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Flying Dutchman Restaurant & Oyster Bar

9 Kemah Waterfront St, Kemah, TX 77565-7901
(281) 334-7575
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Ranked #7 of 61 restaurants in Kemah
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Houston, Texas, USA
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179 reviews 179 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Perfectly situated in the Kemah boardwalk, allows for an open view of the canal and all the boat traffic while enjoying good food and drinks, very good service and reasonable pricing.

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for a couple of cocktails and appetizers to tide us over until dinner. We had the Dutchmen oysters and the shrimp cocktail and neither were all that great. I would have hoped for a fresher taste. Seafood has to be fresh to be good. The cocktails were refreshing, but everything was overpriced and the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We just wanted a light lunch so decided to try this place. Absolutely loved the blue crab dip so went back the next day for another! We had great service and my husband loved the clam chowder in a bread bowl. The servers really hustle and both times we went, the servers were attentive.

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Houston, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I have visited this restaurant a few times over the past many years. I always order the same thing which is the fried oysters. They are large, with a crispy batter and butter soft interior. They are always delicious and perfectly cooked. My husband had the Greek salad which looked nice but he said it was just OK. My daughters... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I grew up in the area and remember the fresh seafood at Kemah and the ability to watch marine life come and go in fine restaurants like Jimmy Walker's and Landry's. The area was thriving when Hurricane Ike hit in 2008 and completely wiped out the boardwalk and restaurants. Thank goodness that Landry's was there to pick up the pieces... More

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DFW
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner here. It is our favorite place to eat when in Kemah. Good drinks, nice wait staff, good food. We will return!

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Harrison, Arkansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The ambiance, the food and the service were excellent! My husband had the White Fish Victoria and thought it was the best fish dish he had ever had! I was hesitant to order it as I wasn't so sure about a fish entree with spinach in it but I have to say, it was wonderful.

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Now owned by Landry's, this restaurant has maintained its high standard of excellence from day one. The food is fresh, served hot, delicious, and served with style. The service is equal to the food. If you're looking for an impressive experience on the Texas Gulf coast, this is it. Located amidst a boardwalk setting, Flying Dutchman has an authentic feel... More

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Gillette, Wyoming
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We ate at this restaurant the night before we left on our cruise. I tried the oysters Rockefeller and they were average to above average. My wife had a seafood combo which was very good. For the price the food was very good and setting is wonderful. This is one of the places I will remember and would recommend it... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Our family was in town for a memorial service and went to the Flying Dutchman for dinner on the recommendation of a relative. Most of us ordered fried shrimp. I had fried shrimp and oysters. We enjoyed the food greatly. The service, however, was somewhat strange. Our server took drink orders and disappeared for quite a while. When he brought... More

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