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Captain Tom's Seafood & Oyster

#323 of 7,008 Restaurants in Houston
#341 of 7,558 Places to Eat in Houston
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9651 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77070-6110
(281) 890-8334
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 27
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Made awkward exit off I-10 E, Houston. This place is right on I-10. Great accidental stop. Quick,friendly service with fresh oysters, great shrimp, catfish. Very reasonable prices. Place was packed with locals. Not fancy, just great local seafood. Unique structure and seating plan. Do not get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Made awkward exit off I-10 E, Houston. This place is right on I-10. Great accidental stop. Quick,friendly service with fresh oysters, great shrimp, catfish. Very reasonable prices. Place was packed with locals. Not fancy, just great local seafood. Unique structure and seating plan. Do not get this way often but would go out of my way to visit again.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Excellent seafood at reasonable prices. The atmosphere is as others have described it -- crowded, loud, a bit confusing when you first enter. It reminds one of a place on the waterfront in some small fishing village where everybody knows each other and is having a good time. Fresh oysters are as good as they come. The fried seafood plates... More 

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The place was full of people at lunch because is too small. A lot of food residues everywhere, smells like a hell, very expensive for the Texa Mini dish (two small cat fish fillets and 3 medium shrimps). I'll never come back again.

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to come for a cold, delicious beer and great seafood! You usually have to wait 10-30 minutes for a seat but once you sit down, the service will come quick! The gumbo is perfect, as is everything...You will walk out of here satisfied.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9651 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77070-6110
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: (281) 890-8334

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
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

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