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Captain Benny's Half Shell

8506 S Main St, Houston, TX 77025-2703
(713) 666-5469
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Ranked #636 of 7,230 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Most recent review
- Sep 9, 2014
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English first
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

I knew when I arrived by the fish camp atmosphere and number of regulars, that I had made a good choice. Excellent shrimp!

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Northridge
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Gumbo was good, not spicy. Had a lot of celery - I would have liked a bit less. I had not pl;anned to get it but the server offered it to me when he saw I had been waiting for service a while. i was alone & siting at the counter. Had the fried clam basket, All was good in... More

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Leonard, Texas
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217 reviews 217 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
344 helpful votes 344 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have been by this restaurant several times in the past but never did stop in. We gave it a try this time... and we were glad we did. This restaurant is 100% seafood, nothing else. They did a very nice job on everything we ordered. Stuffed shrimp and catfish were both extra good. The building itself seems a little... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were looking for a seafood place for lunch so I hopped on Trip Advisor. We were staying at the Courtyard by Marriott and wanted a place nearby. I read the reviews about the gumbo and seafood so we decided to try it. Don't be put off by the run down exterior. The scallops and shrimp on skewers are Delicious... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stopped in here, because we were staying at the local Courtyard by Mariott, and had read the reviews. I was amazed! The review that indicated to try the Gumbo was spot on! OH MY GOODNESS!! This was an amazing cup of fresh seafood and flavor. It is small - which makes it interesting. The service was spot on! I... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

An inexperienced marketing intern had us in a hotel in a no mans land outside of the normal Houston neighborhood. Wandering around for something to eat that didn't come from Papa (not easy in Houston) we found a bar shaped like a boat. We were early for dinner, it was really closer to Happy Hour time. There were a few... More

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This trip was sorely disappointing. "Under new management" is not necessarily a good thing. I remember Capt. Benny, his wife and his son. I also remember the people who worked at the place on Main St. in Houston, Texas. Tonight I had the shrimp basket - it was a big disappointment. There were 9 shrimp (which was the correct number)... More

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Houston TX
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

They don't come any better than the oysters and gumbo here. Prices are excellent and so is the food. Staff is friendly and remembers you and your guests. Best to sit outside when possible because sitting on the stools at the oyster bar inside places you on a slanting floor and staying put is a bit of a struggle. We... More

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