We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Babin's Seafood House - Woodlands

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
19529 IH 45, Shenandoah, TX 77385
(281) 296-8829
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 155: English reviews
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The calamari appetizer looked great but the calamari was rubbery because it was overcooked. Tuna ordered medium rare was overcooked to well done. Heavy breaking on the fried shrimp. Cole slaw smelled like old grease. I keep wanting to like this place but this was 3rd and last visit. The remodeled Red Lobster in the same area is a better... More 

Thank yankeetransplant
Conroe, Texas
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch date!! Food was excellent. Gumbo, blackened catfish & fried sampler platter were all excellent. Service was also great!!

Thank jksligar
Level Contributor
28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Babin's before and it's never top notch but surely worth it if you want fresh seafood. I mean I don't expect haute cusine from a CHAIN restaurant. Of course it's all made from the same recipe and probably pre-prepared ingredients for most parts. However, I would like to think the seafood is fresh as they claim.... More 

Thank Bo A
Conroe, Texas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I love good seafood and since moving to The Woodlands, TX 2 yrs ago, visited Babin's a minimum of once per month. Maybe my tast in restaurants has changed, but over time, the quality of the product has slowly declined.

Thank nmlady4011
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

One of the best places to eat in The Woodlands. You'd never expect it, situated right off of I-45 North as it is and carefully camouflaged in a seaside tavern motif, but this hidden gem has some of the best Louisiana-style cooking you're ever apt to find outside of Nawhlahns. Simply stated, the food here is fantastic. And the wait-staff... More 

Thank mike2travel
Macomb, Illinois
Level Contributor
113 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I went here because I had a craving for good seafood. We were able to get in on the happy hour deals. We had coconut shrimp, seafood gumbo, and oysters on the half she'll. All were good. We then ordered a seafood avocado dip with chips and a seafood pasta with a Cajun cream sauce. The dip... More 

Thank 44ChuckB
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Service was terrible. Hostess frowned, waitress didn't come to table for 20 minutes to get drink order. Food was cold, ice melted in drinks when we finally got them.

Thank Kim N
Spring, Texas
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The waiter's and waitress's here are always on top of there game! We come here for large parties most of the time and have never had a problem. Food is excellent and drinks are fantastic!

Thank MHerdez
Level Contributor
379 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Another good meal. Met famly here for a lite lunch. The fish and chips were good as always and a very generous portion. The chicken ceasar salad was well prepared. The fried lunch platter was a hit. The bread and butter is always outstanding. Good service and nice environment.

Thank roxiekay
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Katie took care of us at lunch and it was great. Enjoyed the meal and the attention we received. Makes you feel you are part of the family. Travis, the manager helps see to it.

Thank txwhirlwind03

Travelers who viewed Babin's Seafood House - Woodlands also viewed

Spring, Texas Gulf Coast
Spring, Texas Gulf Coast
Spring, Texas Gulf Coast
Spring, Texas Gulf Coast

Been to Babin's Seafood House - Woodlands? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19529 IH 45, Shenandoah, TX 77385
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Shenandoah
  • Phone Number: (281) 296-8829

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Babin's Seafood House - Woodlands and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
18 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Babin's Seafood House - Woodlands staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?