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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 #188 of 7,232 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
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English first
Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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The Woodlands, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I am a big fan of this seafood and oyster bar and for many years have eaten there frequently, even though I must drive 45 minutes one way. Once before, the fried catfish had an awful taste, and they said they had gotten some bad fish from a different supplier. This time, a year and a half later, the fish... More

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roatan
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98 reviews 98 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you live in or around houston and have not eaten here, you so don't know what u r missing. Great food at super great prices. The gumbo is excellent. The oysters, well they were gynormius, and the fried catfish was delish. Can't wait to go back tomorrow night!

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Houston,Tx
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The food at both of the Captain Tom locations is always great! This is very casual dining so don't go there for fine dining. But if you want fresh seafood this is the place. You can watch the cooks batter and fry the catfish, shrimp and oyters. The raw oysters are shucked as you order them. Try a michalad to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This used to be my favorite seafood place in Houston and I've been coming here for years but I was so grossed out I probably won't even touch another oyster. I came on my birthday, ordered twelve oysters, which had at least one pink worm in it. I didn't make a scene and told the guys there wasn't a problem... More

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Houston, Texas, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

they serve best Gumbo that could found in Houston area. always my favorite place to hang out for half-shell oysters with michelada

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

I hate rating restaurants and such, but after eating here and reading almost all of the reviews: excellent place to have raw oysters and seafood!

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Houston, Texas
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196 reviews 196 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

After reading reviews I decided to try this place for dinner. The line waiting for a seat was about 10 minutes long as it seems this restaurant is always busy. After finding a seat I ordered a bowl of gumbo ($3.10) and the texas mini ($8.95) and tea. The gumbo arrived and it was excellent. Not only did it taste... More

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