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8506 S Main St, Houston, TX 77025-2703
(713) 666-5469
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Seafood at its best

I lived in Houston in 1984 and I must admit Captain Benny's on Rankin lived up to the quality standards of price, taste that I came to expect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Spencer E
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I lived in Houston in 1984 and I must admit Captain Benny's on Rankin lived up to the quality standards of price, taste that I came to expect.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Stopped for lunch at Gulf freeway location and had a wonderful meal. Fried shrimp was great as was the fish and gumbo. Staff was very friendly. Manager on duty was very friendly and checked with all diners several times.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went on a Sunday afternoon for cheap seafood. We ordered Stuffed shrimp and Crawfish. Trying to be healthy so ordered the crawfish sautéed/boiled. Love the option of sweet potato fries! Food was fresh and perfect temperature. Crawfish was an ample serving and it was sautéed with onions and green peppers. They serve beer and wine only but have great "sweet... More 

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Leesville, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

It was just average, the fried catfish was bad tasting and it wasn't fileted, big turn off for me,I don't like fish with bones, the shrimp wasn't butterflied the were pounded flat, and I left smelling like fried food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Good solid place to get some fried seafood. Seafood is breaded in cornmeal so it is not at all greasy. Walked in on a Friday night, seems old school with counter service seating as well as booths. Sat at the counter and the waiter was great, getting us drinks and was attentive throughout. One negative is entrees came out almost... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

mostly fried foods but we ordered broiled fish and was very good. place is a little noisy but well worth it. I would eat here again

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Appleton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I ordered one of their oyster specials which was very tasty. Nice seasoning and cooked just right. My main dish was also a delicious crayfish dish, and I decided to order their sweet potato fries. The waitress was a few feet from my table when she noticed that regular fries were on the plate so she went and had them... More 

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We were staying at the Comfort Inn Suites on McNee and really wanted to have a meal, but wanted to just get takeout and head back to the hotel to eat. We called ahead and ordered the fried shrimp basket, the kids chicken tenders and the dozen fried shrimp dinner. The chicken tenders is about the only thing on the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We sat at the bar and the server was very nice and friendly. We order a dozen half oysters, whole grilled flounder and the fried seafood platter, all of it was very good.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you're close to the NRG Stadium and looking for a quaint seafood place, Captain Benny's would be a very good choice. Friendly atmosphere also.

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Additional Information about Captain Benny's Half Shell

Address: 8506 S Main St, Houston, TX 77025-2703
Phone Number: (713) 666-5469
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8506 S Main St, Houston, TX 77025-2703
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: (713) 666-5469

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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