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Captain Tom's Seafood & Oyster

#306 of 7,309 Restaurants in Houston
#321 of 7,652 Places to Eat in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 1
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

My husband love this place! went with his dad, he loves it too. Nice new location, clean, lots of parking food is still the same, great tasting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Houston, Texas
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291 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband love this place! went with his dad, he loves it too. Nice new location, clean, lots of parking food is still the same, great tasting.

Thank survivor5804
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting my daughter, she took us there early right before they opened for lunch and I am glad, the gumbo soup was great, soon the crowd arrived, they were shucking the fresh oysters right in front of us, I ordered the fried oysters, they were tasty, a little on the small side, I ordered the shrimp large and tasty and... More 

Thank JudyE65
Cypress, Texas
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233 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Where do I start. First, get there early...runs out of room very quickly. This will be fixed when they move down the road to the new bigger boat. Service is generally very quick and accurate. So to the chow....Gumbo: do it. Some of the best. Everything fried is cornmeal battered so oysters, shrimp, catfish good. Usually lots of people drinking... More 

Thank scottel
El Paso, Texas
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Still there after my 1st time over 12 years ago and it is still a great place to come back too. back in Houston working again and had to see if it was still there and Wow, still here, same place , just as crowded as always. Gumbo, fried crab, jalapeno shrimp and raw oysters and I'm done. Will start... More 

1 Thank DriftinCowboy
Austin, Texas
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357 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

As is mentioned in other reviews this is crowded and loud. It's also a confusing place to eat. There are just 2 counters- 1 along the outside of the room looking outside and the other around the action looking inward. You stand in line and hope bar stool seats open up together. If you sit along the outside you never... More 

Thank Jen78703
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Captain toms is one of my favourite restaurants in Houston. Cheap fresh oysters, the best micheladas around and the gumbo is fantastic as well. I have never had a bad meal hear and have brought many friends that also love the place. It's a must to eat her when you are in Houston if you love seafood!

Thank Andypequeno
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Les M
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank pedoselle
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank Artdomz
Cypress, Texas, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene


Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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