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Flying Dutchman Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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#9 Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah, TX 77565-7901
(281) 334-7575
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely evening on the boardwalk

Arrived about 8 pm on a Friday evening without a reservation and was seated immediately, we sat outside and could watch the boats on the water and hear the live music nearby. Watched the families walk along the boardwalk while sipping our wine. Really enjoyed the experience. The stuffed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
txgirl049
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Bridge City, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Bridge City, Texas
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Arrived about 8 pm on a Friday evening without a reservation and was seated immediately, we sat outside and could watch the boats on the water and hear the live music nearby. Watched the families walk along the boardwalk while sipping our wine. Really enjoyed the experience. The stuffed jalapeño appetizer was very good with seafood filling. Our entrees were... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Finding this place while raining and windy wasn't a great start. The manager was quick to take our order, even thou his attention focused more on the next table thru out the whole time. The food was great. The drinks was not consistent from the first order. If you ever visit, take your time and don't mind the manager rushing... More 

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The food was great. The initial service, not so much. We sat for about 10 minutes until I guess the floor manager came to us and asked if we had been helped and I said no, he said he will send someone out shortly. It was clear enough that they did not have enough wait staff and the server was... More 

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Waco, Texas
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Dined here with family. Group of nine folks and it was great. Stuffed jalapeños were tasty. Beware. They are jalapeños and spicy. Five were enough for the entire group. My wife had crawfish etouffe. Everyone liked their food. I would normally awarded 4 stars, but our waiter was Chris and he was fantastic. He was the best I have had... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My husband and I were greeted by the host and we told him that we were going to sit at the bar. He smiled and we walked on and made ourselves at home. We waited, waited, and waited. Looked at the host, he smiled. At least 5 wait staff walked by, nothing. I think a manager, nothing. 8-10 minutes was... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have been going to the Dutchman for many years. I have never been disappointed with the food or the service. It also has great views of the boats passing by.

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were seated quickly and our server was very friendly. The food was excellent. We plan to return the next time we're in the area!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband and I did a day trip to Kemah Boardwalk. I looked online for a seafood restaurant on the boardwalk and decided to go to the "Flying Dutchman". We decided to sit outside (it was warm and they didn't have any cooling system like the other restaurants). We ordered a margarita on the rocks and the prickly pear Maggie.... More 

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

So many times you go on vacation to a tourist destination & the food leaves little to be desired. But not at the Flying Dutchman! Service, food, specialty drinks, dessert, atmosphere overlooking Galveston Bay all get five stars from me!

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Philo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food was good and so was the service. Our server was quick and knowledgeable. Be careful of the seagulls if you are dinning outside!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #9 Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah, TX 77565-7901
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Kemah
  • Phone Number: (281) 334-7575

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?