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Flying Dutchman Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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9 Kemah Waterfront St, Kemah, TX 77565-7901
(281) 334-7575
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Shrimp Po'Boy was excellent

Stopped in for an afternoon drink and snack. Ordered a doz. Oysters, a shrimp Po'Boy and a cup of clam chowder, All three were very good. The place is busy and service was a little slow. Prices are a tad on the high side but open air dining on the canal is nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
ozarklandman
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Yellville, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Yellville, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for an afternoon drink and snack. Ordered a doz. Oysters, a shrimp Po'Boy and a cup of clam chowder, All three were very good. The place is busy and service was a little slow. Prices are a tad on the high side but open air dining on the canal is nice.

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The food was wonderful and the staff was very polite and very willing to make sure that the meal was cooked perfect. A table beside us received a steak that wasn't cooked to their liking and when she told her waiter he went and took the plate right then and there and the chef came and apologized and brought the... More 

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Denton, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

bacon wrapped shrimp was bunt. sent back came out only a little better 6 small shrimp frozen. I could not taste the oysters they say were wrapped with the shrimp

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Arlington, Texas
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stopped in as a family to eat lunch on a Sunday during Spring Break. Walking in it felt clean and relaxing. Our service was top notch, best I have received in a long time. We ordered the Shrimp Kisses as an appetizer ( we received a coupon from our hotel for a free appetizer) and they were AWESOME, I... More 

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Deland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Downstairs - outside on Galveston Bay - Fried Seafood. Oyster Po Boy. always crowded always good. Long-time resident have been coming here for decades. I do miss the upstairs original Flying Dutchman. Moved recently but frequently visit when I return.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

$8 for a dozen oysters on the halfshell! Wow. A great way to start a meal. Then, seafood bisque in a bread bowl (really decadently heavy on the cream) then finished with pecan pie. So good... so, so good. Excellent service. I would definitely go back!

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very disappointing and expensive. How do you mess up fish and chips? Boiled Shrimp came out spiced up, covered in Louisiana hot sauce, not at all described on the menu. Extra Caesars salad ordered was tasteless and waterlogged! We won't be back to overpay for this mediocrity.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The service was fast efficient. Food quantity very generous and quality was good. They have outdoor seating but beware on the mosquitos in spring and summer. Also outside you may run into stray cats.

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Carson City, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Waiters and waitresses are very responsive, professional and engaging. You know they are working hard because of the number of tables they are serving but they make you feel as though you are the only people in the restaurant. Great choices on the menu and large portions. Everything was very tasty.

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Dallas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We stopped here from the boardwalk to have seafood and drinks after a long afternoon of driving. The menu was perfect with plenty of selections for seafood lovers like us! Don't skip dessert! We got ours to go and headed a few doors down to the Boardwalk Inn for the night. Key lime pie was great! Pecan pie was lacking.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Kemah Waterfront St, 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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?