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Captain Tom's Seafood & Oyster

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9651 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Houston, TX 77070-6110
(281) 890-8334
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are on business in Houston, down on the south side around the Texan's stadium, you have GOT to stop in here for dinner. Or Lunch. The restaurant is small and tucked into the intersection of Main Street and Old Spanish Trail. From the outside it looks like a restaurant you should avoid at all costs. Dated Neon Signage,... More 

Thank L1364UPpatrickc
Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love raw Oysters! Cool environment, great service always pick this place to have a nice meal with friends and family! Great prices as well! Won't change it for anything😋

Thank BLife
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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259 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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340 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 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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50 reviews
33 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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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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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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21 reviews
4 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

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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
Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget
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 Cypress Creek Pkwy, 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?