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Captain Tom's Seafood & Oyster

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9651 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77070-6110
(281) 890-8334
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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260 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Tom's is a place that I'm sure I have seem in some food special on TV. It is a boat shaped oyster bar that also offers good fried seafood options. It is a great place to go to grab a quick casual bite to eat and have a nice cold beer along with it. The quarter's are a little... More 

Thank Scott M
Richmond, Virginia
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303 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is a self proclaimed "professional shrimp eater" so he knows good shrimp. Captain Tom's has great fried shrimp and everything else. We went to the East Freeway location and walked in to see the boat shaped counter service and figured we keep going. We started with the gumbo. Fantastic! Best I have ever had. I had fried shrimp... More 

Thank Micky O
St. Petersburg, Florida
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Came here to see if the michelada was really as good as I remembered from about 5 years ago and they are still doing great!!! This restaurant is awesome if you are looking for fresh seafood (shrimp / oyster) or even any fried seafood! Oh and the drink - you know it has to be good if everyone drinking it.... More 

Thank Arndtwelucky
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I had eaten at the old boat since the late 70s but this was my first time at the new one. It was still just as good as ever. Fresh oysters on the half shell were wonderful and it was prefaced with the delicious seafood gumbo. Since I now live out of state, I don't get to go to the... More 

Thank ShotgunWillie70
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

This is the new location just down the street. Same excellent food at good prices. I love the gumbo as it is a cream rue compared to most places that have a dark burnt flavor . Butterfly fried shrimp best I've ever had, can't go wrong with the Texas mini

Thank Bruce P
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Their gumbo is the best....mild and smooth. Very fresh seafood, cook to order. Fried shrimps and catfish. VERY Fresh Raw oyster and will give you extra pieces. Have very good michelada. The only bad thing is they only have two items that is not fried... Boiled shrimps and raw oysters.

Thank Monica9080
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The boat is a terrific place to have your favorite seafood such as oysters and snapper at a reasonable price. Great atmosphere and service.

Thank Richard2496
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Great sized shrimp! with Cornmeal breading cant get any better than this. Definitely better than thick flour breading. I always get what i ask for every time, never changes or tastes different. Seating is a bit difficult. The line is for the interior part of the bar, if there are free seats around the outer edge you usually don't have... More 

Thank Kayzee13
Houston, Texas
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The owner started with one rrestaurant on FM-1960 years ago. Then one in Katy and another one east side of town. My wife and I have been regulars to the first two places, both a 45 minute drive from our house. Most of the time, you have to wait to get seated. Trust me, it's worth the wait. What make... More 

Thank Victor C
Edmond, OK
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93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We found this place on trip advisor while in town for work and decided to give it a try. The place is really cute on the inside but the seating is kind of awkward. It was absolutely packed and by the time we left the line was out the door. My friend and I shared the seafood platter which included... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9651 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77070-6110
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: (281) 890-8334

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?