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“Captain Benny's in the House”

Captain Benny's Half Shell
Ranked #209 of 8,246 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Lake Texoma
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Captain Benny's in the House”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

When we come to Houston every year during the Houston Livestock & Rodeo and stay nearby at the HI Express & just walk over..we always have to stop at Capt Benny's sometimes twice a day. It is really good seafood at this quaint little bar/hut cafe. They really need a bigger spot because it is packed all the time, so don't go late. try to get there early. It is oyster season so we went through a few dozen before we ordered our meal. I had the broiled tilapia and the family had fried shrimp & stuffed shrimp.. don't worry about the 4 pieces, it was plenty couldn't eat it all and very tasty

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Out of town, great food! ”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We had shrimp basket and calamari. The calamari was great! Our friends had the captains platter. Everything was great. Right by reliant stadium.

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1 Thank Rebekah A
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Springfield, Missouri, United States
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good food in a dive.”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

It is a dive of a restaurant but seemed clean for an older building. Prices are decent and the broiler platter was really good. Visiting from out of town and we have been here twice this trip.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Andrea T
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San Antonio, TX
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Flounder Ever!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a great neighborhood restaurant. We were visiting the area and were hungry for seafood but didn't want to break the bank. Captain Benny's was a great find. The kids had popcorn shrimp, which were delectable. My husband and I both opted for the grilled flounder - awesome! I have never had flounder prepared in quite this way. Well seasoned and scored all over the top and served up with a fantastic spicy rice and coleslaw that had bits of pineapple in it. Not too sour, not to sweet and not drowned in mayonnaise. The flound came off in delectable squares because of the way it was scored. The service was good, the prices were very reasonable, easy to get to with plenty of parking. We would definitely go back.

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank samomma
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Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Recooked our eaten on food!!!!”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We've been going to Captain Benny's for over 40 years! Ever since the new owners took over things have slowly been changing and not for the better. Last night my husband and I wanted seafood. We ordered fried stuffed jalapenos. When we took a bite they were still cold inside. We sent them back to the kitchen. Now you won't believe what happened. We were served the exact same jalapenos recooked! The ones that both my husband and I took a bite out of!!! WE WERE SHOCKED TO THINK THEY PUT FOOD BACK IN THE FRYER THAT WAS EATEN ON!!!! To say the least we cancelled our dinner order and left. The manager seemed complacent when we told him what had happened. It's SO SAD to think such a great restaurant could go down hill due to lack of caring....... What a same!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank charlseyp
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