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“Mesquite grilled catfish”

Goode Company Seafood
Ranked #17 of 8,142 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This original Goode Company Seafood is an experience like few others. From the chrome bar stools to the original Wurlitzer, this railcar dining experience is truly a one of a kind.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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90 reviews
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“Mesquite grilled catfish”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Whenever we go to Houston, we stop by Goode Co Seafood for mesquite grilled catfish. There have been times when we have driven straight to the restaurant from the airport! I have eaten this particular dish over a dozen times and it is never fails to arrive piping hot with delicate crispy edges and perfectly cooked flavorful interior. The gumbo is good, the pecan pie is good, but the mesquite grilled catfish is exquisite. We tend to go before 6 pm or after 9 pm as the place is crowded and does not take reservations for small parties.

  • Visited September 2013
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Las Vegas, NV
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“Pretty decent place.”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Went for dinner with a few friends. The food was pretty good. The service was as well, pretty good. Great operation, a little pricey, but all in all, agood experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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Monterrey, Mexico
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“Great food. Overpriced.”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Very nice cuisine. The taste and smell of the restaurant is excellent. But overpriced. A gumbo, a grilled fish and a beer totaled 50.

Casual restaurant. If you are looking for fancy, go somewhere else. The gumbo was good, but not great. The grilled flounder was amazing. Cooked to perfection.

Ambience is pretty standard. Nothing fancy. But definately clean. Service is excellent. Waiters were fast and cooperative.

This is not a business restaurant. It is a family / friends restaurant.

We called to reserve, but they didn't accept reservations for a party of 2.

  • Visited September 2013
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Incline Village, Nv
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“Fresh and Tasty, But Noisy”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I ate at this restaurant for the first time during a visit to Houston. The food was absolutely wonderful. It all came to us hot and the seafood tasted fresh. We had excellent service/attention from the time we walked in until we left. The cost of meals is reasonable and you do get large portions.

My only complaint is that the noise level is high at dinner time (between 7:00 and 8:00) making it a little difficult to hear each other across the table. But, that would not stop us from returning on future trips to Houston.

  • Visited September 2013
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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“Went back again the next day!”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

We had three in our party and for appetizers ate the Shrimp Creole Pie and Campechana De Mariscos Extra at the recommendation of our waitress. She told us they sale more Campechana than ice tea. We now understand why. The shrimp pie was to die for. My sister stated that it made her mouth dance! My husband and I went back the next day and got these two items to go. For entrees we had fried oysters and mesquite shrimp, redfish and shrimp, and catfish and shrimp. We each selected seafood rice as our side item. The shrimp empanada was very good,, but not as good as the shrimp pie. As a person who grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana eating the best Cajun and Creole seafood dishes, ll I can say is OMG!!!! The food temperatures, seasonings, texture, and flavors were wonderful! I will eat at this restaurant whenever we come to Houston in the future. We will be back in October Goode Company Seafood and can't wait to bring other family members. You will not be disappointed when eating at this restaurant.

Visited September 2013
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