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Captain Tom's Seafood & Oyster

9651 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77070-6110
(281) 890-8334
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Ranked #197 of 7,316 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Both FM 1960 and Katy Freeway locations. May have to stand in line but worth it! Really, it IS worth it. Fried catfish (Double order is my favourite), the GUMBO is amazing. 2nd favourite: Boiled Shrimp so FRESH. OYSTER are so fresh and shucked right in front of you! Very entertaining. The staff are superb. Great team work. The cooks... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Love the food at Captain Tom's! Has to be some of the best low/average cost seafood in town! The shrimp, flounder and gumbo are to die for! It is very casual and loud and not a place where more than 2-3 people can easily talk given it's layout. The place is always packed so expect to wait and drive around... More 

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New Jersey
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305 reviews 305 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This place is real working man's establishment, shaped like a fishing boat with nothing fancy about it. The place was very full and open seats were loaded with dirty plates from prior diners. Inside there is a main horseshoe bar with single seats where the bartenders and oyster openers huddle and another seat of single seats around the outer perimeter... More 

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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My husband and I have been eating at this facility for years and we LOVE it! The food is consistent and the gumbo is amazing! Fried jalapeños, jalapeño stuffed shrimp and catfish is to die for. I have never had the flounder special but it flies off the shelf when in season! Do yourself a favor, treat yourself to a... More 

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Humble, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Different atmosphere than what you are used to. Most like a crowded lunch counter of the 50's NOT gourmet with fancy plates or beautiful displays of international cuisine, But just damn good good for a really good price. Order a dozen oysters and you will always get a plate full, even if it means that you get 15 for the... More 

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Hørsholm
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Expect to wait in line at lunch but the seats do turnover quickly. We shared a seafood platter and an order of hush puppies. All good and I look forward to going back.

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Houston, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Almost forgot about Captain Toms until out of town guest want to eat at authentic oyster bar. Went there one evening and he demanded we go back for lunch the next day before he caught a flight home to Ohio. The food is about as fresh as you can get, the atmosphere is about as authentic as you can get.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This restaurant might be a little out of the ordinary. There are no real tables. Everyone eats as if in a bar. There are no menu's. There is a board on the wall and you pick from there. You dont have a set "server" you get the attention of the guys in the island and ask them for what you... More 

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Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

After driving past this "boat" we decided to stop in. It was busy but we were able to grab two seats right away and spent a couple of minutes looking at the simple menu on the wall... We ordered a dozen oysters and dozen boiled shrimp...and some seafood gumbo to eat first. I am an iffy seafood gumbo eater...I don't... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

So originally I met a blind date here. That ended quickly but thank him for hooking me up with this place. The oysters r amazing the cat fish is delicious the gumbo is excellent I loved sitting at the counter the staff is the best MD the prices u can't beat I want to eat here everyday 4 dozen oysters... More 

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Additional Information about Captain Tom's Seafood & Oyster

Address: 9651 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77070-6110
Phone Number: (281) 890-8334
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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