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Babin's Seafood House - Woodlands

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19529 IH 45, Shenandoah, TX 77385
(281) 296-8829
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love going to this place. They always take great care of us and the seafood it always fresh. We always get the sea bass and share it between the two of us. It is wonderful.

Thank Harold N
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Anniversary dinner. The food is amazing. Makes me think I am in Louisiana. The shrimp Lafayette is the best.

Thank JBAcosta
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was authentic, highly seasoned & rich! Chrissy, our server was very knowledgeable & had a great personality! We will stop here every time we're in Houston!!

Thank Erika R
Austin, Texas
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank jksligar
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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

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