a crowd eager to...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 26 November 2017

It doesn't look like much, but this place is awesome! My son and I sat at the counter and I ordered the jalapeno boudain for an appetizer and the shrimp etouffee for my entree. Thought I'd died and gone to heaven. The boudain had a...More

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 13 November 2017 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 4 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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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