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Captain Benny's Half Shell

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8506 S Main St, Houston, TX 77025-2703
(713) 666-5469
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 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

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good seafood, good service, good prices

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 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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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 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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238 reviews 238 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
373 helpful votes 373 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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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 0 - 12
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?