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Captain Benny's Half Shell Bar

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12135 Murphy Road, Stafford, TX 77477
+1 281-498-3909
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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North Carolina
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We left Sugar Land nearly 30 years ago, but never forgot the seafood symphony that is Captain Benny's on nearby Murphy Road. Start with oysters on the half-shell, fresh and cold with a blissful hint of the sea. Then move ahead to a cup or bowl of the best Cajun gumbo west of Louisiana, spicy with a perfect balance of... More 

Thank Jim S
Reno, Nevada
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I've been eating oysters at Captain Benny's since the original shrimp boat was the only one..the price has gone up from those days, but the high quality of the food has remained the same (although, how could fresh raw Gulf oysters get any better). The Murphy Road location is closest to my folks' house, so we go there. They also... More 

Thank Michael J
Franklin, Kentucky
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342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Business associate and I were looking for a restaurant to eat dinner at and came up Captain Benny’s. What caught our eye was the lighthouse out in front of the restaurant (designed as a boat). The restaurant has been around a while and looked like a lot of locals frequent it. Sign I believe said it was established in 1967.... More 

Thank DrMarc9491
Houston, Texas
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Ate here late on a Saturday night. Parking was full which is always a good sign. Counter seating only unless you eat outside. Don't plan on eating inside if you are 3 or more. Never ate in a restaurant shaped like a boat with sloped floors...This is as kitschy as it gets and I loved it. The Gumbo was outstanding... More 

Thank French F
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a great place for fresh seafood, there gumbo is great also. Parking is very difficult due to small lot, but the food make it worth it

Thank jsQ6530SJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Benny's is not fine dining, and you have to sit at a bar stool unless you want to sit outside. But the staff is friendly and attentive and the food is simple, tasty and not at all greasy. They knew which dishes were gluten free and the soups and desserts were also nice. The broiled fish dishes (flounder and tilapia)... More 

Thank Matt B
Pensacola, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

This was our first time here, and we had no idea what we were getting into. We were surprised to see that all indoor seating is at a counter and the majority of it is at the bar. They also have outdoor seating but that wasn't really a viable option at 5:00 pm on a hot July day. Anyway, getting... More 

Thank Mickeygirl122
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

This is not the place you would take a prom date or celebrate your anniversary. The only tables are outside. Inside, you sit at a bar. However, the food is great. We had the Boudin Balls and Jalapeno Boudin for starters, followed by the fried catfish. Everything was very good. It looked like everyone else was enjoying their meals also.... More 

Thank retphcs
Stafford, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

The parking isn't good, but the food is always good and also Oyster's are very good on the half shell. Very good place to eat.

Thank Walter H
Sugar Land, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Best Seafood in the city. Best prices too. Boiled and fried shrimp are the best anywhere. Oysters on the half shell are the best with a low price.

Thank Craig M

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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, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
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: 12135 Murphy Road, Stafford, TX 77477
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: +1 281-498-3909

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