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“Too Little Bang for Your Buck...and Obnoxious Birthday Noise” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
12711 Hwy 59 S., Stafford, TX 77477
(281) 240-5533
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Ranked #5 of 89 Restaurants in Stafford
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Needville, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Too Little Bang for Your Buck...and Obnoxious Birthday Noise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was one of our favorite seafood restaurants but yesterdays visit will move it down the list a bit. We'll still go and enjoy the food, but we won't be in a hurry to get there...

The food was tasty but not fantastic. Our appetizer, Oysters Baton Rouge, was good but was not the same as the grilled oysters I have had in Baton Rouge...those came with a tasty butter and bread to dip it up with. This came as oysters on a bed of rock salt with cheese melted on top.

Our entrees were also good. I had a salmon that was on special with crab meat and shrimp over corn with bacon. Tasty but the portion was on the small side. My wife had a decent plate of fried crawfish.

So everything was good but the prices were higher than the value of the plates we had by a good bit and the atmosphere has deteriorated over the years. It was very noisy (that is normal, I think) and they also screamed obnoxiously when they were readying to sing Happy Birthday. Happy Birthday being sung is one thing; there is no need to shout at the top of your lungs to get everyone's attention. The rest of this are there to celebrate our own things...this is the type of behavior I would expect in a much lower priced/lower quality establishment.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Scotland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Pricey And busy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Decent seafood but overpriced and noisy. Nothing spectacular on the menu to warrant the cost. Staff are efficient but a bit impersonal.

Visited March 2013
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Houston
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Took my daughter and son to Pappadeaux's in Stafford to have some oysters. Got a great seat at the bar! Menu had new items on it so had the mussels and a half dozen oysters. Yum! Mussels I had not had there before nor in years and they were the best! Oysters there are always great. Daughter had the crispy salmon and ate it all. Son had shrimp po-boy and gumbo. Everything was the best. Get there early if you don't want to wait for a table. On Friday lunch they are full before noon. Bar seats go very fast too!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

To be on the side of the hiughway this place turned out really good. The food was not exactly steaming hot but it was very good.

Visited February 2013
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Marina, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great Seafood restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Very upbeat and GREAT Seafood. Servers were very friendly and we were given a great table. Order the platter with lobster tails, grilled shrimp and crab stuffed prawns.

Visited January 2013
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