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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 #726 of 7,312 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $0 - $12
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Appleton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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
39 helpful votes 39 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 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
369 helpful votes 369 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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 0 - 12
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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