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“Wonderful place to hang out with friends!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack

Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack
Ranked #12 of 70 Restaurants in Kemah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago, Illinois, United States
1 review
“Wonderful place to hang out with friends!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

An excellent place to hang out with friends and have a few drinks! The staff is wonderful and have no problems accommodating larger than average groups. The decor, the menu, it all feels kind of like the Louisiana, Alabama type feel to it which is excellent since thats where I grew up. I think the only issue is the atmosphere is very high paced and LOUD. It's nice other than that but saying that, I don't think it would be a good place for YOUNG children. Other than that, it's great and oh not to mention, the Manager is perhaps the nicest person I've ever met in my entire life. Wonderful person and all in all, this is one spectacular restaurant to go to if your in the area! A+ without a doubt in my mind!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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English first
Houston
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“go for the fun and the entertainment not the food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This can be a great place to hang out with friends. The atmosphere is fun and loud. They have entertainment on the weekends which makes it fun, The staff will accommodate a large group without reservations. They even have live gators or caimans and turtles on site. The issue I have with this place is the food isn't that good. We had smoked oysters for appetizers and they were just ok. They were called the ponchetrain, served with cheese and should have been a little bit spicy but not. Another friend had the fried crabacado and thought is was a real mess. For dinner we had fried oysters since it was a seafood place and they were absolutely terrible. The batter they used on them was gritty and not that nice fried batter consistency. Our friends had fish tacos which were ok but where was the fish. You had to wade through all the lettuce. One person had fried pickles and again with the same gritty cornmeal batter like the oysters. They were not good either plus they were cut so thin you couldn't taste the pickles. A few of our friends had the crawfish since they are in season right now and said they were good. They do have pitchers of beer on draft which was reasonable. They band was great that was playing. The service was very good from the manger, hostess and the wait staff. They were very accommodating. I say go and have beer and appetizers but forget the meal. Not worth it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank wildmcat
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Feels like Texas, and by Texas, I mean Louisiana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The decor, the menu, the service; it all genuinely feels like Louisiana. In my experience, many restaurants in Houston *want* to emulate Louisiana but few succeed. This place succeeds.

Unlike many of the restaurants in Kemah, which tend to be tourist traps that don't attempt for repeat customers, this place serves great food at a reasonable price. For instance, I had a small feast of 3lbs of crawfish, a dozen oysters, three coronas and the bill came to $35 (plus tip).

Visited April 2013
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Thank Pat M
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La Porte, Texas
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179 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good great seafood and steaks lots of fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

First I would like to share the good nature d Mgr, i i was there , this guy walks up on crutches there a wait line to eat i see the mgr come up to the hostess and insist that she find a table for this man with the bum leg mister, mgr i salute you he said even if you have to bump this guy ahead of someone that waited longer that was good will by this mgr that is good business the seafood and steaks are great

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ticamax
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sanantonio
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The crwafish hit the spot being from NewOrleans I was very pleased! You have to try the swapp soup dipping sauce for the corn and crawfish spicey! Beans and rice are great!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank chris g
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