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1377 West Tunnel BLVD, Houma, LA 70360
(985) 876-4030
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Big Al's Seafood in Houma

We ate at Big Al's with a group of eight on a Friday evening. Seating was easily available with no waiting. The staff was hospitable and congenial and treated us well. However the ambiance and menu were somewhat standard and more akin to a fast food place than I would have preferred. The meals were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Bill P
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Friendswood, Texas Usa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Friendswood, Texas Usa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We ate at Big Al's with a group of eight on a Friday evening. Seating was easily available with no waiting. The staff was hospitable and congenial and treated us well. However the ambiance and menu were somewhat standard and more akin to a fast food place than I would have preferred. The meals were satisfying, but certainly not very... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We used to enjoy going to Big Al's every time we were in town. Our most recent visit was not as good. Our service was not as good and food quality has decreased significantly. The sweet tea was good though!

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Houma, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food was fare but very expensive. Service was lousy. Too many good places to eat in this area to put up with subpar.

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Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

After touring Ardoyne Plantation we rode into Houma to eat t Big Al's Seafood Restaurant. It was busy and the wait was only (a fast) 10minutes. I always get the fried oyster po boy, excellent. My husband got the shrimp po boy. We decided to try the side order of hush puppies, excellent... The menu has everything from gumbo

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great place for a group to go and share some southern treats like crawfish and alligator. The portions are huge and the atmosphere is very laid back. I enjoyed the shrimp, crawfish, crab fingers and left completely full. Don't expect a fancy place or high end anything. This is comfort food to get your fingers messy and mouth watering. If... More 

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Nice local place to eat, the food was good but not hot. They were quite busy but that should not be an excuse for room temperature food. We did enjoy the localness of the restaurant.

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Houma, Louisiana, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I have eight at big Al's multiple times. Both in parties of 2 and parties of 20. I have found that it is NOT A GOOD VALUE. The food quality is excellent. But I have found that compared to other great quality restaurants in the area, Big Al's is extremely expensive.

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Spicewood, TX
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112 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Not sure why I keep coming back. Oh yea, it's those darned onion rings. They are excellent, especially if you get them a little extra crispy. I also had the fried catfish plate. The fish batter is prepared with too much black pepper; it is the dominant flavor. One piece of fish tasted bad. The fries were awful. Poor quality... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is one of those seafood places with no frills, just hefty portions of mostly fried seafood. They do have a couple of non-fried items, so I ordered the blackened red fish with a side salad and stole several of my son's french fries. I started with the turtle soup.This was ok, not the best I've had. My husband, son... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Enjoyed the dinner. I had the blackened red fish, cooked perfect, huge potato salad for side. Cat fish fillet's great too. A bit crowded though the night we went. We got our food served but, had to wait for kitchen to finish cleaning more silverware!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1377 West Tunnel BLVD, Houma, LA 70360
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Houma
  • Phone Number: (985) 876-4030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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