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

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
good food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Keith W
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Texas
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 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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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
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?