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Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack

310 Texas Ave, Kemah, TX 77565
(281) 334-5000
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Ranked #36 of 65 Restaurants in Kemah
Price range: $5 - $25
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Hamburgers, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We've been to the swamp shack off of I-10 and loved it. They had great seasoning and the food tasted great. But when we visited the Kemah swamp shack we got something for totally different. The service was decent. There was some confusion about the price but they fixed the problem right away. The problem was the food. The shrimp,... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

The gumbo was Luke warm.I got endless Shrimp no flavor real greasy. I ask the waiter on price told me 16.95 then try charge me 19.95 . I don't think so. Will not go back. Wife got crawfish etuffee said no flavor and tasted like frozen

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Houston, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was my first visit to the Swamp Shack as we were celebrating the Captain's birthday after we finished sailing. I got the lobster and it was definitely tasty. The corn and the potatoes were fresh and served hot. I also had an order of french fries - it was a huge portion which were served tasty and golden brown.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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122 reviews 122 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stopped in the afternoon for a drink and lunch. Food was pretty good at lunch but nothing exceptional. Service was good. We came back that evening for dinner and they had great live music and we had both offerings of their Etouffee' and it was awesome! enjoyed the outdoor seating and our server had a great personality. We will... More 

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This place has a fun atmosphere and great food. We ate outside and enjoyed their live music. There were four of us, we all tried something different, and it was all good. My favorite was the fried oysters - so yummy! The service was great and they were very accommodating to a member of our party with mobility issues. I'd... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a really cool place with a great atmosphere. We ate outdoors. Listened to live music. The food was delicious and a reasonable price. I had the blackened seafood platter and hubby had the all you can eat fried fish and shrimp. The whole staff was very friendly and welcoming. We'll be back again!!!

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Tampa, Florida
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350 reviews 350 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

With some great fresh and friend seafood options and large community tables, this is a family friendly restaurant that has a menu large enough to please all different taste buds. Two people in our party got the special which started with a cup of chicken & sausage gumbo and a small side salad, then a large basket of fried shrimp,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had dinner here with our friends after a long day at the Tough Mudder Houston event. We ordered shrimps, blue crabs, oysters and wings which were delicious. Unfortunately, a group of who seem to be drunk people came sit at the table right next to us. They were very loud and decided to turned off the heater by themselves... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The drinks are refreshing but par for the area. The oysters are the reason to go here. The ponchetrain oysters we tried are excellent. We didn't have time to try ask the oysters but these are just different. The outdoor patio and music made they place relaxing.

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Conroe, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

There are very few places that offer oysters on the half shell and alligator on the same menu, but Alan's Swamp shack is one that does. The adult beverages are reasonably priced, the food is well prepared and the service is excellent. Don't expect "atmosphere" unless you are accustomed to the Gulf coast rustic.

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Additional Information about Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack

Address: 310 Texas Ave, Kemah, TX 77565
Phone Number: (281) 334-5000
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Kemah
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Hamburgers, Seafood

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