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“Atmospheric venue with excellent food and kid family restaurant”
Review of Aquarium

Aquarium
Ranked #6 of 73 Restaurants in Kemah
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Atmospheric venue with excellent food and kid family restaurant”
Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

Walking into the restaurant our first impression was the spectacular column of fish and the large tanks with a variety of fish as a back drop to the dining. We were greeted by a friendly staff member who explained the variety of fish. Our waiter seated us at a table with a lovely view of the water. Great atmosphere and family friendly restaurant right on the Kemah boardwalk.
My husband and I had the grilled salmon and vegetables. We chose mashed potatoes instead of rice with our dish. They have an excellent selection of wines. Others at the table enjoyed their meal with a large selection from which to choose. They also have a children's menu and drinks are free for the children. Would recommend this restaurant for a family celebration but not for an intimate dining experience. Lots of kid noise on the night we dined. Suggest you pre book your table.

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Oakdale, Louisiana
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Family Fun”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Three generations of our family (18 of us ranging in age from 5 to 76) got together last weekend in Clear Lake. The Aquarium Restaurant was a hit with everyone. While the adults visited, the children were free to walk around oohing and aahing over the fish. Admittedly, the food is more ordinary than its price, but the aquarium itself is beautiful and filled with a nicegood selection of sea life. An aquarium as good as this one would have a pretty hefty entrance fee, so I can't complain about the price. (For dinner we spent about $30/person, and that included wine for the adults and dessert). For a family it is a great experience.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Bev36
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Huntsville, Texas
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Aquarium”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

I think it was something like $25 for our family of 4 to get in, but there isn't much to look at. There are robots like the ones in the Rainforest Cafe, which my youngest son is terrified of, so he was too scared to enjoy himself, but both kids love the stingrays.

Visited August 2012
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Thank LilaA325
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San Antonio, Texas
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101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great Fun!”
Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

The entire family had a blast!

Tourist trap menu but well worth it to see the kids have such an amazing time.

Very friendly staff and fantastic exhibits.

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Thank peakload
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Houston, Texas USA
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best Ambiance In Houston”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

The Aquarium has the best ambiance in Houston. It is a great place to go on a date or to bring your family. In December, they have a great brunch with Santa that is fun for the whole family.

I enjoy dining there...however, the food is not great. It is bland. If the food was tasty, I would go there much more frequently. The brunch with Santa is always good, but it's the only time I really look forward to eating there.

But ambiance? It's truly the best in Houston.

  • Visited December 2011
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